Supercar Fest Sale of Iconic & Classic Cars 28 May 2022

71 + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter Lot 440 2001 Lotus Esprit V8 GT After a few years of searching, our vendor acquired this Esprit in August 2012 having found what he deemed to be the best and most original example on the market. He has been a passionate Lotus enthusiast for as long as he can recall and this passion is evident in the way the car is presented. It looks fabulous in Norfolk Mustard Yellow and has covered at time of cataloguing just 47,007 miles, corroborated by the service records and MOT history. In recent years it has averaged around 1,000 miles per year being used exclusively for specific car events such as Club Lotus weekends, classic car shows, club pub meets and runs out. It was also used it to attend Lotus Factory events at Hethel, including the 70th Anniversary meeting and to follow the Lotus Cup and Elise Trophy race series at various circuits across the country. Its impressive condition can be judged by its Concours success having attended many shows across the UK winning a number of trophies including: Best Lotus - 1st Place at the Classic & Sports Car show 2013 Best Lotus - 1st Place at the Classic Car Show 2015 Best British Sports Car - 1st Place at the Classic Car Spectacular Show 2019 The car’s comprehensive history file contains details of its service history (full Lotus Main Dealer) with its original stamped Handbook. Over £12,000 has been invested in maintenance and servicing in our vendors ownership with all services (except for the first two) carried out by Christopher Neils / Oakmere Lotus, with the most recent on 15th February 2022 which included a cam belt and auxiliary belt changes at a cost of £1,599.54. The history file also contains every MOT Certificate dating back to 2004, old tax discs, receipts/invoices for all work done, the original Owners Hand Book, original Sales Brochure, Alpine Car Audio manual and a Lotus Certificate of Vehicle Provenance. During the Pandemic, the car was SORN’d and, not using it for a long period, our vendor came to the realisation that he had accomplished everything that he had wanted to achieve with the Esprit. As can be seen from the car’s spectacular condition, he enjoys ‘detailing’ and realistically he has taken the Esprits as far as it’s possible to go, so now it’s time to move it on and let someone else enjoy this lovely Lotus. With its low warranted mileage, stunning condition and ever- increasing rarity, this car would fit perfectly within any collection of significant motorcars, or could comfortably be driven to and from shows, with a very high chance of coming home with more silverware to add to the collection. Registration: ESP 87V Chassis No.: SCCDA08231HC10200 Estimate: £40,000 - £50,000 More Details Lot 440 Bid On Lot 440