Mike Ford's 1981 Turbo Esprit
Mike Ford from Norfolk, England owns a 1981 Turbo Esprit in Silver, with a Red Leather interior.
Turbo Esprit Year: 1981 Colour: Silver Interior: Red Leather Driving Style: Careful Miles per year: 0 - 1,000 Owned Since: Nov 2000 Purchase from: Paul Matty Serviced at: Gerald Turner Other Cars: Discovery & Citroen Previous Lotus': 1971 Elan Sprint, Westfield 'lotus' Eleven, Seven Why an Esprit: The Ultimate Lotus Upgrades: Original Specification altered by Colin Chapman Problems: None Info: This car is the late Colin Chapman's Turbo Esprit. After quite some lengthy investigations by Lotus the car is authenticated as the one especially built for Mr Chapman. Its build specification lists.
1, Full Leather Upholstetry
2, Metallic Paint Finish
4, Special National Panasonic roof stereo console.
5, Power Steering (the only one ever built to this specification)
6, Specially Assembled Blue Print Engine
7, Modified and Lowered Suspension
8, Modified Coachwork to decrease wind noise and internal ventilation.
9,Modified Brake Pads
10, Pollen Filters- Colin Chapman suffered with Hay Fever.
The car is certificated by Lotus as having completed 4460 miles under the ownership of Colin Chapman. Today the car has only completed 8500 miles in total.
Does Anybody have any further information on this special car, photo's etc ? Anything much appreciated