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For Sale: 1988 Lotus Esprit in Hilton, New York

Vehicle Description

1988 Lotus Esprit Turbo Part of the Peter Stevens redesign that boosted its popularity and demand for the balance of styling and performance that Lotus enthusiasts were yearning for. This was a Great Generation for the Lotus Esprit. HCPI High Compression Fuel injected Engine Manual Transmission with Race Inspired Gearing Functional Aerodynamic Styling that was way ahead of their counterparts. Low Original Miles! Beautiful leather Interior, Carpeting, and Dash. Impeccably Maintained with Timeline Maintenance and Service Recently Completed so you don't have to. Previously owned by a very astute and knowledgeable auto enthusiast and collector If it needed or possibly could need it was Done... Even a New Clutch was also installed. Have the Factory Books and even the plastic bag with the Lotus Badge in which your Owner's Manual came in. Did I say LOW MILES? Yes! LOW MILES! This Esprit is Gorgeous and Worthy of many compliments. AMAZING and it is not easy to find flaws. Great Running and Exceptionally Clean. More pics to follow... Stay tuned. Call us with any and all questions We Sell and Ship Worldwide.! The Lotus Esprit appears to have been with us for a long time, fighting Italian mid-engined exotica for supercar supremacy from its base in darkest Norfolk. Catch sight of an Esprit on the roads today and the arresting silhouette still has enough drama and poise to warrant a double-take. Impossibly low, fabulously sleek, beautifully proportioned and clean, it looks like a low-flying missile locked on to its target. Like the Porsche, the Lotus has been the subject of constant development, but for us it was the Peter Stevens redesign of 1987 that marked the Esprit's ascendancy to true superstardom. Stevens softened the edges of the sharply creased, wedgy Giugiaro original, endowing it with a butch, muscular body, it's these cars, fitted with 4-cylinder turbo powerplants, that now make the best buys second-hand and therefore it's these that we will be focusing on here.Of course, for people like us the looks would count for nothing if they weren't matched by equally stunning driving dynamics and stirring performance. The Lotus reputation has been built on fiercely precise, incisive handling with feelful steering combined with a compliant, supple ride, and the Esprit certainly did its bit to enhance that reputation. It doesn't have the nervous handling traits that have plagued many mid-engined cars; instead it has an abundance of grip with incredibly sharp turn-in and power oversteer that's so controllable you just can't help indulging yourself. In this respect the Esprit is brilliant, confidence-inspiring and intoxicating, urging you to drive it hard. Not only did the car change in 1987, but the name did too. Up until that time, it was always known as the Turbo Esprit, but the two words were reversed to mark the Peter Stevens redesign. Underneath, it was essentially the same car. Boost was increased to add 5bhp to the 210 of the Giugiaro version, giving the Esprit Turbo a top speed of 146mph. On display now in our showroom Great Lakes Classic Cars 6 Upton Street Hilton,N.Y. 14468 Body Kit, Fog Lights, Rear Spoiler, Air Conditioning, Center Console Storage, Dome Lamp, Premium Leather, Tinted Glass, Armrests - Dual Front, 5-Speed Manual Transmission, Am/Fm Radio, Additional Keys, Luxury Package, Sports Package, Alloy Wheels, Spare Tire, Moonroof, Bucket Seats, Leather Seats

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1231343
  • Price:$26,495
  • Location:Hilton, New York
  • Year:1988
  • Make:Lotus
  • Model:Esprit
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Beige
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:24964
  • Stock Number:E1031
  • VIN:SCCFC20A6JHF62429