1992 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE 'High Wing'- ex Press Car.

Lot: 734

Sold for (£): 21,780
Offered for sale is a 2.2 L 1991 Lotus Esprit manual. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 86 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

An iconic Lotus Esprit SE 2.2 Turbo 'High Wing' ...This lovely Esprit was first registered in September 1991 and is a particularly well-known car. One of two original factory press cars, this Calypso Red example was much photographed in period, has appeared in a number of contemporary road tests by motoring magazines. It featured on the cover of 'Performance Car' in November '91 and we believe that it was used by Lotus in their displays at various Motor Shows and Motorfairs at the time. 

This sparkling Esprit has covered a mere 59,000 miles and the service records display 9 service stamps with the last at 57,000 miles which included a cambelt change. 

Our vendor is a gentleman who has a passion for British Sports Cars, and who has previously owned over 20 Lotus cars during his lifetime and he enthusiastically tells us it that, in his opinion, this car is “the most rewarding Lotus he has ever driven”.

Included in the car's documents file are a valid MoT Certificate until December 2016 and a Lotus “Certificate of Vehicle Provenance”. Sensibly guided, this car represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a really nice example of a rare model with lots of history that has patently been well cared for.

Lot Details

Registration: J491BCL RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1991 Engine size: 2.2 L
Make: Lotus Odometer reading (miles): 59000
Model: Esprit MOT expiry: 2016-12-15
Warranted: No Chassis number: SCC082910NHA60010

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 86 / 135


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Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history