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Lotus Esprit S3 HC NA, how many built??

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Hi every body,

Last summer I realised a dream buying an Giugiaro Lotus Esprit. As I wanted a G one, but ,as reliable as possible, I choose a S3.

I have with this car (a gorgeous red one) a certificate from Lotus wich says it's a very small serie.

I was wondering how many of them were built, and I began to look for figures. I never found how many of them were built, so if someone has the information, I'm really looking forward to read it.

The the car is a Lotus Esprit S3 HC NA from 1987, and is LHD.

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Welcome Yo

I think the S3 N/A HC started being built in 1987 and finished in 1988 when it was replaced by the Stephens version. The figures on the link from Bibs will include pre HC and the Stephens version so it's difficult to know from them how many S3 HCs were built. What does your certificate from Lotus say?

Also, we love pictures here, so the more the merrier

Chris

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28 minutes ago, ChrisJ said:

Welcome Yo

I think the S3 N/A HC started being built in 1987 and finished in 1988 when it was replaced by the Stephens version. The figures on the link from Bibs will include pre HC and the Stephens version so it's difficult to know from them how many S3 HCs were built. What does your certificate from Lotus say?

Also, we love pictures here, so the more the merrier

Chris

From memory it was October 1986

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Franjipane, HCPI means turbo HC, mine is NA HC, which does not appear in the list.

I'm thinking about sending a mail to Lotus to ask them, they should know...

One more picture for Chris. I promise I will take beautiful pictures of the car soon, I don't have much for the moment.

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Nice car, I have seen one LHD in Belgium also a red with black leader interior.

I believe that from the version n/a HC LHD are only 20 were build.

Better to drive and simpler to maintained then a turbo. Better build then the normal previous S3.

Extreme rare, collector's Item. (but every ESPRIT is special)

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I think the one you've seen is mine, I bought it in Belgium last summer.

I sended a mail to Lotus, and it will cost me around 80 euros to have all the informations about my car.

I'm definitly going to pay for this, because I really want to know, but I have to take care of the timing belt first.

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I would love to know how many no turbos where made I have a white esprit hc made in 1987 with dark blue full leather interior 

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For the UK there were 135 or 136 HC Turbo and 45 HC NA. These numbers I have got from certificates issued by Andy Graham. European LHD numbers were significantly lower than UK throughout production so I would guess at 10-15

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