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Lot 675
1986 Lotus Esprit S3
1986 Lotus Esprit S3
IMG_2173 Lotus Esprit S3 1986 IMG_2174 Lotus Esprit S3 1986 IMG_2175 Lotus Esprit S3 1986 IMG_2176 Lotus Esprit S3 1986 IMG_2177 Lotus Esprit S3 1986 IMG_2178 Lotus Esprit S3 1986 IMG_2179 Lotus Esprit S3 1986 IMG_2180 Lotus Esprit S3 1986 IMG_2181 Lotus Esprit S3 1986 IMG_2182 Lotus Esprit S3 1986 IMG_2183 Lotus Esprit S3 1986 IMG_2184 Lotus Esprit S3 1986 IMG_2185 Lotus Esprit S3 1986 IMG_2186 Lotus Esprit S3 1986 IMG_2187 Lotus Esprit S3 1986 IMG_2188 Lotus Esprit S3 1986 IMG_2189 Lotus Esprit S3 1986 IMG_2190 Lotus Esprit S3 1986 IMG_2191 Lotus Esprit S3 1986


Lot Number: 675
Estimate: £17,000 - 20,000
  • V5 Present
  • MoT May 2022 - Expired
  • Chassis number: SCC085912FHD12229
The striking Lotus Esprit was penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro, and represented a major step forward for Lotus, propelling it almost into supercar territory and, of course, giving it major publicity when Roger Moore's James Bond drove examples in the 007 films The Spy Who Loved Me and For Your Eyes Only.

This example, a Series III non‑turbo registered in May 1986, has been owned by the vendor for six years, and is in very good condition inside and out. It was repainted and re‑upholstered around nine years ago, before the vendor bought it. He describes it now as 'not perfect, but a nice clean example that runs well'. Under his ownership, the engine and gearbox have been fully rebuilt by Lotus specialist GST Performance, with the engine only doing 150 miles since it was put
The striking Lotus Esprit was penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro, and represented a major step forward for Lotus, propelling it almost into supercar territory and, of course, giving it major publicity when Roger Moore's James Bond drove examples in the 007 films The Spy Who Loved Me and For Your Eyes Only. This example, a Series III non-turbo registered in May 1986, has been owned by the vendor for six years, and is in very good condition inside and out. It was repainted and re-upholstered around nine years ago, before the vendor bought it. He describes it now as 'not perfect, but a nice clean example that runs well'. Under his ownership, the engine and gearbox have been fully rebuilt by Lotus specialist GST Performance, with the engine only doing 150 miles since it was put
  • V5 Present
  • MoT May 2022 - Expired
  • Chassis number: SCC085912FHD12229
Estimate: £17,000 - 20,000

back in. New alloy fuel tanks, sender unit, SU fuel pump, fuel lines, aluminium coolant pipes have been fitted along with new Dell'Orto caburettors. The coolant system is filled with coolant called Ice Cooler (around £100 for 10 litres, ready-mixed) and the car is also fitted with a fan switch in the car so cooling of the engine can be switched on at will.

The car has also received new rear driveshaft gaiters, steering rack gaiters, track rod ends, front tyres and throttle cable. The engine has a four-branch manifold fitted and brand new Lotus exhaust silencer.

The current MoT is valid until May 2022 and six former registered keepers are noted on the V5C, which is present. The history folder also includes a very large amount of invoices dating back to the early part of the 21st century. Print-outs of information on the Esprit S3 are also in the file, as is the original book pack, albeit only with the owner's handbook and first after-sales service details inside. The MoT certificates date from 1998, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2021. A photo album shows the repaint and other refurbishment of the Lotus. Finally, in addition to two hefty workshop manuals, there's a copy of the book Lotus Esprit: The Complete Story by Jeremy Walton, with this car adorning the front cover.

Please note: This car has been stored with us since March 2022 and it's MoT has just expired. Following it's sale, the vendor is happy to put the car through an MoT.

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO PRODUCED 1ST JUNE BY ACA OF THIS CAR.

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