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1988 Lotus Esprit Turbo Anniversary #77 of 88 Found in Georgia

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1988 Lotus Esprit Turbo Anniversary #77 of 88

Spotted in Fayetteville, Georgia is a 1988 Lotus Esprit Turbo Anniversary #77 of 88 for $36,900 USD. The selling dealer states this is an outstanding 1 owner survivor with only 19k original miles. It is in excellent condition and is one of the rarest lotus cars with only 88 examples ever produced. Historically known for performance Lotus dominated the film industry in the 80-90’s and is the staple car for many enthusiasts from that era. In the late 80s (1988) Lotus produced a Limited Edition Commemorative Esprit Turbo celebrating the 40th anniversary of Lotus. This vehicle is #77 of the 88 produced. Mid-mounted Lotus Type 910 16-valve DOHC turbocharged engine. BOSCH K-Jetronic multi-port fuel injection with electronic ignition, 5-speed transaxle, 4-wheel disc brakes with ventilated front rotors, Lotus Design alloy wheels, new Michelin tires, rack & pinion steering, self-balancing dual fuel tanks, air conditioning, pearlescent white body and wheels, removable roof panel with wind deflector, walnut wood dash with custom Connolly leather interior including suede pigskin inserts. Recent Full Service Meticulously maintained

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1962 Austin Mini Cooper 997 Found in Alaska

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1962 Austin Mini Cooper 997

Spotted in Homer, Alaska is a 1962 Austin Mini Cooper 997 for $15,000 USD.
This is the Austin original mini cooper 997 most popularized for racing. It has sat in a old abandoned warehouse on the homestead for decades and is in really good condition. The body had been painted with primer to keep out rust, and it has been dis-assembled. All the parts ready for re-assembly. It comes with two engines, one with only 15,000 miles on it. It has the “Heritage Certificate” so you would be able to buy original parts for it from the manufacturer. 

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1990 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE Found in California

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1990 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE

Spotted in California is a 1990 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE for $25,499 USD.   The selling dealer state this car is in excellent condition.  It is a no accident car with a clean car fax.  It is black with a clean tan interior.  The leather seat bottoms are not worn or have the dreaded butt imprint common with lotus seats.  It has 40,000 original miles and has undergone a recent service.  There is an extensive binder of service history and records that come with the car.  These esprits look very appealing in black.  This one has the 1993 esprit 5 spoke one year only wheels which look great.   The dealer says this car passes smog with no issues and even has a chip installed.

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1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE Found in New Jersey

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1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE

 

Spotted in New Jersey is a 1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE for $24,900 USD.   This is my favorite color combination of white with tan leather interior.  The seller states the car was just serviced and is a nice driver.  It has 44,000 original miles.   The driver seat is showing more wear and tear as expected.  The passenger seat looks like it had very little use.  Overall the interior looks good or its age.   The Peter Stevens body style produced from 1987 to 1993  seem to be creeping up in price these days.   Recently a red 1989 Turbo SE sold for $29,700 USD.

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1964 Jaguar E-Type Roadster Found in San Francisco

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1964 Jaguar E-Type Roadster

 

Spotted in San Francisco, California is a 1964 Jaguar E-Type Roadster for $87,500 USD.    This is a Series 1 car that is ready for restoration.   Between 1961 and 1964 Jaguar produced  3.8 engines and partial synchromesh transmissions as opposed to 1965 -1967 cars which had 4.2 liter engines and fully synchronized transmissions.  The seller stats this car is available for viewing.  It has the usual rust bubbles at the bottom of the doors.   There is no mention of the motor running.

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1978 Lotus Esprit Champion Edition Found in Miami

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1978 Lotus Esprit Champion Edition

 

Spotted in Miami is a 1978 Lotus Esprit Champion Edition  for $20,000 USD.   This is 1 of only 99 made in the US. Car has been in storage for over 20 years, Engine and transmission are functional, the seller tuned and started her up about a year ago, took her around the block…not bad for 20 year stored car!  The car is mostly complete, all glass is intact, interior is there, wheels are flawless (in primer), the body was repaired and primed several years ago when the seller began a full concourse restoration on her but with way too many projects going on at the moment, we can’t move forward on this one any longer.  The seller is ready to sell and is motivated.

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1974 Jensen Interceptor Found in Los Feliz

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1974 Jensen Interceptor

Found in Los Feliz, California is a 1974 Jensen Interceptor for $13,000 USD. This car requires a new paint job but the seller states it only has 80,000 original miles. The car does not run due to a faulty wire harness. I was able to find a new wire hardness for sale for $575. Lets hope that is all it needs to be drivable.  The Jensen Interceptor is a Grand touring car which was hand-built at the Kelvin Way Factory in West Bromwich, near

1979 Maserati Merak SS with Bora Dash Found in Maryland

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1979 Maserati Merak SS with Bora Dash

 

Spotted in Maryland is a 1979 Maserati Merak SS with Bora Dash for $35,000 USD.   The seller states there were only 970 Merak SS examples built with only 314 that came with the Bora style dashboard.  The 1980s dealer invoice shows it was purchased for $17,325.  The car is currently not running.  It will need a full restoration but I think this car would be fun to restore.  The seller also confirm that the tool kit is included and the undercarriage is in good shape.  The body however will need some work. Notice the rust on the front and rear panels.

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