Buying or Selling a 1976 Lotus Esprit?


1976 Lotus Esprit
1976 Lotus Esprit

The Lotus Esprit Series 1 was launched in 1975 at the Paris Auto Show and went into production in June 1976 to replace the aging Europa model. The same 4-cylinder Lotus 907 engine from the Jensen Healey was fitted on the Lotus Esprit, with a capacity of 2.0 liters and an output of 160 hp—only 140 hp for the US models. The unit was matted to the 5-speed manual gearbox also used on the Maserati Merak. Lotus claimed a top speed of 138 mph and the 0 to 60 mph acceleration was recorded below 7 seconds. The Esprit was made with a steel backbone chassis and a fiberglass body, giving the car a particularly low weight. The model was famous for great cornering, steering and handling abilities, which made the 1976 Lotus Esprit was a very enjoyable sports car.


1976 Lotus Esprit Seller’s Guide

Thinking about selling your 1976 Lotus Esprit? The Alex Manos team is a great resource to start evaluating the market and the value of your model, and also get useful tips and advice from knowledgeable classic Lotus specialists. When selling a 1976 Lotus Esprit, the Alex Manos team will recommend you call your insurance to ask about their policies on test-drives. It can be difficult to judge the genuine interest of a potential buyer for your model and whether or not they’ll drive your car smoothly. Alex Manos and his team have a Los Angeles classic car dealership that features a large inventory of classics for sale. The team is always looking for new models and would love to take a look at your 1976 Lotus Esprit



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