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1979 Lotus Esprit S2 Coupe / 79060165S Vehicle Information

1979 Lotus Esprit S2 photograph

1979 Lotus Esprit S2 photograph

1979 Lotus Esprit S2 photograph

1979 Lotus Esprit S2 photograph

1979 Lotus Esprit S2 photograph

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Sold for $26,400 at 2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Pacific Grove Auction.
Lotus built 1,061 examples of the Esprit S2 from 1978 through 1981. The Esprit had been unveiled in near-production form during 1974 with first deliveries made in 1976. It was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and his ItalDesign firm as a styling exercise first displayed at Turin in 1972. Its design was both stunning and exotic; its mechanical components were a technological masterpiece. It had a steel backbone chassis, four-wheel disc brakes, and a rack-and-pinion steering setup. Power was initially sourced from the Lotus-designed Type 907 16-valve, DOHC four-cylinder engine. During its production lifespan, the Esprit was relentlessly developed and improved along several distinct series. 10,675 examples were built in total by the production came to a close on February 20th of 2004.

This particular example is a 1979 Lotus Esprit S2. It was sold new to Elaine Divak on May 22, 1981 through La Montesa Motors of Mahwah, New Jersey, later making its way to Texas and Los Angeles. Power is from the mid-mounted, all-alloy 2.0-liter, Lotus twin-cam, four-cylinder engine offering 160 horsepower. It is finished in white livery and retains the original upholstery. It also has the original spare wheel and tire and correct 7- and 7.5x14-inch Speedline wheels, plus a matching additional Speedline wheel included with the car. Original trim items, original Triplex glass, and a A period 'Supremo' steering wheel is presently fitted.


By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2018


2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Pacific Grove Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $30,000-USD $40,000 
Sale Price :
USD $26,400

1979 Lotus Esprit S2 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1979 sales)
1979 Lotus Esprit S2
Chassis#: 7811/0548
Sold for USD$30,587
  2019 Bonhams : MPH September Auction
 
1979 LOTUS ESPRIT S2 – EX. CARLOS REUTEMANN
Chassis#: 79020240J
Sold for USD$20,250
  2019 Coys - Thoroughbred & Vintage at Fontwell House
 
1979 Lotus Esprit S2
Chassis#: 79060165S
Sold for USD$26,400
  2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Pacific Grove Auction
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1979 Lotus Esprit JPS Show Car 1 of 2
Chassis#: 78100495G
Sold for USD$46,903
  2016 Silverstone Auction - Classic Sale
 
1979 Lotus Esprit S2
Sold for USD$11,786
  2014 Anglia Auction - Southern Ireland
 
1979 Lotus Elite Series 1 Coupé
Chassis#: 7904/1484A
Sold for USD$7,776
  2010 Bonhams - Goodwood Festival of Speed, Chichester, Sussex
 
1979 Lotus Esprit S2 Four Door
Sold for USD$9,000
  2010 Leake Auctions - Tulsa, Oklahoma
 
1979 Lotus Esprit S2 Four Door
Sold for USD$8,000
  2009 Leake Auctions - Houston - Annual Leake Auto Auction - Reliant Center
 

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