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1979 Lotus Esprit S2 **BARN FIND**



1979 Lotus Esprit S2 **BARN FIND**

This is potentially a car for the serious Lotus enthusiast. The longer you spend looking around the car, viewing the finer points etc, the more the car improves. 

Nice smart under front bonnet area with a genuine engine compartment, not to mention the interior. With unworn pedal rubbers and gear lever top. The seats, although split etc with age and sunlight still shout genuine.

The car left the Lotus factory in October 1978 and we believe was registered by the dealer before being sold in September 1980 to the first private owner with just 950 miles on the clock.

Remaining in their ownership until passing into their sons hands later in the vehicles life. 

We are informed by the vendor that the son can be contacted through social media to clarify his family's ownership. 

Entered by a Classic Lotus enthusiasts who unfortunately just hasn't the time to turn this fantastic car into something really special. 

The car entered the UK in 2013 and has been in storage since its arrival.

Supplied with a NOVA certificate issued on the car arrival in the UK.

Also with the vehicles paperwork is the original Lotus owners manual, the shipping information, various vehicle inspection paperworks carrying recorded mileages at the time, a period Lotus price chart and the remains of the original order sheet stating the following extras.

  • Factory fitted air conditioning $900.00
  • Metallic paint $390.00
  • Customer leather interior 4620.00
  • And what looks like a total purchase price of $31,965

An absolute fortune back in the 1970's

Please take the time to view this car..... it really could be something special. !! 

One piece of paperwork could be very important. This is a vehicle alignment report dated March 1985. It also carry's the mileage information. That mileage is just 3541. 

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  • Lot Number: 18
  • Year: 1979
  • Make: Lotus
  • Model: Esprit S2
  • Registration: To Apply For
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Current Milometer Reading: 3753
  • Estimate: £10,000>>>