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Lotus Esprit S2



Lotus Esprit S2

1978 Historic Race Car

Subject to a body off restoration by the previous owner.

Chassis has been sand blasted and painted with etch primer. The car has never been stored outside since the rebuild and there is no corrosion. 

Been a race car since so chassis / suspension in excellent condition. All polybushed / new bolts, etc – nothing seized or rusty

Full roll cage

Polycarbonate windows all round with custom side air intakes for rear inboard brake cooling

Front big brake conversion – 300mm vented discs with large Brembo 4 piston calipers

All brake and clutch lines braided.

New AVO adjustable coilovers all round with custom machined aluminium spring seats.

Camber is adjustable front and rear

Full width Aluminium Radiator – silicone hoses and stainless clips throughout

Twin electric fans

Single bespoke aluminium fuel tank on LHS (foam filled to prevent surge) – Twin Facet fuel pumps

RHS tank space now houses battery box with new Varley race battery (situated behind driver for better weight distribution)

Car completely rewired with simplicity and weight saving in mind. Pop-up headlights, etc retained so car can easily put back on the road. (for trackdays etc)


Low mileage 2.2 HC (912) engine sourced from LotusBits

New timing belt and tensioner

Helix competition clutch assembly

Lightweight flywheel

LotusBits full race exhaust manifold and system

Accusump fitted to prevent oil surge

Large oil cooler

Modified air box with cold air intake and K&N filter element

SJ Sportcars competition engine mounts

Oil catch tank

Gearbox was completely professionally rebuilt with all new bearings plus new crown wheel and pinion plus synchro rings. Drive sharft UJs recently replaced too.

SJ Sportcars gear linkage improvement kit fitted.

Just had oil renewed with Red Line MT-90

Dashboard has been stripped and reworked with removable centre console. All new switches on custom machined panels within original binnacle.

Wide angle race mirror.

Latest spec (MSA and FIA compliant) plumbed extinguisher system

Lightweight competition seat (identical spare comes with car)

Brand new HANS device compatible 6 point harness

Suede race steering wheel

15” Compomotive split rims finished in BBS Gold

New stainless steel bolts

New R888R tyres on front (done one race)

Good R888 tyres on rear

Long wheel studs and new open headed nuts.

As it stands, the car is ready to be entered in MSA circuit racing and will be eligible for multiple different classes. SMRC / CSCC / HSCC etc

Braking and handling are excellent and very forgiving for a novice driver. Gearbox is one of the best I’ve driven in any car (let alone a rear engine one!) – lever throw is short and positive with zero backlash in the transmission.

I fitted a 912 engine as it was the best starting point for tuning. 180bhp stock and has the revised cam covers that don’t leak oil! Lots of upgrade options from CNC cylinder heads / aftermarket cams to stroked 2.5l full race engines achieving almost 300bhp.

Draws lots of attention in the paddock. Not many early Esprits fully prepared for racing. 1978 – so MOT and Tax exempt.

Fully UK Road Registered - no crazing or accident damage


Seller: AKS4
  Andrew Kinmond
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Country: United Kingdom
Phone: 07801736688
Currency: GBP
Trade or Private: Private
Price: £25,000
Added: 15/05/2019
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