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1985 Lotus Esprit Turbo Low Miles Great Condition Right Color Low Reserve Look
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1985 Lotus Esprit Turbo Low Miles Great Condition Right Color Low Reserve Look for saleCurrent customer rating: (494 votes) based on
Vehicle DetailsYear: 1985Make: LotusModel: EspritVIN: SCCFC20A7FHF60602Stock Number: E-0100Mileage: 46696Transmission: ManualEngine: 4 Cylinder. 2. 2 LExterior Color: BlackInterior Color: TanTitle: Clear Description 1985 Lotus Esprit TurboUp for auction is this beautiful 1985 Lotus S3 Esprit Turbo with well recognized "JPS" (John Player's Special) badging. Let's just call it a fine example of a Lotus S3 Esprit Turbo. There's no mistaking the lines and performance abilities of these 1980's Supercars. Roger Moore as James Bond drove them in more than one movieSharon Stone looked beautiful in oneJulia Roberts in Pretty Woman drove one "as if it was on rails. "1985Just to name a few. Many others have owned and or sat behind the wheel of these unique cars. This particular Esprit is a two owner vehicle originally from the sunny state of Florida. Very well maintained and in Great condition. Good looks and performance to spare make driving this Lotus lots of fun! Thumbs up and many nods. Body is in great shape and paint has plenty of shine. (repainted once before due to fading from Florida sun)Interior is also in good shape. (seat covers have been replaced by newer matching mesh cloth)Wheels are in excellent shape clean and bright!Tires are like new. Have many receipts and documents in which shows major recommended maintenance and service to turbo completed within the past two years. This car has always been stored indoors and it shows based on the cleanliness of the undercarriage and overall condition. Low miles. 2. 2L TurboJPS Colors and EmblemsExtremely LOW Production numbers make it an instant rare automobile. No disappointments on this Lotus. a small article copied from wikipedia below. Turbo Esprit and S3 (1981)Third generationProduction1981–1986Model years1981–1987Engine2. 2 L type 912I4
2. 2 L type 910/910S turbo I4Transmission5-speed manual transmissionWheelbase2. 40 mm (96. 1 in)Length4. 25–4. 90 mm (166. 3–168. 9 in)Width1. 60 mm (73. 2 in)Height1. 10–1. 20 mm (43. 7–44. 1 in)
By the close of 1980. Lotus were effectively building three different models of Esprit. with distinct chassis designs and body moulds - the Domestic (i. e. UK) S2. 2. the Export S2. 2. and the dry-sump Turbo Esprit. Introduced in April 1981. the Turbo Esprit and S3(Series 3) Esprits marked a necessary consolidation: both new models had a common chassis. inheriting much of the configuration of the Essex cars. whilst body production was based on a single common set of moulds.
The S3 continued to use the 2. 2 L type 912 engine of the S2. 2. whilst the Turbo Esprit reverted to a less complex wet-sump lubrication system. retaining the power and torque outputs of its dry-sump predecessor. The interior for both cars was revised and featured new trim; combined with changes to the body moulds this resulted in more headroom and an enlarged footwell. Externally. the Turbo Esprit retained the full aerodynamic body kit of the Essex cars. and featured prominent 'turbo esprit' decals on the nose and sides; the S3 gained the more substantial bumpers. yet retained the simpler sill line and glazed rear hatch of the S2. 2 body style. Both models were supplied with 15" BBS alloy wheels.
For the 1985 model year. the S3 and Turbo underwent some slight alterations to the bodywork and to the front suspension. 1987 Turbo Esprit HC
In April 1986. the final incarnations of the Giugiaro-styled Esprit were announced. with raised engine compression giving rise to the 'HC' moniker. This increased the output of the naturally aspirated engine to 172 hp (128 kW; 174 PS) and 160 lb·ft (217 N·m) for the Esprit HC. and to 215 hp (160 kW; 218 PS) and 220 lb·ft (298 N·m) for the Turbo Esprit HC. with the increased torque available at a lower rpm. 
1985 Lotus Esprit Turbo (North America)
For markets with stringent emissions requirements (mainly the United States). Lotus introduced the HCi variant. teaming the higher compression engine with BoschKE-Jetronicfuel injection and a catalytic converter- the first fuel-injected Esprits. This engine had the same peak power as the carburetted version. but at a somewhat higher engine speed. and torque dropped to 202 lb·ft (274 N·m). 
a small article copied from www. lotusespritworld. com
Esprit Production Figures
I have managed to get hold of the Factory Excel Spreadsheet of figures for Esprit Production from 1976 to production end. This is the same file one could find on a standing deskin the factory. used to keep a record of production numbers. It's not perfect. as it doesn't give figures for every different model. but does give a yearly figure for most of the different engine types. You'll see what I mean as you read on.
These figures are the closest you'll get to finding out the official numbers of Esprits made. At the end of production in February 2004. nbsp; Lotus had made only 10. 75 Esprits over a 28 year period with an average of only 381 Esprits made each year. Remember. that figures for the whole world. nbsp; with Esprits being shipped from Norfolk to Europe and America.
Only when you start looking at the production figure to you real see just how rare Esprits are. Consider that the most made in one yearis 1058 in 1988. Which is low. but considering over the rest of the 26 years. nbsp; yearly figure only topped 500 on 5 occasions and with these numbers spread across the world. I'm surprised anyone's ever seen one!
10. 75 Esprits that have been made in total. we would have lost quite a few from crashes. engine fires and generally wear. I guess there are only around 9. 00 Esprits in the World. A truly rare automobile.
Production of the Esprit finally finished on 20th February 2004 when the last car was past from Production to SalesYearLotus Esprit ModelsEsprit
TotalN/ATurboHCPIGMP4INTRCLS4S300S4sV8V8GTS350GT31976*134 1341977*580 5801978*~553 5531979~474 4741980~8057 1371981~^185116 3011982^160205 3651983^84343 4271984^104418 5221985^12726262 4511986^72136246 4541987#78186198 4621988176387375120 1058198990103 121563 87719902251 8698 7791991 9 3113 1251992 1 17241 1781993 6223325 3201994 339301 3701995 468331 3851996 3 30260 263191997 51752 972791998 14299 603011999 1233539132102000 171488 2222001 81201 1012002 157 1572003 119 1192004 16 16 2919227488125216086256436712372044219610675
* = Esprit N/A Series 1
~ = Esprit N/A Series 2
^ = Esprit N/A Series 3
# = Start of X180 Body Shape (Peter Stevens)
Turbo– Cars with Turbo (Garratt T3) and Dell'orto Carburettors (early cars had twin 40's and later cars had twin 45's)
HCPI – Cars with Turbo and Bosch 'K' Jetronic Fuel Injection (compression ratio was increased hence the HC)
GMP4 – Cars with General Motors (GM) Fuel Injection (Delco Electronics ECU)
GMP4 – Similar Engine spec to HCPI but with more sophisticated control system to meet stricter USA emissions requirements
GMP4–(has on board diagnostics ability)
INTRCL– Cars with GMP4 Injection and fitted with an Intercooler (water to air) to increase Power.
'As for production figures for HC Giugiaro we are looking at a figure of 308 which will also include Bosch injected cars but it is difficult to give an accurate breakdown of how many were non injected. '
Esprit's imported to North America through Lotus Cars USA. nbsp; Inc total as follows:
1997 = 132
1998 = 95
1999 = 113 (Esprit V8)
1999 = 8 (Sport 350)
2000 = 91
2001 = 97
2002 = 100
Total = 636 (Dave Simkin. Lotus Cars USA)
I'm currently trying to find out why the chart only has a record of 42 Esprit Sport 350's being built. I was under the impression that around 54 had been produced. I will update when I get an idea of which figure is correct.
Essex Production Numbers
Information from Lotus Cars Ltd
Essex Commemorative Lotus Esprit Turbo
45 Cars were built / used as Essex Units
UK Spec. – 31 Cars (4 Development. 4 Pre. Production & 23 Production)
Export Spec. – 14 Cars (3 Development & 11 Production)
No USA Spec. Cars were produced.
Sport 350 Production Numbers
Information from Lotus Cars Ltd
The original Proposal was to build no more than 50 cars (to keep the model exclusive) All the unique parts were ordered to a maximum of 50 (this included enough of some parts to satisfy Service needs where necessary) Production build totalled 42 cars.
I can confirm this as we ordered 50 sets of 'AP Racing' Blue Front Calipers. At a stock check earlier this year we had 8 sets in stock subsequently used on some Japanese spec. cars. The last of which goes on line next week. I also confirmed the figure by checking the Engine build records:- Between 30th Nov. 1998 (first engine) and 24th Jan. 2000 (last engine) 42 Production engines were built plus 1 for Service stock.
So in all 42 genuine Sport 350 cars were produced at the factory.
UK Registered Esprits
(Source: DfT 2004) by Carl Charlesworth
Since looking at the production figures for the Esprit I was fascinated to know how many are actually left on UK roads. In my case. the S4. I knew that it had to be a lot less than 300. After joining the Lotus Esprit forum recently I decided to pull my finger out and do some chasing around to see what was available. After a week of chasing around different contacts I finally got a useful response from DVLA with a contact number on it. I called them up and spoke to a very helpful chap. After some initial confusion on exactly what figures I wanted he said he understood and still believed he could provide the information I required via email in a couple of hours. Sure enough a few hours later I received the email with the following stats.
I did not provide him with the Esprit types. he was able to list the different versions he had registered.
These are the DVLA numbers of Lotus Esprits registered in the UK during 2004.
My thanks and credit to Mr M. Gray Aguye at DfT for the getting the figures together.
As you see the figures don't really add up. Only 1 Esprit S3 registered and taxed in 2004 seems a little low. We don't know the exact requirements for a vehicle to make it into these numbers. but we guess. that the vehicle needs to be taxed and have a valid V5 document. We also believe that some of the S3's may have something different on there V5 document. Either just Lotus Esprit. or maybe under turbo. Any UK registered S3 owners might like to email uswith what their Esprit has as make and model on there V5. This may help us get to the bottom of these figures and make a little more sense of them.
The total number of UK Esprits is very low. but probably won't included some cars that are currently off the road being fixed or having long-term restoration and may not include Esprit currently with dealers. who may not have re-tax while in the showroom. Having said that. it's not likely to really bump the numbers up too much. So we seem to be looking at under 1800 Esprits in the UK at present. That is unless your all driving around untaxed!!!!
Unfortunately there aren't any figures to how many of the 10. 65 Esprit stayed in the UK. A high percentage where shipped to the US and some ended up in Europe. So we are unable to work out if this number is realistic or not. But just think of your Esprit as a little rarer than you thought!
Lotus Esprit World has been contacted by both S2 and S3 owners who have checked their V5 documents and found it to just read 'Lotus Esprit'. So it seems the figures could be more accurate than we first thought.
We'd still like all UK Esprit owners to check their V5's and see what their Esprit is listed as. If it's different from what it should be. please email LEW.
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