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Doors' 1998

Doors from Oxfordshire, UK, owns a 1998 GT3 in Black, with a Black and Red interior.


Year: 1998
Colour: Black
Interior: Black and Red leather
Driving Style: umm...no points yet, but the local copper in my village isn't impressed
Miles per year: 3,000 - 4,000
Owned Since: April 2003
Purchase from: Private Sale
Serviced at: Steve Williams + SJ Sportscars
Other Cars: Fiat Tipo (cost less than a single tyre on my GT3).
Previous Lotus': None, but many other performance cars in the past
Why an Esprit: Simple – it's what I had on a poster up on my wall when I was a kid, so just had to get one
Upgrades: See below
Problems: a few expensive problems - new radiator (tripple cored and upgraded), slipping clutch....and a few smaller problems – leaking slave cylinder, leaking drive shaft, tracking out
Info: www.btinternet.com/~doorsey/lotus.html






Had a little bit of trouble on Sunday 12th September 2004 with a rear tyre!

Performance Modifications
Dump Valve (Justin)
Ram Air Mod (myself)
K&N Airfilter (SJ)
Red Race Code Memcal
De-Cat Pipe (Blueflame)
Sports Exhaust - twin exit (Blueflame)
Uprated Clutch (PUK Marcus)
Braided stainless steel clutch hose (SJ)
Braided Brake Lines (stainless steel)
OZ Racing five-spoke magnezium alloys (from a Sport 350)
Front: 8.5Jx17 Rear: 10.0Jx18
Tyres: Dunlop S9000
Front: 235/40 ZR17 Rear: 285/35 ZR18
Suspension fully adjustable for ride, height & bounce (PUK Marcus)

Cosmetic Modifications
Clear front lenses and side Indicators
Polished Aluminium GT3 Gear Knob
Aluminium Finish Heater and Air Vent Controls
2002 Rear Light Conversion
Momo Steering Wheel
Alloy Stub Arial
V8 luxury seats - re-dyed in red & black
Matching side panels in red & black
Interior plastics repainted in gloss black
St. Georges flag on roof panel
Aluminium flush fitting valve caps
Alpine stereo & Alpine 6 disc CD autochanger
Fire extinguisher (fitted in glove box)

Mods next to do
Turbo from John Walsh in the US
Aluminium Kick Plates
Stainless Steel front Intake Grill and Side Intakes
Polished Aluminium Indicator Stalks
Possible rear spoiler
Sport 350 lower lip


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