Buying or Selling a 1978 Lotus Esprit?


1978 Lotus Esprit
1978 Lotus Esprit

Introduced as a concept car at the Turin Auto Show in 1972, the Lotus Esprit was built from 1976 to 2004 in many different trims. The first series was produced until 1978 and the Series 2 was introduced in the summer of 1978. The model was a two-seater sports car featuring a steel backbone chassis and a fiberglass body, penned by Italdesign. A Lotus 907 4-cylinder engine with a capacity of 2 liters powered the car, offering an output of 160 hp—140 hp for the American model. Power was transmitted to the wheels through a 5-speed manual gearbox and the model’s performance was recorded as follow: top speed of 138 hp, 0-to-60 mph acceleration in 6.8 seconds. Improvements were introduced on the 1978 Lotus Esprit Series 2, including intake and cooling duct vents, new taillights, new wheels and an integrated front spoiler.


1978 Lotus Esprit Seller’s Guide

If you’re thinking about selling your model of 1978 Lotus Esprit, Alex Manos and his team can help. First, the experts are regularly adding new classics to their growing collection and the team would love to see your Lotus Esprit. Their offers take into consideration the condition and history of the model as well as the market value and recent transactions for similar models. In addition, the Alex Manos team regularly shares tips and advice on how to make a good transaction. For one, they’ll recommend you add some interesting facts about the brand and the model to your description, to raise the interest of potential buyers. For example, an interesting fact about the Lotus Esprit is that all cars were hand-made, which took an average of 500 hours per car. More than 80% on the parts used in the construction were made by Lotus and therefore, each model was very unique.



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