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Donnie MacDonald's 1998 GT3

Donnie MacDonald from Aberdeen, Scotland, owns a 1998 GT3 in Norfolk Mustard, with a Black alcantarainterior.


Year: 1998
Colour: Norfolk Mustard
Interior: Black alcantara
Driving Style: Fairly careful with GT3 but a bit too fast with the Golf Turbo
Miles per year: 3,000 - 4,000 with GT3, 4,000 - 5,000 with Golf
Owned Since: 17th March 2004
Purchase from: Chris Sabbatinelli, Newcastle (private, from LEW ad)
Serviced at: Will be serviced at Town & County (Lotus), Aberdeen
Other Cars: VW Golf GTi Turbo (other car at present), Other cars I had in the past include 2 Vauxhall Cavaliers 1.8LSi, a Vauxhall cavalier SRi. Ford Capri, Ford Orion.
Previous Lotus': None
Why an Esprit: Same old story - always wanted one. Seen the Esprit in a few films, more noteably Pretty Woman and said that one day I would have one and now I've got one.
Upgrades: See below
Problems: Nil - touch wood!!
Info: Bought this car privately after seeing a couple of dogs. The person I bought the car from was very patient and a pleasure to deal with. I had many questions for Chris and he was open and genuine with all his answers. The car went from one loving owner to another loving owner. This car will be well looked after by me and I most certainly have to admit that its the nicest GT3 I have seen, and thats why I bought it....honest Im not biased!!! ;-)


External bodywork extras include:
2002 style rear spoiler with integral stop light, color coded rear licence plate plinth, color coded v8 style rear valance for twin exit exhaust, 2002 style front chin piece and sport 350 rubber lip kit with new stainless steel mesh in place of the original chicken wire, fully refurbished original GT3 wheels with as new lotus centre caps and lotus dust caps and custom made Esprit GT3 number plates with Lotus decals.


Internal modifications:
Momo steering wheel, Sport 350 aluminium dash mask. Aluminuim button rings, gearshift surround, handbrake sleeve and Heater Control Knobs all supplied by CustomLotus. Custom made footmats with yellow piping and aluminium heel plate also included and Kenwood CD.


Engine Modifications:
Ram Air induction modification Carried out, BOV fitted(supplied by Marcus at PUKEsprit) and Specially commissioned twin exit exhaust manufactured by Quicksilver Fitted.




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