eBay We are selling our Series 3 Lotus Esprit Turbo.
We are the second owners, and have had this car since 1987.
It currently has 50620 Miles. VIN#SCCFC20A3EHF60465
Original Calypso Red exterior and black leather interior.
Known issue: A/C doesn’t work
Modifications: Air to Air Inter-cooler, vacuum resevoir (it helps the brakes and vacuum system), Red/Amber/White LH and RH Rear Tail lamps converted to LED type; headlamps changed to Halogen type
Tires: 8000 miles on BF Goodrich 205/60R15 HR4 in the front & 235/50R15 HR4 in the rear
Timing Belt was replaced at 36500 miles.
The Alternator its belts were replaced in 2015 with a new Bosch 105Amp alternator and 3 weeks ago the 12V battery (Optima) was replaced.
Since vehicle is not used much, 12V battery has high current cut off switch.
The head lamps take about 2 seconds rise and lower. The windows take about 3 seconds.
The car has a Code Alarm system and 2 fobs.
The car is being sold with its garage car cover, Service Book, Parts Book, 1 spare oil filter, 2 spare air filters, the car’s tool kit or roll, owners manual, and spare “Esprit Turbo” decal set (not shown) for when the day comes to repaint this vehicle.
There is no warranty, the vehicle is sold AS IS. The buyer is responsible for pick up, and/or shipping to where ever they live. Buyer is responsible for sending $500 via PayPal as initial deposit. Balance is due in 10 days. When check clears, the title will be sent out to the buyer. Inter bank transfer is OK also, should go quicker and would be easier for non US buyers.
The buyer is also responsible for their own state's or provincial vehicle import or sales or registration taxes.
If you have questions, please ask through eBay's Contact Seller.
We don't have a car hoist here at home, so we can't take a decent under side photo (the car body is smoothed under neath so there isn't much to see). Another ebayer indicated that these have a galvanized steel tube frame, so they are not prone to rusting. The body is fiber glass reinforce plastic, so it doesn't rust either.
I did replace 2 photos with 2 pictures from under the engine and transmission (with the engine's belly pan removed, yes the engine bay belly pan comes with the car). One photo is from under the car battery looking forward, and the other is from behind the left rear wheel looking up to the catalytic converter.
One person asked if I could include a drive by video, here's a link:
here are questions asked to me, not sure why eBay didn't add it for other people to read, so I will appended it to my information.
1) Yes all the A/C parts are there, it worked a few years ago... My current thoughts are to check the A/C Wide Open Throttle switch, it might have gotten disconnected when the alternator was replaced (I remember it not working or activating after getting a new alternator - if I have time I'll check that Tuesday evening); 2) No the car does not need painting, if you want a perfect Concours level then yes it will repainting, otherwise its daily Drivers Class, the air dam under the front bumper was repainted about 10 years ago; 3) yes it is drivable -- if you want A/C, that needs attention;
another person asked if I had the original tail lamp bulbs?Yes, they are included with the car too. They currently reside in a sandwich bag in the trunk. They are a common bayonet base type used in the 1970s and 1980s, the lamps can be installed from the trunk side of the lamp assemblies in seconds (very easy access).
2 people asked me, would the car be driveable and pass the California Emissions Test?I don't know, Michigan stopped its emissions test back in the 1990s. When this car became 10 years old, it became exempt from the Michigan testing, it passed for the few years it was required to take the test. California's emissions test and requirements were and still are more restrictive than those here in Michigan.As CYA for me, I'll just say the buyer is responsible for passing their local emissions testing if they are required to still pass those tests with a vehicle greater than 20 years old.
|“vehicle is "Used",... Original Paint and seats are probably in average condition for a 50K mile vehicle. The engine and transmission are still a good strong runners.” |
| Year: || 1984 || VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): || SCCFC20A3EHF60465 |
| Mileage: || 50,640 || Transmission: || 5 Speed Manuel |
| Make: || Lotus || Body Type: || Coupe |
| Model: || Esprit || Warranty: || Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty |
| Trim: || Turbo || Vehicle Title: || Clear |
| Engine: || 2.2L I4 DOHC 16V || Options: || --, Cassette Player, Leather Seats |
| Drive Type: || RWD || Power Options: || --, Power Windows |
| Fuel Type: || Gasoline || Sub Model: || Turbo |
| For Sale By: || Private Seller || Exterior Color: || Red |
| Disability Equipped: || No || Interior Color: || Black |
| Drive Side: || Left-hand drive || Number of Cylinders: || 4 |