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1978 LOTUS ESPIRIT S1-20 YEAR BARN FIND!!!

Sale price: $7,369.00 make an offer
Last update: 26.08.2013

Car location: Brentwood, Tennessee, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: lotus
Model: Esprit
Year: 1978
Type: coupe
Color: Black
Mileage: 55,000
Transmission: manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: 2 DOOR COUPE
Interior Color: Brown
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1978 LOTUS ESPIRIT S1-20 YEAR BARN FIND!!! for sale

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  • 1978 LOTUS ESPIRIT S1-20 YEAR BARN FIND!!!
  • 1978 LOTUS ESPIRIT S1-20 YEAR BARN FIND!!!
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  • 1978 LOTUS ESPIRIT S1-20 YEAR BARN FIND!!!
  • 1978 LOTUS ESPIRIT S1-20 YEAR BARN FIND!!!
  • 1978 LOTUS ESPIRIT S1-20 YEAR BARN FIND!!!
  • 1978 LOTUS ESPIRIT S1-20 YEAR BARN FIND!!!
  • 1978 LOTUS ESPIRIT S1-20 YEAR BARN FIND!!!

RARE LOTUS ESPIRIT S1!! STORED IN A BARN ON BLOCKS FOR OVER 20 YEARS. ONE OF 718 S1'S PRODUCED WORLDWIDE.  THE CAR WAS BUILT IN NOVEMBER 1977 MAKING IT ONE OF THE LATER BUILT S1 CARS. THE S1'S WERE DESIGNED BY GIORGETTO GIUGIARO AND THEY WERE PRODUCED FROM 1976-1978 AND MADE FAMOUS IN THE JAMES BOND MOVIE THE SPY WHO LOVED ME. IN 1977. THESE WERE LIGHT WEIGHT CARS (2. 05 LBS) FITTED WITH FIBERGLASS BODIES AND WOLFRACE ALLOY WHEELS. THE INTERIOR IS DIFFERENTIATED FROM THE LATER CARS IN THAT IT HAS THE GREEN FACED VEGLIA GAUGES ON THE DASH.

THIS EXAMPLE IS IN NEED OF TOTAL RESTORATION. IT IS SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLETE. I DO HAVE THE EXHAUST WHICH IS OFF OF THE CAR. THE BODY IS IN GOOD SHAPE.  THE HOOD DOES NEED A SMALL AMOUNT OF FIBERGLASS WORK.  THE CAR WAS RECENTLY RETRIEVED FROM STORAGE.  I AM TOLD THAT THE ENGINE WAS TURNED AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR WHILE IN STORAGE.  I HAVE NOT TRIED TO START IT AS I WAS ADVISED TO CHANGE THE TIMING BELT BEFORE TRYING IT. THE GLASS IS IN NICE SHAPE. THE SEATS HAVE BEEN RECOVERED AND THEY ARE IN GOOD SHAPE. THE FRONT AND REAR BUMPERS NEED WORK. THE FRONT SPOILER NEEDS REPLACED.

THE S1'S ARE BECOMING INCREASINGLY COLLECTIBLE CARS WITH VALUES DOUBLING AND TRIPLING IN EUROPE OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS. WITH ALL EYES ON THE SEPTEMBER AUCTIONING OF THE GENUINE JAMES BOND S1 CAR I BELIEVE VALUES WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE UPWARDS AS THE MODEL ATTRACTS WORLDWIDE ATTENTION.

I HAVE A CLEAN TENNESSEE TITLE. I WILL CONSIDER INTERESTING CAR AND TRUCK TRADES. I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CANCEL THE AUCTION AT ANY TIME. OVERSEAS BUYERS ARE WELCOME.

On Aug-24-13 at 15:09:31 PDT. seller added the following information:

LOTUS ESPRIT (TYPO ON TITLE) BARN FIND!!

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from john, dated 04 november 2013
hi.. is this car still available to purchase?

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