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  1. For sale is my 1996 Lotus Esprit V8 turbo in green, I inherited the car a year and a bit ago and the car had been stood for a bit. In my ownership I have done the following
    New clutches and release bearing
    Turbos reconditioned by turbo technics
    Turbo oil lines
    Timing belts idlers and tensioners
    1 engine mount 1 gearbox mount
    Front and rear pads
    New battery
    Brake bleed
    Clutch bleed

    The car has a quaife diff and straight cut single peice shaft gearbox

    The car was motd 10th of December with no advisories

    Car starts and runs amazing and pulls like an absolute train

    51000 miles

    Now on to the bad bit, the car had a partial respray (half the car) about 5 years ago, and something clearly wasn’t done right, about 1-2 years after the respray the paint started crazing and shrinking back I have tried to show this as well as I can in the pictures

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  2. Opportunity to purchase a unique and extremely well sorted Evora Launch Edition. This car was 1 of 1 produced worldwide in Quartz Silver with the full Oyster leather interior and its original 18/19” anthracite Forged alloys (also available but not included in the sale), and is probably one of the finest Evora LE’s in existence (please read on).

    The Launch Edition was the highest specification Evora – all cars produced were 2+2 models with Premium, Sport and Tech Packs, and in my view things such as the extended leather on the sills, lower dash and doors really makes a difference. The reversing camera, parking sensors and cruise control mean the car can easily be used for daily duties if desired. The Sport pack provides a sharper throttle response and increased rev limit. The car is fitted with the original ‘bulletproof’ gearbox – not the Sports Ratio box that is prone to occasional failure on pre-MY12 cars. 5th and 6th gear in particular provide great fuel economy on long runs.

    The car also has the factory Lotus Stage 1 Sports exhaust fitted (with titanium tips), which to my ears sounds fantastic.

    Only 32,000 miles and with full documented history. Last serviced in June 2020 (Major service, with all 4 fluids plus auxiliary belt replaced. Fresh MOT, expiring December 2022. Certificate of provenance included – this was the 17th Evora to roll off the Hethel production line.

    Sadly I’ve owned it for just 7 months – I am a true Lotus enthusiast, having owned 9 over the last three decades, and absolutely love the car.  I had no intention whatsoever to sell, but unfortunately a family health issue means that having a manual sports car for our weekends away and touring isn’t going to work for us going forward.

    Fitted with the very desirable (and expensive!) 19/20” forged wheels which have been freshly refurbished to factory standard in gloss anthracite – a nod to the original specification. These larger wheels make a big difference to the stance the Evora has, without significantly affecting the legendary ride quality. Tyres are the superb Michelin Pilot Sport 4S all round, fitted just a few months ago and with full tread remaining.

    Last summer saw a huge amount of refresh work, painstakingly carried out to an extremely high standard. I am very meticulous and have worked through all the typical Evora issues, whether they be due to poor design or quality, to improve the car to such an extent that it is now better than new in many respects.

    This has been fully documented also, please have a look at the TLF thread linked at the bottom of the advert (or contact me if the link doesn’t appear / work). Here are the highlights of what was done during the refresh (yes, there was more than this!):

    Dashboard removed to refit passenger airbag cover 100% flush to dash top; improved fastening method, refitted with all new cloth tape and foam (zero rattles)
    Stainless mudflap fixings fitted (it also has the stainless brackets)
    Headlights polished and PPF applied to protect from UV
    Powerflex ARB bushes fitted, front and rear
    Gear shift linkage fully adjusted and lubricated at both ends – now very slick!
    Kenwood Wireless CarPlay / Android Auto Head Unit fitted, with DAB, custom Evora startup screen and 2 x USB inputs in Glovebox
    All speakers replaced with Focal AS-165 3-way speakers (sounds sublime).
    Door cards and centre console trim removed and lined with cloth tape – no squeaks/rattles
    SilentCoat sound deadening added to doors
    Window regulators removed and waterproofed
    Clutch slave cylinder heat wrap fitted during major service (as per TSB 2011/29)
    High level LED brake light replaced with OEM part
    K&N panel filter fitted (improved induction roar)
    Ducting from Heat shield to vent replaced
    Steering column spacer fitted to address common slack issue (as per TSB 2011/11)
    Drivers seat side bolster restored to original finish and Oyster colour – now perfect
    Battery conditioner fly lead fitted (the charger is included in the sale)
    Carpet mats replaced with rare Lotus roundel type
    Rear light surrounds refinished to gloss black
    Brake disk centres refreshed
    Gear shift linkage fully adjusted and lubricated at both ends – now very slick!
    Rear undertray refinished to satin black
    Tailgate gas struts replaced
    Wheel nuts refinished
    Glovebox light fixed with robust solution – will not fail again!
    LED interior & boot lights fitted (6 in all)
    New Launch Edition plaques fitted
    Gloss black vinyl wrap applied to sills and front splitter (can be easily removed to restore original factory appearance if desired).

    In addition the car has benefitted from a full 4 stage machine polish, so other than the expected stone chips to the front bumper / clam, which are in line with the mileage, the bodywork is outstanding.

    The interior is in pristine condition (practically unmarked). Includes both keys, original Lotus handbook & wallet, history file with invoices, MOT certificates etc.

    Always garaged and completely cherished – this car will be much missed !

    Location – near Hinckley / Nuneaton. Number plate not included, will revert to original 09 plate.

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  3. For sale on behalf of the Lotus Driving Academy is this Elise Sport 220 in the best colour of metallic orange (C205) with a black leather and Alcantara interior and contrasting stitching in orange.


    Additional specification includes…


    Orange Interior colour pack

    Contrast stitching

    Air conditioning

    Sony stereo

    Exterior black pack

    Black alloy wheels

    Floor mats


    This vehicle has been used on the world famous Hethel test track for the past two x half-seasons (due to Covid restrictions) and has been maintained regardless of cost, receiving attention at the end of every on-track session. Due to its extensive track use, it is undoubtedly the most regularly serviced vehicle available. The two main concerns of the Academy are driver safety and enjoyment and reliable cars are of paramount importance to both of these aims.


    The vehicle has been subject to a full refresh, both mechanically and cosmetically prior to being offered for sale. All decals have been removed and a re-application of the ceramic coating that has preserved the paintwork so well has been undertaken. Currently unregistered, the new owner will be the first registered keeper. Recorded mileage is just 11090.


    Available for viewing in South Norfolk. Evenings and weekends always a pleasure.


    In recognition of its’ on-track history, this vehicle is attractively priced at just £39,995 including VAT and will be provided in an outstanding mechanical and cosmetic condition.


    For further information and to arrange a viewing, please contact Guy Munday on 07718 385168 at any time.



    Many thanks for looking!





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  4. Loads of work previously carried out on this project to include brakes overhaul, electrics, offside door beam and loads more. Auto box just serviced and works a treat. Engine was serviced about 12 months ago to include belts, fluids and filters. Starting,  running driving example.

    She will require a nearside door beam.

    Real unusual paint job. Pearlescent White which sometimes glows Silver in the dark with Ivory leather interior. There is one split on the passenger seat which is reparable.

    4 New tyres

    Nice easy winter project for not too much money as a 1st Lotus for an enthusiast.

    Pics available on request.

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  5. Lotus Eclat project for completion. loads of work already carried out on this car by previous owner. All the brakes have been overhauled. Electrical issues fixed, Door beams replaced. New stainless steel exhaust. Paintwork not the best, but not too bad from a distance. This car left the factory in gel coat Orange, but has been resprayed in Monaco white at one time in the past. I have her up and running but carbs will require setting/balancing etc

    Nice project for a home restorer. She could be broken for parts for more than the asking price. But thats not going to happen unless there is no interest in her.

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  6. This one has been in storage for some time. Previous owner had started restoration by preparing the body for a respray. At some point a sunroof had been added, but not particularly well done. I have a spare roof skin to bring it back to original. Fairly simple job with fiberglass matting. Very nice Black leather interior and has all the parts with nothing missing or removed. I have had the car running after sorting out a fuel issue. Photographs available on request.

    Delivery also possible at cost.

    if no interest she will sadly be broken for parts.

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  7. Full set of Evora forged alloys complete with Yokohama W-drive winter tyres, centre caps, and TPMS valves. Originally bought as non-matching but as-new front and rear pairs direct from Lotus Motorsport. Asked a local refurb shop to paint, and diamond cut them to match, but they did an awful job, ultimately they were all painted silver, but the paint is now flaking badly. One rear wheel has some minor kerb damage, but otherwise, these wheels should be good, and round. 4 W-drive tyres fitted, plus a newer, but part-worn pair of fronts are included.

    Not pretty, but could be used immediately for winter driving. These wheels can be brought back to practically new condition relatively affordably. Collection only due to difficulty of posting.

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  8. I have a mostly complete exhaust for a Turbo Esprit. I had a bad wastegate diaphragm and (at the time) I wasn’t able to source a replacement, so I modified the stock exhaust to accept a modern wastegate. I ended up getting a new exhaust (Alunox), and I’m retiring this one. Note that this isn’t 100% complete. It needs a wastegate dump pipe (see pics).

    I will ship this, but I’ll have you pay the cost of shipping and materials to pack it up. If you’re on the East Coast, I’d be willing to drive a reasonable distance to meet to hand off.

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  9. Lotus esprit racing exhaust,  new condition , storage marks and dent as showen , cost over £680 new . Never been fitted

    Lotus Esprit GT3


    Lotus Esprit Sport 350


    Lotus Esprit V8/V8-SE/V8-GT


    I may be wrong on some fitment of this part but by going with the part numbers on the exhaust this is what I found to be correct , also correct me if I am wrong .

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    Hexagon Classiscs are delighted to offer this very special, ultra low mileage Exige Sport 410 which formed part of a Lotus collection.  Developed directly from the track focused Exige Cup 430, the Exige Sport 410 is designed to be the ultimate road drive, unrivalled in its class. This latest addition to the Exige range packs the advanced chassis, suspension and powertrain set-up from its more powerful stablemate, the track focused Exige Cup 430, with a recalibrated engine producing 410 hp (416 PS) at 7,000 rpm and 420 Nm (310 lbft) on tap from 3,000 rpm to 7000 rpm.

    The high-performance 3.5-litre supercharged and charge-cooled V6 engine combined with a dry weight of just 1,054 kg, delivers a class-leading power to weight ratio of 389 hp / tonne, and makes the Exige Sport 410 the lightest V6 Exige ever. Capable of 0-60 mph in just 3.3 seconds, it records fierce in-gear acceleration before reaching a top speed of 180 mph / 290 km/h (in Coupe configuration) – equal to the range-topping Exige Cup 430. The Exige Sport 410 has been developed to generate 150 kg of downforce, sharing design cues from the Exige Cup 430, adopting a visually arresting revised lightweight front clam panel incorporating wider grilles and carbon fibre air curtains and front splitter.

    As with all Lotus cars, the Exige Sport 410 has outstanding handling and lightweight agility engineered into its very DNA. Conveying an extraordinary level of tactility and precision, it’s developed to perform at its very best with maximum enjoyment and driver feedback on the road. The Exige Sport 410 is fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres (285/30 ZR18 rear and 215/45 ZR17 front), 20 mm wider at the rear deliver improved traction and work in harmony with the car’s ultra-lightweight forged alloy wheels, which are in Mars gold finish. Braking is courtesy of AP Racing, with forged, four-piston calipers and performance two-piece J-hook brake discs. With a higher thermal capacity and improved bite, these discs have better debris clearance and impart consistent pedal feel with greater stopping power.

    This uniquely specified Exige Sport 410 listed at almost £91,000 on-the-road. Competitive finance packages and Autoglym LifeShine carbon shield paint technology protection, glass protection and interior protection for all Lotus products. Our nearly new Exige Sport 410 is now available to view at the Hexagon Lotus London showrooms.

    Contact Jonathan Ostroff on 0208 348 5151 or email to [email protected]

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  11. For sale on behalf of the Lotus Driving Academy is this Exige Sport 410 in the best colour of metallic orange (C205) with a black Alcantara interior with twin contrasting stitching in orange and white.


    Additional specification includes…


    C205 Interior colour pack

    C205 colour coded roof, sidepods, mirrors and stalks

    Alcantara steering wheel

    Air conditioning

    Cruise control

    Sony stereo

    Rear parking sensors

    Black alloy wheels

    Black brake calipers


    This vehicle has been used on the world famous Hethel test track for the past two half-seasons (due to Covid restrictions) and has been maintained regardless of cost, receiving attention at the end of every on-track session. Due to its extensive track use, it is undoubtedly the most regularly serviced vehicle available. The two main concerns of the Academy are driver safety and enjoyment and reliable cars are of paramount importance to both of these aims.


    The vehicle has been subject to a full refresh, both mechanically and cosmetically prior to being offered for sale. All decals have been removed and a re-application of the ceramic coating that has preserved the paintwork so well has been undertaken. Registered in June 2019, it will be provided with the balance of the manufacturers’ three year warranty. Recorded mileage is just 9600.


    Available for viewing in South Norfolk. Evenings and weekends always a pleasure.


    In recognition of its’ on-track history, this vehicle is attractively priced at just £69,995 including VAT and would be most suitable for a continued track day career or, indeed, as a competitively priced road car.


    For further information and to arrange a viewing, please contact Guy Munday on 07718 385168 at any time.



    Many thanks for looking!





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  12. Azure Blue with Black Leather Interior

    The specification of this Lotus includes:

    Black Mohair Hood
    Alloy Wheels
    Driving Lights

    Produced from 1996 to 2000, the S1 Elise all have the Rover K series engine. In the standard version this produces 118bhp and although not huge amounts of horse-power, the very light weight of the car (725kg) means performance is excellent with 0 – 60mph being possible in 5.6 seconds.

    Service history

    1 owner from new and known to us. A very attractive Series 1.

    Like all our cars, this Lotus will be supplied fully checked over and serviced and with a new MOT. It will also be HPI checked and if sold for use within the UK, will come with a comprehensive warranty

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  13. For sale is my 50th Anniversary Lotus Esprit S4.

    The car is Calypso Red over a Raven (black) interior.

    I am the third owner.

    The car only has just over 51,000k genuine km’s on it.

    Car has only been used since then to keep everything moving.

    The car has always been garaged and covered.

    Registration is paid to 23rd September 2022.


    • I have had all of the stone chips repaired in the paintwork in March 2020. The car has done very few km’s on the road since to preserve the paintwork for the new owner. PPF film has been redone as per the Lotus original film.
    • The car comes with a matching composite roof and wind deflector. Both of these have been repainted as well. I have also purchased the correct seal material for when the composite roof is on the car. This is brand new and has not been installed. There is also a genuine sunroof bag.


    • All of the leather in the car is genuine and in excellent condition. There is some slight wear on the drivers seat rear RH bolster
    • All original carpets in the cabin and the boot of the car are in excellent condition.


    • The car also has the original owners manual.
    • Short version of the Lotus service manual.
    • ABS brake system manual.
    • The original jack, spare wheel and toolkit in its case are also with the car.
    • Test rig for the ABS brake system that is on the car. This was sourced from LotusMarques in Boronia.
    • New AC drier & camshaft seals.

    The following has been done to the car.

    C Service carried out in December 2019.

    • Engine valve clearances have been recorded and are all ok.
    • Timing belt was replaced. Belt tensioner also replaced.
    • All v-belts replaced.
    • Power steering pump has been replaced.
    • Gearbox output shaft seals have been replaced. Rolled pins have been replaced and sealed.
    • All brake pads were checked as part of the C service. All are ok.
    • Air filter was replaced.
    • All primary and secondary injectors have been removed, serviced and all seals replaced.
    • Engine oil replaced. Oil filter replaced.
    • Gearbox oil replaced.
    • Power steering fluid replaced.
    • Coolant replaced with distilled water and treated with Redline Water Wetter.
    • The car has 4 new tyres. Bridgestone Potenza RE003 all round.


    • EBPV butterfly and shaft have been removed as not required in Australia.
    • The mechanical charge cooler pump has been replaced with an electric pump kit sourced from LotusMarques in Boronia, Victoria.
    • Coolant bottle has a new level sender.


    • Drivers side door window winding regulator had caused damage to the door structure. The damage was cut out and the door has been repaired with fibreglass and the window regulator has been reinstalled.
    • The undertray of the car is also in place and in excellent condition.

    Suspension & steering:

    • All front wishbone bushings have been replaced.
    • Rear shock absorber shock to body rubbers have been replaced.
    • Ball joint dust seals and retaining springs have been replaced.

    Brakes & Clutch:

    • The red hose on the car has been replaced with a copper line from the clutch master cylinder to the clutch slave cylinder.
    • Self-adjusting handbrake mechanisms on both sides of the car have been overhauled.
    • Aluminium plates have been installed on the lower front wishbones to assist with diverting air to the brakes to aid in cooling.
    • This model year was fitted with the Brembo brakes from Lotus.


    • The car has just had a new battery installed. (RACV. Receipt for warranty is in the paperwork)
    • Headlight relay has been changed to a double throw so that all four lights are on when hi-beam is selected.


    • Air conditioning. There is a leak somewhere in the system which I have not been able to find. Even with UV dye in the system, myself and the A/C company that I was using (WA) were unable to ascertain where the leak was.
    • The CD player had just ceased to function. Radio still works. I have not replaced the single DIN unit, as generally people are quite particular as to what functions they want a new unit to have, so I will leave this to the new owner.

    No tyrekickers. I expect you to know what you are looking at and the history of Lotus cars.

    I will not entertain people that are thinking they will be getting a joyride.

    Without a doubt, this has been one of the most reliable cars I have ever had the pleasure of owning and driving.

    It is only due to a change in my personal circumstances that the car is now for sale.

    I am listing the car for $95,000

    I can assure any new owner, that I sincerely believe that you will enjoy this Esprit.

    This may be the lowest kilometre Esprit S4 in Australia.

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  14. “Just arrived”
    Stratton Motor Company are pleased to be able to offer this Lotus Elise 20th Anniversary Special Edition finished in Azure blue.
    Built to celebrate 20yrs of the great success of the Elise model, this car is limited edition and comes with additional enhancements such as the 20th Anniversary logo on the seats, polished aluminium gear knob, colour coded seat hoops and colour coded stitching on the seats and door cards.
    Powered by the well proven Toyota 2zz engine with chargecooled Magnusson supercharger developing 217 bhp ensuring strong and consistent power delivery through a six speed gearbox.
    The handling of these fantastic sports cars cannot be understated. The lightweight extruded aluminium chassis is both light and strong and ensures the steering and suspension geometry remains consistent through power delivery, cornering and braking giving a sure footed feel almost unique to Lotus.
    This car has just one former keeper and has covered just 6339 miles from new.
    Complete with yellow callipers, black painted alloy wheels and a comprehensive Lotus history this car is sure to attract attention.
    Please call Kevin on 01508 530491 for further details

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  15. A stunning Exige Cup 430 Final Edition fresh from Hethel and finished in Heritage racing green with black leather and alcantara X back seats finished with yellow stitching.

    Optional extras include – Heritage metallic paintwork, Air conditioning, heritage green interior colour pack, leather trimmed steering wheel, sound insulation, full carpets with over mats, cruise control, DAB stereo.

    Top speed – 174 mph ,  Power – 430bhp ,  Acceleration  3.2  seconds 0-60 mph

    Low rate PCP and HP finance available please enquire for further details and a quotation.

    Our very last brand new Lotus Exige !

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  16. Just sold my Elise S1 so have available: £85.00 for both.

    Grey Specialised Car Cover with Lotus logo on front, and hole for the boot aerial, in good condition no holes etc (except for one very small hole), been used, just washed but has a few tyre marks. With outer case to put the cover in.

    New shower cap unused and in storage bag.

    Plus £15.00 p&p to UK mainland or free collection

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