Car & Classic Dealer

Cranley Sports & Classics Ltd

Diss Norfolk


A Lotus Esprit S4 in the best colour combination of Calypso Red with black leather and red piping. Originally supplied to the Isle of Man and imported to the mainland in 2003, hence the very late, for an S4, registration number.

A comprehensive portfolio of paperwork accompanies the vehicle, helping to confirm the lovely mileage of just 47200. The fully stamped service book confirms servicing as follows…

May 1996 43 miles Westminster Motors, Isle of Man
August 1998 3466 miles Westminster Motors, Isle of Man
July 1999 6274 miles Westminster Motors, Isle of Man
September 2000 9408 miles Kinsey Jones Lotus
November 2002 Mileage not recorded South Coast Performance Centre
January 2003 14920 miles Bell & Colvill Lotus
September 2003 15998 miles Paul Matty Sportscars, Lotus specialists
October 2004 17504 miles Paul Matty Sportscars, Lotus specialists
February 2005 17638 miles Paul Matty Sportscars, Lotus specialists
January 2006 22894 miles Sportomotive, Lotus specialists
Januray 2007 27337 miles Sportomotive, Lotus specialists
February 2008 30142 miles Sportomotive, Lotus specialists
January 2009 32097 miles Sportomotive, Lotus specialists
June 2010 35776 miles Sportomotive, Lotus specialists
January 2012 38970 miles Sportomotive, Lotus specialists
January 2013 40708 miles Sportomotive, Lotus specialists
April 2014 42958 miles North West Lotus

At this point, the car passed to a very capable owner, who undertook servicing himself, with bills present to show some of the work completed over the years. A digital workshop manual is also incuded.

When I acquired HF03 BCE, I drove it to my friends (and stars of Bangers & Cash: Restoring Classics – see Series 1; Episode 6) at South West Lotus Centre to investigate a couple of concerns with the engine. The end result is a fully rebuilt engine with a new exhaust manifold. An ABS refurbishment and an air conditioning re-charge were completed as well. The invoice is on file with the rest of the service history, showing the comprehensive work undertaken to return this vehicle to a tip-top condition.

I have since driven the vehicle a couple of hundred miles and I can confirm that it now wants for nothing and is ready to enjoy by its’ new owner.

The aforementioned service book, most MOT certificates, service invoices and two keys are present. I have undertaken an HPI check that shows no adverse information; a copy is on file for the benefit of the next owner. The current MOT certificate (no advisories) is valid until May 2023. There is also a Certificate of Conformity present, which will make the process of registering in another country easier, if required.

The S4 represented a huge leap forward for the Esprit, with power assisted steering, wider opening doors, more comfortable seats and an exterior-styling refresh. This low mileage example is surely one of the best available, in the best colour combination, and is absolutely ready to go!


For further information and to arrange a viewing, please call the details below. Evenings and weekends always a pleasure.

Many thanks for looking!

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