I am the 4th registered owner as far as I know, the car has had a mechanical restoration and engine rebuild by the 2nd owner. The previous owner bought the car but never got a chance to drive it and bought a S4 Esprit instead. The S1 was put into storage for approximately 12 years before I bought it. When I bought the car the brakes and clutch were seized and it looked pretty rough. luckily the engine was still able to turn over by hand. I did a mechanical restoration on it over the winter, rebuilt the entire brake and clutch systems, rebuilt the carbs and replaced the timing belt. A lot of the cooling system had been replaced with non OEM parts so I restored everything to the way it came from the factory. Car still has original paint and interior, both are in decent shape but obviously show their age.
1978 Lotus Esprit (Oxford Blue)