1983 Lotus Esprit Turbo – SOLD
1983 Lotus Esprit Turbo
Red with black leather interior, 2,174cc DOHC 16-Valve Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Engine, 5-Speed Manual, Factory a/c.
The Lotus Esprit became an instant star when James Bond and ‘Q’ chose it for the 007 films “The Spy Who Loved Me” and “For Your Eyes Only.” A Turbo Esprit for Roger Moore as James Bond was used in “For Your Eyes Only” with skis strapped to the back for a skiing trip to Italy’s posh Cortina ski resort. What more can be said, awesome!
The Esprit design was unmistakably from the pen of designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. The Esprit featured all-independent suspension and Lotus’s own 16-valve, four-cylinder engine placed transversely mid-ship, mated to a five-speed transaxle. Disc brakes were fitted to all four wheels, the rears being mounted inboard. In 2.2 liter turbocharged form, the Esprit produced 210bhp and was good for a top speed of 148mph, 0-60 mph attainable in just 6.1 seconds. Hand built in limited numbers; the Esprit remains one of the most iconic and popular thoroughbred sports cars ever produced.
Acquired in a multi car trade from a large Midwestern collector, this beautifully maintained and stored Lotus is one of the finest examples of a meticulous owner/owners.
With only 44,580 actual miles, the photos show the care this vehicle has had throughout the years.
Serviced by our “Authorized” Factory Lotus garage, this racing legend is ready for your turn of ownership.
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