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1977 Lotus Esprit


SOLD £13,625

This Lotus Esprit remains in the original factory body colour of 'S04' Orange with Orange / Green patterned interior.

The car left the production line on the 4th September 1976 being orginally allocated to 'Bell & Colvill' according to the order form, however the dispatch book list the car as being sent to 'Grange Motors' of Brentwood. The car then returned to Lotus un-sold on the 28th January 1977 being later dispatched to the final selling dealers 'Andersons (Newton-Mearns) Ltd of Glasgow. 

Ironically the system shows the car being maintained by 'Len Street Ltd' who were based in Chelsea, the other end of the country again!

The Esprit started production at serial number 100 in June 1976, therefore based on serial number sequence for the UK market the car is the 63rd Esprit out of 282 cars. One of  only 20 Orange car produced.

This Lotus appears on the HPi database under a previous registration number as being ‘Damaged’ on the database. The date given for this incident is April 1993. So 23 Years ago! There is no category given.

The history folder we have contains a record of its ownership from new together with a certificate of providence issued by Lotus.

Here are a few extra 'Bullet Points' regarding the car.....

  • The car looks 99% complete.
  • Owned by the vendor for since 2012.
  • Other than the air-box the engine / mechanical aspects look complete?
  • Various trim parts missing ~ gearknob, internal door release etc etc..
  • The lower spoiler, exhaust and sun visor panel is thankfully supplied.
  • Will require a thorough restoration...obviuolsy
  • Chassis number: 7608/0162G.  Taken from Lotus Certificate Of Provenance.
  • Engine number: CC7760813005. Taken from Lotus Certificate Of Provenance.
  • Transmission number: 0047. Taken from Lotus Certificate Of Provenance.
  • We have not had the car running.
  • Supplied with a Lotus Certificate of Provenance dated January 2012
  • Stated as having a Orange / Green from the factory although as you can see is now Red leather.
  • The engine appears free.
  • The gear linkage does not look to be connected?

 The car cannot be purchased prior to the auction.

*We can also confirm that both Engine & Chassis numbers match the Lotus Vehicle Provenance Certificate In the vehicles folder.


  • Lot Number: 86
  • Year: 1977
  • Make: Lotus
  • Model: Esprit
  • Registration: YNU187S
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Engine Size: 1973
  • Estimate: £6500 ~ £7500
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