Supercar Fest Sale of Iconic & Classic Cars 28 May 2022

Supercar Fest Sale Of Iconic And Classic Cars Saturday 28th May 2022 28 Registration: L300 LTD Chassis No.: SCC082910RHA68036 Estimate: £60,000 - £75,000 Lot 409 1994 Lotus Esprit Sport 300 For customers that missed out on the very limited production run of X180Rs, the Esprit Sport 300 was offered in 1993 and was essentially a road-going version of the American SCCA race cars. Styled by Julian Thompson, Lotus’ talented chief stylist, and originally shown as a concept at the Birmingham show in 1992, the Sport 300 was destined to be sold in a Limited Edition of just 50, however, in the end 64 cars were eventually built. At £64,995 the Sport 300 was a rare and very expensive commodity - a whole £18,000 more than an Esprit S4 but still £9,000 cheaper than a Ferrari 348tb. With pin-sharp handling, race bred responses and a bit more power, it’s no wonder that over the years the Sport 300 has become the ‘Holy Grail’ amongst Esprit enthusiasts and with only sixty-four ever built, they are seldom to be found on the open market. This, UK-supplied, right-hand drive Sport 300 is one of those 64 cars built for the worldwide market and has covered just over 50,500 miles. It presents superbly in Camel Yellow (after the Camel cigarettes - sponsored Lotus F1 cars of the period) with a distinctively trimmed interior in Royal Blue and Dark Charcoal Alcantara. We understand that it was damaged in an accident around March 2001, however, this was not recorded as no insurance company was involved. The owner at the time decided to send it back to Lotus to be fully reinstated and a new chassis was fitted and a number of small jobs attended to whilst the car was being returned to its pristine best. He was obviously delighted with the result when it returned from the Hethel factory and subsequently kept the car for several more years. There are photographs showing this work when it was carried out and supporting documents in the history file. So, although it’s a 1994 car it effectively dates from 2001 and we welcome and encourage interested parties to come and see this sparkling Esprit for themselves. There’s a large amount of documentation and photos with the car, including paperwork covering the factory rebuild in 2001, all original handbooks and service books and the original keys. The three-piece, Oz Racing alloy wheels have been dismantled, refurbished and reassembled, and all are fitted with excellent tyres. The car comes with two original specification rear tyres, quite special in the 300’s sizes along with a few other parts. The cherished registration number, L300 LTD (Lotus 300 Limited Edition), will remain with the car. With only 64 ever built and regarded by all concerned as “The best Esprit ever”, this isn’t an opportunity that’s likely to present itself any time soon. More Details Lot 409 Bid On Lot 409