Click here to see the Lotus Esprit S4 V8 in action! 1997 Lotus Esprit V8 SCCFE33C5VHF65342 Norfolk Mustard with Black The Esprit was Lotus’ flagship model and was produced in a wide variety of specifications ranging from Giugiaro’s original and very 1970s S1 variant with naturally aspirated carbureted 2.0 liter inline-4 of 160hp all the way up to the last cars, which featured twin turbocharged 3.5 liter flat plane V8 powerplants of 350hp. Featuring striking styling that modernized over the years, along with increasing specification levels, the Esprit still looked contemporary even when the first V8 models were offered in 1996. Performance was genuinely first-rate, with 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds and a top speed in excess of 175mph, figures that were competitive with Ferrari’s F355 and Porsche’s Turbo. The Esprit remained in production for 28 years and these V8 models were the ultimate development of one of the most exotic Lotus cars ever made. This particular car is an extremely clean example that drives great and presents very nicely as well. Currently part of a 75-car collection, this example has covered less than 600 miles since its current owner bought it in May of 2014. He fitted
--Silver with Red leather interior and Red carpeting, 32,000 original miles, 2,174cc DOHC 16-Valve Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Engine, 5-Speed Manual, Factory a/c, Exceptional in every way. The Lotus Esprit became an instant star when James Bond and 'Q' chose it for the 007 films “The Spy Who Loved Me” and “For Your Eyes Only.” A Turbo Esprit for Roger Moore as James Bond was used in “For Your Eyes Only” with skis strapped to the back for a skiing trip to Italy's posh Cortina ski resort. What more can be said, awesome! The Esprit design was unmistakably from the pen of designed Giorgetto Giugiaro. The Esprit featured all-independent suspension and Lotus's own 16-valve, four-cylinder engine placed transversely mid-ship, mated to a five-speed transaxle. Disc brakes were fitted to all four wheels, the rears being mounted inboard. In 2.2 liter turbocharged form, the Esprit produced 210bhp and was good for a top speed of 148mph, 0-60 mph attainable in just 6.1 seconds. Hand built in limited numbers; the Esprit remains one of the most iconic and popular thoroughbred sports cars ever produced. This incredibly low mileage Turbo Esprit has been owned by a good friend of Autosport Designs, Inc.
--Black with Brown and Oatmeal Marcasite (mouse fur) interior and Brown carpeting, Three owners-10,000 ORIGINAL miles from new! Original colors, Matching numbers, Restored to European specification. Number 423 of 718 Girgetto Giugiaro designed Esprit S1’s. The Esprit's legendary style was created from a private meeting between Chapman and famous designer Giorgetto Giugiaro at Geneva in 1971. In November 1972, Giugiaro's efforts appeared on the Italdesign stand at Turin alongside his even more outrageous Maserati Boomerang. The Esprit name, French for "spirit" was chosen by committee at the time. The first of the breed were delivered in June of 1976. This particular S1 Esprit was built in September of 1977 and designated for the US market. First purchased by Mr. Winters, this Esprit was sparingly used and sold to its next owner in 1981, a Mr. Miller, another collector and Lotus enthusiast who kept the Esprit for 32 years! During this ownership, this Esprit was loaned to Lotus CARS on several occasions for display purposes due not only to its iconic place in Lotus history, but also for being part of the 1980’s James Bond era. In 2013, Mr. Miller, decided to sell the Esprit through Au
About this Lotus Esprit V8 Firs registered by Lotus Cars in June 1996 (N Reg) this car was first kept by a Senior Partner in a large well known Accountancy Firm. The last owner a garage proprietor acquired the car in 2006. In 1996 the Esprit V8 used Lotus' self-developed all-aluminium, twin-turbocharged (Garrett T25/60 turbos) V8, code-named Type 918. The Type 918 engine was de-tuned from a potential 500 bhp to 350 bhp to prevent gearbox damage. In period tests, zero to 60 mph came in at 4.4 seconds and top speeds of over 175 mph were claimed to have been achieved. This Lotus has always been well maintained as confirmed when we contacted the enthusiastic previous owner. He has confirmed that in his ownership he has carried out an engine rebuild with a new crank, turbos, camshafts and clutch for good measure; plus further significant works including new brakes, headlights and tyres. With comparable 1990's super cars from exotic marques increasing in value, it can only be a matter of time before Lotus's Esprit follows suit.
Sold - Lotus and TVR Sports Cars Always Required.;Peter Stevens X180 Lotus Esprit HC. An Original Monaco White Car with Blue Full Leather, Black Leather Dash and Steering Wheel, Glass Roof, Air Conditioning, Period Stereo and Immobiliser, Route OZ Alloys, Stainless Exhaust System. Low Ownership and Covered Only 33,000 Miles with Previous Keeper 13 Years and Stored In Heated Garage. ;;Rarer and More Reliable HC Model, Supplied New on 15-9-1989 by Motorway Sports Cars Ltd Kent. Complete with Original Supplying Service Book / Owners Manual, History File Including Previous MOT Certificates, Original Tools and Spare Wheel. Serviced and MOT September 2016 with No Advisories. Looks and Drives Superb. Perfect Colour Combination and Lovely Condition Throughout. Super Rare In This Condition and Miles. Great Investment!;;;Please Call For Appointment to View. 01542 850445 / 07770 940044.;;Nationwide Delivery / Shipping Available.;;;
*SIMILAR QUALITY CARS ALWAYS REQUIRED PLEASE CALL 01733 425140* SOLD Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after. A Lotus Esprit Turbo owned by the Hon. President of the Lotus Drivers Club. EQUIPMENT GRFP composite body, rigid zinc-coated steel backbone chassis, tilting roof panel, front and rear stowage areas, rear pane spoiler, rear wing spoiler, front fog lamps, electric windows, leather steering wheel, electrically adjustable door mirrors, centre console with stowage compartment, turbo pressure gauge, twin fuel tanks. Factory options; Hide interior, stereo equipment. EXTERIOR The Peter Stevens redesign was unveiled in 1987 with this early 1988 example being one of the first revised cars and essentially identical to the car used in the iconic movie Pretty Woman. Stevens, who later went on to create the McLaren F1 was responsible for the radical restyling to a more rounded shape and the switch to a buttressed rear pane. This sensational example is finished in the original colour of Lotus Silver (code A40) which boasts a bright polished shine and uniform finish throughout thanks in part to a paint refresh. Only minimal markings to the finish can be seen and all trim sections, Lotus decals and badges are damage free and remain just as Lotus intended. The identity plate in the windscreen remains in place. Low slung, mid-engined and the vehicular star of a classic 1990’s blockbuster movie, your very own Edward and Vivian experience! INTERIOR Having covered such low mileage under absolute enthusiast ownership, the original Connolly hide upholstery individually cut and hand sewn has remained clean and largely wear free. Once installed low down in the anatomically sprung seats, the occupants are exposed to a traditional supercar environment which is not the most ergonomically advanced by modern standards but still surprisingly comfortable and demonstrates characteristic Lotus quirkiness! The original trimming to the fascia is fully intact and both front and rear storage compartments are clean. The carpets have been protected by genuine Lotus carpet mats. All functions and controls operate well including the period Pioneer DEH-770 stereo cassette. The sense of occasion and excitement is ever present to any occupant of this legendary Esprit, even before the key is turned! ENGINE & TRANSMISSION Fitted with the Lotus 2.2 Litre 910S 16v DOHC engine, this powerplant is turbo charged with two twin choke Dellorto carburettors, a set up that has remained true to the manufacturers design. A power output of 215bhp at 6250rpm achieves the 0-60 sprint in just 5.3 seconds with a top speed of 152mph. The five speed gearbox operates exactly as it should. Mid engined with near perfect 50/50 weight distribution, the perfect recipe for the exhilarating classic supercar experience! WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES The stunning seven spoke alloy wheels with Lotus stampings clearly defined are in superb order with only the faintest markings. Matching Toyo Proxes tyres all round of size 215/45 R15 front and 245/45 R16 rear have masses of tread remaining. Benefitting from a recent complete overhaul, the braking system incorporating 10.2in ventilated front discs and 10.8in rear discs offer assured stopping power to match the performance. HISTORY FILE Supplied new by Lotus selling agent JCT Specialist Cars of Bradford on the 9th March 1988 this example has led a cherished existence under true enthusiast ownership. Owned from 1999 to 2014 by Laurie Barton, co-founder of the Lotus Drivers Club the origins of which began in 1976. Holding the position of Chairman/Vice Chairman for 16 years, click on the following link to learn more about the Lotus Driver Club. http://www.lotusdriversclub.org.uk/?page_id=17 A large comprehensive history file houses countless receipts and invoices throughout the life of the car from the supplying Lotus agent and other marque specialists including respected Paul Matty Sportscars. A considerable sum of money has been lavished on the car with supporting records and invoices. The original grey padded Lotus folder incorporates the handbook and maintenance record housing a number of stamps including several from the supplying dealer JCT Specialist Cars. Service records and virtually every MOT certificate fully document the 60,344 miles covered. A documented cambelt change was carried out in 2014 at 58,198 miles by Paul Matty Sportscars. An original 1988 Lotus Esprit sales brochure completes the history file. Representing a very genuine example enjoyed in the hands of true Lotus aficionados, this iconic 1980’s supercar must be seen. MOT November 2016. To see a video of this car please click on the link below: https://youtu.be/z5Bf3GIhy0A To see a complete set of photographs of this car please click on the link below: https://flic.kr/s/aHsko7VyZW 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars
http://www.specialistcars.net/newspecialistcars/carpages/117.html *** PICS TAKEN ON ARRIVAL PRIOR VALETING AND RETAIL PREPARATION *** LOTUS ESPRIT 3.5 V8 TWIN TURBO COUPE 1997, P reg, Cherished private reg E18 PRT, now removed and car back on original age related plate, 3 Doors, Coupe, Petrol, Azure blue metallic, Full light sand sport leather, pipped, full factory polished deep burr walnut pack A great specification including, Original correct factory alloys, Full electrics pack, etc HIGH SPECIFICATION!!, Direct from a local stately home`s car collection Detailed/comprehensive service/maintenance history including :- Original factory book pack, Original factory service book, Huge bill/invoice portfolio spanning several years, Previous MOT certificates VOSA MOT history, etc, For sale on behalf of long standing customer, car can be viewed here, then bought directly from them. MUST BE SEEN!!(detailed pictures at http://www.specialistcars.net ) priced to sell,RARE opportunity,BE ULTRA QUICK THIS CAR WILL NOT BE AROUND FOR VERY LONG!!VIEW THIS CAR WITH MULTI-PHOTOS ON OUR WEBSITE - http://www.specialistcars.net - PART EXCHANGE - MONEY EITHER WAY - FULL DEALER FACILITIES - VERY LOW RATE/FAST DELIVERY UK/IRL/WORLDWIDE - SPECIALIST CARS - THE RIGHT CHOICE - ESTABLISHED CIRCA 15 yrs++ Price - £28,791