Got my provenance report from Andy. He is super helpful. The report is more than worth the money whether you decide to keep your car a long time or are interested in selling it.If you submit a request for a "Provenance Report" from Lotus they can tell you that and much, much more based on your VIN..
Ping this guy at Lotus UK
Andy Graham – Technical Publications and Archives
LOTUS AFTERSALES, Units 6 & 7 John Hyrne Way, Longwater Business Park, Costessey, Norwich, Norfolk NR5 0AF England.
T +44 (0)1603 732178 [email protected]
Interesting that he said there were 145 S4s in the US. My car is VIN #155, and I've been led to believe that the last was 158. I expect the info from LCU is correct so apparently some cars in that VIN sequence did not come to the US. Most likely those missing VINs are cars that went to Canada. Good chance that my car was the last Black/Raven.the 1995½ Model Year USA market Esprit S4’s’ only;
Your car is the 22nd out of 145 cars,
Your car is the 6th out of 35 cars in Black,
Your car is the 3rd out of 12 cars in Black with Raven leather trim (all with black piping).[/I]
I gather my info from car sale sites like ebay, cars.com, auto trader, hemmings etc.Interesting, mine is #63156 Thanks DaveS4s