What Am I? Storage Wars Edition

Welcome to another edition of DT’s latest cure for the Monday morning blues — What Am I?  In this fun for kids game we find a random picture of a car from a interweb advertisement and you get to guess what kind of car it came from.  This next picture is blurry, improperly exposed and cropped in a such a manner that only the most knowledgeable savants will be able to figure out what part of the car you are looking at, much less what it came from. Update with answer below.

However, the readers of DT are savantier smarter than the average bunch and I’m going to guess that it will be solved within the first 5 minutes.  Go!

Update 3PM PST: It didn’t take long, but jlenham correctly guessed that this is from a Lotus Esprit and commenter Mike found the ebay ad.  This 1983 Lotus Esprit Turbo is currently bidding for $5,100 reserve-not-met with 3 days to go in Prospect, PA.

The car is a “barn” find, but is currently bidding for DT money and a fairly priced example of a  Giugiaro designed early Esprit.  Restoration of this car will break your bank if you pay someone to do it, but with the right about of time, stupidity and know-how, you could restore it yourself and save a few bucks for therapy.

Another view of the strange rear trunk/storage space.  It looks like a great place to put stuff that you won’t mind getting soak in Lotus juices.

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