Lotus Esprit Turbo NO Reserve
Sale price: $12215 make an offer
Last update: 13.06.2013
Technical specifications, photos and description:
1988 Lotus Esprit Turbo
She only has 17000 or so miles. she was part of a museum collection and had been for nearly 13 years. I bought it in the UK. used it there as a daily driver for a few months (March- August 2012) before shipping it here to Australia. Since here I have used it a few times and she runs better every time I use her. It had a full UK MOT (equivilent to rego) and that only ran out a few months back.
Since I have owned her she has been subject to the following.
Wheels refurbed in Reflex Charcoal. new rubber all around
Stainless sports back box fitted. new HT leads. All timing belts and fluids changed. new battery. New mats. interior restored. two new custom alloy fuels tanks fitted with all fuel ancillaries and new seating (this alone was an engine out job). New custom alloy header tank. engine repainted. New fuel pump. new clutch master. slave and lines (now all braided and completely restored original Master/ slave). new engine rubber seals. rear windows taken out/ refurbed and all seals replaced with better fitting parts. plus lots more I have likely forgotten.
Prior to this she was fully resprayed in Lamboughini Orange and upgraded body to the later V8 style with an SE rear spoiler.
She is watertight. all electrics work
She starts everytime and is fantastic to drive. exceptionally quick.
She does need some work for Rego -
Chassis needs a plate welded on. a spot weld needed at bottom of chassis. brake line kinked (custom made new braided ones ordered so will be supplied with car). parking brake needs adjusting and engine needs degreasing on the bottom (top has been repainted)
needs an engineers certificate (approx $500) - I have done everything required with exception of the brake lines which have been ordered with relevant ADR stamps and DAKAR paperwork.
I have also noticed one headlight (out of four) isnt working so presumed bulb. the door rubber seal is the wrong size so needs replacing. the new exhaust has a slight rattle on start up but sorts itself out- just needs adjusting on bracket. speedo is getting stuck - I believe from reading various online reports this is just the magnet inside speedo has come loose - it needs knocking back into place.
The aircon does not work - it was degassed for shipping and appears the pump has seized. I never used the aircon anyway so never bothered me.
One stone chip on front bumper as shown in pic and slight crack in front indicator.
She comes with spare handbrake leather gaitor custom made (not got around to fitting). set of custom rear lights (also not yet fitted) . aircon belt (never fitted as seized) plus other little bits and bobs. Two keys and remote - remote locking has stopped working. I think its the battery in the remote.
the above work is well over $20k in the last year alone. the respray and genuine lotus bodykit were nearly another $15k. She has an agreed value as she sits now for $38k with Shannons.
I have just purchased a newer Porsche 911 Carrera so I now have three Porsches as well as a couple of other sports cars- this one I have just lost interest in.
No reserve - shipping down south is approx $500-800. I have a number of contacts who can help out and I used to bring the car up from Melbourne.
I will stick a tempory rego on today and run it for the next few days so all is good.
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