2000 LOTUS ESPRIT V8
(530) 662-9169
Well the time has come to sell my 2000 Lotus Esprit V8. This mid-engine car pushing 400+ HP and weighing 3043 lbs. is just a bit too much car for a 74 year old. It is finished in a sleek “New Aluminum” exterior paint combined with a black leather interior. Rare “crystal titanium” finished multi-spoke OZ Racing “Nova” alloy wheels are a perfect match with the paint. The color and wheels are a great combination for this Esprit and really highlight its unmistakable lines. The interior was updated for the 2000 model year to have a much better looking instrument cluster binnacle. The back has been updated to the 2002 style with round LED tail lights and center out exhaust. It’s hard to think of a better exterior and interior combination. It’s just so pretty! This car has less than 25K miles and is highly optioned at the factory with the Twin Turbo Engine, 5 Speed Manual Tran-axle, Leather Interior, AC, AP Racing Brake Calipers, Nova Wheels, PS, PB, ABS, SRS, alarm and so much more. Lotus only built 1,237 units of the Esprit V8 between 1996 and 2004 and only 97 were imported to the US in 2000. It has always been stored inside, covered and driven less than 1,000 miles in the three years under my care. With so few made, the value is sure to keep climbing.
This particular car has had a large number of mechanical and cosmetic upgrades costing over $12K and this doesn’t include everything; nor does it include duty, shipping or labor (See the attached list). Extensive documentation, OEM and spare parts are provided. As far as I know, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this car. Still smells of new leather inside. It does not leak any oil or fluids whatsoever. Runs and drives great, actually scary!
Many pictures (81 total) located at: www.flickr.com/photos/68_s90/albums
Mileage as of Nov 30 2018 is: 17,757 + 6,877 = 24,634 miles (Speedometer replaced @ 6,877 by dealer 5/15/05, Dealer Invoice Provided, AutoCheck score is low because of this)
VIN is: SCCDC0821YHA10033 Factory Standard Mechanical Equipment & Specs
1. 3.5L DOHC 32-valve aluminum alloy mid-mounted V8 engine2. Dual Garrett T25 water-cooled turbochargers3. 5-speed manual Tans-axle w/twin-plate racing clutch4. Rear wheel drive5. Dual front mounted oil coolers6. Rigid steel zinc-coated backbone chassis7. Independent dual wishbone front suspension w/coil springs, anti-roll bar8. Rear suspension w/upper & lower transverse links, radius arms & coil springs9. Power Breaks, Power rack & pinion steering10. 235/40ZR 17 Dunlop SP9000 SBR front tires11. 285/35ZR18 Dunlop SP9000 SBR rear tires12. 17” front, 18” rear alloy OZ racing wheels13. AP racing disk brakes w/4-piston calipers14. 3-channel, 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)15. Self balancing dual fuel tanks w/19 gallon capacity16. Air Conditioning17. Alarm System18. SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM: 400+ @ 6,500 (Sport 350 ECU)19. SAE Net Torque @ RPM: 295 @ 4250
2000 Lotus Esprit Upgrades & Extras
1) Lotus OEM Nova Wheels in rare Crystal Titanium ($3,500)2) Raid Daytona 340mm Steering Wheel, Leather/Air Bag ($1,035, OEM Wheel Included)3) Wizard Performance Aluminum Radiator with 3 SPAL Fans ($1,199)4) Oil Cooler Radiator Fans ($220)5) SJ Sports Cars Bilstein Shock Upgrade ($818)6) SJ Sports Cars OEM 320mm front rotor upgrade from Esprit Sport 350 ($1,258)7) SJ Sports Cars OEM rear rotor upgrade from Esprit Sport 350 ($1,148)8) Adjustable Upper & Lower Rear Links w/HEIM joints ($399, OEM links included)9) Performance Stainless Steel dual center out exhaust ($880, OEM center out muffler & Cats included)10) SJ Sports Cars OEM Cheese Grader center out rear valence ($157)11) OEM Lotus 2002 Rear Transom for round tail lights ($660, OEM Transom included)12) Eliseparts.com LED round tail lights ($564, OEM Tail Lights included)13) JAE Blue Timing Belts (Should be good for 30K Miles)14) Lotus ECU upgrade to Sport 350 High Torque Code (Performed by Lotus $275)15) OEM Lotus Optional Glass Sunroof16) High Performance Injectors ($800, OEM Injectors included)17) Pioneer DEH-P790BT Blue Tooth Radio/CD18) Battery Tender with Connector in Front Trunk19) ECU Performance “Red Code” PROMs (Included but not installed)20) Hardcopy of the Shop Manual & OEM Parts Manual21) SJ Sports Cars Lotus OEM tools, New Never Used ( 2 ea. T000T1337F CAM Location Pins $71 , 1 ea. T0001345F CAM Tolerance Pin $49, 2 ea. CAM Locking Caps $169 )22) Kit to replace plastic fuel pipe assembly (OEM plastic is a fire hazard, OEM A918E0192F assembly included)23) DeCAT pipes for OEM Center Out Muffler (Not Installed, Can be Used with Center Out Muffler)24) Lotus OEM “New Aluminum” Toutch Up Paint (New Never Opened)

Used
“Very nice, still smells of new leather inside.”
Year: 2000 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): SCCDC0821YHA10033
Mileage: 24634 Body Type: Coupe
Make: Lotus Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Model: Esprit Vehicle Title: Clear
Engine: 3.5L V8 Options: Pioneer Blue Tooth Radio C/D, Floor Mats, CD Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof
Drive Type: RWD Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows Exterior Color: Silver
Fuel Type: Gasoline Interior Color: Black
For Sale By: Private Seller Number of Cylinders: 8
Drive Side: Left-hand drive Transmission: Manual