1989 Lotus Esprit


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  • Mileage 
    72 368 mi / 116 466 km
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"The 1987 Lotus Esprit benefitted from a far reaching restyle by Peter Stevens. Out went many of the sharp lines, to be replaced by a more organic aero look. It worked, too - the Esprit certainly looked like a contemporary product when launched, and still looks timeless today. There was a little more power and a little more weight, but overall the Esprit experience was uncorrupted by the update. The Citroën SM gearbox was replaced by a Renault GTA unit, along with outboard rear brakes. The interior for both cars was revised and featured new trim; combined with changes to the body moulds this resulted in more headroom and an enlarged foot well.
This attractive Lotus presents well in black with a black and yellow interior. The vendor informs us that this Lotus was stored in a dehumidified garage. One of the few trips out the car has had recently was to the official Lotus heritage repair centre ‘Esprit Engineering' in Wiltshire who did a significant amount of servicing work. This included replacing the two alloy petrol tanks, a cambelt change and a full service. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document and an MoT valid until March 2019, this car would suit both the enthusiast and the collector. Viewing is highly recommended."