For Sale: 1979 Lotus Esprit Series 2

1979 Lotus Esprit Series 2

This 1979 Lotus Esprit Series 2, stunning in Calypso Red with Gold trim, is up for sale in New South Wales through a member of the Club.

The car’s a 1979 Lotus Esprit Series 2 in Calypso Red with Gold trim. Under the hood is a two-litre 907 naturally aspirated, twin overhead cam engine producing
160hp.

1979 Lotus Esprit Series 2

This car is for the absolute driving enthusiast. The Esprit S2 delivers the ultimate driving experience, from exhilarating performance, superior road handling – won by Lotus through seven Fomula 1 World Constructors’ Championships – to stunning looks by Italian supercar designer Georgette Giugiaro. Every aspect of this race-bred machine was built to go fast.

1979 Lotus Esprit Series 2

The car was imported from the United Kingdom in 2003, engineering certified and inducted into a meticulous restoration journey. Central to the car’s journey
has been Steve Taylor at Lotus Marques, who has provided extensive technical support and advice. Below is a summary of the restoration:

  • Rebuilt engine with new pistons, rings and cylinder liners (engine has done less than 5000 kilometers since)
  • New Lotus head, valves and double-set springs
  • Refurbished brake calipers, new pistons, brake lines and disks
  • Incorporation of all Lotus service bulletins
  • Restored leather interior, new headlining, cockpit lining and new fitted carpets – dashboard is original marcasite
  • Complete body restoration – fully stripped and painted with showroom quality two pack paint, new trim and new door seals
  • New timing belt, water pump and fuel pump
  • Workshop manual
  • Safety Certificate

An extensive file-record of all tasks, costs and receipts is available. Interest is invited from serious and genuine buyers. Car viewing will be by appointment only – so get in very quick to own a piece of British motor-racing history.

Asking $75,000.

Please contact Iain on 0400 323 611, check the car out on Carsales or send Seth an email here and he’ll put you in touch.