Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro as a replacement for the Europa, this iconic slice of British engineering is definitely a great asset to complete any collection of rare cars. This model hit the market in 1976, and was made popular by its appearance in the James Bond film « The Spy Who Loved Me », in 1977. Lotus went on producing the Series II from 1978, making this a highly desirable item for collectors.
The engine displaces 2 liters, and lays down a healthy 160 bhp. Weight is kept under the 1000 kilo mark, thanks to a tubular steel frame, covered by a fiberglass body.
The transaxle 5 speed manual gearbox is common to both Citroën SM and Maserati Merak, featuring inboard brakes.