I have a nice 1977 pearl white Lotus Esprit repainted from lemon/yellow. It has been well maintained in my 6 years of ownership and has rebuilt engine heads, replaced clutch and cable, and a new choke cable. All lights, gauges, shock absorbers and battery were also replaced.
“The Esprit was launched in October 1975 at the Paris Motor Show and entered production in June 1976, replacing the Europa in the Lotus model lineup. These first cars became known as “Series 1” (or S1) Esprits. The wedge-shaped fibreglass body was mounted on a steel backbone chassis.
The half-shafts had no provision for plunge and handled some of the lateral forces. There were coil-over shock absorbers and disc brakes at all four corners. Steering was by an unassisted rack and pinion.
“I have had several enquires from the UK. It costs about $3,000 in a container. I have had a couple of questions about a louver, it does come off, it takes two screws to remove it and then you just pop it out.