Lotus Esprit Turbo Targa

33.000 euro

Exceptional Lotus Esprit in Black metallic over a Black interior.
Introduced by Lotus in October 1987 as a 'world-premiere' at the 'Birmingham Show-Exhibition', this Esprit was immatriculated at the factory 6 months before the official launch in june 1987.
Its a very rare Esprit, build as a 'pre production prototype' model and probably the very first LHD (left hand drive) of this new generation.
It comes today in fine condition, with 109.000 kms and just serviced at a Lotus Dealer who was surprised by the small different details and its overall good driving.
It has the 4 cylinder Turbo engine, 5 speed manual, the rear wing and the much wanted 'Targa' roof.
Those Esprits are now all in the hands of real sportscar-enthousiast, who like them for their reliability against cheap maintenance costs thanks to its very intelligent design and strong engines.
It was compared in the late eighties with the Porsche 928 and Ferrari 348 and can still match them with their pop-up lights and sportscar handling.
Ooh yeah, do you remember Richard Gere driving this Lotus Esprit with Julia Roberts in the blockbuster 'Pretty Woman' ?
Maybe its time for you to enjoy it as much as they did...
Delivered with all EU/Belgian documents and original manual/service book.