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1976-1978 Lotus Esprit

Auction CloseYear/Make/ModelSold $ 
Sept. 5, 2009
Lotus Esprit
1977 Lotus Esprit S1 #77031357H
$3,000 [ view auction details ]
July 8, 2009
Lotus Esprit
1977 Lotus Esprit S1
$11,000 [ view auction details ]
May 9, 2009
Lotus Esprit
77, Great Project or Parts Car
$4,000 [ view auction details ]
May 7, 2009
Lotus Esprit
1978 Lotus Esprit S1 No Reserve
$6,558 [ view auction details ]
March 15, 2009
Lotus Esprit
1977 Lotus S1 Esprit Project / Restoration / parts car
$4,060 [ view auction details ]
Jan. 20, 2009
Lotus Esprit
1977 Lotus Esprit One Beautiful Car
$7,150 [ view auction details ]
Jan. 9, 2009
Lotus Esprit
1977 Lotus Esprit One Beautiful Car
$8,503 [ view auction details ]
Sept. 7, 2008
Lotus Esprit
1977 Lotus Esprit Rare! 22,089 Actual Miles James Bond
$15,000 [ view auction details ]
Aug. 16, 2008
Lotus Esprit
1978 Lotus Esprit S2 Turbo
$8,100 [ view auction details ]
July 19, 2008
Lotus Esprit
1977 Lotus Esprit S1
$11,000 [ view auction details ]
June 28, 2008
Lotus Esprit
1977 Lotus Esprit No Reserve Will Trade
$9,350 [ view auction details ]
June 21, 2008
Lotus Esprit
1977 Lotus Esprit No Reserve Will Trade
$9,500 [ view auction details ]
May 11, 2008
Lotus Esprit
**1978 LOTUS ESPRIT S1**
$7,223 [ view auction details ]
April 29, 2008
Lotus Esprit
1977 Lotus Esprit S1 James Bond
$18,100 [ view auction details ]
Jan. 20, 2008
Lotus Esprit
bill of sale only
$1,225 [ view auction details ]
Jan. 13, 2008
Lotus Esprit
Lotus Esprit 1977
$9,051 [ view auction details ]
Sept. 22, 2007
Lotus Esprit
1978 Lotus Esprit - S1
$16,000 [ view auction details ]
Sept. 11, 2007
Lotus Esprit
1978 LOTUS ESPRIT S2
$6,100 [ view auction details ]
Sept. 9, 2007
Lotus Esprit
1978 Lotus Esprit, 23k Orig. Miles, CA Car, Very Nice!
$12,851 [ view auction details ]
July 29, 2007
Lotus Esprit
1978 Lotus Esprit
$6,202 [ view auction details ]
July 26, 2007
Lotus Esprit
1978 LOTUS ESPRIT CALIFORNIA CAR LOW MILEAGE
$12,500 [ view auction details ]
July 25, 2007
Lotus Esprit
Lotus Esprit- Super Clean and Original 1978
$7,629 [ view auction details ]
July 24, 2007
Lotus Esprit
1977 LOTUS ESPRIT
$9,101 [ view auction details ]
June 25, 2007
Lotus Esprit
Stunning Lotus Esprit-new drive train, recent paint
$9,400 [ view auction details ]
April 16, 2007
Lotus Esprit
1977 Lotus Esprit S1 - Rare Exotic Sports Car Project
$3,550 [ view auction details ]
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Market Summary

SalesLowHighAverage
1 year 3 $3,249 $4,050 $3,766
'05-Present 73 $1,175 $35,000 $9,381

Lotus Esprit S1, 1976 - 1978

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Generation Info
Years Made 1976-1978
Body Types coupe
Number Made 994/980/88
Engine Options 1,973cc 95.2x69.3mm/2,174cc 95.2x76.2mm, 4 cyl DOHC
Max Power 160 bhp at 6,200 rpm/ 160 bhp at 6,500 rpm
Max Speed 135 mph
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History

Giugiaro excelled himself when he designed the Esprit, first shown as a concept car as early as 1972. Dramatic two-seat wedge shaped plastic body clothed backbone chassis, independent suspension and disc brakes all round. Transaxle came from Citroen's SM and 907 engine was mounted centrally.
SIs had cooling problems, sorted by '79 S2 with its wider wheels, better interior, integrated spoiler. S2.2 of 1980 had the larger 917 2,174cc engine (same power but more torque). A brilliant supercar in terms of handling and image, but flawed in so many ways. Can be picked up very cheaply.

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