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Can’t be 24k miles surely? Interior looks more like 124k. Still a bargain though. Sounds like a lot spent.

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I personally think prices will drop a lot more as we Brexit. It doesn't matter unless you have to sell. I have restored two car s now with labour and parts you are looking north of £50k, and that's if

After 16 years of ownership and 10 months on the market, I received the official word today that my '94 S4 has sold and is now with its new owner. Sold for: AUD$74,000 I bought the car in th

I have the same experience.....26 years of ownership and 52.000 km on the odo......with my '90 Esprit Turbo SE I have all the invoices since purchase in 1993; total cost of maintenance during all

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This was mine until around a year ago, it's a well known car here!  i had all the mechanical issues sorted.  The paperwork shows the odometer was changed at something like 66k miles, so the real mileage is something like 90k miles.  Can't remember exactly the figures but it's around that.

I spent quite a bit of money on it and it was absolutely fantastic to drive :) with just cosmetic issues left to sort and i had to stop spending on it, the interior would have been next on my list but i had to let it go.

R.E. The exhaust emissions, i did mention to the chap i sold it to that the fuel mix might be a problem, it was set to ahem 'fun mix'.

I quite miss the car actually, i'd been thinking about how much fun it was just recently, carb turbo in stevens shape, and was a bit of an animal!

The history might seem a bit scary but it's not fishy at all, it's just been brought back up and needs someone to finish the (not cheap) cosmetics.

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2 minutes ago, pete said:

Was off road for 7years

Yea, in Denmark with someone from the forum who spent £7k on it just before storage, who i then bought it from and brought it back to the UK and spent a load of cash at Lakeside.

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These carb turbo x180 prices just don’t make sense. They are without doubt the least desirable in the markets eyes.

cracking buy at that price

Only here once

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I worked on that one first time i went to Denmark.  It's had a shedload of money spent on it, both by Kim and Steve.  It ain't bad.

British Fart to Florida, Nude to New York, Dunce to Denmark, Numpty to Newfoundland.  And Shitfaced Silly Sod to Sweden.

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May I ask what do you mean by x180 Esprit's?

Do you mean the very first Stevens Esprits with no turbo?

Or the first turbo model of the Stevens design?

Or all Stevens?

Or just all after the Stevens designed onwards?

Kind regards,

Jacques.

Nobody does it better - than Lotus ;)

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1 hour ago, pete said:

For some reason x180s have always been the least desirable esprit

Not always, you couldn’t give away S2s 15 years ago, most were 4-5k.  I looked at many and also looked at a genuine S2.2 for £5.5k. S3’s weren’t far behind at £5-6k.  X180s and Turbos were £9-15k back, but no price change in 15 years :(

 

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You can almost plot Esprit prices as a 'smile' curve against age, with the S1 and V8 at the ends of the curve at the highest value, and the early Stevens cars in the middle at the lowest. 

As G- car values rise being led from S1 to S3, you can imagine at some point many buyers will be priced out and go for the lower early Stevens cars, so the values for those will follow upwards. And then the rest of them.

Maybe... who knows!

I still can't believe I picked up an SE for £8k just 2 years ago in such nice condition, not really sure how much it's worth now but quite a lot more than I paid for it. I'm just enjoying driving and looking after it :)

F289BKK went for £12.6k, a lot of car for the money! Hope she gets looked after.

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I agree.  The X180 / Turbo is a more developed car than the S2 and more sorted with a galvanised chassis.  And there’s more space in the cabin. There’s lots to like.

It’s time will come, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow . . .

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Obviously sold......from stock of Dutch Lotus Importer van der Kooi...... http://vanderkooisportscars.nl/

Lotus Esprit 3.5 V8 SE.....07/2001.........€ 68.895,- (advertised)

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Was approx. 6 months on Autoscout24.......
as far as knowing Mr. van der Kooi, his max. discount would have been approx € 10.000,- on the sales price of € 68.895,-..........

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Ref: previous post

Well.....strange......the red "sold" sticker is removed today (on his website as well as autoscout24 and mobile.de); obviously something went wrong in the sales process.........let's see

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The recent Esprit price increases seem to run out of steam and seem to be on their way back.........as far as I can observe .......

The same with Porsches and other "popular exotics"..........

Several reductions on previous Esprit prices in a couple of ads........

(Local) auction reserve prices more frequently not met....

Is this occasionally or trendy?

May be my observations are wrong?

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When you look at auction prices for some ford models wow.

The lotus models are very low in price or just not desirable enough to make ford money. 

Ford Escort RS turbo 1986 £44,438

Ford Escort RS2000 1980 £97,875

Ford Sierra RS 500 cosworth 1988 £112,500

 

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my S4s Esprit is also for sale, only 2 cars are inside the Netherlands,

so pretty rare and its a LHD car with low mileage,

 

the insurance tax price of the car is: 65.000 euro, my selling price is 45.000 we will see whats happening...

its also not the real good time to sell a Esprit S4s,

 

 

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My GT3 is now Staffordshire Mustard Yellow, which I reckon must add 20% to its value.  :D

British Fart to Florida, Nude to New York, Dunce to Denmark, Numpty to Newfoundland.  And Shitfaced Silly Sod to Sweden.

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Despite price levels on Ferrari and some other nice cars having been lowered seriously much or not even sold with hefty discounts, I still think Lotus Esprits are the bees knees af an affordable supercar. They are cheap to buy (still) and "cheap'ish" to run.

On another note, personally, I think a car that is affordable to buy and run. and with no need to finance, therefore without dept, is all the more fun to drive ;)

Either way - Lotus Esprit is the bang for the buck and should stay that way - a Little bit secret. I see absolutely no need for all kinds of "investors" and "profitmaximisers" to come to the table. It's a drivers car ;)

btw: VERY nice S4s you have. Just keep it and enjoy. Can you tell me a similarely priced sportcar that drives better? Or a more expensive one?

And: what suspension do you have on that red S4s?

Cheers,

Jacques

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Nobody does it better - than Lotus ;)

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