CORGI – LOTUS ESPRIT S1

Corgi Toys ‘Vanguards’ Series Lotus Esprit Series 1, Last S1 Off The Production Line “Monaco White” Die-Cast Model (Scale 1:43) Limited Edition Of 1400 Pieces, This Is Number 0698 And ‘Bondifyed’ With Custom Number Plate PPW 306R Related To The James Bond Film “The Spy Who Loved Me” Lotus Esprit S1 Submarine 1977, Also Known As “Wet Nellie”

Esprit 7805/0381G, The Last S1, Left The Hethel Production Line In Norfolk On 23rd May 1978. It Was Delivered To Dealer The Norfolk Motor Company And Purchased By A Dentist From Falkenham, Near Ipswich In Suffolk, Who Took Ownership On 1st August 1978, The First Day Of The T Registration. It Passed Through Nine Owners Before, In 2009, A Very High Standard Restoration Was Started By The Then Owner. This Included A Body-Off Respray As Well As Rebuilding The Engine, Gearbox, Steering And Suspension. Surrey-Based Dealer Scott Walkers Acquired The Car Unfinished In 2011 And Sold It To Current Owner Paul Murray, A Designer At Lotus, Who Has Since Completed The Restoration
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