00058A

1976 LOTUS ESPRIT S1
'SPY WHO LOVED ME'
JAMES BOND

Regular price R 1,800.00
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9 in stock

The 1976 LOTUS ESPRIT S1 which featured in the 1977 James Bond film Spy Who Loved Me, was designed by Giorgetto Guigaro and entered production in June 1976, replacing the Europa in the Lotus model lineup. The wedge-shaped fibreglass body was mounted on a steel backbone chassis and powered by a Lotus 907 4-cylinder engine. It embodied Lotus' performance through light weight mantra, weighing less than 1,000 kg (2,205 lb). While it was applauded for its handling and was said to have the best steering of any Esprit, it was said to be underpowered. Road tests revealed a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 8 seconds and a top speed of about 214 km/h (133 mph)

AUTHENTICITY : Each drawing is limited to 10 signed and numbered prints regardless of size and comes together with a certificate & 10SERIE 'medallion'

PAPER : Professionally ink printed onto 350gsm Hahnemühle Museum Etching paper to achieve the best color & light fastness.

FRAME :

Profile : A 14 x 34mm (0,55 x 1.33inch) beveled profile made from Obeche (African Maple) which is depended upon for its stability and relative resistance to warping once machined. It is offered in either color black or white.

GLASS :

'Museum Glass' is 'non-reflective' and absorbs damaging UV light to allow over 98% transmission allowing only the best vibrant colors to translate and is advised for all the limited & signed prints.

'Standard' picture framing glass is a 2mm clear float glass. It is inexpensive and will protect your artwork from dust and physical damage.

BACKING :

Full archival acid-free board with 10mm deep-sunk (spacer) in same to create depth and set the artwork back off the glass.