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Lotus Turbo Esprit S3 4 Cylinder — 1988

Well kept 1980 classic Lotus Esprit S3 with matching numbers, has only 76.000km on the clock and is fitted with a new cambelt.

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Frans Johansson
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"A top condition S3 with full service history and same owner for 20 years. Its a real collector car that only increasing in value year on year."

190 000SEK
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Michael Luft
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Frans Johansson
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"A top condition S3 with full service history and same owner for 20 years. Its a real collector car that only increasing in value year on year."


The car being sold by a car collector from Ängelholm. He has owned and cherished this car for the past 20 years, and been driven carefully hence the mileage. The car has never been crashed, its runs and drive well with a full service book, new cam belt and only 76,000km

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
    75764 km 
  • Kw / hp
    158 / 212 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
  • Interior finish
  • Colour


  • Mechanical condition:

    Tires 80%. Engine compartment and chassis appear to be original. Retro refitted Alarm that’s not nicely installed also drains the battery. Electric cables in the glove box from previously mounted equipment. The right front door hangs a little, can be difficult to close.

  • Interior condition:

    Wear on the seats and gearbox cover. Some minor damage to the left door side. Other parts of the interior are in fine and working condition. 2 holes on the instrument panel from previously mounted equipment. Police radio and speaker mounted. Not original stereo. Left sun visor is loose. Small piece of interiors in the headliner is loose.

  • Exterior condition:

    Nice paint and bodywork. Small bump on the left A-pillar. Small scratches that can be safely be polished out. There are small paint crack, marks and paint touch ups. A little stone chip in the windshield, chrome trim around the windscreen slightly damaged and right rear rim is chipped.

  • General condition:

    Iconic British Sports Car in above average condition. Its ready to drive home.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus Avst 2014-06-04
Ursprungsbesiktning 1988-03-23 (regbes)
Datum i trafik 1:a gång 1988-04-11
Besiktningsperiod - 2015-05-31
Senast godk besiktning 2013-05-16
Skattebefriad Ja
Antal ägare 17

Facts about the model

The Series 3 (or S3) and Turbo Esprit debuted in April 1981. The two models shared a common chassis, and bodywork was based on a common set of moulds.
1987 Turbo Esprit HC. The S3 received the 2.2 L Type 912 engine. The Turbo Esprit had a wet sump engine with the same power and torque output as its dry sump predecessor. Interior trim was revised which, when combined with changes to the body moulds, resulted in more headroom and an enlarged foot-well.The Turbo Esprit retained the aerodynamic body kit of the Essex cars and featured prominent 'turbo esprit' decals on the nose and sides. The S3 gained the new larger bumpers but kept the simpler sill line and glazed rear hatch of the S2.2 body. Both cars came with 381 mm (15 in) BBS alloy wheels. Minor changes were made to bodywork and front suspensions for the 1985 model year.

The final incarnations of the Giugiaro-styled Esprit were announced in April 1986. Higher compression ratios for the engines was indicated by the 'HC' moniker. Power output of the naturally aspirated engine rose to 128 kW (174 PS; 172 hp) and 160 lbft (217 Nm) for the Esprit HC, and to 160 kW (218 PS; 215 hp) and 298 Nm (220 lbft) for the Turbo Esprit HC, with more torque available at lower engine speeds.

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