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2002 Lotus Esprit V8-25th Anniversary



2002 Lotus Esprit V8-25th Anniversary Edition

If you are looking for an exotic, rare and iconic sports car, here is your car… The Lotus Esprit first debuted in Turin in November of 1972 designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro’s and was unveiled to universal praise or maybe it was lust… Needless to say this fundamental shape would serve as Lotus’s iconic flagship sports car for just over 30 years, ending production in 2004. The 2nd generation car styled by Peter Stevens carried the original design but was new from the ground up. The car I have here is the 25th anniversary model of which Lotus imported just 100 examples in 2002.

These cars feature a 350 horsepower 3.5 liter twin turbo V8 and the famed Lotus handling. If you haven’t had a chance to drive one, put it on your bucket list. Few cars will gather the level of interest on the road as this car and few cars will handle like it. What a car!

This particular car has led a very pampered existence and has covered just 12,911 miles since new! The car was originally purchased at Lotus of Atlanta in September of 2002. My customer purchased the car from them in March of 2011 when the original owner traded it in. It had been exclusively serviced by them and comes complete with all of its service history. My customer is extremely particular and he embarked on an upgrade and service campaign to make this car like new. Here is what has been done in the last few hundred miles:

  • Brand new Final Edition shocks and springs. These are the ride height adjustable OEM Bilstein Dampeners and Eibach springs that came on the 33 “Final Edition” 2003.5-2004 Esprits. A great upgrade that is over $4000!
  • Performance Alignment
  • 2004 OEM High Torque ECU Upgrade
  • Hi-Flow Catalytic Converters
  • New Transaxle Seals
  • Fresh service- Engine Oil, Transaxle, Brake Fluid

Additionally the following upgrades were made:

  • European GT3 steering wheel replacing the ugly original Isuzu airbag wheel (original wheel included)
  • Final Edition Heating and shift knobs, nice upgrade!

The car is virtually like new inside and out and has never been damaged. It comes complete with all the original books, keys, remotes, service history, two pairs of OEM floor mats and the factory toolkit. If you are looking for a late model Esprit this is a no excuses example.

What are you waiting for, hasn’t a photo of this car hung on your garage wall as an object of desire? I know it has on mine…

 

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