Es­prit swims into Resto Show

PRAC­TI­CAL CLAS­SICS RESTORA­TION & CLAS­SIC CAR SHOW, NEC, BIRM­ING­HAM

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LO­TUS ES­PRIT S1

The 30th ex­am­ple of the Lo­tus Es­prit S1, built just seven cars af­ter PPW 306R used in The Spy

Who Loved Me and fin­ished in the same colour com­bi­na­tion of white with red tar­tan in­te­rior, will make its post-restora­tion de­but on Prac­ti­cal Clas­sics’ stand at the NEC next month. Both the car and the film cel­e­brate their 40th an­niver­saries this year. The car was re­stored by Paul Col­man, who taught him­self up­hol­stery skills af­ter re­ceiv­ing a £15,000 quote to re­pair the in­te­rior.

Also on the mag­a­zine’s stand, the Golden Span­ner award will be pre­sented to the win­ner of Restora­tion Of The Year, the re­sults of which will also be an­nounced at the show.

Ed­i­tor Danny Hopkins’ Jensen In­ter­cep­tor will also make its first ap­pear­ance as a com­plete car fol­low­ing a long restora­tion, and the team will at­tempt to get an Austin West­min­ster run­ning for the first time in 35 years.

To join Prac­ti­cal Clas­sics, Clas­sic Cars and a record num­ber of own­ers’ clubs all demon­strat­ing restora­tion skills at the show, go to necrestora­tionshow.com to book your tick­ets.

See this Bond-style Es­prit at the show

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