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1978 Lotus Esprit S1 Fully Restored!

Sale price: $24,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 10.06.2014

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Date: 2015-02-08
Dear SirIs this car still for sale ?kind regards Paddy Paddy van der Moyle (from Gloucester UK) offered usd
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Lotus
Model: Esprit
Year: 1978
Color: Grey/Black
Mileage: 29,723
Engine: 4 cylinder
Trim: coupe
Interior Color: Grey
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1978 Lotus Esprit S1 Fully Restored! for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car (2.5) based on 206 votes
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  • 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 Fully Restored!
  • 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 Fully Restored!
  • 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 Fully Restored!
  • 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 Fully Restored!
  • 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 Fully Restored!
  • 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 Fully Restored!
  • 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 Fully Restored!
  • 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 Fully Restored!
  • 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 Fully Restored!
  • 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 Fully Restored!
  • 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 Fully Restored!
  • 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 Fully Restored!
  • 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 Fully Restored!
  • 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 Fully Restored!
  • 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 Fully Restored!
  • 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 Fully Restored!
  • 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 Fully Restored!
  • 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 Fully Restored!
  • 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 Fully Restored!
  • 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 Fully Restored!
  • 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 Fully Restored!

1978 Lotus Esprit S1 Full Frame-off Restoration

This Series 1 Esprit is one of 718 S1s produced. These cars Have been lauded for its handling and is said to have the best steering of any Esprit. The S1 Esprit can be distinguished from later Esprits by a shovel-style front air dam. Fiat X1/9 tail lights. lack of body-side ducting. Inside the car. the most obvious indication of an S1 Esprit is a one-piece instrument cluster with green-faced Veglia gauges. The Series 1 embodied Lotus' performance through light weight mantra. weighing less than 1. 00 kg (2. 05 lb). Lotus' claim of 0-60 mph in 6. 8 seconds and a top speed of 138 mph.

This is actually an S1 Esprit. It has a very late production date. (May 1978). Lotus was gearing up to produce the S2's (which started production in May 1978) and were starting to add some of the production changes to the line before actually introducing the S2.   This car has a few of those changes. Dual headlamp motors. some additional body to chassis attachment points. The battery was moved to the very rear of the boot. Mine had the battery there but I preferred the location in the S1's so I moved it back. Lousy access but better weight distribution. The heater fan has dual fans like the S2's.

This car has received a complete Frame-off Restoration (see photos). Numerous Powder Coated parts as well as the best quality of paint finishes. Best quality used thorough out. Koni shocks. Stainless exhaust. Epsilon 3 piece wheels. Griffin Aluminum radiator. Spal cooling fans and much more. Chassis and suspension components all powder coated. Body stripped to bare fiberglass. epoxy primed. and painted in Glasurit base coat clear coat paint to a better than new finish. New factory correct interior.

This car is absolutely fantastic inside and out. Runs and drives as good as it looks. Traveled only 3. 00 miles since restoration.

You will not find a nicer S1 Esprit anywhere.

 Please contact me if you have any questions.

 Happy Bidding!




Conditions of Sale

This vehicle is being sold as is. where is with no warranty. expressed written or implied unless there is a warranty in effect from the factory. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein. and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness. imperfection. defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle. and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.  

Seller reserves the right not to sell to any bidder with 0 or negative feedback or to any bidder for any reason.  10% (non-refundable deposit) in certified funds or bank to bank wire transfer is due within 2 business days of auction end and balance is due within 7 business days of auction end. Buyer is responsible for cost of shipping.
Remember that your bid constitutes a legally binding contract to purchase this item. If you require an inspection. have it done prior to bidding. I strongly encourage all bidders to inspect vehicle personally or enlist the services of a professional inspector prior to placing a bid. After the sale. inspections are not recognized as a contingency to completing your obligation to your winning bid. If there are any questions regarding the above terms. please e-mail prior to bidding. Serious bidders only please. Good luck!

On May-23-14 at 20:32:53 PDT. seller added the following information:

 WILL SELL WORLDWIDE!!!

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