Red Esprit

Like many car designs, in my opinion the Esprit got progressively less attractive over its long production life. This is a 1982 S3 and still retains some of the beauty of the original 1975 design. Perhaps the problem is that the original designs were often tweaked over the years by in house designers or engineers, and the original vision of the often iconic designers (people like Pininforina or Bertone, or in the case of the Esprit, Giugiaro) was lost. The dilemma for todays buyer is that the ongoing tweaks often resulted in far superior handling and performance, plus the fact that younger cars are generally more desirable, and the result is the more attractive car is an inferior drive

This one is on Car and Classic, for around £6800. From the seller:

“THIS IS MY SONS CAR , HE IS AN ACTOR AND CAR IS NOW ON SORN, LOADS OF HISTORY , JUST SPENT £400.00 ON NEW FLYWHEEL ITS NOT TAXED BUT WHO EVER BUYS IT IT WILL HAVE A BRAND NEW MOT, MY SON REQUIRES A SMALLER CAR ,SAY A 5 SERIES BMW UP TO £1000.00 SO A P/EX IS POS , THERE ARE NO KNOWN FAULTS ON THE CAR AND IF YOU LOOK THROUGH THE HISTORY U WILL KNOW WHY …ITS GOT ALL THE MOTS ! OH YES IT HAS , FROM 1985 !THERE IS A BILL HERE FOR OVER £3.000.00 FOR COMPLETE OVERHAUL SERVICE , ECT THAT WAS IN 2003 .. MILEAGE THEN 44814 AND ITS STILL ONLY DONE JUST OVER 50K !NEXT BILL IN 2003 NEW CLUTCH MASTER AND CLUTCH SLAVE PADS FRONT AND REAR ECT …EXHAUST IN 2000 £308.00AND THE LIST GOES ON IF I HAD £6995.00.00 I WOULD BUY IT ITS NOT BEEN USED , AND LOOK AT THE NUMBER PLATE !MY SON SAYS IT HAS TO GO SO IF YOU GOT A P/EX AND SOME CASH GIVE ME A BELL , BE QUICK NOT MANY LOW MILEAGE ONES ABOUT ! BOLTON OVER 400 WATCHERS ! HAVE REDUCED TODAY 25/12/10…ITS GOT TO GO !P/EX POS ANY CAR UP TO £2000 + CASH , or make me a fair offer ……………..i would still p/ex on any bmw …. honda legend … jaguar…in fact anything nice !”

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