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1987 Lotus Turbo Esprit, Super Clean Rare Exotic, Recently Serviced, Incredible!

Sale price: $11,370.00 make an offer
Last update: 17.08.2013

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31.07.2013: $16,192.00

Car location: Conway, South Carolina, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: lotus
Model: Esprit
Year: 1987
Color: Bright red
Mileage: 63,354
Engine: 4 cylinder turbo
Transmission: 5 speed
Trim: Turbo
Interior Color: Beige Leather
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1987 Lotus Turbo Esprit, Super Clean Rare Exotic, Recently Serviced, Incredible! for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car (3.7055555555556) based on 110 votes
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  • 1987 Lotus Turbo Esprit, Super Clean Rare Exotic, Recently Serviced, Incredible!
  • 1987 Lotus Turbo Esprit, Super Clean Rare Exotic, Recently Serviced, Incredible!
  • 1987 Lotus Turbo Esprit, Super Clean Rare Exotic, Recently Serviced, Incredible!
  • 1987 Lotus Turbo Esprit, Super Clean Rare Exotic, Recently Serviced, Incredible!
  • 1987 Lotus Turbo Esprit, Super Clean Rare Exotic, Recently Serviced, Incredible!
  • 1987 Lotus Turbo Esprit, Super Clean Rare Exotic, Recently Serviced, Incredible!
  • 1987 Lotus Turbo Esprit, Super Clean Rare Exotic, Recently Serviced, Incredible!
  • 1987 Lotus Turbo Esprit, Super Clean Rare Exotic, Recently Serviced, Incredible!
  • 1987 Lotus Turbo Esprit, Super Clean Rare Exotic, Recently Serviced, Incredible!
  • 1987 Lotus Turbo Esprit, Super Clean Rare Exotic, Recently Serviced, Incredible!

Relisted due to a bidder that never followed through with contacting me/paying me. PLEASE only bid if you plan on following through with the transaction. Winning bidder MUST contact me immediately following the auction (I will email you my cell number) and make arrangements to pay within 3 business days. DO NOT BID if you cannot meet these terms. I've wasted enough time with the bidder that never contacted me! By the way. the AutoCheck score is low because of the number of owners. not due to any issues with the car.


You are viewing my incredible 1987 Lotus Turbo Esprit. one of the rarest supercars of the 80's. This handbuilt exotic is one of only approximately 189 made that year. and is in fantastic shape. The bright red paint is stunning and the car has always been garaged and covered (custom Beverly Hills car cover made specifically for this car is included). The car was just washed before taking these pics so there is some water dripping on the rear bumper and suds/water inside door jambs (looks like clear coat peeling in the passenger side leather door panel pic but it's not). water reflections/soap. not flaws. The full beige leather interior (by "full" I mean virtually every surface in the cockpit is covered in supple leather and is in near flawless condition). The interior is almost like new. with virtually no wear and tear. The seats are super supple and very supportive. The tan carpet looks as if the car just rolled off the showroom floor. It has never been smoked in. The 5 speed transmission is crisp and shifts precisely into every gear. Tires and brakes are great.   Switches and gauges function properly. A/C works. If you've been looking for a Lotus Turbo Esprit. then you know how amazing these things handle. It's literally like a street legal race car. The car has been babied and well maintained it's entire life with a "money is no object" mentality. I have a thick folder of service records (this car has always been properly maintained). factory Lotus service/parts manuals (2) and original owners booklet that will be included (see pic). I also have both sets of keys. In addition. the original window sticker is included which shows the car was over $58k in 1987! That was a TON of money 25 years ago!!!  The Lotus Turbo Esprit rivaled the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini. and to this day still looks intimidating and timeless! I am 6'2" and what's nice about this model year is the roof panel easily pops out and gives you an open air cockpit that not only looks great but it also allows for more headroom. I currently own 2 Turbo Esprit's (my other is a yellow '91SE) and I've owned an '83 and '85 in the past (neither of which had the removable roof). This is a great feature. It stows in the trunk (cover included) and a silver wind valance pops in place (also included). I recently spent almost $2700 having it serviced. so she is ready to go and the next owner will have countless hours and miles of entertainment and excitement. I absolutely LOVE this car but my wife (boo!) insists that I start thinning down my collection (currently 11 cars). I drove it yesterday and I cannot put in words how sweet she is. If you don't like attention. then this is not the car for you. But. if you enjoy owning one of the finest. rarest. most affordable exotics on the planet and don't mind endless admiration then by all means bid away. THIS is THE car for you! These are super affordable to insure through companies like Hagerty and Grundy.   Based on Hagerty's valuation. this is a #2 car valued at $21. 00 and the prices are trending upwards. Not only is this a blast to drive. but a great investment as well! I am a private collector and all sales are final. Please ask any and all questions PRIOR to bidding. If you can't afford it. please do not bid and waste my time. Ask permission from your wife. girlfriend. preacher. boss. whomever. BEFORE entering this legal and binding contract. The new owner will love this car! There are other. less expensive Esprit's out there but don't be fooled. They are NOT all created equal. Well. they were created equal but not treated equally. This is a supercar in super condition ready for it's new owner. Remember. this is a 25 year old car that has been well maintained. driven and enjoyed.   Believe it or not. I am starting this auction with NO RESERVE and letting the Market determine it's worth. Bid high and bid often. Last bid wins this stunning automobile! Car is for sale locally as well as in other internet locations so this auction may be ended at any time. Feel free to contact me with questions/offers through the ebay system. Thanks for looking and happy biding!

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