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1978 Lotus Esprit Series 1 (S1)

Sale price: $US $39,999.00 make an offer

Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Lotus
Model: Esprit
Year: 1978
Type: Coupe
Color: Coded Lagoon Blue (similar to Ferrari's Blue Sera)
Mileage: 28,700
Engine: 2.0L DOHC Lotus 907 4 Cylinder Normally Aspirated
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Std. Equipment + K&N air filters, paint & interior
Interior Color: Light beige
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1978 Lotus Esprit Series 1 (S1) for sale

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  • 1978 Lotus Esprit Series 1 (S1)

With just 28. 00 miles and in the early Esprit's most desirable color. Lagoon Blue (recently painted in multi-stage Fiberglas-body primer and base coat/clear coat to Lotus paint specs) this early Esprit Series 1 features a brand-new leather interior in the style of the original (comfortable and unattractive brown cloth and faux suede) and is presented on eBay now as a preview sale leading up to its listing later this month once a few final restorative tasks are complete. Brand new performance tires. original Wolfrace wheels. original mirrors. windscreen. engine (included freshly and professionally rebuilt Zenith Stromberg carburetors with a K&N air filter assembly in place. the engine runs smoothly and it starts and idles like any new car. As the photos show. this Esprit has more appeal than any white James Bond 007 cliche car as it's an original in nearly original condition (except for vast body paint and interior improvements).

This auction is a preview auction and is listed for a heads-up look by our eBay community to watch for its relisting. It's listed at its value due to rarity. condition and recent appeal and its soaring appreciation and collector value. The relisting will start at less than half of the current value to begin the race to the finish: a no-reserve auction with seller cooperation in shipping anywhere in the world with buyer-provided arrangements. As we finish a small number of final touches. the eBay listing to come will be advertised in Hemmings. Auto Trader and several specialty publications online and in bookstores (such as Lotus Remarque and any publications of car clubs such as our local Golden Gate Lotus Club. a membership to which the winning bidder will be offered a paid membership). Note: Hemmings. ''The World's Largest Collector Car Marketplace''. is featuring for sale an Arizona-housed 1977 Esprit S1 in the same color (and similar condition) as ours for $45. 00.

Be sure to ask any questions so that we can improve this present and future listings to ensure everyone in the world considering owning one of the finest USA-spec Lotus Esprit S1's in the world knows before bidding the best price exactly what they're about to own. We'll also provide links to both sound and video files of this beautifully restored Esprit S1 in action. We'll also provide summaries of its history in detail and the many top engineers and mechanics who worked on this restoration project.  

Other features include brand-new correct black interior (cab and rear) carpeting and. from Sports Car World. a pair of custom-fitted durable ABS bumpers (as the original foam-style bumpers that disintegrated after a few years). Other bonuses and features detailed in the relisting but now you have a preview look at the beautiful (and beautifully handling) 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 in Lagoon Blue with light beige leather interior (featuring its original chrome trim pieces).  

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