1994 Lotus Esprit Turbo S4

Bold, eye-catching 2.2 Turbo S4 showing 75,074 miles with impressive history

Dating from August 1994 this striking Esprit series 4 features the 2.2 litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine, mid-mounted for ideal weight distribution, rear wheel drive and driven through a 5-speed manual 'box.

This example, quite the eye-catcher in its yellow and green livery has undergone a colour change recorded with DVLA from British Racing Green to Yellow in July 2012 although the green theme has been maintained with green painted 5-spoke alloy wheels, rear wing and stripes.  Our vendor has enjoyed the car over the last 5 years covering c.5,000 miles in this time and is the 11th owner of this 264bhp rocket-ship.

Inside we see the usal array of hand stitched leather, with additional after market carbon trim and quilted leather adorning various edges and panels in the cockpit.

The history file includes the V5C, an impressive 18 old MOTs plus current clean MOT running until August 2021, owners manual and service book with 14 stamps showing it was supplied new in July 1994 by White Dove Garages Ltd of Cardiff, registered M969HTX. There are some 13 service stamps plus 2 further hand written entires, the last by Esprit Engineering, Lotus specialist in December 2012 at 69,000 miles. An additional entry suggests the timing belt and tensioner was changed at 63,500 miles in 2011.

A file of invoices within the history file include a new fuel pump in April 2020, new calipers in October 2018, a more recent lube service inc. new track rod ends in may 2017, a repair to the fuel tank and new breather pipe in March 2015. Another, undated 3-page invoice reveals the bidy was removed annd various replacement parts fitted including new brake pipes, body mount bolts, powder coating of suspension parts and replacement rear shocks fitted.  In relation to this work, related parts invoices on file suggest this work was done through the summer of 2017.

In another selection of invoices we find evidence of a timing belt and tensioner change in June 2014 along with new in tank fuel pump and injectors by Esprit Engineering at a cost of £1,159, fitment of a Quicksilver exhaust and recon charge cooler pump in 2013 at a cost of £819. We also see a purchase receipt for some £876 euros for a blow off valve, performance clutch, exhaust back pressure switch and stainless braided clutch line.

In addition to the file of invoices we also see a selection of original sales brochures for the S4, purchase receipts, historic data checks and Lotus Esprit World Freescan manual version 1 with box of cables etc.

An attractively priced Esprit S4 with scope for minor cosmetic improvement (chips to the paint, pictured) that offers proper sports car credentials with super car looks and very good history file.

For more information, contact - [email protected]

Reg No: K60TUS
Chassis Number: SCC082910RHA61154
Engine Number: LN910930828299
Engine Size: 2174
Docs: V5C; handbooks & service book with 14 stamps; 18 old MOTs; invoices, brochures

Estimate: £15,000+

Lot 42

Lot ended

Thursday 05/11/2020

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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