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Make: Lotus
Model: Esprit
Type: Coupe
Doors: 2 Doors
Year: 1988
Mileage: 39367
Color: Black
Engine: 2.2L Turbo Inline 4
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Gray
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Santa Ana, California, United States

1988 Lotus Esprit 1988 LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO. Additional Info:

Offered for sale, from KURT TANNER MOTORCARS, is this desirable black Peter Stevens Esprit Turbo Coupe. This car was just purchased from it's owner in the state of Kansas who had the car garaged and tinkered with it over the past 10 years. Today, the car runs and drives well but could benefit from a recent full service and some minor turbo wastegate work. The car is an attractive driver in it's original-looking cosmetics.The bodywork on this car is close to perfect with nice factory gapping all the way around, very good opening and closing panels, and 100% original Triplex quality glass all in good condition. There's some evidence of light typical fiberglass stress cracks associated with a black Lotus of this age/era that has been enjoyed. Paintwork is now showing some of it's age in the form of some general light spidering, thinning/lifting clearcoat, various small chips and light scratches from normal use. Nevertheless, the car is very attractive from 10 feet and is the perfect "non-perfect" driver in this handsome black color scheme. The passenger door mirror needs some attention/ re-mounting.The car's interior looks lovely and highly original throughout, testament to the car's original recorded mileage. Seats are excellent and inviting in their original factory leather covers. The door panels look original and crisp. Carpets are amazingly very nice and in their original factory material, as well as the car's headliner. The black dashboard is in very good condition but is just showing some light lifting at the front, towards the windshield.Mechanically, the car starts immediately and healthily on the key and sounds excellent. There is no smoke or unwelcome noises. Idle is very good and regular. It's noted that the turbo is working correctly but the wastegate needs looking at, as it is sticking The car drives like a completely nice and normal example with it's recorded mileage, as one would expect. There is evidence of cylinder head work (possible rebuild) and possible head gasket replacement. Gearbox, clutch, steering, suspension, brakes all feel superb and operate correctly. The car could use a good general service and regular checkup. It's probably a wise precaution to replace the timing belt with the Gates upgraded item, although the one currently fitted looks to be in pretty good order. The Dunlop tire set appears newer with good tread and the car's factory alloy wheels look decent with some curb rashing on the passenger side wheels.The underside looks excellent overall and normal for a Lotus of this age and mileage. The car includes it's clean Carfax and the original owner's handbook documenting it's first owner and delivery Allentown, Pennsylvania.Overall, a very good driving black Lotus Turbo in generally nice original condition. It could use some minor cosmetic paintwork later, but after a service is an imminently usable car ready to provide lot of fun and excitement. Because of these car's rarity and desirability, it's a wise investment going forward.

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We will assist in shipping worldwide. The following prices do not include import taxes / fees, optional insurance, or additional fees charged by the export company. Shipping rates are$995 (small car) / $1,095 (mid size) / $1,195 (large) to the following ports: Bremerhaven DE, Southampton / Felixstowe UK,Antwerp BE, and Rotterdam NL. Shipping rate(small car) to Le Havre France is $1295. **Shipping rates are subject to change and may vary. The above rates are an estimated range and are not exact.

The vehicle description above is general in nature and not to be solely relied upon by buyer. Buyer is responsible to verify authenticity, matching numbers, condition, year, model, make, type, rarity, provenance, and all other relevant information. We do test drive the vehicles represented and give our general assessment, however we do not perform comprehensive systems / component checks including but not limited to: electrical, instruments, cylinder compression, carburetion, gaskets, suspension, steering, gearbox, engine, wheels, braking system, clutch system, exhaust, fluid health, fuel system, chassis, body, paint, etc. Independent inspections are welcomes and encouraged. Seller does not make any warranties expressed / implied regarding the vehicle’s design, compliance with any manufacturer specifications or government regulation, mechanical operation/condition, safety, or any components parts. Seller makes no warranties in regards to vehicle’s mechanical road-worthiness, and Buyer agrees to perform a mechanical inspection/service before operation of vehicle.

This car is sold with a clear title and is available for inspection by appointment.

This car is located in Southern California,35 minutes (30 miles)from the Los Angeles Port of Long Beach.


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