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1988 Lotus Esprit Turbo Commemorative Edition
|Year Make Model||1988 Lotus Esprit Turbo Commemorative Edition|
|Location||Peapack, NJ, 07977|
|Private or Dealer||Dealer|
|Seller Name||RF Sports Cars|
|Seller Tier||Launch promotion - 0% buyer fee!|
|Exterior Color, Interior Color||Pearlescent White, Blue Connolly Leather|
|Engine Size||Turbocharged 2.2 Liter 4-Cylinder|
|Two Pedals or Three?||Three|
|BwC Inspection Report?||No|
|Open to Trade-In?||Yes|
|Vehicles interested in as Trade-in||Most Anything|
Current bid: $22,000
Bid to $22,000
This DreamCar will stay with its owner for a little longer, thanks to the seller and all the bidders
DreamCarXchange is thrilled to offer this 1988 Lotus Esprit Turbo Commemorative Edition. This example like all Commemorative Edition cars is finished in a Pearlescent White over blue Connolly leather interior with Tritone scheme including pigskin inserts. This example is #17 of 88 Commemorative Edition examples built exclusively for the 1988 model year. According to the CARFAX, it was driven more than 27k by April of 1993 and currently reads 43,980 miles. It is believed to be completely stock, has a clean CARFAX and is being sold with a clear New Jersey title.
In 1987, the Esprit was restyled by British designer Peter Stevens. Stevens, who would later go on to design the McLaren F1, produced a less angular, more rounded Esprit than the original design by Giorgetto Giugiaro. The revised Esprit was not given a new “Series” number but is often called by its project code of X180.
The 2.2 liter inline-four cylinder turbocharged engine produced 215 HP and 192 lb-ft from the factory is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. With a light curb weight of only 2544 pounds, 0-60 was claimed at 5.5 seconds and top speed of 152 mph.
This examples currently shows 43,980 miles, which is consistent with the CARFAX report.
An engraved plaque on the center console states this car to be #17 of 88 in the Commemorative Edition production series.
Equipped the factory 15″ aluminum wheels, it sits on factory sized 195/60/15 fronts and 235/60/15 rear Michelin tires
This Esprit Turbo has a clean Carfax which shows two services (no other records are available), which can be downloaded from the Key Specifications table above and make sure you check out the additional pictures found in the “Pictures” tab above. The selling dealer is charging $0.00 for documentation or other fees.
The seller is open to trade-ins on this iconic 80’s supercar, so if you have a car that you would like to trade-in as part or all of your bid, click the “trade-in” button towards the top of the page to begin a private negotiation with the selling dealer regarding your trade-in vehicle and value. Good luck with your bidding!
For your consideration is this rare 1988 Lotus Esprit Turbo Commemorative Edition. This example is finished in a very nice Pearlescent White over a nicely aging blue Connolly leather interior. Power comes from a turbocharged 2.2-liter inline-four paired with a five-speed manual transaxle which are all in good working order. The car accelerates, handles, and stops phenomenally and is a blast to drive! This 1988 Lotus Esprit Turbo Commemorative Edition is #17 of 88 Commemorative Edition examples built exclusively for the 1988 model year. 1988 was the 40th anniversary of Colin Chapmans initial registry of the Lotus name, which the company commemorated with an edition of 88 Esprit Turbos finished in Pearlescent White with blue pinstripes. This example is #17 of the Commemorative Edition run and is equipped with a glass sunroof, rear wing, and ducted side skirts. Commemorative Edition cars received unique interior trim consisting of two-tone blue Connolly hides with pigskin inserts. Interior equipment includes power windows and mirrors as well as a Sony cassette stereo. An engraved plaque on the center console states this car to be #17 of 88 in the Commemorative Edition production series. The turbocharged Type 910 inline-four displaced 2.2 liters and is mounted amidships with a Renault five-speed manual transaxle. Factory output ratings were 210 horsepower and 202 lb-ft of torque for US-spec cars.
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