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Launched in 1976, the Lotus Esprit was a two-seat sports car based on a concept from Italdesign. The Esprit model was produced until 2004, which makes it one of the sports cars produced for the longest time in history. From 1978 to 1981, the series 2 model was manufactured. The car was fitted with the same 2-liter, 4-cylinder engine as its predecessor, with a power output of 160 hp for the European trim and 140 hp for the US trim. The Series 2 featured new 14-inch, Speedline alloy wheels, taillights from the Rover SD1 and a new dashboard with individual gauges. A special edition of the Lotus Esprit Series 2 was made to celebrate Lotus’ victory in the 1978 Formula One World Championship. The car was named the JPS: John Player Special.
Looking to purchase a classic Lotus?
Whether you’re interested in a mint condition example of 1979 Lotus Esprit or one that has a special story, The Beverly Hills Car Club might be able to help. First, their Los Angeles classic car dealership is the home for a large inventory of classic cars of all makes, models, and conditions. The staff is composed of classic car enthusiasts who are always looking for more models to grow the collection. Start by browsing their online inventory to have an idea about current availabilities and call the team if you’re looking for something special that you can’t see online. Second, The Beverly Hills Car Club team is known for regularly sharing tips and advice on how to purchase a classic car at the right price, in a hassle-free environment. One recommendation is to look at all the documentation available on the classic to get more information on how well the car has been maintained.
Call The Beverly Hills Car Club today to hear more on the best practice for buying a 1979 Lotus Esprit. The team is looking forward to speaking with you and welcomes the opportunity to earn your business. Get connected today and find the 1979 Lotus Esprit of your dreams!
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