Lot 130 - 1998 Lotus Elise S1
|Odometer reading||50,713 miles|
|Result||Sold - £16,800|
- Supercharger fitted by Turbo Technics
- Impressive service history
- Low mileage example
The Lotus Elise is a two-seat, rear-wheel drive, mid-engined roadster conceived in early 1994 and released in September 1996. It has a hand-finished fibreglass bodyshell atop its bonded extruded aluminium chassis that provides a rigid platform for the suspension while keeping weight and production costs to a minimum but capable of speeds up to 150mph. The Elise was named after Elisa, the grand daughter of Romano Artioli who was chairman of Lotus and Bugatti at the time of the car's launch. The car represented a return by Lotus to simple and lightweight sports cars after several years producing the increasingly heavy and luxurious Lotus Esprit.
First registered on 12th March 1998, this extremely pretty Lotus Elise S1 presents exceedingly well in metallic grey paintwork, which appears unmarked and is complemented by a red leather interior and matching canvas hood. This particular Lotus has been fitted with a supercharger by well-known specialists, Turbo Technics, which has increased the output to 190bhp and we are informed it makes the car even more exciting to drive. The service history of the car is commensurate with the condition and is a credit to its previous owners, showing 13 stamps. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document and a fresh MoT test certificate, this impressive little sports car is available without reserve. Series 1 Elise’s have become very sought-after, this fine example is sure to stand out from the crowd and attract attention.
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