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Lotus Esprit 1986 Turbo S3 on 2040-cars

US $14,900.00
Year:1986 Mileage:36463 Color: Red /

Alamogordo, New Mexico, United States

Alamogordo, New Mexico, United States
Transmission:5 speed manual
Body Type:2 door
Engine:2.2l turbo
Vehicle Title:Clear
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: sccfc20a0ghf60796 Year: 1986
Interior Color: Biscuit
Make: Lotus
Number of Cylinders: 4
Model: Esprit
Trim: 2 door
Drive Type: rwd mid engine
Options: Sunroof, CD Player
Mileage: 36,463
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
Sub Model: Esprit
Exterior Color: Red
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. ... 

  Up for sale is my 1986 Lotus Esprit. I have owned this car for about a year and a half. I purchased it from Lamborghini of Houston, and it has been super reliable and fun to drive. Its my 2nd esprit and I have owned other exotics, so I am fairly well versed in these style of cars.  Car leaks no oil, does not smoke, makes boost, transmission syncros are smooth and do not grind. Clutch lets out half way and works perfectly. AC blows cold, just serviced. Wipers, lights, clock, instruments all work properly. Headlights go up and down properly. Has the removable sunroof. Brake pads are new in the back, and the fronts are almost new. New tires, less than 1200 miles on them.  Transmission and engine oil changed at 34,000 miles. Rack and pinion in good shape. Cam belt is in good condition and does not need serviced. New air cleaner and spark plugs.

The car has been repainted in the original color. I do not know when it was painted, it was this way when i got it. They did a really good job on the repaint. No overspray or weirdness. All jams look good. The glass on the car is perfect, looks basically new. The interior has been redone at somepoint also. There is no sign whatsover of the car ever being in an accident, no weird stuff with the frame or the underside of the car. The interior looks very good, but the steering wheel does show some sign of wear. The wheels are in good condition, but the clear coat on the rims is checking and looking a little faded.  Car temp has never exceeded 90 degrees celsius. The oil pressure at idle when the engine is properly hot (2 hours of driving) is 25 pounds. 50 pounds at idle when just around town. Cooling fans come on and turn off as they should. Car is missing the spare tire/rim. Has a brand new Kenwood Ipod compatible cd player. New battery. This is a fuel injected (bosch) model. I do not have emissions testing here, I do not know if it will pass emissions. On carfax it shows a history of failing, then passing emissions fwiw.

Overall I would say the car is in very good shape. It is not brand new, bear in mind its 27 years old. It does have a few rock chips in the paint and some wear showing here and there. That being said I am happy with the condition of the car.  I can store the car for you until you arrange shipping.  If you want to talk about it call me at 575 430 1322. Good luck!!!

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Sun, 04 May 2014 08:58:00 EST

It's been about two years since DRB-Hicom took over Proton, and through it Lotus. One of its first courses of action was to fire the existing CEO, Dany Bahar, and proceed to scrap most if not all of his (arguably over-) ambitious plans. In his place they put one of their own - Aslam Farikullah - as Chief Operation Officer, but now the Malaysian-owned British automaker has attracted an industry heavyweight to lead it into the future.
That heavyweight is Jean-Marc Gales. The British- and German-educated Luxembourgian has spent the past couple of years running the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA), but may be better known for his previous posting as CEO of PSA Peugeot Citroën between 2009 and 2012, during which time he introduced the Citroën DS line, amongst others, and increased the French automaker's sales. Before PSA he worked for Daimler, General Motors and Volkswagen.
As the new Chief Executive Officer of Group Lotus, Gales will face the difficult task of growing a business based on three models - the Elise, Exige and Evora - that date back to 1996, 2000 and 2009, respectively. Whether he'll push for new models like his predecessor did remains to be seen, but he'd be wise to learn from Bahar's mistakes and avoid overextending what has always been a relatively small automaker.

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