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post #161 of 1461 (permalink) Old 07-10-2013, 08:03 PM
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Philip, IIRC it was on ebay just a few weeks ago and supposedly sold...

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It says no accident damage, but that front bumper looks like it's taken a hit.
Hit from some rocks maybe. The only thing I see looks like heavy stone chips.

They say "however given the age and mileage, expect the outside to be rated at a 8/10." I believe that to be accurate.

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Hit from some rocks maybe. The only thing I see looks like heavy stone chips.

They say "however given the age and mileage, expect the outside to be rated at a 8/10." I believe that to be accurate.
You don't see the obvious warping and the poor fit of the lower valence?
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Philip, IIRC it was on ebay just a few weeks ago and supposedly sold...
Didn't see it that recently, and I am constantly looking because it's like a disease.

I remember it was a while back. It's not often you see one for sale in San Antonio, and since I live close by, I remember this one well.
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I've seen a few S4's with warped lower valences, it doesn't necessarily mean they've been hit. And this car was indeed for sale fairly recently.
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I've seen a few S4's with warped lower valences, it doesn't necessarily mean they've been hit. And this car was indeed for sale fairly recently.
Right - any weirdness could have easily happened while the car was built. Nigel and Trevor were in a hurry to get out of work that day at the Lotus factory

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My S4 lower valence is indeed warped. Also lots of missing paint has cracked off. Both corners at the wheel wells stick out, the lower lip in the front is bent up. I am in the process of removing it, and seeing what I can do with a heat gun, and then have it refinished. Or replace it in total with a new one from SJ Sportscars, they have one for about $275.

Part of the paint problem is perhaps rocks, but most of the problems I believe are caused by:

(1) paint did not have the additive needed to give it some flex, being on an abs type of material, it is a very hard, brittle type of paint.

(2) flexing of the valence by frequent bottoming of the front splitter. Or even just catching a parking pier/block.

(3) the po may have put really tall tires on the back with chains, and used the splitter for snow removal.....

I wonder if with the S4, they went to a more flexible, or thinner material for the lower valence?

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Didn't see it that recently, and I am constantly looking because it's like a disease.

I remember it was a while back. It's not often you see one for sale in San Antonio, and since I live close by, I remember this one well.
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Is this as it says "Calypso Red" ? Looks more maroon and metallic to me..

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(3) the po may have put really tall tires on the back with chains, and used the splitter for snow removal.....



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Pretty much the same color as mine, which in '95 was called silk red (metallic). B07

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I believe that color was called Inferno Red.
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looks like Inferno Red. a friend had an Inferno V8 with the Magnesium Sport 350 wheels.



Though the Esprit factfile says that paint code B23 is "ruby Red Metallic"... and B30 is Inferno

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looks like Inferno Red. a friend had an Inferno V8 with the Magnesium Sport 350 wheels.

Though the Esprit factfile says that paint code B23 is "ruby Red Metallic"... and B30 is Inferno

Is it still possible to get those wheels?
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you mean from Lotus, new?

From owners who are selling?

From OZ?

No.

Maybe...

No.

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Looks NICE!! Granted no C service but overall nice especially considering the price..

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Wow, that is a nice one Kenny! How big is your garage?

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Car looks like a blast, but the seller seems aptly named "illegaltoys" while promising "clear title" and "This car will clear customs with no problem !"

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Looks NICE!! Granted no C service but overall nice especially considering the price..

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Wow that is a great price!

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Wow, that is a nice one Kenny! How big is your garage?

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If I had a bigger garage ( actually construction of addition to house w garage w lift etc should start before year end) might get it

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