After watching James Bond in The Spy Who Loved me back in 1977, and seeing the white Lotus Esprit S1, from then on i always wanted one, finally about 2 years ago i had the opertunity to buy a white non runner car and could not resist it, i brought it with the intention of just getting it running and maybe having a re trim in alacantara then just driving it, but then started stripping it down and decided this car needed to be as it was from when it left the factory, so with a lot of advice and help from the guys at Templar and wilde i have set about doing a complete nut and bolt restoration on the Lotus, to include the original green and orange tartan interior, with the view when finished it would be one of the best restored Lotus Espite around today, its a long process as just carrying out this work in our spare time, if we ever get any.

brought in on trailer

what was the previous owner thinking when he re trimmed 

work begins

chassis stripped 

shot blasted ready for painting

more photos to follow soon