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1995 Lotus Esprit S4

Price: US $49,995.00

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Engine:2.2 liter Turbocharged 4 Cylinder
Options:Leather Seats
Power Options:Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
Sub Model:S4
Number of Cylinders:4
Safety Features:Anti-Lock Brakes
Drive Side:Left-hand drive
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Interior Color:Tan
Exterior Color:Red
Drive Type:RWD
Vehicle Title:Clean
Body Type:Coupe
Warranty:Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
:“Common issues addressed, serviced, and ready to drive!”
Item status:In archive
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Public info

Car location:Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, United States
For Sale By:Private Seller
Last update:15.08.2020

Additional Info

1995 Lotus Esprit S4 - Fully Serviced - EVERYTHING WORKS - 38,000 Miles - Final Edition Wheels & More
I purchased this Esprit last April on eBay, after having seen it the year prior on display by the former owner at a European Car Show in South Carolina.  The car showed very well, but had common issues that needed sorting.  I set to work bringing the car up to the state of a daily driver to relive my past (I have been a longtime Esprit fan) sorting out common Esprit issues that plague just about every SE, S4, or even V8 car you might look at.
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When I bought it, I requested an inspection to be performed by Atlanta area Lotus expert Pannell Motorcars.  My request to the shop owner was simple: fix everything, no leaks, no issues.  He went to work.  After that, local audio customs shop CarTunes was engaged to install an upgraded audio system, and backup camera.  I then drove the car home 400 miles without a hitch, but uncovering a number of additional problems that needed sorting.  In came GMP Motorsports in Charlotte, NC to sort out the problems found which included evaporative system leaks, clutch system leaks, and a need for a set of new injectors and finally a visit to Midnite Auto in Mooresville, NC to fabricate a brand new exhaust system with high flow catalyst and Borla muffler to replace the leaking straight pipe system that was in place.  2,000 miles later: this car starts, runs, drives, doesn't overheat, cools the cabin, and doesn't leak at all.  It's ready for you to drive!
Everything works!  Some highlights:   Minimal if any corrosion on the underside of the car - this is a lifelong Southeast car and the undercarriage shows it.The gauges all work.  Both fuel tank doors open perfectly and the car fuels as it should from both sides.  The pop-up headlights pop-up perfectly.  The a/c cools and the blower motor spins.  The interior is in very nice shape with minimal drivers side bolster wear - a rarity - and there is minimal shrink in leather anywhere even on the dash or binnacle.  The transmission also shifts properly and as smooth as any UN1 will.  Carfax Report Here:[hidden information]%20LOTUS%20ESPRIT%20S4%3AS4S%3A%20SCCFD30C2SHF61509.pdf?dl=0
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In the last year the following items have been installed, repaired or replaced to get it in shape:All evaporative system tubing, the charcoal canister, and a new solenoid.Master and Slave Clutch Cylinders Air Conditioning: has been repaired and blows cold.Primary and Secondary Fuel Injectors.Transmission Input Flange Gasket.Michelin Pilot Sport Tires.High End Audio system with Back-up Camera.IAC, TPS and Oxygen SensorMandrel bent exhaust: 300cell Metal Matrix catalyst & Borla Pro XS mufflerEvery fluid in the car has been flushed and replaced.During prior ownership the following was performed and inspected as good to go :Blue Timing Belt (3-5 years old)Spax Adjustable Coil-Overs at all Four CornersFront Carbon Fiber Chin SpoilerULTRA RARE 03/04 Final Edition Esprit OZ Nova Wheels (these often sell for $10k+ by themselves)S4S ECU ProgrammingMomo Steering WheelStainless Steel Braided Clutch LineMulti-Fan Radiator CoolerWalk Around Video Here     : Sound Video Here :
What's else is worth talking about?
Paint condition on this car is fair.  It looks great and shows great particularly after a $1,000 professional detail late last year, however, some spider cracking in the 25 year old paint is occurring on the drivers side rear fender and on the back deck in the middle though not severe in that area.  I suspect the front bumper and probably the bonnet have been repainted at some point in the car's life.  
It's also important to note that this car does not have it's factory airbag steering wheel installed, instead a nice Momo aftermarket part, and I don't have one to supply.  I have reinstalled a high-flow catalyst which passes emissions in my local area.  Further, the Michelin's are a bit oversize - when driven very aggressively with a large driver (I am over 200lbs) & a full tanks of fuel or a heavy load in the cargo area out back the drives side rear tire can rub on occasion.
How hard will it be to get this car from you to me?
If you're not up to road tripping in a classic exotic car, thats OK.  I am happy to help arrange shipping for you; I've had good luck with Plycar and can arrange everything for you with them.  I am also happy to coordinate shipping with any reputable carrier.
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