Federal # 053

Chassis Number ??

Engine Number ??

36,000 miles

1979 Lotus Esprit JPS #53. This is a 1-year only car. There were only 100 of these made and this is car #53. It has all its original decals and special trim. The JPS (John Player Special) Only came in 1 color scheme. Black with special gold decals. The car number 53 is identified by a special decal on both sides of the car by the outside twin gas filler caps. The car also has special gold wheels. I have owned the car for about 14 years. I bought it from I believe the original owner with 26K miles. The car is an original CA car with no rust. The car has never been involved in any type of accident or had any type of body repair. The car now has 36K miles, I recently spent $680 getting it tuned and maybe have driven it 1 mile since! The car has always been stored inside since I have owned it. The car has lots of performance work done with very few miles since. The head has been ported, polished, gasket matched to both manifolds, and flow tested. The carb's are twin Delortos with K&N filters. I believe it also has the European cams. A valve job has just been done about 30 miles ago. New belts and water pump. A larger radiator was custom made for extra cooling. The transmission is in perfect condition and shifts effortlessly, it has a heavy duty clutch installed by the previous owner. This car is extremely fast. The car has NO smog equipment and I do not have the old equipment that was removed by the prior owner and before the smog laws went into effect. It will need a air rail, catalytic converter and smog pump and some small minor items. It has a performance exhaust. The car has Pirelli tires in like new condition. The reason I am selling it is that is just sitting around and would be better off in some ones hands that will enjoy the use of it. The car has its original paint in good condition (won't win any shows, but will still turn heads) All the original JPS decals are all present in good condition. The car needs lots of cosmetic TLC but is in excellent mechanical condition and has always been well taken care of. The car is 95% original. The original mirrors were removed and replaced with Ferrari type mirrors. I still have the original ones. The left side mirror plastic case was cracked in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake by a falling object from the rafters above the car! (The mirror is repairable) The interior is in decent condition, a bit of the dash leather is peeling back by the corner of the windshield, with a little bit of work it can be put back in place. The seats, door panels, headliner, and carpet's are in decent condition, but I think I do have a new carpet set. The windows have been slightly tinted. The left side window motor has just been a rebuilt and new window lift switches installed. The wiper motor has also been rebuilt. The limited edition steering wheel is in very good condition, all gauges work. I also have the original tool kit. The car has a Nakamichi AM/FM cassette stereo and I just replaced all 4 speakers with new ones. The car is located in San Jose CA. If you have any specific questions please feel free to ask. Thanks for your interest. Photos will be sent if you are REAL serious about the car. I will be 100% honest with the condition of the car and will not waste your time with BS. Asking price $12,500 My work phone # 408-947-7766 Home phone 408-947-1266 or cell 408-506-2112 My Name is Wayne.


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