1985 Lotus Esprit Turbo 2-Door Coupe
European Motor Studio is proud to offer this stunning 1985 Lotus Turbo Esprit finished in a very desirable and rare color combination of British Racing Green Metallic of Biscuit leather interior. This Esprit left the Hethel Norfolk factory in August of 1984 and was invoiced to Ron Greenspan VW Subaru on Van Ness in San Francisco where it sold new to its first owner on February 22, 1986. The car has lived in the bay area and Southern CA since brand new and had been serviced by Barber Bros Lotus in Concord CA trough the 80’s and early 90’s and has service records and history dating back to brand new. The British Racing Green Metallic paint shows beautifully with just a few stone chips on the front nose and a few stone chips on the lower rockers behind the wheels and three small hairline cracks in the fiberglass on the driver door by the Styled by Giugiaro badge. The interior is in phenomenal condition for its age, the two front seats have recently been re-done in beautiful leather which is a near perfect match to the original Connolly leather. The dash is in excellent condition and does not have any issues with shrinkage or tearing. The black leather on the dash binnacle is also in excellent condition free from any shrinkage or tearing. The engine has been rebuilt by JD Enterprises of Fresno CA and has receipts for all of the work. It idles beautifully and runs through the RPM range freely and smoothly. The engine does not smoke under start up or acceleration and runs incredibly strong. The Turbo kicks in as it should and boosts properly with excellent power. The gearbox is nice and smooth and does not grind in any of the gears and the clutch is strong with no signs of any slipping. The steering has an excellent tight feel and free from any vibrations or sloppiness. The brakes have an excellent positive feel and free from any grinding or fading. All of the electronics in the car are operating as they should, including all of the interior and exterior lights, the dash binnacle lights and the center console lights. The original radio is still intact in the car and operating as it should. The headlight buckets open in sync and close with ease. This Esprit Turbo benefits from incredible service history and maintenance from new and comes complete with its original tool roll, owners handbook and red Lotus book cover, spare, jack, original keys and service history from new. The car has never been involved in any kind of accident and there are no signs of any previous damage. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire an incredibly rare British sports car that is rarely seen for sale. With just 262 Turbo Esprit’s built in total for the 1985 model year and the final year of the carbureted Turbocharged engine, this is Esprit is an excellent collector’s item.