24 Feb '18, 9pm

Big V8 Breathes New Life into Classic Lotus Esprit

Big V8 Breathes New Life into Classic Lotus Esprit

his modified 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 was sold new by Chequered Flag Imports in Vancouver, British Columbia and recently acquired from its original owner by the selling dealer. Finished in white over blue, this example is one of about 700 Series 1 cars built from 1975-1978. An engine swap to a 3.5-liter Rover V8 was completed in 1989 at about 30k kilometers (~18,600 miles), with just over 1,000 miles driven since. The mid-mounted engine has ported/polished heads, quad Dellorto carbs, high-compression pistons, a Crower camshaft, a Rovercraft intake manifold, and is mated to a Citroën C35 5-speed manual transaxle. The car also has a re-trimmed interior, some newer gauges, and has been fitted with Series 3 trim. Service history is captured by a partially stamped dealer service book, many maintenance records from new, receipts for all modifications, and the results of a November 2...

Full article: https://gas2.org/2017/12/17/big-v8-breathes-new-life-into...

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