Stored in MA. 1992 Lotus Esprit SE Turbo High Wing brought to you by Zoom Classic Cars. This exceptional and gorgeous exotic beauty was one of 172 built with only 12 imported to North America. None were imported to the US. The car is in excellent condition and has been meticulously maintained and always stored in heated storage by the owner. Originally purchased in 1992 by the Sales Manager from the Weissach Lotus dealership in British Columbia Canada and then acquired by the current owner in 2016 with 66,524 miles on the odometer. The car now shows approximately 68K. This Lotus is powered by a 2.2-liter dual overhead cam, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces an estimated 264hp at 6,500 rpm. The strong engine is mated nicely to its smooth shifting 5-speed manual transmission. The exterior of this vehicle is silver with a brand new black leather interior. The interior features a wraparound driver's-side dash that has full VDO instrumentation and wood grain details. The car also has its factory alloy wheels with "Lotus" cast into one of the five spokes of each. Standard equipment includes power steering, power windows, air conditioning and premium AM/FM stereo. The dramatic and instantly recognizable High Wing spoiler is seamlessly integrated into the styling, and a glass roof adds to the Esprit’s driving pleasure. It is reported that only 625 Lotus Esprit SE Turbos were ever produced from 1992-1996 and only a few SE models built in 1992 were equipped with the optional sunroof. All of the Esprits were built by hand one at a time.
This particular car has had a complete Frame on restoration since purchased by current owner including a complete engine removal, rebuild and re-install by Reid’s Automotive of Whitman MA and Aston Martin-Lotus of Waltham MA. The engine overhaul included the following: guides, rings, liners, main bearings, Rod bearings, complete valve job, resurfaced flywheel, and all necessary machine work. In addition new mounts and all ancillaries were replaced or rebuilt including Oil pumps and rotors, water pump, thermostat and gaskets, Fuel injectors, primary and secondary, fuel pump. cooler pump rebuilt, new Hose sets, fuel, water, heater, all gaskets top and bottom, Timing belt and tension bearings, alternator and belts, A/C compressor, belts, Plugs, wires, and coil packs, ECM and ECU, new battery and new Garrett T-3 Turbo rebuilt by “Turbonetics”. Air boxes were refurbished, Gas tank cleaned, new vent hoses and new fuel sender installed.
Other work included New SS header by “Alunox” and Ceramic coated by “Jet Hot”, New SS dual outlet Exhaust. With new Cat installed and Cat delete pipe available with purchase, Clutch, pressure plate, spigot bearing, Gear box and transmission gone through, new boots and bushings, Axle bearings and seals, shifter rebuilt and new bushings.
Exterior work completed included new tail light assembly, Front spoiler refinished and re-painted, new marker light bezels and new sunroof buffers. Interior Work included new pedal pads, Interior carpet stripped, added Dynamat, new pad and leather trimmed Wool carpet from “Coverdale”. Seats and console fully re-upholstered, trunk area re-carpeted, exterior B pillar trim re-done, new seat belt assembly, new Sony Stereo head unit, Panasonic power with JL audio C5-650x and AudioFrog GB-40 speakers. The car rides on new tires with 7/15/2016 Hankook Ventus V2 345/50/16s on the rear and 204/50/15s in front
The Lotus brand stands alone as highly distinctive and without equal and this Esprit is a wonderful example of Lotus Founder Colin Chapman's commitment to building cars with precise design and engineering with the most advanced technologies and materials available. Lotus cars have a history of being agile, fast and responsive and you'll find that in this 1992 Esprit. Loads of documentation including receipts, factory parts and service manuals and factory keys that go with car. Clean Title. Don't miss your opportunity to own this classic British exotic. Car stored in MA. Please call Jeff for more information or to schedule a viewing. Reduced Now $41,900 or best offer. Thanks for Looking!