LotusEspritConvertible.de Le “Saint Tropez”
The yellow one was built in 1991 out of a 1980 S2.
It was the first real St Tropez customer job for PBB.
Wheelarches front and aft are widened, alloys are original S2. Rear diffuser and rear spoiler with integrated lights and side skirts are adapted from a Turbo body-kit.
The customer was Mark Irwin from Esprit Developments. Mark also engineered a Rover V8 conversion with the prototype installed in this Esprit. The car was exported to the continent in the mid 90´s and disappeared into a very long hibernation.
A lucky man was offered this nice example while inquiring for another car.
Thanks to him, this St Tropez is nowadays back to life and ready for driving for his new owner. The sound of the V8 is amazing! The following pictures are a courtesy of the finder.
For further information about the V8 conversion look into this link or check the
publication list at the home page.
Club Lotus magazine published their overall driving impression in a report you can find here.
Back From a Long Hibernation
February 2012 - lotusespritconvertible.de
This St Tropez disappeared in 1996 and emerged 20 years later.