2002 Lotus Esprit

Lotus Esprit 2002 technical specifications

Condition: Used
Item location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Make: Lotus
Model: Esprit
Type: Coupe
Trim: V8 Coupe 2-Door
Year: 2002
Mileage: 19,500
VIN: SCCDC08292HA10322
Color: Yellow
Engine size: 3.5L 3506CC V8 GAS DOHC Turbocharged
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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This is car #002 of 100 anniversary edition cars brought to North America in 2002 and 1 of 7 in Spice Yellow. This particular car made its debut at the 2002 L.A. car show. You'll find various pictures of it on the internet including those taken at the L.A. show. Edmunds, n fact, ses these same pictures in its profile of the car. It's also pictured on the Lotus Esprit World site.
It was originally sold by Symbolic Motors in La Jolla and then went to a buyer in Salt Lake City. I purchased this car in 2011 in Salt Lake City, hipped it to Phoenix, nd it has been kept out of the blazing sun in my garage there since. It has been babied ever since, ncluding never having been driven in the rain (not that it rains often in Phoenix). The previous owner neglected some of the maintenance like a leaky rear axle seal and front oil cooler lines that were taken care of by the then Lotus/Ferrari/Maserati dealer in SLC. It also received fresh rubber at that time. I have put approximately 4500 miles on the car. It already had the high torque upgrade to the ECU.
Being my first British sports car, expected to be spending a lot of time at the shop. That has not at all been the case. It's had usual maintenance items like a thermostat, attery, nd brakes under my ownership but it's otherwise been absolutely trouble free. The car needs nothing. Absolutely everything works. It was serviced by the Phoenix Lotus/Ferrari/Maserati dealer until they dropped the Lotus franchise. It has since received servicing from former Lotus certified techs who worked at the dealership and moved on to start their own tuning shop when the dealer dropped the Lotus franchise.
It handles incredibly tightly, he soundtrack of the turbo wastegate dump and the after-market cats is intoxicating but, o be clear, his is not a GT car. This is essentially a track car clad in street clothes. I haven't tracked, aced, r abused this car in any way.I am a collector and a car aficionado and take meticulous care of my cars.
This car isn't perfect as it came to me with a few blemishes that can't be seen from 10ft away but do exist as shown in the pictures:
1. The front bumper has some stone pitting;2. There's a small piece of hard wax/gum-like debris stuck to the lower passenger door that I've been reluctant to put elbow grease into but which the service shop has repeatedly said their detailer could get off;3. There's a small rub patch on the passenger side floor carpeting;4. A bit of the driver seat piping heated up in the sun one day and, s I got in, t separated;5. Each of the mirror necks has had a flake of paint chip off. These cars are sprayed by hand, s you know;6. The driver's seat pan has a scratch in the leather. It looks like a tear in the picture but it's not.
Other than the fourth item, purchased the car with those other items.
There's an after-market DVD player/satellite radio installed by the PO. I don't use it; the car is enough of an assault on the senses! I have the original factory stereo. It's not shown in the pictures but I also have the threaded antenna extender that was removed while under a car cover.
The post cat O2 sensors are throwing the check engine light at the moment but I expect that will be resolved by the time this auction ends. This is common in these cars as factory cats aren't available anymore.
I have the color-matched split lip spoiler along with the front lip rubber skirt. These are not mounted as ground clearance is minimal as is. I also have the color-matched roof panel and requisite seal.
I'm happy to help with shipping in any way I can but the buyer is responsible for shipping.
Owner's manual and two keys/remote fobs included. Clear title in hand.
Added on 12/01/2015 since someone asked: B Service performed in Aug 2010; timing belt service with new tensioner bearings, dler pulleys, nd accessory belt replaced at 11,658 miles.

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