European motor studio is proud to offer this stunning 1985 lotus turbo esprit finished in a very desirable and rare color combination of british racing green metallic of biscuit leather interior. Lotus esprit concept car giorgetto giugiaro colin chapman. Mar 19, 2020 back in 1985 the lotus etna concept car had premiered the idea of a v8 lotus like the esprit but at that time there just wasnt the money available to turn the etna into a production car. Lotus s3 esprit turbo the 1985 motor show car for sale. Work during the sellers 4year ownership reportedly included a new fuel pump, distributor, and battery as well as a rebuilt starter and brake refreshment with a fresh master cylinder. Peter stevens designed the successor of the esprit s3 in 1987. We also source and ship parts from top oem genuine and aftermarket suppliers to esprit owners all over the world. First registered on august 25, 1981, this lotus esprit turbo is a rare drysump original car in its original factory white paint with red cloth interior. Lotus esprit for sale classic driver the classic car. For auction a 1985 lotus esprit turbo in running conditions.
The esprit is finished in monaco white with full connelly blue hide interior and matching blue carpets. Both normally aspirated and turbo versions carried on although they went all turbo within three years. I purchased this from the last owner just over two years ago with the intention of finishing the project but the longer it goes on it seems i will never get round to doing it so its up for sale. This 1983 lotus turbo esprit is powered by a turbocharged 2. Back in sleek new clothes and boasting improved aerodynamics, the esprit turbo is faster than ever the first roadgoing lotus to top the magic 150mph figure. The lotus esprit turbo is a forgotten gem hagerty media. Turbo power, performance and fun lotus turbo esprit.
Find new and used lotus esprit classics for sale by classic car dealers and private sellers near you. Information sheet on essex co mmemorative lotus esprit turbo. Supplied to malcolm templeton lotus in northern ireland and owned privately there for ten years until registered in england in 1995 and just one kent owner from 1. She has a new clutch pump and rebuilt clutch slave. General motors which owned the company from 1985 to 1992 lotus finds. The car sits on the custom stand so you can view the undercarriage and move the car around easily. The styling is great, but most of the cars have either not been driven enough to stay sharp or come with undesireable options. As lotus looked at the need to create a new model to replace the esprit whos styling was looking decidedly too 1970s by that stage. A website dedicated to the 1988 lotus esprit turbo featuring information, history, pictures and mark blanchards lotus esprit. Both drive their cars regularly and spiritedly, and both report that issues. If you like to advertise with lea please send us an email with your vehicle description including two photos and your contact details. At classic driver, we offer a worldwide selection of lotus esprits for sale. The furry wallops are at your disposal on any narrow little back road, particularly in england, when youre in the drivers seat of a lotus esprit.
A brief history of the lotus esprit everything you need to know. The lotus esprit is a sports car that was built by lotus cars at their hethel factory in the united kingdom between 1976 and 2004. It was among the first of designer giorgetto giugiaros polygonal folded paper designs. When youre pushing your 1985 lotus esprit to the limit, you need strong brakes that wont fade from heat, and thats what you get with our performance brake rotors. At 120 mph the tiny engine is wound tight and the world beyond the windshield is hurtling by you in a violent blur and the wheel is quivering in your hands and the. I should mention that the car was in the middle of being worked on at a body shop when it was auctioned so some things are currently disconnected. The 1992 esprit received interior improvements which provided the. Lotus turbo esprit engine 1985 lotus esprit, porsche, engineering, esprit. Nov 29, 20 it worked, too the x180 esprit certainy looked like a contemporary product when launched, and still looks timeless today. Only three of the cars chosen in 1983 made this years list, and only five managed to hang on from 1984. This 1985 lotus turbo esprit has around 31,000 miles and has been treated to an. Car and driver february 1985 welcome to toyota mr2 turbo performance. This 1985 lotus esprit turbo is finished in glacier blue over a blue interior and powered by a 2. I have had the good fortune to part together a 1987 lotus turbo esprit from a box of parts after it was sold as salvage.
Where else did you see a great running and driving. Beloved by both james bond and guessing here inspector gadget, it offers excellent performance for modern roads, huge curb appeal, and rarity without expense esprits in general are pretty scarce, and fewer than two dozen of the firstgeneration turbos are insured with hagerty as of. Used 1985 lotus esprit for sale in canterbury from uk sports cars. The furry wallops are at your disposal on any narrow little back road, particularly in england, when youre in the drivers seat of a. He compares the different model variants, then ian royle goes through some of. While lotus dealer bell and colvill had been offering turbo conversions for the s2 esprit from as. Use the filters to narrow down your selection based on price, year and mileage to help find your dream lotus esprit. Lotus esprit good lord thats an amazing interior automobile, lotus sports. Get the best deals on parts for lotus esprit when you shop the largest online. This years carryover winners are the audi 5000s and turbo, the honda accord and prelude, the pontiac 6000ste, and the porsche 944. Always wanted this one since that james bond film that featured the turbo.
Jun 03, 2017 lotus esprit turbo s3 hot engine after faster drive with external oil pressure tester. Given the engineering expertise at lotus s disposal some of those shortcomings are difficult to accept. Supplied to malcolm templeton lotus in northern ireland. We locally manufacture and an extensive range of parts for lotus esprit in australia. This is the gadgetless bronze metallic turbo fitted with a stylish skirack on the tailgate. The lotus esprit is a sports car that was built by lotus cars at their hethel factory in the united. I also received the following information, but i dont recall the source sorry.
Lotus turbo esprit early dry sump lotus esprit, lotus. The lotus esprit turbo has all the elements that define an exotic sports car. Martini green exterior, beige interior, 19,250 miles, 100 percent original, reliable driver or restore to. Sold but others available lotus esprit turbo, 1985. Lotus esprit at classic driver, we offer a worldwide selection of lotus esprits for sale. Turbo power, performance and fun lotus turbo espri. By the early 1970s, lotus product line was distinctly long in the tooth. Gateway classic cars of dallas is proud to offer a beautiful 1997 lotus esprit v8 twin turbo. A lightweight, capable supercar for the price of a new camry. Supplied to malcolm templeton lotus in northern ireland and owned privately there for ten years until registered in england in 1995 and just one kent owner from 1995 until 2019. However, when italdesign chief giorgetto giugiaro approached lotus head colin chapman about getting a modified europa chassis for a sports car concept he had in mind, chapman saw a way to. Used 1985 lotus esprit for sale in canterbury pistonheads. This engine is one of the last before the fuel injection was introduced.
Free black book market values for buying, selling, or tradeins. These cars have an abundance of cushy 80s leather, but at least the black interior does its best to remain sporty. The car was last running in 2010, and a sympathetic restoration was decided upon for the car to. Read about how we drive the new lotus esprit v8, only in motor trend magazine. The iconic 1976 lotus esprit can be traced to the lightweight, midengine europa an inconvenient road car, with cramped interior and negligible rear visibility. Stunning example in rare pearlescent white with full navy blue leather interior. Behind the wheel comment on lotus esprit, which was developed on test.
Lotus esprit classics for sale classics on autotrader. Aug 15, 2018 produced from 198087, the lotus turbo esprit is a forgotten gem in the classic exotic market. Get stopping power for the way you drive thats specifically designed for your 1985 lotus esprit. Classic lotus esprit turbos for sale car and classic. Overall the car presents as a nice driver, and even the interior a common weak spotlooks presentable if not perfect. Produced from 198087, the lotus turbo esprit is a forgotten gem in the. To see ads from the may, 2020 issue, you must be a subscriber to hemmings motor news. Shop millions of cars from over 21,000 dealers and find the perfect car. Lotus esprit turbo s3 hot engine after faster drive with external oil pressure tester. When the dual turbochargers spool up, the engine sends the car. Purchased at auction and told car was originally purchased by.
The hagerty classic car valuation tool is designed to help you learn how to value your 1985 lotus esprit s2. View the most accurate lotus 060 times and 14 mile times for all lotus models from the most popular car magazine sources. Buy used 1985 lotus esprit parts for your car or truck and save money, time and energy. Lotus esprit turbo s3 cold start with new turbo installed. His spirit is out here still, kicking tail in the furry wallops. Nov 22, 2016 not many cars have that supercar look yet manage to stay surprisingly affordable. Repainted in original color calypso red l42 in 1997. For your eyes only lotus esprit turbo i love lotus cars and i have a james bond fantasy, of course if have this car in my fantasy garage.
Jun 03, 2017 lotus esprit turbo s3 cold start with new turbo installed. Both the elan and the europa had been on the market for more than five years and both had been sold in kit form. The car was much less angular and had exciting lines. The car was recently awoken from its longterm slumber, as it had been laid up since 1996. Roadkill roadkill garage dirt every day hot rod garage adam carolla goes racing engine masters best driver s car week long road to. The car is pretty much complete with only 75,526 miles on her. Get instant price details on the market value of the 1985 lotus esprit coupe turbo. This car was originally owned by the lead investor who reestablished a lotus distribution network in the united states. Msrp, dealer invoice price and costtoown data for new lotus esprit coupe turbo. These very rare vehicles are so amazing to drive and experience as a driver or. The mot history shows an impressive story with just one failure back in 20 which has since been rectified. Produced from 198087, the lotus turbo esprit is a forgotten gem in the classic exotic market.
At 120 mph the tiny engine is wound tight and the world beyond the windshield is hurtling by you in a violent blur and the wheel is quivering in your hands and the seat of your pants feels the urgent beat of the tar strips as you rocket over the narrow twolane at two miles per minute, the engine. Beloved by both james bond and guessing here inspector gadget, it offers excellent performance for modern roads, huge curb appeal, and rarity without expense. Brendan coogan talks about one of the most famous lotus cars ever produce the espirit. The car has covered just 57000 miles and comes with a seriously impressive history file, complete with original lotus literature. This engine driving through the citroen c35 5speed manual transmission. Flexible cold air intake duct hose tube 80mm car turbo air filter pipe universal. Since 2015 the car has received rebuilt carburetors and full system, new turbo motif graphics, and refreshed interior. However, when italdesign chief giorgetto giugiaro approached lotus head colin chapman about getting a modified europa chassis for a sports car concept he had in mind, chapman saw a way to get the design for the europas replacement cheap. The seller has added about 0 miles behind the wheel during their ownership. For the esprit turbo the high compression engine was fitted from 1985 with a. Coming with an extensive history file, this lots condition scores an impressive 2 5. A beautiful car if you ask us used to be a poster in. Our performance brake kits provide a firm pedal and less fade. New leather dash and door trim sets off the sumptuous connollyleather seats.
We are the worlds largest directory for any oem or jdm mr2 part. Lotus esprit turbo s3 warm engine with external oil pressure tester. Serial number sccfc20a7fhf60602 4th out of 11 us models produced in black and gold finish 47,500 miles on the clock very nice presentation german title this lotus esprit s3 turbo came out of the chains on 29 october 1984 and was registered in 1985 in the united states. Our hotofftheboat test car cranked out 60 mph in 7. That picture looks like it was before the interior was sorted to be fair. Lotus esprit australia will provide advertising space for parts or vehicles for sale to all australian esprit owners. This 1985 lotus esprit turbo is said to run and drive well with 115k miles, and though fiberglass is described as straight and clean, the seller notes that paint is faded on the roof and rear decklid. Tan interiors are abundant in these cars and look far worse.
This special edition model wore the blue, red and chrome livery of the essex overseas petroleum corporation, the sponsor of team lotus from 1979 to 1981. This lotus esprit s3 turbo came out of the chains on 29 october 1984 and was registered in 1985 in the united states. It was the fourth of eleven lotus esprit models in black and gold finish destined for the united states in 1985. Lotus esprit turbo it doesnt just want to go fast, it needs to go fast. The m70 was always planned to replace the europa in the lotus lineup.
Search preowned lotus esprit listings to find the best local deals. Roadkill roadkill garage dirt every day hot rod garage adam carolla goes racing engine masters best driver s car. Results include ads from the april, 2020 issue of hemmings motor news. The interior was removed and wrapped and has been stored.1527 333 1504 1172 1371 506 496 1328 1625 1318 1648 481 509 520 1289 1102 639 575 1500 834 6 181 1543 1129 314 619 1053 931 272 348 729 610 17 1245