1998 LOTUS ESPRIT V8 GT

KEY FACTS

  • This Lotus Esprit V8 GT is a very good example of the classic sports car, with a Storm Titanium finish and low mileage.
  • It is powered by the 350bhp 3.5-litre twin-turbo ‘Type 918’ V8, coupled to a five-speed manual gearbox.
  • An excellent service history is reported to be on file.
  • The car is one of just 204 examples of the V8 GT built.

EQUIPMENT AND FEATURES

  • The V8 GT model featured a detuned version of the ‘Type 918’ V8, but was still capable of 0-60mph in just 4.4 seconds, and a 175mph top speed.
  • This Esprit V8 GT was specified with Storm Titanium paintwork and black leather upholstery.
  • The more discreet rear spoiler was chosen from the factory, rather than the larger rear wing. It rides on the original six-spoke alloy wheels.
  • An aftermarket Pioneer head unit has been installed in the cabin, which also features a three-spoke Momo steering wheel and an Alpine speaker system.
  • Its original owner’s manuals and service book will be included, along with a raft of maintenance invoices.

CONDITION

  • There is no known bodywork damage.
  • Its Storm Titanium paintwork has been refreshed in the past, so presents very well today, with a minor stone chip on the bonnet and some small marks around the front bumper.
  • The wheels have recently been refurbished.
  • Inside, its original black leather upholstery is lightly worn on the driver’s seat with creasing and ‘patina’, but the rest of the cabin appears to be in generally superb order.
  • A few scratches can be seen on the Pioneer head unit, and the temperature gauge is slightly cloudy.
  • No electrical faults have been detected.
  • The most recent MOT test was on 15 May 2019 at 49,573 miles, which was a pass with one advisory to check-over the alignment of all four wheels and tyres. It will require a fresh MOT certificate before taking back on the road.

SERVICE HISTORY

  • The vendor notes that the engine has been overhauled, and the car has also benefited from new tyres, brakes, discs, turbos, a new catalytic converter and a new clutch in recent years.
  • Its most recent service was performed in 2019 at PJS Sports Cars in Burton upon Trent, and technicians at the same workshop also replaced the cam belt in 2018.

SUMMARY

This Lotus Esprit V8 GT is a low-mileage example of an acclaimed modern classic sports car, and represents one of just 204 built. Benefiting from a recent engine overhaul and regular maintenance, it would make a wonderfully agile and absorbing companion for weekend B-road use or a fine addition to any collection of British-built icons.

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Car Overview

  • 50,277 miles
  • manual
  • RHD
  • Strom Titanium
  • Black
  • 3.5L
  • VINSCCDA082XWHC15577


Lot Overview

  • Lot #05586
  • private Sale
  • Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Seller

  • AlexStevenson

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