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1978 Lotus Esprit Resto-mod!!! on 2040-cars

Year:1978 Mileage:28278
Location:

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Transmission:5 speed
Engine:2.0L
Vehicle Title:Clear
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: 78010596H Year: 1978
Number of Cylinders: 4
Model: Esprit
Trim: Version S-1.5
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 28,278
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 

Complete Frame Off Restoration with Modifications.

See Pictures with captions, it best explains and shows what has been done.

Likely the best condition S1.5 Esprit available

Over 40K invested

Needs nothing!

Not a Project!

Second Owner.

Purchased from Dave Bean in 1983.

Vehicle is for sale locally, I reserve the right to end this auction early.

 

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"We are delighted to open our doors to customers so that they can collect their new car from us direct." - Jean-Marc Gales
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Tue, 30 Oct 2012 18:20:00 EST

This has been a tumultuous year for Lotus - to say the least - from the company being sold off back in January to its CEO Dany Bahar being fired in June to its questionable financial status and rumors of the British automaker being sold off to another automaker. First, we heard that Volkswagen was interested in acquiring Lotus and parent company Proton, a rumor that was later dismissed. Now Automobile is reporting that fellow Brit Aston Martin could be in the market to work with or possibly even merge with Lotus.
While this is pure speculation at this point, such a venture could prove to be beneficial for both independent companies. That's because with Lotus focused on lightweight, relatively affordable sports cars and Aston Martin producing high-end performance cars, there is virtually no product overlap between the companies. The article suggests that a person or company wanting to merge these two automakers would have to raise between $1.1 billion and $1.6 billion in order to make a go of it, however.
We're not sure what to think of this latest rumor, but anything that can help get the struggling brand back to health at least has our interest.

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