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1988 Lotus Esprit Turbo

Northshore Sportscars | 1225 Rockland Rd, Rte 176 Lake Bluff, IL 60044. | 847-247-0447

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Vehicle Info

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Ext. Color: White
Mileage: 24,020
Trans: 5 Spd Manual
Engine: 4 Cyl
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In 1987, the Esprit was restyled by British designer Peter Stevens. Stevens, who would later go on to design the McLaren F1, produced a less angular, more rounded Esprit. Giugiaro is said to have liked the new shape, claiming it was perhaps too close to his original design. The exterior changes were accompanied by a redesign of the interior that gave more space to the occupants. The revised Esprit was not given a new "Series" number but is often called by its project code of X180.
Panels for the body were produced using a new process called VARI (Vacuum Assisted Resin Injection). Kevlar reinforcement was added to the roof and sides for roll-over protection. This also increased the Esprit's torsional rigidity by 22%. The Lotus Turbo Esprits have been regulars on the movie sets including James Bond "The spy who loved me", “For your eyes only” and "Pretty Woman" starring Julia Roberts.
This particular example is a limited Commemorative Edition of which only 88 were built. It is #54 of the 88. The special pearlescent white exterior with two tone blue and gray interior were common to all 88 cars. The car has just 24k miles and has had 3 owners. It has a clean CARFAX and is truly in mint condition. The motor is the very potent 2.2 liter 4 cylinder turbo charged coupled with a 5 speed manual transmission. The original 15 inch OZ alloy wheels were replaced with the later 17 inch OZ Esprit V8 alloy wheels. The original wheels and tires come with the vehicle. The original leather wrapped steering wheel was replaced with a great looking wood wheel and again the original wheel comes with the car. There are only two small blemishes in the original paint that are shown in the photos. The interior shows minimal wear as Lotus glove soft leathers usually do wear prematurely. There a few barely visible cracks in the wood dash facia but again less than most Lotus cars of this age. We also have some records, service manual disc, and original tools. This Esprit looks and drives as new..

Northshore Sportscars is an Authorized Morgan Dealer offering new models to all of the US. We also offer a handpicked selection of classic British and European Sports cars for sale including Alfa Romeo, Austin Healey, Jaguar, MG, Mercedes, Morgan, Lotus, Triumph, and Porsche for all budgets. Our restoration shop provides complete service and parts for all of the cars we sell. View these quality vehicles at our indoor showroom located in Lake Bluff, Illinois. Same location for over 24 years! Please contact us at 8472470447 and we would be happy to assist you. www.northshoresportscars.com On FACEBOOK
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In 1987, the Esprit was restyled by British designer Peter Stevens. Stevens, who would later go on to design the McLaren F1, produced a less angular, more rounded Esprit. Giugiaro is said to have liked the new shape, claiming it was perhaps too close to his original design. The exterior changes were accompanied by a redesign of the interior that gave more space to the occupants. The revised Esprit was not given a new "Series" number but is often called by its project code of X180.
Panels for the body were produced using a new process called VARI (Vacuum Assisted Resin Injection). Kevlar reinforcement was added to the roof and sides for roll-over protection. This also increased the Esprit's torsional rigidity by 22%. The Lotus Turbo Esprits have been regulars on the movie sets including James Bond "The spy who loved me", “For your eyes only” and "Pretty Woman" starring Julia Roberts.
This particular example is a limited Commemorative Edition of which only 88 were built. It is #54 of the 88. The special pearlescent white exterior with two tone blue and gray interior were common to all 88 cars. The car has just 24k miles and has had 3 owners. It has a clean CARFAX and is truly in mint condition. The motor is the very potent 2.2 liter 4 cylinder turbo charged coupled with a 5 speed manual transmission. The original 15 inch OZ alloy wheels were replaced with the later 17 inch OZ Esprit V8 alloy wheels. The original wheels and tires come with the vehicle. The original leather wrapped steering wheel was replaced with a great looking wood wheel and again the original wheel comes with the car. There are only two small blemishes in the original paint that are shown in the photos. The interior shows minimal wear as Lotus glove soft leathers usually do wear prematurely. There a few barely visible cracks in the wood dash facia but again less than most Lotus cars of this age. We also have some records, service manual disc, and original tools. This Esprit looks and drives as new..

Northshore Sportscars is an Authorized Morgan Dealer offering new models to all of the US. We also offer a handpicked selection of classic British and European Sports cars for sale including Alfa Romeo, Austin Healey, Jaguar, MG, Mercedes, Morgan, Lotus, Triumph, and Porsche for all budgets. Our restoration shop provides complete service and parts for all of the cars we sell. View these quality vehicles at our indoor showroom located in Lake Bluff, Illinois. Same location for over 24 years! Please contact us at 8472470447 and we would be happy to assist you. www.northshoresportscars.com On FACEBOOK

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