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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1977 Lotus Esprit S1

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Mechanically sorted and sympathetically restored 1977 Lotus Esprit S1 for sale. From the seller’s description:

This Lotus spent 10 months being rebuilt by Barry Spencer of Spencer Motorsports in Rohnert Park, California. During that time the following work was performed:

Rebuilt Suspension
All engine seals and belts were replaced
New clutch
Engine service
New fuel tanks
New wiring looms
New alternator
Rebuilt braking system
New radiator, expansion tank and cooling fans
New oil cooler
New muffler
Numerous hoses and fittings were replaced
New front and rear bumpers
Dellorto carburetor upgrade
New tires
All interior trim was recovered in leather

This S1 retains its original engine and transaxle. The original Wolfrace wheels and steering wheel are still present. This very early Esprit is a beautiful driving machine with no excuses whatsoever. The Esprit handling is legendary and this car is the epitome of that with all the new suspension components and tires. The shifting is effortless and precise as a result of the new clutch. All of the electronics in the car are operating and functioning as designed including the headlights, exterior lights, interior and dash lights. This is great opportunity to acquire a fully sorted out, early production Esprit S1.

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Modesto, California
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