2001 Lotus Esprit V8 Twin Turbo. A desirable late model V8 Esprit in silver with black leather. The previous owner installed some performance upgrades, including a Quaife LSD, and 2002 style sport exhaust. The engine was also partially rebuilt in 2016, as was the differential (during the LSD installation). Other than these upgrades it is very much a factory original car.
This Esprit is in excellent condition, with only small cosmetic flaws here and there. I would say it is a solid Hagerty #2 condition, meaning not 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). There is some scratched paint on the edge of the wheels. The driver's side window trim strip has small paint chips. The shifter knob has some scratches. 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.
The car comes with many parts receipts (mostly from JAE), including a new clutch and a Quaife LSD in 2013 and an engine rebuild in 2016. I don't see pistons on the rebuild parts receipts in 2016, so the rebuild might have just entailed new main and conrod bearings, along with gaskets and seals. The differential was also rebuilt when the LSD was installed. The LSD is an upgrade that I am told helps protect the transmission from failure. The exhaust is a very sporty (and loud) 2002 style, with little or no muffler. It does appear to retain the cats, and the factory 2001 style exhaust valence spoiler is included to make reverting to stock exhaust simple.
I purchased the car from a Canadian seller earlier this year and imported it to the USA (It was sold new in California, so re-importing was easy). The car has a clean PA title in my name. While I think it is an incredible car and the ultimate Esprit, I'm finding it a bit out of place in my collection (too nice, too new). I am listing it here to see what offers I get and will either drive the car or pass it along. Please note that most of the photos are from the previous seller, the car has been in a climate controlled garage since. The first photo was taken when I received the car. If I get more serious about selling the car I will have it detailed and do a full set of beauty shots.
The Esprit includes owners manuals, 2 extra keyless fobs, spare tire, and tool kit. Receipts are in digital format.
Clean Autocheck showing 2 previous owners before me, I believe one in California and the other in Canada.
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.
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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 |