The Lotus Esprit was produced from 1976 to 2004 in numerous variants. 1977 was the second year of production for the series 1 model, distinguishable by its FIAT X1/9 taillights, shovel-style front air dam and Wolfrace alloy wheels. A one-piece instrument cluster with green little Veglia gauges was fitted inside the cabin. The Esprit was penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro at Italdesign and boasted straight lines, sharp angles, and geometrical shapes. A 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine with an output of 160 hp for the European trim and 140 hp for the US trim powered the car. Linked to the same five-speed manual gearbox than previously fitted on the Maserati Merak, the Lotus Esprit was a fun and efficient sports car. A top speed of 138 mph was claimed by Lotus and 0 to 60 mph was reached under 7 seconds.
The 1977 Lotus Esprit Series 1 was James Bond’s car in The Spy Who Loved Me, transforming in a submarine under water! Whether you’re looking for a model with some interesting history or a more affordable one, The Beverly Hills Car Club can help. Their team of friendly experts will share useful tips and advice with future owners, to help them make a good purchase. For one, the early Lotus Esprit models had a bad reputation with electrical equipment’s reliability. Be sure to test each command individuallypower windows, gauges, lights inside and out, vents. The Beverly Hills Car Club team also enjoys a good reputation for great deals on classics of all makes, models, and conditions.
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