1990 Lotus Esprit SE

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Our 1990 Esprit SE (X180) is a true survivor car. Fresh from a Private Collection. One Owner, 10,480 Miles. Clean Carfax, Original Body Panels and Calypso Red paintwork, Original Biscuit Leather Interior. An amazing example that includes the Owners manual, Tool Kit, Copy of original window sticker, Literature, Unused dealer delivery kit. The car also includes the ultra rare optional factory tinted clear roof panel and wind deflector, both in their factory covers. Fresh Maintenance including Timing Belt Service using the Blue Belt, Tensioner, Water Pump and Associated Gaskets. New fuel vent line, Injectors, Fuel Pump, Clutch Master and Brake Fluid Flush. The charge-cooler pump was also serviced. The car performs like a 10,000 mile car should. Basically like a new car. The engine comes to life and settles to a smooth idle. The Engine performs flawlessly with plenty of power from idle to redline. The power from the 2.2 liter 4 cylinder is amazing. The transmission shifts smoothly on upshifts and downshifts. The clutch grabs like new and has no slip. The brakes perform like new. The car still wears its original 1990 date code tires! The “Stevens” Esprits have recently come into their own in the collector market. Now is the time to buy.
A Brief History:
Restyled by Peter Stevens the X180 is a modern, less angular, softer Esprit. The Special Equipment (SE) model also received side skirts with active brake cooling ducts, A new air dam with integrated fog lamps and cooling ducts, Revised exterior mirrors, and a rear wing. The changes were not only to the exterior. Interior changes include more room for the occupants and a revised center console, An upgraded audio system, Heat, Ventilation and A/C got upgrades also. Body Panels were produced using a new process patented by LOTUS called VARI (Vacuum Assisted Resin Injection). Kevlar was also added to the roof panels giving the Esprit greater rollover safety. A center removable roof panel is standard. The process also increased production quality and torsional rigidity by 22%.
Enhancements to the drivetrain include: Type 910S Turbocharged 4 Cylinder Engine is mated to a UN-1 5 Speed Transaxle supplied by Renault, Revised rear brakes are outboard, Lotus/Delco multi-point fuel injection (MPFI) system replaces the old Bosch System. Chargecooler air-water-air intercooler. Power output was increased to 264 hp with 280 hp available on overboost. 0-60 mph acceleration times are 4.7 seconds and the top speed is in excess of 160 mph.
It has been said that the SE cars are the best blend of 4 cylinder reliability and light weight handling.
We think you will agree that our 1990 Esprit SE is a rare opportunity to own an appreciating ICON.

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
2.2 Liter 4

Body

Body Color
Calypso Red
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1990
Make
Lotus
Model
Esprit SE
Miles
10,617

Interior

Interior Color
Biscuit
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Leather
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes
Engine Size
2.2 Liter 4
Transmission Type
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
10,617
Vin
SCCFC20B5LHF65608
Stock
1009
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