2001 Lotus Esprit V8 Twin Turbo. A well kept late model V8 Esprit in silver over black leather. One of just 81 Esprit V8's made in 2001, and likely one of just a few dozen made for the US market!
This Esprit was delivered new in California and was later exported to Canada by its second owner. The Autocheck shows two owners prior to myself. The car currently has just under 37k miles and is in very good running and driving condition. I purchased the car last year and while I think the V8 is the ultimate Esprit, I have decided to reduce my car collection due to lack of free time (please see my other listings as I have a few other cars for sale).
The previous owner purchased the car with engine damage due to a failed oil filter and subsequently spent over $20k on a complete engine rebuild, differential rebuild, and other performance and reliability upgrades. Every part of the engine was thoroughly inspected and many new and upgraded parts were used, most being sourced from JAE in California. Upgraded engine parts include forged pistons, blue JAE timing belts, and semi-solid engine mounts. The crank was replaced when the machine shop discovered a small crack. The engine rebuild was in 2016, and I don't believe much mileage has been put on the car since. The clutch and differential were also rebuilt by the previous owner, and a Quaife LSD was fitted. Upgrades to the rest of the car include 2002-style sport exhaust, an all-aluminum radiator, and upgraded suspension components. The previous owner mentioned that prior to his ownership, the car's ECU was replaced with an aftermarket version. He also mentioned that the gearbox was rebuilt before the oil filter event previously mentioned, so that wasn't touched when the rest of the drivetrain was rebuilt.
The car is in very nice to excellent condition, with only small cosmetic flaws here and there. I would say it is a solid #2 condition, meaning not quite Concours. There is a small crack in the bottom left corner of the windshield that looks old and appears to have been filled with glass repair epoxy (see photo). New windshields are $445 at SJS in the UK, I have not priced them in the USA. There is some scratched paint on the edges of the wheels. The driver's side window trim strip is losing its black paint. The shifter knob has some scratches. An older 3M-style clear bra was installed on the front of the car and has some very minor imperfections.
The silver paint is incredible and really accentuates the late model Esprit design details. In my opinion the pre-2002 Esprit V8s are the most beautiful iteration. Parts support on these cars is incredible, and you can find almost anything you need at SJS or JAE. Parts prices are very reasonable for an exotic car.
Please note that the sport exhaust is quite loud, with little or no muffling. It does appear to retain the factory cats, and the factory 2001 style exhaust valence spoiler is included to make reverting to stock exhaust simple.
The car has a clean PA title in my name. Included with the car are owners manuals, 2 extra keyless fobs, spare tire, and tool kit. The car includes its original body color roof panel. Glass panels are available for about $800 new or $500 used. I have some parts receipts from the previous owner, though it seems some receipts are missing. The previous owner has been a wealth of information and will be happy to discuss the work done with the next owner. He really spent a lot of time and effort perfecting the car.
Please contact me for more photos, or to see the car in person. The car is located in Malvern, PA, about 40 minutes west of Philadelphia. Pre-purchase inspections are welcomed, preferably by a mechanic competent in Lotus or other exotics.
Winning bidders: a $500 Paypal deposit is due within 24 hours. Please pay the balance within 7 days by wire or cash in person. Other forms of payment may be accepted, just ask ahead of bidding. Please pick up the car within 14 days, or let me know if you need extended storage while you work out transport.
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| Year: || 2001 || VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): || SCCDC08211HA10197 |
| Mileage: || 36945 || Transmission: || Manual |
| Make: || Lotus || Body Type: || Coupe |
| Model: || Esprit || Warranty: || Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty |
| Engine: || 3.5L V8 Twin Turbo || Vehicle Title: || Clear |
| Drive Type: || RWD || Options: || CD Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof |
| Safety Features: || Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag || Sub Model: || V8 |
| 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 |