1977 Lotus Esprit S1: Nice Mileage, For Sale in Portland

Only 56k miles on this very early Lotus Esprit. Looks like a really fun car!

1977 LOTUS Esprit S1 on Portland Craigslist:

1977 Lotus Esprit S1 For Sale1977 Lotus Esprit S1 For Sale Interior

quote from CL posting:

Custom Connelly Leather and wood interior. New tires. 24 mpg 140 MPH. Manheim Gold Book says $17,000 for excellent. $13,000 for good. $25,000 for show. I think this is close to excellent. More than $35,000 invested. 56,000 miles
I will sell it this weekend to the best offer over $10,000

I had to check Wikipedia on the S1 to know all the specs on this car. Under 2200 pounds, 140hp engine, and mid-engined. What other exotic could you buy for $10k with these kinds of credentials and pedigree?

Ed, is this the same twin cam that was fitted to your Jensen?

dc

6 thoughts on “1977 Lotus Esprit S1: Nice Mileage, For Sale in Portland”

  1. Yup. Same engine.

    If I remember correctly, when Jensen was building the Jensen Healey they went shopping for an engine, but didn’t have a lot of money to spend. Lotus sold them this “experimental” engine, which I believe was the first 2.0l 16v engine to make it into a production vehicle. After Jensen folded in 75/76 Lotus put it in the Espirit.

    Some or all or the above may or may not be true 😉

  2. Hello,

    Is this Esprit still on sale? Can I get more photos of it?

    My e-mail turboviolet {eta} gmail {dot} com

    If this car is already sold, please write it to me by e-mail. Thanx.

    Anton

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