Lotus: Esprit Esprit S2

Sale price: $1992,00 make an offer

Technical specifications

Fuel Type:Gasoline
Transmission:Manual 4 speed
Interior Color:Black/Light Brown
Engine:4 cylinders, Lotus 907 Motor
Number of Cylinders:4
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1979 LOTUS ESPRIT S2 * GIUGIARO DESIGN * JPS Black/Gold / black leather.
ONLY 38K ORIGINAL MILES!!! Build date 11/79
This could possibly be the only 79 JPS color black/gold original hand signed by Mario anywhere in the world.
I have owned her for the past 21 years and sadly I must set her free.
Drives great. Handles like a dream, smooth strong running engine, gearbox is perfect and shifts smoothly.
All electrics work well.
LOTUS 907 Twin Cam 4 Valve Motor, Twin Dellorto Carbs.
Clutch and timing belt have less than 300 miles.
Stored in temp controlled museum for past 10 years.
Started several times a year. Oil and fuel dumped several times.
Battery tendered always, battery replaced last fall.
Been to a few local car shows and grabbed trophies every time.
Show stopper and a head jerker, not turner.
The values of the early Giugiaro Esprits are on the move. Hagerty etc
Paint is original and good but does have some small thin stress cracks in the fiberglass as ALL fiberglass cars have. A few small edge buffing burn marks above the doors.
Hella Halogen lights.
Interior was re-dyed, job is good but not concours. Carpets are perfect.
Ultra suede has a few small cracks on the dash, barely noticeable. Seats have no tears and are not worn out.
Autographed by Mario Andretti
Andretti won the F1 Championship in 78 and this is a 79 badged car commemorating the 78 win.
In 1978 Andretti Won F1 Championship in a JPS LOTUS.Mario Andretti signed the car in two places, drivers side air intake and rear deck above the F1 badge commemorating his win.
More pictures of Mario with purchase
She has a small MOMO leather / Lotus badged steering wheel installed (turn signals do not return).
Also have original steering wheel in great condition (signals will return) but the cool factor is 1/2 compared to the MOMO wheel. Can be changed in under 5 minutes.
Engine cover not shown. I do have it (great condition) but have always run with engine exposed.
Any questions or if you would like more pictures, just let me know.
If you want to see the car, please be a serious buyer. I am about a 1/2 hour from Ohare Int. ABSOLUTELY NO TEST PILOTS!
I would like to see it go to a museum or serious collector and be preserved.
USA, Canada sale only, If out of country, please contact me!
To date, Mario Andretti remains the only driver ever to win the Indianapolis 500 (1969), Daytona 500 (1967) and the Formula One World Championship. No American has won a Formula One race since Andretti's victory at the 1978 Dutch Grand Prix.
JPS = Lotus Sponsor John Player Special (Black and Gold)
The Early Lotus Esprit was designed by famous super car designer GIUGIARO. Italdesign. designer of the Boomerang, BMW M1, BUGATTI CHIRON, BMW MINI ~ Cabrio and Clubman, Maserati Bora, Manta, Merak, Subaru SVX, ID90, Involved with Martini racing and many more
The car is listed locally as well. If you want this car, contact me, don't wait. I reserve the right to end this action early if necessary.
Thanks and Good Luck.

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