Jack Polanen's 1994
Jack Polanen from Berkel en Rodenrijs, Nederland owns a 1994 S4 in Black, with a Raven Grey interior.
S4 Year: 1994 Colour: Black Interior: Raven Grey Driving Style: Very Fast Miles per year: 1,000 - 2,000 Owned Since: August 2003 Purchase from: Private Serviced at: Other Cars: Fiat Stilo Previous Lotus': Esprit Turbo SE '90 Norfolk Mustard. After month of searching I found an A1 condition Turbo SE 1990. The car was absolutly beautifull, but technically it needed some TLC. I did the belts; exhaust manifold; chargecooler impellor; valves and some other small stuff. Why an Esprit: I must have been 15 years of age when I fell in love with the Esprit S1 at the local dealer. Upgrades:
VDO navigation system; RVS exhaust; cd-changer; new front shockabs; will replace the S4 wing for S4s / early V8 type. Wheel spacers, SS clutch hose and gearshifter.
Problems: Red hose syndrome, but I allready bought a ss clutch hose to solve the problem Info: After driving a SE for 2 1/2 years it's very nice to have the S4. It's a much smoother car, everything is just a bit better manufactured than the old car. The Norfolk Mustard SE was an eyecatcher, but the black S4 has more style, and is less out-dated
New V8 wing fitted
- As 3 piece split rims are very hard to find I improved the looks of the S4 by adding wheelspacers. I really look graet! Thet say the wheelbearrings will suffer from wear and tear, but with 3000 km per year... who cares! Front wheelspacers 25 mm; Rear wheelspacers 35 mm. (R&B)
- From Ramspott and Brand I purchased black doorsills.... I ordered them in black because the car is also black and I was afraid it would look too flashy.... Wrong choice! I'm still not certain if I will leave them on.
- New black annodized gear shifter. Looks and feels great. (Also R&B)
- By the way the red-hose syndrome is over since new SS steel hose.