Lotus Elise S1 for sale
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Sale price: £13,750.00
Car location: United Kingdom
Lotus Elise S1 for sale
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Item Features Lotus Elise S1:
|Used: An item that has been previously used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... Read moreabout the condition||Year:||1997|
For sale my stunning 1997 Lotus Elise S1
This is undoubtedly one of the best maintained Elise S1s in the country. I have a 4 inch thick stack of receipts with at least £1000 spent every year to keep it tip-top.
Engine, brakes and Suspension:
The stunning K-Series 1800 engine is at its very best when powering a Lotus Elise. A previous owner replaced the engine at 95,000 miles with a 22,000 mile donor from an S2 Elise. Since then it"s been improved until how it is today. Perfection for an S1 Elise, comes in the form of Sport 135 cams, 52mm Throttle Body, a K&N air filter and a Larini stainless steel exhaust system. The perfect balance of power, and driveability means this car will never fail to put a smile on your face, but is easy to drive around town, and doesn’t drone on the motorway. A truly amazing feat!
I’ve coupled this with the Bilstein suspension upgrade (as offered by Lotus), to give the car perfect road manners. This isn’t set up as a track weapon, but glides down country lanes and keeps the brand new Yokohama Ad08R tires glued to the tarmac. The to make sure everything comes to a timely halt, I’ve replaced the discs with EBC turbo groove discs, EBC green stuff pads and braided hoses from EliseParts.
Bodywork & Exterior & Interior:
The S1 Elise is a simple car that lets you fall in love with driving. This car in Calypso Red looks stunning and has little in the way to distract you from the pleasure of driving. That said, the interior is one of the nicest places to be on the road. The S2 Exige probax seats hold you securely, but cushion in all the right places. I’ve done a 1000 miles in one day in this car, and jumped out without an ache.
I’ve removed the stereo, but the wiring and speakers are still in place should somebody wish to put one back in (upgraded speakers as the original ones were awful!). However, I wouldn’t want to detract from the amazing noise of the exhaust.
The exterior is in great condition for a car of its age. There are quite a few stone chips around the front, but this car is meant to be driven, although it wouldn’t take much to touch them in. The soft top was reconditioned by Allon White in 2013 and they’ve done an amazing job, and the roof is water tight in the heaviest of storms.
Upgrade & Enhancement Programme:
Lotus Sport 135 upgrade
Bilstein Suspension Upgrade
EBC Greenstuff Pads
EBC Turbogroove Discs
160 52mm Throttle Body
K&N Cone Air filter
Larini ‘Sports’ Stainless Steel Exhaust System
Momo Tuner Steering Wheel (original still available)
Brand new 2017 Yokohama Ad08R Tyres
Leather Exige S2 "Lotus Sport" seats
Luke 4-point Harnesses
Carbon Door Panels
3 Element Diffuser
Reconditioned Soft Top
Cobra Alarm System
Strengthened exhaust manifold
-The car comes with a comprehensive history along with documentation to back up works that have been done going back 20 years. Easily £1000 spent every year.
- Major cylinder head refresh in August 2013 including Lotus Sport 135 upgrade, new head gasket and cambelt etc £3000 spent
- Fuel pump 2013
- Feb 2017 overhaul of the headlights/front electrics, overhauled rear subframe for MOT (the only steel part of chassis, most cars this age will need doing and this is a very large and specialist job) - £2000
- May 2017 brand new Yokohama AD08R tyres, only covered 1500 miles since
- July 2017 replaced exhaust manifold for a replacement strengthened unit (original Rover units are known to split) and new exhaust o2 sensor. £450
- Recent fabric roof refurbishment so excellent condition.
- MOT – until 24 Feb 2017
- Bills and documentation as discussed
- 2 x Keys/Fobs
- 142,500 Miles
- 10 Previous Owners
- Large box of spare parts, fluids etc.
Please don"t be put off my the mileage/owners of this car. The car overall has had vast amount of recent maintenance, the engine has only covered 69,000 miles and the top end had a major overall in 2013. There are plenty of low mileage "garage queens" out there which are storing up big problems, this car has continually had all the important work done. The Exige seats are incredibly sought-after (last week I was offered £1900 for the seats alone) however they really "complete" the car.
I bought this car from my friend who had owned it for 6 years before I bought it, this is why I knew I was buying a quality example. Reluctant sale due to needing to downsize from 2 cars to a single fun/practical car.
Car is located in York
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