Lotus Elise 111S | 2004

Highlights

  • Full service history
  • Road car - never tracked
  • Accident free
  • Available for pre-purchase inspection
  • Right Hand Drive

Lotus Elise 111S

End of auction: 13 May 2018 21:00 CEST

Final bid:

10.250

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Introduction

It was GM money that paid for the Series 2 Elise. Part of the deal was that Lotus also developed a sports car for Vauxhall/Opel, which is why when the new Elise arrived at the end of 2000 it shared much with the VX220, including bespoke Bridgestone tyres (in size, if not compound) and trick new Bilstein dampers. The S2 also had a more sophisticated look – more ‘pocket supercar’ – while the interior was better trimmed and refinement a notch higher.

The basic S2 had a revised 1.8-litre K-series engine with Lotus’s own management system. Despite having just 120bhp, 0-60mph took a respectable 5.6sec while the ride and handling were the stuff of genius. Then came the first variations…

For those craving more edge, early 2002 saw the debut of the Sport 135 (133bhp, 0-60mph in 5.3sec, also available as a stiffer-riding R version) and the seriously hardcore Sport 190, with its 187bhp VHPD K-series. With a wider audience in mind, they were soon joined by the 111S with the VVC K-series (156bhp, 0-60 in 5.1sec) and higher trims levels. Source: Evo Magazine.

Mechanics

Wheels and Tires

  • The wheels are reported to be in good condition: straight, no curb rash, no burnt-in brake dust
  • The tires are also in good condition, although there is no mention of the brand, age and thread wear.

Brake discs and pads

The brakes and discs are almost like new.

Last service and future maintenance

It has received a new head gasket in the past. In the near future it needs a small service check up. It has not received a mechanical restoration. All components are in working condition and it handles and drives like original. It is fully dealer maintained.

Interior

The interior of the car is as spartan as it can get. If you have ever taken a seat in a Lotus, you will know what we mean. All components are in working condition. The black fabric on the seats is not torn but does has some minor marks. The seller rates the interior a 4 out of 5 – as nearly perfect.

The vehicle comes with a complete service history and supporting documents such as manual, purchase agreement, service invoices and service booklet. As the car is dealer maintained, we expect the booklet is completely filled in.

The vehicle still has all OEM accessories and it has a documented matching chassis number and engine number.

Bodywork

The car’s paint is in good condition and has been never repaired to the seller’s knowledge. It has not received a cosmetic restoration but the owner is unsure about the originality of the paint. The fabric softtop is also in good condition and the car comes with a hardtop included. The exterior of the car is rated as a 4 out of 5 – nearly perfect.

The car has never been on the race track and has never been involved in an accident. The seller agrees to a pre-purchase inspection the vehicle. This vehicle is VAT deductible. To the seller’s knowledge, the car has never been entered into any competitions.

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Make:

Lotus

Model:

Elise 111S

Year:

2004

Body Type:

Convertible

Color:

Black

Interior:

Black Leather

Chassis:

SCCJA11164HN71741

Engine:

1.8 (K-Series)

Horsepower:

150 HP

Drive:

Rear Wheel Drive

Transmission:

Manual

Mileage:

101,600 Miles

Location:

Hengelo, Nederland

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