The Lotus Esprit Series 1 is probably cooling off


Just when we thought the Lotus Esprit Series 1 might be a rising star in the collector car market, one Arizona auction brought it back to earth. After years of fairly stagnant values, a low-mileage 1977 Esprit (perhaps the best we’ve ever seen) went for big money at Monterey last August, so we zeroed in on another high-quality ’77 S1 at RM Sotheby’s on Friday night to determine if the first sale was an aberration. Looks like it was.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/01/20/lotus-esprit-series-is-cooling-off