1990 Lotus Esprit SE Turbo (1990)




1990 Lotus Esprit SE Turbo
Ext. Color:    Black
Mileage:    29,608
Trans:    5 Speed manual
Engine:    4 Cylinder Turbo
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In 1987, a new version of the Esprit was unveiled, incorporating rounder styling cues given by designer Peter Stevens (who later designed the McLaren F1). A new Lotus patented process was introduced to create the new body which resulted in an increase of the Esprit's torsional rigidity by 22 percent. The Stevens styled cars retained the mechanical components of previous High Compression Esprit and Turbo Esprit, but introduced a stronger Renault transaxle,
The Stevens Esprit played a role in the film Pretty Woman after Ferrari and Porsche declined the product placement opportunity because the manufacturers did not want to be associated with soliciting prostitutes. Lotus saw the placement value with such a major feature film and supplied a Silver 1989.5 Esprit SE. The car was also seen in Basic Instinct, The Rookie, Taking Care of Business and If Looks Could Kill /Teen Agent, as well as the short-lived TV series The Highwayman.
This particular 1990 Lotus Esprit SE has very low mileage of only 29,600 miles. 1990 is a good year for the Esprit. They have the upgraded Chargecooler turbo producing 280 hp. There is no troublesome power steering and no ABS which were also problematic on earlier cars. A 100,000 mile or 10 year blue timing belt was fitted 2 years ago/2,500 miles ago. The old gas tanks were replaced with aluminium ones.
The rare black on black color is simply stunning. Paint is in excellent condition and there are no stress cracks in body. It also has factory chrome wheels which few Esprit's had. This Lotus has been well taken care of and has always been garaged. These cars have been appreciating in value just recently and are rocket fast to drive. This is definitely a must have car!
Northshore Sportscars is an Authorized Morgan Dealer offering new models to all of the US. We also offer a handpicked selection of classic British and European Sports cars for sale including Alfa Romeo, Austin Healey, Jaguar, MG, Mercedes, Morgan, Lotus, Triumph, and Porsche for all budgets. Our restoration shop provides complete service and parts for all of the cars we sell. View these quality vehicles at our indoor showroom located in Lake Bluff, Illinois. Same location for over 21 years! Please contact us at 8472470447 and we would be happy to assist you.

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  • Mileage: 29,608
  • Year: 1990
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Coupe
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Black

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