|Exterior Colour:||Azure Blue Metallic|
|Interior Colour:||Magnolia Leather / Black|
|Date of Reg:||06/06/1997|
|Top Speed:||163 mph|
|Transmission:||5 - Speed Manual|
|Engine Output:||240 bhp|
|Power Steering, Tilt & Removable Targa Top, Analogue Clock, Lockable Glove Box, One Touch Electric Windows, Removable Targa Top, Cibie Headlights, Cigar Lighter, Lights On Buzzer, ABS Brakes, Single Key Central Locking, Front Fog Lights, Electrically Adjustable Heated Door Mirrors.|
|Leather V8 Style Seats, Coloured Seat Piping, Air Conditioning, Metallic Paint, Pioneer Sound System. Alpine Speakers And Tweeters.|
Stunning... Optional Magnolia leather V8 style seats piped in black, the only one in existence with this colour combination. The seat bolsters are plump and leather in outstanding order. The original carpets and factory over mats are unmarked and in fantastic order again showing no signs of wear. The body colour composite gear lever shroud, aluminium gear lever knob, gear lever gaiter, and all switch gear present as new, Pioneer sound system with Alpine speakers, optional air conditioning, tilt and removable Targa roof, alcantara headlining, unmarked dashboard, door cards and leather Momo steering wheel and four highly legible VDO instruments...
Finished in completely original and optional extra Azure Blue Metallic paintwork (Code B20). The finish is magnificent with a uniformed mirror finish throughout. All trim and GT3 decals, original Cibie headlights, Factory Triplex glass and one touch electric windows are in excellent order. The tilt and removable Targa top operates perfectly and can be stowed away in the boot. The pop up headlights sit perfectly straight and are strong and positive in operation. Swiss type rear transom spoiler lip and Panel fit is perfect as per when it left the factory... Simply outstanding.
Fitted with outstanding original OZ Monobloc 5 Spoke Lotus alloy wheels 7J front and 8.5J rear with all matching Continental ContiSportContact 3 tyres, 215/40 ZR17 up front and 245/45 R17 at the rear.
The Kelsey Hayes ABS braking system enhances stopping performance and increases vehicle stability in extreme conditions while maintaining a progressive feel. Recent Brembo brake discs have been fitted.
The Esprit GT3 model is fitted with Lotus's highly developed Mid-mounted new 1973cc (type 920) aluminium alloy 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with a water-cooled TB03 turbocharger and integral wastegate.
This highly tuned engine develops 240 horsepower at 6250 rpm, 216 lb/ft torque @ 3,750 rpm allowing the vehicle to put more costly supercars to disgrace in terms of performance, 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds, 0 to 100 mph in 12.9 seconds and a top speed of 163.5 mph.
A Lotus scheduled 'C' Service has just been completed including a cambelt change and all fluids etc. Recent expenditure includes all new shock absorbers, new clutch, new stainless exhaust etc. The engine bay is detailed and presents beautifully.
On the road the Esprit GT3 possesses the legendary Lotus ride and handling, silk smooth gear selection, light clutch, and starts effortlessly hot or cold.
Here we have an opportunity to own a unique and very desirable Lotus Esprit GT3 / Type 85.
Registered new 6th June 1997 by Lotus main agents Kinsey Jones Ltd, Bury Manchester. A total of 199 European Esprit GT3 were made, 68 LHD and 131 RHD. This is car number 31 of the 131 RHD cars built, 4th out of 20 cars produced in Azure Blue, and the first car of 3 with magnolia leather seats and the only one with black seat piping.
The history file contains the original 2 Lotus keys, Lotus leather document owner's handbook, Lotus Certificate of Vehicle Provenance with Lotus supporting letter authenticating its the only GT3 produced in this colour combination, past MOT certificates, previous owner details, 13 service stamps documenting the low mileage, various invoices and receipts for servicing and maintenance over the years.
This is a truly unique opportunity to own the only Lotus Esprit GT3 in this colour combination in existence and would sit proud in any car collection or simply to enjoy on those special days out.
Combined with extremely low documented mileage supported by official Lotus and Lotus specialist service history and only having had 6 previous owners, it's certainly one not to be missed.
Recent servicing expenditure of circa £5000 has been spent bringing this GT3 into tip top condition and ready to enjoy.
This Esprit GT3 is of course HPi clear with certificate included. A fresh 12 month MOT will be issued upon sale.
Finance, part exchange and warranty can be arranged please ask for details.
The last iteration of the four-cylinder Esprit was the GT3, a turbocharged, charge cooled variant with the 2.0 L Type 920 which had previously been used only in Italian market cars. The GT3 was produced alongside the Esprit V8.
The Esprit GT3 started production in 1996 and ended in 1999 with a total of 199 European vehicles produced. Thoroughly refined throughout with regards to build quality and attention to detail.
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