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1986 Lotus Espirit Turbo, Manual, 78k Miles, All Original on 2040-cars

Year:1986 Mileage:78708
Location:

Ankeny, Iowa, United States

Ankeny, Iowa, United States

 1986 Lotus Espirit Turbo, Manual, 78K Miles, All Original. Has the 2.2L Turbo. Runs and drives great. Overall this vehicle is in good condition considering its age, and has all the records from the past 20 years. It does show some signs of its age cosmetically. Normal rock chips on front bumper and lower spoiler, including a scrape on the passenger front bumper. The front hood has been painted. Sun visors are coming apart. Rear spoiler has a couple small chips. There is also some paint coming off the edges of the doors. This car is straight and true with minor touch ups needed. Ask for more pictures of specific areas in needed.

Recent repairs include: Primary fuel pump, Old fuel removed, new fuel filter, new headlamp relays (4), oil and filter, ignition coil, spark plugs and wires, fuel accumulator.  

Other work done within last 2000 miles includes: Secondary fuel pump, warm up regulator, rebuilt cold air valve, intake manifold gaskets, starter, water pump, clean/repair radiator, radiator hoses, vacuum pump, front and rear brake pads, and upper rear ball joints.

Includes: Service and Part manuals. Service documents and part receipts from approximately the last 20 years.

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Lotus confirms new Elise S Cup

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:45:00 EST

Head on over to the Lotus website, and though the Elise isn't offered in the United States anymore, buyers in other markets can choose between numerous models: there's the base Elise, the Elise Club Racer, the Elise S and the Elise S Club Racer, and that's before even getting into the even more extreme Exige that's also based on the Elise. Track-day enthusiasts can also go for the full-on Elise S Cup R, but now the British sportscar manufacturer has confirmed a new variant.
Called the Elise S Cup, it slots in between the CR and the Cup R as an extreme performance model that can actually be driven to the track and back home on public roads. The S designation tells us it packs the 1.8-liter supercharged four that already produces 217 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque in the existing Elise S, Elise S CR and Elise S Cup R, but as we saw when Lotus was testing the new variant around the Nürburgring, the Elise S Cup packs some key upgrades.
It's got an aero kit - including front splitter, winglets, side skirts, rear diffuser and rear wing - that's more aggressive than other road-going models (though apparently less extreme than the track-focused S Cup R), helping to generate 145 lbs of downforce at 100 mph and 275 lbs at top speed and besting the Elise S around the Lotus test track by an impressive three seconds.

Lotus Elise, Exige recalled over oil line fire risk

Thu, 28 Feb 2013 08:30:00 EST

Lotus is recalling 451 examples of the Elise and Exige from the 2007 and 2008 model years. The cars in question, built from December 1, 2006 to October 31, 2007 could be affected by an oil cooler line that detaches from its fitting. If the line comes loose it could release oil onto the engine and possibly start a fire, or onto a tire and potentially cause a crash.
A bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates the recall is expected to begin on March 4. Notified owners can take their cars to their dealers for repairs to the lateral oil cooler hose and hose fittings. You'll find the full release from the NHTSA below with more information.

Lotus F1 apologizes for tweeting support for LGBT Olympians

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:30:00 EST

The Lotus Formula One Team is apologizing after its official Twitter account posted this image of two men kissing in connection to the opening of the Winter Olympics on Friday, February 7. It claims that the original tweet was "unauthorized."
The tweet, which Lotus deleted later that day, can be viewed to the right and was promptly replaced an apology that said, "We would like to sincerely apologise for an unauthorized message posted on our Twitter account today & will ensure this cannot happen again." Responses to the kerfuffle on its Twitter page have mostly focused on confusion as to what the original tweet was and why it was removed.
While the Sochi Olympics have been controversial among LBGT groups because of Russia's laws banning so-called "gay propaganda," the country has a growing importance in F1. In fact, the first Russian Grand Prix is scheduled to run later this season on a circuit around the Sochi Olympic Park. Genii Capital, the team's owner, has business interests in Russia, and according to the BBC, the Lotus F1 team is working on a deal to with Russian mobile phone company Yotaphone to sell it 10 percent of the team.