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Rare Lotus to go under the hammer

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A 1992 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE ‘High Wing’, one of just two original factory press cars, will be auctioned by Classic Car Auctions’ (CCA) on Saturday June 18, at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa.

In the year that Lotus celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Esprit, this car is the perfect opportunity to acquire an important example of the model. This rare ‘High Wing’ variant, which appeared on the front covers of motoring magazines in the early 1990s and at various motor shows at the time of the model’s launch, will be offered for sale with an estimate of between £22,000 and £26,000.

A right-hand-drive manual example, finished in Calypso red with leather interior, the car is in very good condition and is showing just over 59,000 recorded miles.

The ‘High Wing’ was the only model produced by Lotus in 1992 after the final run of the Elan. It sported the Esprit’s most radical wing to date, along with a revised front bib increasing the top speed to 165mph. With a repackaged interior providing additional space, only 64 examples were produced making it a model rarely seen on the market today.

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