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1978 Lotus Esprit 1978 LOTUS ESPRIT. SERIES 1. DELLORTO CARBS, WOLFRACE ALLOYS.

Price: US $29,900.00


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Condition:Used
Year:1978
Mileage:51441
Body Type:Coupe
Drive Type:RWD
Model:Esprit
Engine:2.0 Liter Inline 4
Number of Cylinders:4
Exterior Color:Black
Number of Doors:2 Doors
Transmission:Manual
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Trim:1978 LOTUS ESPRIT. SERIES 1. DELLORTO CARBS, WOLFRACE ALLOYS.
Interior Color:Black
Vehicle Title:Clear
Manufacturer:Lotus
Warranty:Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Manufacturer Exterior Color:none
Manufacturer Interior Color:none
Item status:In archive
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Car location:Santa Ana, California, United States
For Sale By:Dealer
Last update:7.06.2020



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Kurt Tanner


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1307 E St. Gertrude Place • Building A

Santa Ana California 92705













1978 LOTUS ESPRIT. SERIES 1. BLACK WITH BLACK TRIM. 5-SPEED, DELLORTO CARBS, WOLFRACE ALLOYS. GOOD DRIVER CONDITION. RARE CAR, 1 OF ONLY 718 PRODUCED. 51,441 MILES



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VIN:
[hidden information]H


Stock:
0459


Mileage:
51,441


Color:
Black


Trans:
Manual


Engine:
2.0 Liter Inline 4


MPG:
 


Drivetrain:
RWD






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Description


Offered for sale, from KURT TANNER MOTORCARS, is this desirable Series 1 Lotus Esprit in great colors. This car was just purchased from it's owner of the past 12 years who spent plenty on maintenance and sorting out small repairs. The car was largely rebuilt mechanically in the 1990's including engine, front and rear suspension rebuild, around 44,000 miles. Today it runs and drives well and is in a nice driver condition.
The bodywork on this car is very good overall with good gapping. The older but good paintwork is showing it's age with some minor spidering, chips, slight cracking but still presents perfectly well for an around town usable driver. It's very glossy with a great black shine. Glass appears to be very good and it's all of the car's original Triplex pieces. There is a receipt for new bumpers sometime in the past which are still looking great and holding up well. The car's original Wolfrace alloys (4) have been recently powder-coated in gunmetal gray and suit the car handsomely.
The car's interior has been retrimmed and still looks quite nice and correct. Seats have been upholstered in black vinyl along with the dashboard top pads, instrument cluster, door panels, etc. The headliner appears original to the car. The interior trim looks very good overall and presents well. The previous owner spent plenty on having instruments and electrical switches all operating correctly. The striking green gauges look to be in beautiful condition.
Mechanically, the car feels very good. The rebuilt engine starts easily on the key with a bit of choke, revs well with normal oil pressure and no unusual noises. The car can be driven briskly with it's rebuilt taught suspension, it's handling and brakes inspiring confidence. Please view the driving video.
Overall, a desirable and attractive Giugiaro-designed Lotus Esprit Series 1 in a very approachable and usable condition. This rare car has been well cared for by it's previous and is in just the right condition to drive and enjoy.Please look at all pictures and call or email with any questions.

We will assist in shipping worldwide.  The following prices do not
include import taxes / fees, optional insurance, or additional fees charged by
the export company.  Shipping rates are $995 (small car) / $1,095
(mid size) / $1,195 (large) to the following ports:  Bremerhaven DE,
Southampton / Felixstowe UK, Antwerp BE, and Rotterdam NL.  Shipping
rate (small car) to Le Havre France is $1295. * Shipping rates are subject
to change and may vary. The above rates are an estimated range and are not
exact. *

The description above is general in nature and not to be solely relied upon
by buyer. Buyer is responsible to verify authenticity, matching numbers,
condition, year, model, make, type, rarity, provenance, and all other relevant
information. Seller does not make any warranties expressed / implied regarding
the vehicle’s design, compliance with any manufacturer specifications or
government regulation, mechanical operation/condition, safety, or any
components parts. Seller makes no warranties in regards to vehicle’s mechanical
road-worthiness, and Buyer agrees to perform a mechanical inspection/service
before operation of vehicle.

This car is sold with a clear title and is available for inspection by
appointment.

This car is located in Southern California, 35 minutes (30
miles) from the Los Angeles Port of Long Beach.

KURT TANNER MOTORCARS

909.241.1051 – CELL 

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Offered for sale, from KURT TANNER MOTORCARS, is this desirable Series 1 Lotus Esprit in great colors. This car was just purchased from it's owner of the past 12 years who spent plenty on maintenance and sorting out small repairs. The car was largely rebuilt mechanically in the 1990's including engine, front and rear suspension rebuild, around 44,000 miles. Today it runs and drives well and is in a nice driver condition. The bodywork on this car is very good overall with good gapping. The older but good paintwork is showing it's age with some minor spidering, chips, slight cracking but still presents perfectly well for an around town usable driver. It's very glossy with a great black shine. Glass appears to be very good and it's all of the car's original Triplex pieces.


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