<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T

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1995 LOTUS ESPRIT S4s COUPE

Sold for US$ 52,250 inc. premium
1995 LOTUS ESPRIT S4s COUPE
VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141
Engine no. LN910950929051T

2,174cc DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Engine
Electronic Fuel Injection
5-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes

*Late specification Lotus Esprit
*Low mileage example
*Traditional Lotus livery
*Offered from the stable of a noted private collector


THE LOTUS ESPRIT S4

Unveiled in 1987, the Peter Stevens redesign of the venerable Lotus Esprit saw the mid-engined rocketship's sharp edges softened, the interior revamped and the mechanical specification improved. Indeed, the Esprit was now a genuine supercar contender, with over 160mph available from the Special Equipment model of 1989, largely thanks to the adoption of a water to air intercooler on the 2.2-liter four. In 1993, Lotus further updated the Esprit with exterior styling by Julian Thompson. Relatively minor changes to the front and rear bumpers, side skirts and a new wheel design were nicely resolved and the Esprit's dramatic styling was suitably updated for a new decade.

It wasn't until 1995 that the mechanical specification came in for change; when the S4 was replaced by the S4S power jumped to 300bhp, with 290 lbs./ft. of torque on tap. To achieve these figures, Lotus made changes to the cylinder head, enlarged the inlet ports and fitted an updated ECM and Garret AiResearch T3/60 turbocharger. This added up to serious on road performance, with 0-60 mph dispatched in a mere 4.6 seconds on the way to a top speed of 168 mph – impressive numbers in anyone's language. Equally impressive was the handling, with a 0.91g figure achieved on the skidpan. The S4S was distinguished by the larger rear wing from the Sport 300, new OZ five-spoke alloy rims and Brembo brakes, having the distinction of being the end of the line for the four cylinder Esprit. Despite its age, The Autocar magazine loved the new Lotus, concluding with the comment: "...the Lotus Esprit S4S is, for the moment, the most complete British sports car – period."

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Looking every bit the archetypal British Sports Car, this Lotus sits in rich dark 'racing' green paint (code 804) on alloy rims and with a warm 'biscuit' interior (code XX10). Manufactured by Lotus Cars works in September 1995, the Esprit S4S was originally imported to the U.S. and its tags confirm it to have been officially federalized. It has covered a modest mileage accrual of just under 27,000 miles from new, all that in nearly 20 years of potential road time. Not surprisingly the car is extremely clean throughout, from its updated Momo wood rimmed steering wheel and faux wood door trims to its full leather trimmed cabin. The external paint finish remains very tidy for its age.

The car is offered from a private collection of a true enthusiast whose cars are enjoyed and maintained whenever required. In recent years, the car has been domiciled in the dry climate of California. The car was acquired from its original owner in 2011 and immediately subjected to a thorough professional recommissioning at a cost of some $10,000, for which receipts are on file. Since then it has been regularly exercised, including faultless completion of the popular Texas 1000 and NorthWest Passage 1000 Mile Rallies organized by Rich and Jean Taylor's Vintage Rallies company. Testament to how well these cars stand as a design icon, the car was invited to the 2012 edition of The Quail - A Motorsports Gathering in their Supercar Class.

To enhance the enjoyment of its already sensational driving experience, the stereo has been uprated to a more modern Alpine unit with Blue Tooth. The Lotus is offered with its tool kit, manuals and car cover.

With great looks, a clean CarFax, unbelievable performance, low miles and fresh maintenance, what more could one ask for?

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<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
<b>1995 LOTUS  ESPRIT S4s COUPE  </b><br />VIN. SCCFD30C3SHF63141 <br />Engine no. LN910950929051T
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