Esprit Models
Esprit History
For Sale
Other Stuff
Buying & Running
Parts & Specialists
Other Esprit Stuff

Stainless Steel Door Sills

The 2002 Esprit V8 started all this off, when Lotus added the door sills as standard, along with a few other minor updates for 2002. These are available as an aftermarket item. But with a price of over £150, they're not cheap! So how you can buy some that have been designed to protect more of your sill and look better and shine more.


They come in pairs (which is lucky) with a special backing for attaching them to your sills. You can also purchase a special cleaning fluid to keep them shiny. It's Called "Shiny Sills" and can be easily added to your order.

You can now choose between the Steven's or Giugiaro Esprit logos for your sills



As you can see, they look great on the Esprit and fully protect your sills. Below is a simple installation guide (we like those at Lotus Esprit World) and details for ordering and pricing.


This isn't going to be the most difficult job you attempt on your Esprit, but just so you do it properly, I'll show you how it's done. Should only take 10 minutes.


You will need the following parts:

Set of Stainless Steel Door Sills
Cleaning fluid

You will need the following tools:

Rag or cloth
Good eye and strong thumbs


Clean your sills with a some soapy water, or whatever you use to clean your Esprit. Make sure all the dirt and grime is removed. Once dry, you can position the plates.


Peel off the backing, and position carefully on the sill and apply pressure. Your thumbs should do the job!


Remove fingerprints with a cloth and then use Shiny Sills to give you new Stainless steel door sills that shiny new look. (model not included)


You've now given your door sills protection from those high-heels you "only wear at weekends" and transformed the entrance to your supercar.

Updated Design

Due to customer feed back about a more 'classic' shape giving a more OEM. The new batch of Sills have been redesigned. So new orders will be in the new improved style.



The plates for Stevens' & Giugiaro Esprits are ready and will be dispatched as soon as payment has been made.

Giugiaro's versions are currently Out of Stock

The plates cost £85 per pair + £10 for carefully packaged delivery to mainland United Kingdom. Shiny Sills is available at £5 for a 300ml bottle (+ £1.50 p&p), which will keep the shine on your sills.

Orders from outside the UK are now being taken and a paypal account has been set up. Email Alan for details on how to pay and delivery costs to your country.

To place an order or register an interest you can either email alan.paterson5@ntlworld.com or telephone on +44 (0)1252 663064. Payment will be by cheque or paypal with delivery in 28 days from receipt of cheque.

Cheques payable to Alan Paterson to be sent to 13 Littlefield Close, Ash, Aldershot, Hants, GU12 6TH United Kingdom

LEW's Verdict

A great product for the Esprit, made by an Esprit owner. Protection and style all in one! Less than half the price of the smaller, less protective Lotus ones. Lotus Esprit World will be getting a set from the first batch. How much more approval do you need?

This mod was performed & supplied by Alan Paterson on his Stevens Esprit.

If you try this, feel free to e-mail LEW with your Verdict at admin@lotusespritworld.com

Some Happy Customers

Pete Gentilli & Simon & Elaine Turner took a trip in their Giugiaro Esprits to see Alan Paterson and get their Stainless Steel Sill protectors fitted. Alan has just produced the first batch for the Giugiaro Esprit. As you can see, they fit beautifully to the Turners Esprit. There are still some sets left, so if you want a set for your Esprit contact Alan and place your order.


Lotus Esprit World gets it's Sills


Lotus Esprit World took delivery of it's Stainless Steel Door Sill last week. 20 minutes later and the shiny sill where on the Esprit, setting the new Sports Seat off nicely. I'll be ordering one of Alan's Gearshift Surrounds next and hopefully an original 350 gearknob.

return to top
home email news esprit models road tests buying an esprit running an esprit esprit owners maintenance pictures for sale history Lotus models links