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1981 Lotus Esprit Turbo Essex Commemorative Edition


Lotus Esprit Turbo Essex commemorative edition No. 100
This is a very rare opportunity to own the rarest and most sort after of all the Esprit models.
The Essex Commemorative edition was launched to commemorate the launch of the new Turbo Esprit in collaboration with Essex petroleum who where the main Formula One sponsor at the time and was unveiled at a party hosted by Essex in London's Royal Albert Hall. However the planned 100 commemorative cars where cut short , meaning that only 34 production Essex commemorative cars have been recorded , 23 for the domestic UK market and 11 for the export market. This information has been provided by Lotus Cars.
This is Essex Esprit no.100 chassis number 10949 which according to records was actually No.24 but renumbered to 100 when Lotus failed to make the 100 units planned .
This Lotus is also famous for being previously owned by Mark Thatcher it was handed to him three days after it was registered as he had been appointed by Lotus to help operations in the USA.
This Essex Esprit has only covered 77,000 miles and comes with a large history file and back in 2005 was subject to a restoration carried out by SJ Sports Cars.
The car will come with a new full C service and MOT the cam covers and plenum chamber will also be repainted .
If you are seriously interested in owning a piece of Lotus history please call Mark on 01245 248143 or 07732 339759
Please do not email as I can not guarantee these will be answered .