1984 Lotus

Esprit Turbo

--Black with Grey leather interior and Grey carpeting, 25,000 original miles, 2,174cc DOHC Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Engine, 5-Speed Manual, Factory a/c, Collector owned for many years.

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!

Tested in 1983 by Road & Track, the 205-hp Esprit beat a contemporary Ferrari 308 Quattrovalvole to 60 mph by two-tenths of a second and proved capable of achieving its claimed top speed of 148 mph. Power comes from a bulletproof 2.2 liter inline-four turbocharged 210 Hp DOHC 4-valve aluminum mid-engine with Dellorto side draft carburetors.

This Turbo Esprit has been owned by a client of Autosport Designs, Inc. In 2014 and with approximately 500 miles less than it has today, the following servicing was completed: Dellorto side draft carburetors and distributor rebuilt by Lotus specialist Claudius, Carbs balanced, New stainless steel braided line has replaced the original red plastic hose, New clutch master cylinder, New transaxle mounted slave cylinder, The front suspension had been rebuilt with new bushings upper ball joints, Surface front rotors and new brake pads, The air conditioning was serviced, The original factory locations were used for the uprated stereo head unit and speakers and lastly the gas struts for both the front and rear trunks were replaced.

This Turbo Esprit is a well-maintained driver's car, it is unmolested and has never been damaged in an accident damaged. Mechanically the car is very good, but it has suffered from lack of use in recent years. Currently, the Esprit is in our service department being service where needed to bring to excellent, well-serviced condition and thus, ready for its next new ownership and home.

Complete with service records as well as original factory books, factory jack and original spare, t
his Turbo Esprit is extremely rare and a piece of 1980's Lotus history.

Price: $59,500