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David Alderslade 87 HC Turbo

My car dates from June 1987 making it one of the last of the Giugiaro Esprits prior to the change to the Stevens model in September 1987.

For the last run of the Giugiaro Esprit Lotus made a number of changes over the earlier Turbo's. The major change being the introduction of the High Compression engine. This increased the horsepower to 215bhp from the 210bhp of the non HC versions. This marginally increased the top speed and with the accompanying increase in torque, lowered the 0-60 time.

You can identify a UK domestic high compression turbo Esprit by the HC designation within the decals on the side of the car.


My car has has had 3 previous owners and has covered 34,000 miles & I have owned it for the last 3 years.

1987 Esprit Turbo HC Essex Blue (A34)

Tyres: Front Pirelli P6000 195/60/VR15
Tyres: Rear Pirelli P600 235/60/VR15

Optional Extras fitted: Half Leather, Moon Roof, Air Conditioning, Metallic Paint. List Price when new 30,200.

I also arrange runs to race meets, factory tours and social events for the Essex Area of Club Lotus as well as attending all the fortnightly meets so if there are any like minded souls in the locality please contact me by email. david.alderslade@bt.com


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