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Sale price: $17,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 05.08.2014

Seller's notes: "A fine example of a 1988 Lotus Esprit Turbo. Terrific condition. The lone area that could likely use some addition is the leather. There are NO cuts or rips. Simple wear. It may even be addressed before a sale. Some leather conditioner will address nearly all of the scuffs."
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Lotus
Model: Esprit
Year: 1988
Type: Coupe
Color: Black
Mileage: 64,700
Engine: 2.2L, I4, DOHC 16V, Turbo Charged
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Safety Features: Rollover protection
Trim: 2 Door, Mid Engine with Hatchback/Trunk
Interior Color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Current customer rating: current rating for this car (2.15) based on 78 votes

1988 Lotus Esprit Turbo


More than $11. 00 in maintenance receipts 

Peter Stevens redesign generation--Type 910 turbo inline four-cylinder engine--Five-speed manual transmission

Original leather interior--Original owners handbook--Power windows

Upgraded three-fan cooling fan system

AEM Universal Water/Methanol Injection Kit installed.

Why did previous owner install this $400 kit? It reduces air inlet and exhaust-gas temperatures. which allows for increased boost pressure and advance timing without having to run higher-octane fuel. It's like getting to run 100+ octane gas for the price of Premium!  

Area Lotus Performance Specialist at Intermecanica in Westchester. NY. who has worked on Esprit Turbos since 1976. and Lotuses since 1968. claims this is the most powerful '88 he has seen.  

Better performance than some of the V8's he has serviced and driven. And also one of the most well maintained.

Some history on the car: 

A great sports car with meticulous maintenance documentation with the 1988 Lotus Esprit Turbo you see before you.  

British car manufacturer Lotus made the Esprit from 1976-2004 with a future release set in 2014.

In 1987. the Esprit underwent a redesign by Peter Stevens for its fourth generation. It was often known by its project code of X180.   A new Lotus patented process was introduced to create the new body called the VARI (Vacuum Assisted Resin Injection) process which offered more advantages than the previous hand-laid process. Kevlar reinforcement was added to the roof and sides for roll-over protection.  

The Stevens styled cars retained the mechanical components of the previous high compression Esprit and turbo Esprit but introduced a stronger Renault transaxle. The exterior style changes were accompanied by a redesign of the interior allowing more room for the driver and passengers.

This Vehicle: 

The Lotus you see pictured has great ride and performance. This Esprit was well-cared for as the previous owner provided more than $11. 00 in maintenance receipts from various shops around the southern California area. The original owners handbook is included with purchase.

The black exterior paint shows well. and the original saddle leather interior shows some slight wear from usage but it does not take away from the drivability of the car.  And with some time. the leather can be returned to near new condition. if not new.

This Lotus comes equipped with power windows. The sports car sits on four Lotus alloy wheels wrapped in Firestone Firehawk tires measuring P195/60R15. Under the hood. you'll see where this car gets its “turbo” moniker. The 910 turbo inline four-cylinder engine runs fantasticly. This engine is mated with a five-speed transmission. A note from the previous owner states this car has an upgraded cooling fan system with a three-fan setup. It allows this car to idle cool indefinitely in 100-degree stop-and-go traffic.

This car has withstood the California heat and is ready to sharpen your collection. VIN is SCCFC20A8JHF62478. and mileage reads 64. 00.  

It is being sold on a clear title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!

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