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Esprit V8 mechanical work in Houston area

Hello everyone. I am hoping that some members in the Houston or South Texas area can give me some information / reviews on some of the shops in the Houston area that can do competent work on an Esprit. I know of Star Motor Cars (Lotus dealer, but not sure how much Esprit work they do) and Sphere Motorsports as possible candidates to do work on my Esprit (1999 V8). I need to get the cam belts done pretty soon and would like to get anyone's help in finding the right mechanics to do the work correctly. Any help/advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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Hello everyone. I am hoping that some members in the Houston or South Texas area can give me some information / reviews on some of the shops in the Houston area that can do competent work on an Esprit. I know of Star Motor Cars (Lotus dealer, but not sure how much Esprit work they do) and Sphere Motorsports as possible candidates to do work on my Esprit (1999 V8). I need to get the cam belts done pretty soon and would like to get anyone's help in finding the right mechanics to do the work correctly. Any help/advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
This may help a little bit. I know that Star Motors sells about a dozen Esprits on Ebay each year, so they probably have someone there with some expertise, but I've never used them before to know for certain.

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If do not find anyone there and can come to Dallas, I HIGHLY recommend Sports Car World. They know LOTUS! Plus, just a tour of their shop is well worth it! Home as well to Regogo Racing.



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Contact JAE and Dave Bean. They sell the parts that shops use to fix the cars, so they know who is out there. I've had good luck just asking them, "Who have you got in the ___ area that is good at working on (NA/ Dellorto/ Bosch/ GMP4) Esprits".

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Midlife, for Sportscar World, how are their labor prices? Anyone in particular I should look for to work on an Esprit?

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Ive never used them, but there is nothing but praise for gashead motorworks (or is it gasworks?) from the elige guys in the area

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Hi there -- I'm getting ready to pick up an Esprit and live in Houston. Any updates on shops around town that can work on them? Star didn't give me loads of confidence when I called them. I had a recommendation for Eurocar-Werk. Anyone have any experience with them? Thanks!
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