In 1987 a new version of the Lotus Esprit was unveiled, designed by Peter Stevens who later went on to design the McLaren F1.
With its revolutionary new build process and Kevlar reinforced roof and sides adding both roll-over protection and rigidity to the car, this was a striking new Lotus which hit the market with force. The new Esprit was a substantially better handling car than its predecessor. Powered by its 4 cylinder 16 valve DOHC Lotus Engine, it was advertised to have 215bhp and an impressive 0-60 of just 5.4 seconds, with a top speed of 150mph.
This superb 1989 example has throughout its life been carefully maintained, evidenced by its extensive service invoice files showing maintenance and rebuild work where necessary from several of the best known Lotus specialists in the UK. In itself, is impressive reading.
It is also accompanied by past and current MOT certificates concurrent from 1997 to today confirming its mileage along with many old tax discs and of course, its original owners book with stamped up service records from its purchase onwards. These documents along with its current V5 registration papers will be available to inspect with the motor car. Attractively finished in Royal Blue with taupe leather interior and tan carpets, culminating in an extremely attractive and today, much collectable example of the iconic Lotus brand.
|Auction||Autosport International January 2016|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||UK Registered|
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