Classic Cars for Sale on Car and Classic UK.

CLASSIC CARS


1980 Lotus Esprit S2.2 SOLD

Not for sale - it has been sold via a Car and Classic Free Ad
The lowest production catalogue model at an estimated 88 units (only 66 in the domestic market), the Esprit S2.2 not only has rarity value but also a historical one. It marks the introduction of the vastly improved 2.2 litre Lotus engine. Manufactured for just one year and one month between 1980 and 1981, there are very few examples of this car still in existence. I have owned this car for six years now, during which I have only witnessed two other S2.2s for sale, having constantly poured over the classic car market ads during this period.

This particular car is presented in the original body colour of Carnival Red with gold pin stripes and decals. It has just been resprayed by fibre glass car specialists, SMS Autospray following a full strip down of the body to ensure the best possible finish. The interior is trimmed in the original brown Marcasite which has been brought back to the original colour using brown suede dye. The seats, rear bulkhead, arm rest, choke housing, door card inserts and gear stick gator are in champagne leather, all of which were retrimmed last year. A certificate of provenance from Lotus shows that this is the only car produced with this body colour and trim combination.

Although this car has covered some 85,000 miles, it has been fully restored in my workshop with assistance from SJ Sportscars when needed. Work carried out includes:

- Full engine re-build
- Gearbox overhaul
- Complete new suspension
- Complete new braking system
- Steering overhaul
- Renovation of chassis
- Complete renovation of electrical components
- New dash board
- New carpets throughout
- Refurbished original Speedline wheels
- New body panels and trim where needed

Throughout the restoration I have strived to return the car to its original specification and the car now benefits from having the original steering wheel and door mirrors which are exceptionally hard to come by. There is also an original S2.2 owners handbook which is even rarer than the car itself. In the front boot is the original spare wheel and in the engine bay is a full tool kit roll and jack attached to the engine cover as they were originally presented.

Having already completed a full nut and bolt restoration of my S1 and the recent purchase of a new S1 project, unfortunately I just can’t accommodate all my babies so I’m afraid the S2.2 is going to have to go. The car has recently had a cam belt change and service, and comes with a full MOT.

Owing to the rarity of this car and its exceptional condition, I am asking £42,000. This car must surely be worth well in excess of the very best S2s. I have a fully documented spread sheet of all the parts I have bought for the car and a box file rammed with receipts. Also, there are hundreds of photos of the restoration which I will put on a CD for the new owner.

I am based in Northampton, just five minutes from Junction 15. Call Ian on 07971 317732 or email me on [email protected]

Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Lotus
  LOTUS
Model Esprit
Year 1980
Mileage 85,000 miles
Country UK
Region Northamptonshire
Town Northampton
Status Private
Ref C1065707
 

Similar Adverts
1988 Lotus Esprit X180

Finished in Monaco White with Grey Full Leather Interior. Non Turbo Peter Stevens Designed X180. Sunroof / Glass Targa Roof. OZ Alloy Wheels. CD Player. 58,000 Miles With Service Records

  • £24995
  • 13-Apr-2019
  • Essex
  • Trade
1980 LOTUS ESPRIT'S WANTED ALL MODELS

Lotus Esprit's Wanted Any Year any model and in any condition . We will offer the best price for your Lotus and travel anywhere including overseas . Please call Mark on 07732 339759 or 01245 248143

  • £5000
  • 10-May-2019
  • Essex
  • Trade
1986 Lotus Esprit's Required

Lotus Esprit's required for stock . In any condition from mint cars to restoration projects Any models , will travel anywhere including overseas . Top prices paid Please call Mark on 01245 248143 Or 07732 339759

  • £10000
  • 13-May-2019
  • Essex
  • Trade
1986 Lotus Esprit Turbo in Berlin for sale!

This Lotus is overhauled during the last 5 years for over 55,000.--€, he received a new Cylinder Head, new Pistons, new Turbo Charger, new Shock Absorbers, new Seals, new Leather Interior in Bi-Color red and black. The painting calypso red is still original, new Tyre's Front and back, car has 215 .....

  • £28500
  • 04-May-2019
  • Germany
  • Private
1978 LOTUS ESPRIT S1

1978 Lotus Esprit S1 finished in yellow with black leather interior . This Esprit has only 6 previous owners and only covered 76,000 miles and comes with a history file including the original owners handbook. The last two owners have carefully restored this car over the last twelve years, the underneath .....

  • £35995
  • 11-Apr-2019
  • Essex
  • Trade
1980 LOTUS ESPRIT WANTED

Lotus Esprit's Wanted In any condition from mint cars to restoration projects Any models , will travel anywhere including overseas . Top prices paid Please call Mark on 01245 248143 Or 07732 339759

  • £
  • 08-Apr-2019
  • Essex
  • Trade
1978 LOTUS ESPRIT S1

1978 Lotus Esprit S1 finished in yellow with black leather interior . This Esprit has only 6 previous owners and only covered 76,000 miles and comes with a history file including the original owners handbook. The last two owners have carefully restored this car over the last twelve years, the underneath .....

  • £35995
  • 18-Mar-2019
  • Essex
  • Trade
1978 Lotus Esprit S1

1978 Lotus Esprit S1 finished in yellow with black leather interior . This Esprit has only 6 previous owners and only covered 76,000 miles and comes with a history file including the original owners handbook. The last two owners have carefully restored this car over the last twelve years, the underneath .....

  • £35995
  • 14-Mar-2019
  • Essex
  • Trade
1982 Lotus Esprit S3 ** 23K MILES *ONLY 2 FORMER KEEPERS *DR

A VERY ORIGINAL S3 LOTUS ESPRIT DRY STORED SINCE 1993 REQUIRES RECOMMISSIONING?

  • £22950
  • 29-Mar-2019
  • Gloucestershire
  • Trade
1989 LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO SE S3 ID17028

Marque : LOTUS Modèle : ESPRIT TURBO SE Type : S3 Motorisation : 4 EN LIGNE Cyl : 2174 CC Puissance : 197 KW – 268 CV Boite : MANUEL 5V Poids : 1537 KG Vitesse max : 245 KMH Couleur : NOIR Intérieur : CUIR NOIR Conduite : LHD Année : 01-01-1989 Propriétaires : .....

  • £30300
  • 06-Apr-2019
  • Belgium
  • Trade