1990 LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO SE
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 150
Year : 1990
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
RHD
Registration No. : H6 TSE
Chassis No. : SCC082910LHA65347
Engine No. : LP910890826493
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

Built between 1976 and 2004, the Lotus Esprit was unveiled in
1972 as a concept car and was a development of a stretched Lotus
Europa chassis. It was among the first of designer Giorgetto
Giugiaro's polygonal 'folded paper' designs. Originally, the name
Kiwi was proposed but, in keeping with the Lotus tradition of
having all car model names start with the letter 'E', the name
became Esprit. Introduced in April 1981, the Turbo Esprit and
Series III Esprits marked a necessary consolidation; both new
models had a common chassis. The SIII continued to use the 2.2
litre, type 912 engine, whilst the Turbo Esprit reverted to a less
complex wet-sump lubrication system, retaining the power and torque
outputs of its dry-sump predecessor. The interior for both cars was
revised and featured new trim; combined with changes to the body
moulds this resulted in more headroom and an enlarged footwell.
Externally, the Turbo Esprit retained the full aerodynamic body kit
of the Essex cars and featured prominent 'Turbo Esprit' decals on
the nose and sides.

This handsome chargecooled and injected Esprit Turbo SE was
the Earls Court Motor Show car in 1989 and is looking resplendent
with its silver frost coachwork and blue leather trim with slate
carpets. The fastidious current vendor has owned H6 TSE for the
last twelve years and has lovingly looked after her. A significant
history folder and copy of the factory build sheet accompanies this
Lotus, however, the all important cambelt and tensioner were
replaced last year. With a sports exhaust, bigger brakes package
and ample power available, this is a car that offers pleasure and
fun in abundance. Presented in virtually unmarked condition with
its' glass lift out roof, storage bag and clip in wind
deflector, this Lotus Esprit Turbo SE is supplied with a V5C
registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid
until 1st September 2017. A real head turner offering
supercar performance at a fraction of the cost. 

 
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170