A limited-edition Lotus Esprit Turbo GC, regarded as a ‘holy grail’ example of the car, is being offered by leading online classic car auctioneer, The Market without reserve.
Just 21 were made, to celebrate 21 years of Lotus production at its Hethel factory, and this particular Lotus Esprit Turbo HC is number 10. What’s more, it is one of only five finished in two-tone “Essex Blue.”
The car left Hethel on 27th February 1987, being sold new by the Norfolk Motor Company in Norwich to a firm in Corby. It later spent around 14 years in a private collection in Portugal, helping it keep its immaculate condition and low mileage, before returning to the U.K. in 2018. It was been kept by an Esprit enthusiast since April of last year.
Having returned to the U.K. in 2018, the car has now been in the hands of an Esprit enthusiast since April 2019. It had been intended to be the owner’s “forever car” and was subsequently treated to over £10,000 (about…