DescriptionI bought this little gem with a few klm on it but have totally rebuilt engine, turbo and transaxle all back to spec.
This is one of 25 brought into Australia known as "Federation Spec" cars sporting Bosch EFI and Citroen Transaxle. They called it an S5 here in Australia.
Lotus Australia used this car as the Promotional Brochure Car as it was unique being the only onepainted in claret red out of 125 built that year
Modifications: During the recent total reconditioning, all components were cryogenically dipped for hardening.
The Turbo has also been high flowed.
It is plated as a 1990 when it was first registered here however it was a 1988 build. Due to the stock market crash in 1988 in Aussie land, ten of the 25 were pre sold and the remaining 15, (mine included), were reposessed before they hit the showroom floor, where they sat in storage for almost 2 years.
It was then that a man called Chapman, ( no relation to the great man himself), came in and bought them from the finance company for a drastically reduced price.
He sold them all, keeping my beastie as the promo car for himself.