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Justin Pressland's 1994

Justin Pressland from London, UK owns a 1994 Sport 300 in Black with a White leather interior.


Sport 300
Driving Style:
Miles per year: 2,000 – 4,000
Owned Since:
Purchase from:
Serviced at:
Lotus Factory
Other Cars:
340R, Ford GT, Porsche 928, Austin 1300GT, Jaguar XK120 OTS, Fiat 500
Previous Lotus':
Esprit S1, S2.2, S3, SE. Elise, Elise 111S, Europa Special, Excel SE.
Why an Esprit:
Add lightness
Upgrades: Sport exhaust'
the car has been nicknamed 'The Pimp Mobile' due to the white leather; rumour has it the Factory actually called it thus when it was being built.


Sport 300 number 21. LHD but UK supplied car. All Sport 300 were special order; this car was ordered with full white leather interior, lift out roof (it seems many Sport 300 have a lift out roof), centre consul lift up lid storage, sport exhaust and no air conditioning.


The first owner (i bought the car from him) had over £3,000 worth of stereo fitted including a speaker in the passenger footwell. This was all removed (add lightness) and sold on e bay. The car had done a genuine 5,500 miles from new when i bought it in 2006. The factory serviced the car and could not believe the condition especially underneath; it is like new. I have done 2,000 miles already since June and have been told off by the odd collector for using it in the rain -but Lotus cars, indeed all cars, must be used. I am considering changing the seats to black alcantara to tone down the interior.


A Sport 300 is a bit mad – what a whollop of turbo you get! If you can get your hands on one (64 made and a fair few have been written off), do get a Sport 300; based on a proper race car (X180R) it is that rare breed - a modern Lotus based on racing knowledge.



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