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1985 Lotus Esprit S3 2.2 Series 3 Project - Barn Find - Spares or Repairs!

Sale price: £9,950.00 make an offer

Car location: Hereford, United Kingdom

Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Year:
1986
Doors:
2
Mileage:
63887
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1985 Lotus Esprit S3 2.2 Series 3 Project - Barn Find - Spares or Repairs! for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car(2.05) based on 72 votes
Fantastic opportunity! 1985 Lotus Esprit S3 Project for sale.Here we have a stunning original 1985 Lotus Esprit S3 2.2 Type 85.A genuine driveway find in the true sense. A very exciting project!Presented in Bright Red with a contrasting Beige interior.Powered by a Lotus 2174cc 4 cylinder petrol powerplant (type 912 engine) mated to a 5 speed manual transmission.63,887 miles with service history in the form of old receipts etc.Car is a late S3 model with the NA engine.Being a later S3 it has a slightly revised bodyshell with a redesigned upper rear tailgate opening and body coloured bumpers.Only 1053 S3 models were built totally. I'm told only 70 odd were built of this specific type.Car has its original Blaupunkt radio cassette player with 4 original speakers (option when new).15 inch BBS alloys (again, these were an option when new).Full glass opening roof.The Bodywork.Remarkably, the body is excellent. No noticeable damage at all apart from a few stone chips. It's all complete and totally original.Obviously it needs a respray due to lacquer peel but it doesn't appear to have seen any paint before. Totally untouched car still wearing all of its original graphics etc.All original glass marked with the vehicle's original registration number.Wheels are in their original finish. The gold paint has succumbed to the British weather and has started to peel. 1 tyre doesn't hold any air.The Interior.Virtually complete and original.Still even has the original stereo and speakers!Only thing missing is one piece of carpet.Although it's all here, virtually the whole interior needs a retrim for the car to be perfect. It would present a lot better with just the seats being retrimmed or replaced but overall it all needs doing as the car really deserves it!The Running Gear.The engine turns freely by hand.I've made no attempt to start it due to the perceived age of the cambelt etc.Again, the car is very complete.I have loosened off the one rear brake caliper to enable the car to roll easily as this on was stuck on.Car has a stainless steel exhaust installed.The History.Full V5c UK registration document.Current UK keeper since 1989.First registered 09/10/1985 and has 3 previous owners.Vehicle has MOTed last in 2013 but has only covered 10 miles since!The car has worn the displayed number plate since 1996.The original plate is C620 HTU.Car comes with the original owner's wallet and handbook along with a folder full of paperwork. Old MOTs, receipts, Club magazine and so on.Summary.- Current registered keeper since 1989!- Genuine 63k on the clocks.- Undamaged body with original paintwork.- Private number plate included.- Stunning opportunity!The Deal.£15,000The vehicle is obviously sold as a non running project car.I can offer delivery, please ask for a quote.Any questions welcomed.Car is located in Hereford, Herefordshire.

On 30-Aug-21 at 23:47:17 BST, seller added the following information:

Note to bidders.The car has the original red owner's handbook wallet and the owner's manual itself albeit damp.Also the car has its original and correct toolkit, almost complete.Plus, the original spare wheel and jack etc is all present.

On 01-Sep-21 at 01:05:41 BST, seller added the following information:

Just to reassure bidders, this is a no reserve auction and the vehicle is here to sell.It will not be ended early at this stage and the highest bidder will buy the car!

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