Further Information

The Car Barn are very pleased to offer this beautiful Lotus Esprit X180 for sale.

It is finished in Monaco White with red leather interior.

Released in 1987, the X180 Esprit was an updated version of the original Giugiaro designed car. This re-design was done by Peter Stevens, who later went on to design the McLaren F1 amongst many other cars! It is fitted with a 2.2 litre engine producing 170bhp and has a 5 speed manual transmission. 

This car has recently benefitted from an interior re-trim and is offered in excellent condition.

We have a huge history folder for the car, with lots of bills, receipts and MoT certificates dating back to the early 90's. 

In 2022 the car had a lot of work done on it, including a full service, timing belt, stainless steel exhaust silencer and various other smaller items. 

We have fitted 4 new tyres to the car as part of our preparation for the vehicle as the previous set were old. 

Jonathon's comments:

'I personally love the Esprit, I think it's such an iconic looking car and this a really nice example of one. The re-trimmed interior really looks the part and it makes a great noise with the new exhaust, not too loud, just a good noise. The removable sunroof is a nice touch too. It's great to drive, enough power and a nice handling balance. The previous owner part exchanged the car for a Lotus Evora that we had in stock, he thought it was too unfair using the car as a daily driver considering it's excellent condition.  

All cars at the Car Barn have a 145 point used car check, come with 6 months warranty provided in house and we welcome part exchanges.

For more information or to book an appointment to view the vehicle please contact Jonathon Webb on +44(0)7442 897760 or on Jonathon@carbarn.co.uk

About Carbarn

Car Barn by Aston Workshop is an independent classic, sports and prestige car specialist located on Red Row Estate, an idyllic 37 acre venue set in the North East countryside. Red Row is located in County Durham, only 2 miles away from Beamish Museum, one of the North’s major tourist attractions.  Our car showrooms share our beautiful location with our sister company The Black Horse Beamish pub, restaurant and hotel. We offer a wide variety of used vehicles for sale in our pair of showrooms including special editions, low mileage examples, supercars and high performance models by Aston Martin, Lotus, Ferrari, Porsche, Bentley, Morgan, McLaren, Lagonda, Jaguar, Ariel and Caterham. As a well established dealer we typically we have around 80 cars on site at any given time and our showrooms are one of the most impressive luxury car collections in the North East of England.  

Our specialist classic and sports car service, repair and diagnosis workshop at Carbarn is staffed by experienced local mechanics with a wide range of skills and diagnostic equipment. If your specialist car has developed a fault please call by and we will be happy to give a no obligation estimate. In addition to annual or routine servicing and maintenance we also undertake classic car restorations including all aspects of chassis repair, engine tuning, paint and body work.

We are one of the North East’s few specialist classic, sports and prestige car buyers who will buy your vehicle directly or offer sale or return and part exchange from our showroom. We are constantly seeking used stock.  If you find yourself thinking the time has come to sell my car, be it classic sports or prestige, and you want to deal with a well established local north east company please contact us to discuss our best price.  We provide a more personal and flexible approach than car buying websites or auctions and as a classic and vintage car specialist are happy to discuss cars which have been in long term storage, off the road, SORN or vehicles which are otherwise described as barn finds.

We have an in house transport service which offers collection, storage and delivery facilities and Carbarn are happy to purchase used classic, sports and luxury cars from across the North East region and the wider UK.

Our experienced team are also pleased to help and advise if you are a collector or seeking to purchase a car specifically for investment purposes.

The benefits of buying and selling with us include:

  • Nationwide collection and delivery service on our own covered transporters
  • Cars which are prepared by technicians working exclusively on classic and sports cars
  • Our own warranty programme
  • A comprehensive customer service which truly works for the duration of ownership
  • The confidence of dealing with a leading independent specialist established over 30 years
  • Finance available on all stock including classic cars


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