Lotus Elise S1 50th Anniversary

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A collectors Lotus Elise S1 50th Anniversary, one of 50 cars and just 4,908 miles.

MODEL HISTORY
Manufacturers love to celebrate their birthdays and the 50th Anniversary Elise came to market early in 1999 to commemorate Lotus Cars Limited’s half century. Exclusivity was key as just 50 were built, with all examples finished in metallic Anniversary green with Gold Leaf wheels and a green/brown leather interior. Lotus’ iconic Golf Leaf colour scheme is further seen in the decals including a small 50th Anniversary motif placed above the twin exhaust pipes. A certificate of authenticity was presented with each car and only a fraction of the total 50 cars made survive.

EQUIPMENT
Composite body panels with detachable front and rear clamshells, extruded anodised aluminium epoxy-bonded spaceframe chassis, integral roll over hoop, STACK electronic speedo and tacho with multifunction LCD, Nardi steering wheel, 12v socket, tell-tale warning lamps, pump lumbar support. 50th Anniversary Specification; Special Anniversary metallic green and Gold Leaf colour scheme, Gold Leaf twin 5-spoke alloy wheels, colour coded hard top, coloured coded and tailored hard top bag, coloured soft top, green/brown leather sports seats, green Elise floor mats. Factory Options; Passenger footrest, Thatcham One approved Cobra alarm/immobiliser.

EXTERIOR
As a 50th Anniversary special edition, this sports car was available in its distinctive Anniversary Green Metallic and Gold Leaf colour scheme, (Code B37). With just two fastidious Lotus enthusiast owners, the first having owned it until 2019, and 4,908 road miles from new, this cars condition is stunning. A deep bright shine boasts first paint credentials with only a few very light markings visible upon very close scrutiny. The green epoxy resin used to bond the aluminium at factory is still bright and the V.I.N. stamped in the chassis to the offside rear wheel arch area is clearly visible. Even the fragile underside blue jacking stickers still being attached! The Gold leaf decals including the unique rear 50th Anniversary motif are as new. Wheel arch apertures and the flat underside to aid aerodynamics are extremely clean and the green material hood and colour matched hard top are in superb order. This is a highly collectable Lotus Elise.

INTERIOR
Engineering excellence is built into the interior with the aim to save weight and provide ultimate driver focused enjoyment. Exclusivity with the unique green/brown leather sports seats add to the occasion and 50th Anniversary enhancements such as the Lotus/Nardi steering wheel and green Elise carpet mats are super clean and unworn. The wide inner-sills are protected by a leather/cloth kneel pads and unlike most, are unworn with just one small scratch to the driver’s side thanks to the owner’s careful entry and exit technique! Radio trim panels as supplied when new are included should a radio be installed. An interior Colin Chapman would be proud of!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Entirely standard, the four cylinder in-line 16-valve engine with aluminium engine block and cylinder head displaces 1796cc to produce 118hp at 5500rpm and 165Nm torque at 3000rpm. Top speed is quoted at 126mph and 0-62mph is dispatched in just 5.9 seconds!
Lightweight construction, rear wheel drive and mid-mounted engine, this ticks the core race car credentials and the driving experience is a must for any petrolhead. The clean engine bay and front compartment display a fully intact heat insulation panel, factory identification sticker, PDI markings and labels. The 5-speed close ratio gearbox with short throw is precise and direct.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The special edition 50th Anniversary has Gold painted twin 5-spoke alloy wheels which are pristine and have never been refurbished. Matching premium brand and Lotus Club UK recommended Yokohama Advan Neova front 185/55 R15 and rear 225/45 R16 tyres are fitted with masses of tread and a collector will be pleased to know that the factory fitted Pirelli Asimmetrico tyres have been retained with the car for originality purposes. The cast iron 282mm ventilated discs with unique Lotus/AP Racing opposed piston front callipers provide powerful stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Lotus Main Dealer, St. Peter Port Garages Ltd in Guernsey, the first owner was Mr Rushton to whom the original sales invoice in the history file for £21,235 is made out to. Furthermore, a Certificate of Authenticity made out to Mr Rushton dated 19th January and baring the vehicle’s chassis number confirms ‘This car is one of a limited edition of 50 Lotus Elises to celebrate the anniversary of Lotus cars. Mr Rushton owned this example for over 20 years until in January 2020 the car came to the UK mainland and DVLA registered on highly prized cherished number. The exceptionally low 4,908 mileage is fully verified and despite the minimal usage there is a comprehensive history file and maintenance log containing invoices and specialist receipts including those for two cambelt changes. In August 2020 and with just 200 miles covered since, the vehicle has benefitted from a full C Service, renewal of gearbox oil, brake fluid and coolant as well as a cambelt change and routine maintenance with an invoice for £1,104.18 from UK Lotus specialist, Track V Road. The Elise document wallet holds all handbooks including a service book and spare key set. Correspondence in the neatly presented history file from the previous of just two uk owners, the first being the importing dealer, and Mr Rushton the original owner confirm the vehicles credentials and amazing provenance. Look no further for the ultimate Elise showpiece.

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Lotus Elise S1 Type 49

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A very collectable Lotus Elise S1 Type 49 with one owner and only 9,631 miles.

MODEL HISTORY
Lotus closed the 20th century with a special edition Lotus Elise 49 that commemorates Lotus’ Grand Prix glory and racing history. It is painted in the same red, gold and white colour scheme as the Lotus Type 49 Formula One car (along with several other Lotus F1, F2, F3 and sports racers) driven by, amongst others, Graham Hill and Jochen Rindt. According to group Lotus’ very own Archivist just 92 standard 118hp Elise Type 49 covering LHD and RHD were produced and the 111S 143hp based Type 49 totals 43 cars covering both LHD & RHD. Unveiled at the 1999 London Motorshow at Earls Court and with a fraction of the total 135 cars made surviving, this ‘Gold Leaf’ special edition is a collectors dream.

EQUIPMENT
Composite body panels with detachable front and rear clamshells, extruded anodised aluminium epoxy-bonded spaceframe chassis, integral roll over hoop, STACK electronic speedo and tacho with multifunction LCD, 12v socket, interior lamp switch, tell-tale warning lamps, odometer, trip recorder, instrument brightness control, pump lumbar support. Type 49 Specification; Special red, white and gold colour scheme, headlamp covers, gold 6-spoke alloy wheels, Lotus/Nardi steering wheel covered with black leather and red Alcantara, black leather and red alcantara sports seats. Factory Options; Passenger footrest, radio, Thatcham One approved Cobra alarm/immobiliser.

EXTERIOR
As a Type 49 ‘Gold Leaf’ special edition, this sports car was available in its distinctive red, white and gold colour scheme. With just one careful owner and 9,631 road miles from new, this cars condition is stunning with even the fragile underside blue jacking stickers still being attached! The orange epoxy resin used to bond the aluminium at factory is still bright and the V.I.N. stamped in the chassis to the offside rear wheel arch area is clearly visible. The car has a bright gloss shine and is first paint but some of the composite body panels have minor micro-blisters. Wheel arch apertures and the flat underside to aid aerodynamics are very clean and the Black material hood and simple roof apparatus is perfect. Very special.

INTERIOR
Engineering excellence is built into the interior with the aim to save weight and provide ultimate driver focused enjoyment. Exclusivity with the unique Black leather and Red Alcantara sports seats add to the occasion and all Type 49 enhancements such as the Lotus/Nardi steering wheel covered with black leather and red Alcantara and red carpet mats are pristine and unworn. The wide inner-sills both displaying the supplying dealer sticker are protected by a leather/cloth pad and unlike most, are unworn thanks to the only owners careful entry and exit technique! The doors remain open thanks to undamaged door retaining plates and the windows wind up and down smoothly. An interior Colin Chapman would be proud of and an impeccably preserved Lotus Elise Series One with added rarity.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Entirely standard the four cylinder in-line 16-valve engine with aluminium engine block and cylinder head displaces 1796cc to produce 118hp at 5500rpm and 165Nm torque at 3000rpm. The vehicle has benefitted from a full C Service and cambelt and water pump change in December 2019. Lightweight construction, rear wheel drive and mid-mounted engine, this ticks the core race car credentials and the driving experience is a must for any petrolhead. The clean engine bay and front compartment display a fully intact heat insulation panel, factory identification sticker, PDI markings and labels. The 5-speed close ratio gearbox with short throw is precise and direct.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The special edition Type 49 has Gold painted 6 spoke 111S alloy wheels which are pristine and have never been refurbished. A collector will be pleased to see factory fitted front 185/55 R15 and rear 225/45 R16 Pirelli P-Zero tyres still fitted with ample tread. The cast iron 282mm ventilated discs with unique Lotus/AP Racing opposed piston front calipers have been overhauled to provide powerful stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Registered on the 27th April 2000 by Lotus main dealers, Peter Smith Sports Cars Ltd to the one and only keeper from new, Mr Gerald Walker. Mr Walker, a keen motorcyclist, felt increasingly vulnerable on two wheels but was not ready to hang up his keys so the thrill was satisfied with the S1 Lotus Elise with the added kudos of being a special edition Type 49! Most of the miles were covered in the cars early years and from 2006 to the present day just under 3,000 miles have been covered with the car being laid up since 2016. Now recently recommissioned with a full C Service, cambelt and water pump and brake overhaul this car is ready for its second custonian. The Elise document wallet holds all handbooks including a service book with three stamped entries, two from the supplying dealer. All documentation including the Certificate of Conformity, Elise Type 49 publicity material and spare keys are included. One owner and exceptionally low mileage, this rare Elise is for the discerning car connoisseur.

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Lotus Elise S1

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An impeccable Lotus Elise S1 with one owner, full history and just 4,757 miles!

EQUIPMENT
Composite body panels with detachable front and rear clamshells, extruded anodised aluminium epoxy-bonded spaceframe chassis, integral roll over hoop, STACK electronic speedo and tacho with multifunction LCD, 12v socket, interior lamp switch, tell-tale warning lamps, odometer, trip recorder, instrument brightness control. Factory options; Metallic paint, passenger footrest, leather trim seats, radio fitting kit, Thatcham One approved Cobra alarm/immobiliser, driving lamps, car boot tidy.

EXTERIOR
Finished in striking and optional Azure Metallic, (Code B20), this exceptional and clearly pampered example looks truly magnificent. Strictly garaged by the one and only owner from new and dry use only for just 4,757 miles, this quickly becomes apparent when even the fragile underside green jacking stickers are still attached! The bright green epoxy resin used to bond the aluminium at factory is still bright and the V.I.N. stamped in the chassis to the offside rear wheel arch area is clearly visible. The factory fitted windscreen is beginning to whiten at the lower corners and one headlight cluster has slight lifting to the inner bowl, cosmetic observations only. Wheel arch apertures and the flat underside to aid aerodynamics are very clean. The Black material hood and simple roof apparatus is perfect and the hex key removal tool is correctly housed behind the driver’s seat. An impeccably preserved Lotus Elise Series 1.

INTERIOR
Engineering excellence is built into the interior with the aim to save weight and provide ultimate driver focused enjoyment. The optional Tan Leather sports seats are in pristine condition and the unique Lotus/Nardi steering wheel is unmarked with natural surface veins clearly defined. The standard dash proudly displays the ‘Elise’ logo and the crystal-clear STACK instrumentation functions correctly providing at-a-glance information. The wide sills are protected by a leather/cloth pad with some minor markings visible, easily made with even the first entry/exit into the car! The doors remain open thanks to undamaged door retaining plates and the windows wind up and down smoothly. An interior Colin Chapman would be proud of.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Entirely standard and despite the low mileage the car has benefited from regular Lotus main dealer and specialist servicing, with 12 stamped entries in the service book the most recent by main dealer, Leven Lotus of Edinburgh, in June 2018 at 4,714 miles. The four cylinder in line 16 valve engine with aluminium engine block and cylinder head displaces 1796cc to produce 118bhp at 5500rpm and 165Nm torque at 3000rpm. Lightweight construction, rear wheel drive and mid-mounted engine, this ticks the core race car credentials and the driving experience is a must for any petrolhead. The clean engine bay and front compartment display a fully intact heat insulation panel, factory identification sticker, PDI markings and labels. The 5-speed close ratio gearbox with short throw is precise and direct.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Unique to Lotus are the 5 twin spoke light alloy wheels which are unmarked except for a light chip to one rear wheel. The Lotus centre badges are pristine and those with a keen eye for originality will note the collector pleasing factory fitted Pirelli PZero tyres still showing excellent tread. Cast iron 282mm ventilated discs with unique Lotus/AP Racing opposed piston front calipers stop the car safely and quickly.

HISTORY FILE
A car with an interesting and heart-warming history! The first and only owner, Mr Pier Sinforiani, paid the impressive sum of £0.00 for the car having won first prize in a Daily Record newspaper competition in 1998. Supplied direct from Lotus Cars Ltd Service Department, the car was registered new on 3rd March 1998 and the original vehicle checklist and despatch record and somewhat irrelevant (in this instance) price list is held in the history file! Mr Sinforiani’s amazing fortunate luck came at a wonderful moment just as he retired, ready for him to enjoy the car socially in dry conditions only. The car was strictly garaged at all times and now well into his 80’s, the decision to part with his prized Lotus has been carefully decided. Despite the very low mileage of just 4,757 miles, there are 12 stamped entries in the service booklet with the most recent by main dealer, Leven Lotus of Edinburgh, in June 2018 at 4,714 miles. The corresponding Leven Lotus service is held in the history file along with previous MOT certificates and other invoices. A documented and stamped timing belt change has been carried out at 4,514 miles and is within time. The Elise document wallet holds all handbooks, factory alarm installation certificate and point of sale literature as well as the important factory build sticker and an unused tax disc holder. Completing the history file is an original sales brochure and both keys supplied with the car when new.

One owner and exceptionally low mileage, this Elise is for the demanding connoisseur seeking one of Hethel’s finest, both in condition and credentials.

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Lotus Elise 111S

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An exhilarating Lotus Elise 111S with full Lotus history and just 13,504 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Composite body panels with detachable front and rear clamshells, extruded anodised aluminium epoxy-bonded spaceframe chassis, integral roll over hoop, rear wing, lens covers, driving lamps, STACK electronic speedo and tacho with multifunction LCD, 12v socket, interior lamp switch, tell tale warning lamps, odometer, trip recorder, instrument brightness control.  Factory options;  Cloth hood, metallic paint, passenger footrest, storage pockets, leather trim seats.

EXTERIOR
Finished in striking and optional Metallic Mustard Yellow, (Code B36), this exceptional and clearly pampered example looks stunning.  Garaged by both owners from new and strictly used in dry conditions which becomes quickly apparent when even the fragile underside green jacking stickers are still attached!  The bright orange epoxy resin used to bond the aluminium at factory is still bright and the V.I.N. stamped in the chassis to the right hand rear wheel arch area is clearly visible.  Tiny touch up marks to minor stone chips reveal the efforts used to uphold originality and do not detract from the amazing appearance.  Wheel arch apertures and the underside are spotlessly clean and unique 111S standard features such as the rear wing, spats to accommodate the wider tyres and aerodynamic faired lens covers remain fitted.  The optional Black material hood is perfect.  Iconic, very special and cherished.

INTERIOR
Engineering excellence is built into the interior with the aim to save weight and provide maximum driver enjoyment.  The optional Black Leather sports seats are in pristine condition and the unique Lotus/Nardi steering wheel is unmarked.  The standard carbon effect dash proudly displays the ‘111S’ logo and the crystal clear STACK instrumentation functions correctly providing at-a-glance information.  The wide sills are protected by a leather/cloth pad with the drivers side showing minor marks easily made with even the first entry/exit into the car! The doors remain open thanks to undamaged door retaining plates and the windows wind up and down smoothly.  An interior Colin Chapman would be proud of.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original owner was a true Lotus fanatic part exchanging his standard 1996 Lotus Elise for this 1998 111S model due to the extra power of the K16 1.8 VVC engine.  In 2005 works were carried out by Minister Racing Engines to the sum of £6,412 with an invoice to confirm.  With a performance head to 170 Spec and reassurance of a head gasket upgrade along with other proven enhancements this example comfortably outperforms the standard performance figures of 0-60mph in 5.38 seconds and a top speed of 133mph.  A glorious exhaust bark and a red plenum and cam cover give a clue to the fun ahead.  The supplying Lotus Main Dealer continued to annually service the car and it was subsequently sold by Lotus Main Dealers Westover Sports Cars in December 2014 as an Approved Lotus with their warranty proving and reassuring all workmanship carried out.  The close ratio 5-speed gearbox as fitted to the 111S is a delight.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Unique Lotus-designed 6-spoke light alloy wheels manufactured by OZ and fitted as standard on the 111S are unmarked except for a light mark to one rear wheel.  The Lotus centre badges are pristine and the original red Koni monotube dampers combined with Yokhama Advan tyres provide phenomenal grip.  Cast iron cross drilled ventilated discs with unique Lotus/AP Racing opposed piston front calipers stop the car safely and quickly.

HISTORY FILE
When the original Lotus Elise was launched in 1996 to rapturous acclaim pundits cried out for more power and the Lotus Elise 111S was launched on the 8th March 1999 and continued until August 2000 just before the Series 2 was announced.  This example was supplied new by UK Main Dealers, JCT600 in Leeds, to Mr Sutcliffe on the 19th October 1999.  The new car invoice included in the comprehensive history file reveals a purchase price of £27,953.75.  Mr Sutcliffe, a devoted Lotus fanatic, swapped in his standard 1998 Lotus Elise in Norfolk Yellow and remained the custodian of this car until January 2015.  During his ownership the vehicle was serviced by the supplying Dealer no less than 10 times with invoices and a stamped service book to prove despite having covered only 11,861 miles.  Again during his careful ownership in October 2005 works to the sum of £6,412 were carried out to improve the performance and longevity of the engine which is fully documented in the history file.  Supplied to the only other owner, Mr Crew as an Approved Lotus through Westover Sports Cars, this meticulously maintained example has been serviced a further four times by them with the last entry being in December 2017 at 13,404 miles.  The service history is stamped across two service books.  The vehicle has now covered a warranted 13,504 miles.

Supplied with all handbooks, spare keys and brochures, this Elise is for the demanding connoisseur seeking one of Hethel’s finest.

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Lotus Europa S2

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A superb Lotus Europa S2 recreated as a Type 47 John Player Gold Leaf.

EQUIPMENT
One piece moulded glassfibre reinforced plastic, sound-proofed, safety glass, halogen headlights, steel backbone chassis, race mirrors, mahogany facia, sports wooden steering wheel and gear knob, integral headrests, electric windows, glove storage, heater, variable speed wiper, GT instrumentation, Radiomobile MW/LW.

EXTERIOR
Guaranteed to turn heads wherever it goes, Ron Hickman’s aerodynamically styled bodyshape looks striking at any angle. Finished in racing Carnival Red, (Code L05) over Cirrus White (L04) to recreate sponsorship from John Player and the adoption of the Gold Leaf colour scheme which were built and run by Team Lotus as fully homologated Group 4 racers. This vehicle has a glossy polished shine with a mirror reflection and no stress fractures. Detailing such as the Type 47 side vents, black racing mirrors and Gold Leaf decals make this car visually very special. The previous long-term custodian quotes eight weeks alone were taken during the paint process and importantly Spyder Engineering in the chassis work. The trim and rubbers are of Lotus quality and the original badges remain intact. An iconic Colin Chapman creation.

INTERIOR
Simple, sparse and sporting help to explain the cockpit of this lightweight vehicle. Being the S2 model some luxury refinements are afforded such as a mahogany facia and electric windows but make no mistake, the sole purpose of this cockpit is pure driver/machine communication. Europa Engineering invoices totalling thousands include a cabin refit so the fully adjustable sports seats and black carpeting are factory fresh. All GT instrumentation is functional and period although modern touches such as a 80mm Elliott revolution counter with a chrome bezel improve accuracy and clarity. A Radiomobile is fitted and both front and rear compartments are clean.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The rear mounted engine and transmission has been extensively worked on by Richard Winter, proprietor of Europa leading experts, Banks Service Station. The rebuilt Renault engine has been specified at 120bhp bringing it in line with the ‘big valve’ Special. Having a capacity of 1647cc, running twin 40 Weber carbs and breathing through a stainless exhaust, fun is expected! A 5-speed conversion was again carried out by Europa Engineering at considerable cost with upgraded components and a new uprated clutch but smooth operation requires practice with a sharp clutch and close ratio gearbox.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Period Minilite 13” alloy wheels with Lotus chrome caps are unmarked and shod in Yokohama A048 175/60 R13 tyres. Disc brakes upfront and drums to the rear bring this nimble lightweight car to an assured halt.

HISTORY FILE
Registered on the 1st August 1971 this Lotus S2 has embarked on a transformation with its previous owner lasting some 18 years. Invoices from industry respected specialists will reveal the detail and expense lavished on this car and help prove the ‘no expense spared’ mentality to this special recreation. A glowing feature in the February 2016 Classic Cars magazine is included along with the A4 file of eye watering invoices. A superb class leader.

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Lotus Esprit Turbo

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A Lotus Esprit Turbo owned by the Hon. President of the Lotus Drivers Club.

EQUIPMENT
GRFP composite body, rigid zinc-coated steel backbone chassis, tilting roof panel, front and rear stowage areas, rear pane spoiler, rear wing spoiler, front fog lamps, electric windows, leather steering wheel, electrically adjustable door mirrors, centre console with stowage compartment, turbo pressure gauge, twin fuel tanks. Factory options; Hide interior, stereo equipment.

EXTERIOR
The Peter Stevens redesign was unveiled in 1987 with this early 1988 example being one of the first revised cars and essentially identical to the car used in the iconic movie Pretty Woman. Stevens, who later went on to create the McLaren F1 was responsible for the radical restyling to a more rounded shape and the switch to a buttressed rear pane. This sensational example is finished in the original colour of Lotus Silver (code A40) which boasts a bright polished shine and uniform finish throughout thanks in part to a paint refresh. Only minimal markings to the finish can be seen and all trim sections, Lotus decals and badges are damage free and remain just as Lotus intended. The identity plate in the windscreen remains in place. Low slung, mid-engined and the vehicular star of a classic 1990’s blockbuster movie, your very own Edward and Vivian experience!

INTERIOR
Having covered such low mileage under absolute enthusiast ownership, the original Connolly hide upholstery individually cut and hand sewn has remained clean and largely wear free. Once installed low down in the anatomically sprung seats, the occupants are exposed to a traditional supercar environment which is not the most ergonomically advanced by modern standards but still surprisingly comfortable and demonstrates characteristic Lotus quirkiness! The original trimming to the fascia is fully intact and both front and rear storage compartments are clean. The carpets have been protected by genuine Lotus carpet mats. All functions and controls operate well including the period Pioneer DEH-770 stereo CD. The sense of occasion and excitement is ever present to any occupant of this legendary Esprit, even before the key is turned!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the Lotus 2.2 Litre 910S 16v DOHC engine, this powerplant is turbo charged with two twin choke Dellorto carburettors, a set up that has remained true to the manufacturers design. A power output of 215bhp at 6250rpm achieves the 0-60 sprint in just 5.3 seconds with a top speed of 152mph. The five speed gearbox operates exactly as it should. Mid engined with near perfect 50/50 weight distribution, the perfect recipe for the exhilarating classic supercar experience!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The stunning seven spoke alloy wheels with Lotus stampings clearly defined are in superb order with only the faintest markings. Matching Toyo Proxes tyres all round of size 215/45 R15 front and 245/45 R16 rear have masses of tread remaining. Benefitting from a recent complete overhaul, the braking system incorporating 10.2in ventilated front discs and 10.8in rear discs offer assured stopping power to match the performance.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Lotus selling agent JCT Specialist Cars of Bradford on the 9th March 1988 this example has led a cherished existence under true enthusiast ownership. Owned from 1999 to 2014 by Laurie Barton, co-founder of the Lotus Drivers Club the origins of which began in 1976. Holding the position of Chairman/Vice Chairman for 16 years, click here to learn more about the Lotus Driver Club.
A large comprehensive history file houses countless receipts and invoices throughout the life of the car from the supplying Lotus agent and other marque specialists including respected Paul Matty Sportscars. A considerable sum of money has been lavished on the car with supporting records and invoices. The original grey padded Lotus folder incorporates the handbook and maintenance record housing a number of stamps including several from the supplying dealer JCT Specialist Cars. Service records and virtually every MOT certificate fully document the 60,344 miles covered. A documented cambelt change was carried out in 2014 at 58,198 miles by Paul Matty Sportscars. An original 1988 Lotus Esprit sales brochure completes the history file. Representing a very genuine example enjoyed in the hands of true Lotus aficionados, this iconic 1980’s supercar must be seen.

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Lotus Esprit V8 GT

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A formidable and ferocious Lotus Esprit V8 GT with just 34,636 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
GRP/Kevlar composite body, rigid zinc-coated steel backbone chassis, tilting roof panel, front and rear stowage areas, rear pane spoiler, rear wing spoiler, front fog lamps, Cobra alarm immobiliser, one-touch electric windows, Momo three-spoke leather steering wheel, electrically adjustable heated door mirrors, centre console with stowage compartment. Factory options; Metallic paint, leather upholstery, Alcantara headlining, air conditioning.

EXTERIOR
This commanding and striking V8 GT is one of the final incarnations of the iconic Ital designed Lotus Esprit. These later examples restyled by designer Julian Thomson offer a suggestive nod towards the original shape unveiled at the 1972 Turin Motor Show albeit with many cosmetic revisions. This sensational low mileage example is finished in original and optional British Racing Green (code B21) which boasts a beautiful deep polished shine and uniform finish throughout. All trim sections, Lotus decals and badges are damage free and remain unmolested just as Lotus intended. There is a light scuff to the rear bumper and the clean engine bay displays all factory stickers and plates but the red cam cover has flaked slightly. The Lotus identity plate in the windscreen remains in place. Low slung, mid-engined and the feature of many a wall poster, all supercar credentials are well and truly ticked!

INTERIOR
Having covered such low mileage the original factory optional Muirhead leather upholstery in Magnolia (code XX21) has remained clean and largely wear free albeit for minor light creasing to the driver’s seat and discolouration to the bolster. Once installed in the low driving position, the driver is exposed to a traditional supercar environment which is not the most ergonomically advanced by modern standards but still surprisingly comfortable and demonstrates characteristic Lotus quirkiness! The original trimming to the fascia is fully intact and both front and rear storage compartments are clean. There is a small crack in two places to the trim and the air conditioning is not operational to full capacity. A full Lotus tool kit, removable roof cover and car cover are included. The sense of occasion and excitement is ever present to any occupant of this legendary Esprit, even before the key is turned!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Truly exhilarating, one of many narratives of the Lotus in-house developed all-aluminum, twin-turbocharged V8 engine with Allied Signal T25 turbochargers. Developing a phenomenal 350bhp at 6500rpm and 295lb ft torque at 4250rpm, the speed is electronically limited to 170mph and 0-60 flashes by in just 4.8 seconds! Absolute peace of mind is born from a complete mechanical overhaul totaling thousands of pounds carried out within the last six months. Parts supplied and fitted from Lotus specialists include renewal of all belts, turbos, clutch assemblies, fluids and braking components to list just a fraction. The result is a white-knuckle driving experience to truly set the pulse racing!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original lightweight six spoke alloy wheels of size 8.5Jx17inch to the front and 10.0Jx18inch to the rear offer the ultimate supercar stance which are unrestored with minor markings. Matching correct Michelin 235/40 ZR17 and 285/35 ZR18 have masses of tread remaining. The fully overhauled braking system with ventilated discs all round feature Kelsey Hayes 430 3-channel ABS to offer ample stopping capabilities to match the immense power.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Lotus selling agent Westminster Motors Ltd on the 9th March 1998 in the Isle of Man to first owner Mr Graham Nock, this example has had just four further keepers since, all fully traceable in the comprehensive history file. In 2001 the second keeper took ownership and the vehicle was exported to Ireland in 2006 where it remained until 2011 upon being purchased by the last registered keeper. A large comprehensive history file houses countless receipts and invoices throughout the life of the car with each keeper to fully document the incredibly low 34,636 miles from new. A considerable sum of money has been lavished on the car recently with all invoices to prove. The original green leather Lotus folder incorporates the handbooks and maintenance record housing a number of stamps including the most recent in December 2014 as part of the comprehensive overhaul.

All further handbooks, radio guides and alarm certificate are included along with an original Lotus Esprit V8 GT and V8 SE sales brochure. Now ready for the next thrill seeking appreciative owner.

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Lotus Omega

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An original and iconic Lotus Omega / Carlton with 39,558 miles.

MODEL HISTORY
Produced at the Lotus factory at Hethel, only a few people will be fortunate enough to drive a Lotus Type 104, also known as the Lotus Omega / Carlton.  The team at Lotus Engineering took a production car, built a new engine, added suspension modifications, fitted more powerful brakes and modified the bodyshell to accommodate the repositioned engine, gearbox and wider, larger wheels and tyres.  General Motors hoped to build 1,100 cars in total, but due to the recession of the early 1990s, the £48,000 price tag and adverse publicity surrounding the cars 176mph top speed for a family car, just 950 were completed.  Of the 950, 666 are LHD Omegas and 284 are RHD Carltons.  Once the fastest production saloon car in the world, number 593 is a very rare original survivor.

EQUIPMENT
Long-range halogen driving lights, green tinted glass, central locking, automatic suspension levelling, speed-sensitive power steering, heated seats, height and lumber adjustable seats, split folding rear seats, air conditioning, tilt steering wheel, electric sunroof, front and rear electric windows, multi-function check control warning panel, cassette holder, Phillips SC804 stereo.

EXTERIOR
The integrated aero package serves a vital purpose in the handling of this awesome machine and helps to distinguish it as an all-time classic hero.  Finished in striking Imperial Green 2-coat pearlescent paint, (Code E355), it looks tremendous.  The colour, which is unique to the Lotus, comes alive in bright light and minor stone chips to the bonnet and wheel arch extensions do not detract from the overall stunning deep gloss shine.  The correct tinted glass and Cibie headlights remain fitted and a small ding to the bonnet and front tow cover are barely visible.  The slots in the bonnet to feed the turbocharged engine remind admirers how special this car is.

INTERIOR
Absolutely preserved, the Anthracite Connally leather looks incredible combined with the fluted grey alcantara door cards and polished wood.  Correct features such as the Lotus badged rev counter, Lotus padded leather rimmed steering wheel and unique glove box Limited Edition plaque 0593 are present.  Perfectionists will note the factory set of driving mats made from the same material as the carpet with dark grey piping are in situ and a discreet racimex boost indictor has been neatly installed.  Four Lotus Omega door sill covers remain correctly fitted and the headlining is perfectly clean and tight.  Very special.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 3.6 litre 24v inline DOHC engine with a brace of Garratt T25 turbochargers and twin watercooled inlet charge coolers unleashes 377bhp at 5,500rpm and 568Nm torque at 4,200rpm.  The power delivery is phenomenal with an unlimited top speed of 176mph and 0-60mph in 5.2 seconds.  A recent full service has just been carried out by Specialists Harvey Gibbs.  The six-speed manual ZF transmission has a long-throw and offers reassuring solidity.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Unique to the Lotus Omega and Carlton are the stunning Ronal one piece 8.5Jx17 front and 9.5Jx17 rear alloy wheels.  Minor marks are barely visible and are shod in Yokohama 235/45 ZR17 front and 265/40 ZR rear tyres with ample tread.  The correct metal tyre valves are fitted along with the factory spare.  330mm diameter ventilated front discs with AP Racing 4 pot calipers and 300mm diameter ventilated rear discs with AP Racing 2 pot calipers perform impeccably and are standard fitment.

HISTORY FILE
One of just 415 Lotus Omegas supplied to the German market when new, this example was manufactured on the 19th December 1991 as confirmed by the Lotus Certificate of Vehicle Provenance.  Supplied by Adam Opel A.G. in Rüsselsheim to Mr Joerg Tuerkismue and according to the Fahrzeugbrief, (German Registration Document), this example has had just three keepers.  The Lotus Omega Inspection Booklet records the servicing over the years helping to confirm the 63,663kms, (39,558 miles).  An amazing collection of literature makes fascinating reading from the market launch material to the GM Continental Public Affairs negative photo slides!  Offered for sale by Classic Park in Boxtel (NL) who house a fabulous museum, our current UK owner was thrilled to acquire this original unmolested example after viewing many substandard cars and is now only available due to a new business venture.  All handbooks are contained within the unique Lotus Omega green leather folder.  An amazing opportunity to own a piece of motoring history.

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