The Lotus Esprit Was Launched At The Paris Motor Show 1975 And Entered Production In June 1976. The First Cars Became Known As Esprit S1 (Series 1). With A Steel Backbone Chassis And a Fiberglass Body The Esprit Was Powered By The Lotus 907 4-Cylinder Engine. This 2.0 Litre Engine Produced 160 hp (119 kW) And Was Mounted Longitudinally Behind The Passengers.

The Model Became Famous Through Its Apperance In The Film Of James Bond „The Spy Who Loved Me“ Where It Was Featured In A Long Chase Sequence, Converting Into A Submarine.

This Is An Original Piston (No 1/4) Of A White Lotus Esprit S1/1976 (The Authentic Car Like In The Movie „The Spy Who Loved Me“ Driven By Roger Moore In 1977). Thanks A Lot To Birgit And Gernot Wolf (The Car Owner) For This Amazing Collector Goodie!


Meanwhile The Lotus Engine Hood Is Signed By Bond Stars Like Roger Moore, Caroline Munro (Helicopter Pilot Naomi “The Spy Who Loved Me”), Anatole Taubman (Elvis “Quantum Of Solace”), Gregg Wilson (Pinewood Studios) & Leonhard Gmür (007 Location Production Manager Octopussy, A View To A Kill, Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies & Quantum Of Solace)

The Photo Above Which Shows The iconic White Lotus And The Plane Taken @ The Auric Goldfinger Area (Pilatus Werke Stans Switzerland) As Seen In The 1964 James Bond Film “Goldfinger”

ATW AUSTRIA 2011 2013_11_21 (WEEK47/2013GOODIE)

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