The futuristic-looking Giorgetto Giugiaro-styled Lotus Esprit began production back in 1976 and was developed throughout its lifetime spawning more and more accomplished versions. Beginning with the S1 which had a starring role in the James Bond film, ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’, the S2 followed in 1978 including minor styling changes and a version sporting a turbocharger pumping out 210 bhp. The S3 saw a subtle remodelling of the bodywork and an increase in engine .
Running alongside was this are turbocharged GT3, being the last Esprit produced with a four-cylinder engine, offering performance not far off the V8, with 243 bhp, a 0-60 time of 4.8 seconds, and significant savings of both purchase price and running costs compared with its stablemate.
This stunning one owner GT3, one of only 169 built, finished in Metallic Lotus Green, has only covered 31,000 miles with a full and comprehensive service history inc books and invoices even the original sales brochures are in the comprehensive history file
The interior is bright, smartly presented and airy with optional magnolia leather and factory-fitted air conditioning .
She is in beautiful cherished condition and also has the removable roof panel making for a great open air experience weather permitting of course .
On the road it is amazing to remember that the first Esprit came out in 1976 and this development is probably the ultimate driving version of the model and certainly more entertaining than many of its contemporaries.
Supplied fully inspected,serviced with 12 months warranty.