1981 Lotus Esprit

S3

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1981
  • Mileage 
    65 644 mi / 105 644 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Blue
  • Interior brand colour 
    Donker blauw
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Yellow
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Transmission: 4 gears, Manual gearbox
Model year: 2021
Registration number: LO-10-46

Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman was a British designer, founder of Lotus Cars and team principle of Team Lotus. Colin Chapman’s idea was to keep cars as light as possible. The first Lotus to be built was the 1948 Lotus Mark I. In 1952 Colin Chapman started his own car brand under the Lotus Engineering name. The Mark IV was built and developed as the first road going Lotus. Between 1976 and 2004 the Lotus Esprit saw the light of day in various guises. Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro it premiered at the 1972 Turin auto-salon. Our example is one of the 3rd series Esprits and registered in 1981 for the first time. The car still has German registration and belonged to a gentleman who enjoyed driving a lot and used it all over Europe. You might think he was someone who enjoyed a challenge, however nothing could be further from the truth. Because the car received all it needed and certainly deserved, holidays were always trouble-free and the Lotus behaved in a most un-English fashion. Invoices show that over last five years for instance over € 10,000.- was spent in car maintenance. The original owner’s manual as well the original keys are still present. This car drives and changes gear superbly. Everything is in correct working order. The original interior trim is in good used condition. In the past the car was re-sprayed for cosmetic reasons. Although fine the paintwork is not in concourse condition. Naturally there are no signs of rust. Who could have imagined that this Lotus with its atmospherically aspired engine would last, absolutely fantastic! Gallery Aaldering is Europe’s leading Classic Cars specialist since 1975! Always 400 Classic and Sportscars in stock, please visit www.gallery-aaldering.com for the current stock list (all offered cars are available in our showroom) and further information. We are located near the German border, 95 km from Düsseldorf and 90 km from Amsterdam. So easy traveling by plane, train, taxi and car. Transport and worldwide shipping can be arranged. No duties/import costs within Europe. We buy, sell and provide consignment sales (selling on behalf of the owner). We can arrange/provide registration/papers for our German (H-Kennzeichen, TÜV, Fahrzeugbrief, Wertgutachten usw.) and Benelux customers. Gallery Aaldering, Arnhemsestraat 47, 6971 AP Brummen, The Netherlands. Tel: 0031-575-564055. Quality, experience and transparency is what sets us apart. We look forward to welcoming you in our showroom