Evaluation: One of 459 Series I Esprits delivered to the US and likely one of the best ones. Showing 4190 miles that are represented as actual. Well preserved orange finish with little age. Loose rubber around the bumpers. Aged wheels. Scratches on the engine cover. Well preserved and very brown interior other than rips in the left door panel. Clean underbody, at least parts that are visible. An impressive example.
Bottom Line: Early Esprits are infamously fragile cars, and they typically haven’t been given the same level of care as something like a Ferrari or Porsche from the same time period. This is an exceptional one and it stood out here, just as it stood out in Monterey back in 2018 when it sold for $106,400. That proved to be more of an outlier than a breakout sale, as S1 Esprit prices have appreciated since then but not more than the average ’70s exotic. This result in Amelia is a lot more representative of the Esprit market.