1998 Lotus Esprit GT3

Lot: 255

Sold for (£): 32,190
Offered for sale is a 2.0L 1998 Lotus Esprit GT3 manual. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 108 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Post '98 facelift car with one owner from new and only 56,000 miles...


  • From 1998, the GT3 featured a special 2.0-litre, 240bhp, 4-cylinder Lotus turbocharged engine
  • 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds, 0-100 mph in 12.9 seconds, and a top speed of 163.5mph
  • Optional V8 rear spoiler and GT3 decals enhance dramatic Peter Stevens styling
  • Factory-fit twin exhaust currently de-catted and offering stunning soundtrack
  • Impeccable service history, fully stamped service book, and recent comprehensive 'C' service
  • GT3s offered similar performance but lower running costs compared with its V8 sibling



Lot Details

Registration: R379 GAA RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1998 Engine size: 2.0L
Make: Lotus Odometer reading (miles): 56225
Model: Esprit GT3 MOT expiry: 2020-03-12
Warranted: Yes Chassis number: SCCEA0824WHC22254

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 108 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:



Door-cards: Carpets:
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Car presents as a one owner vehicle. Very well looked after. Interior is in excellent condition for its age.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Powered by a special 2.0 litre variant of the 4-cylinder Lotus turbocharged engine. This highly developed engine produces 240bhp at 6250 rpm and 294 Nm (216lb.ft) at 3750 rpm.  


Gears: Drive-shaft:


High-torque, 5-speed manual transaxle with a hydraulically operated clutch.

Running Gear

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All electrics in working order

Vehicle History


1 owner car. History file contains majority of receipts and original book is present with many stamps (as follows)

06/05/1998 Haydon Cars 1029 miles
07/08/1998 Haydon Cars 6510 miles
13/05/1999 Haydon Cars 18,606 miles
14/09/1999 Haydon Cars 24,247 miles
14/01/2000 Haydon Cars 29,528 miles
14/06/2000 Haydon Cars 35,885 miles
18/12/2000 Haydon Cars 42,587 miles
04/04/2002 Hayden Cars 45,295 miles
15/04/2004 Sportmotive 48,417 miles
28/02/2008 Sportmotive 53,889 miles
28/04/2016 TrackVRoad 56,040 miles

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
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