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A collectors Lotus Elise S1 50th Anniversary, one of 50 cars and just 4,908 miles.
Composite body panels with detachable front and rear clamshells, extruded anodised aluminium epoxy-bonded spaceframe chassis, integral roll over hoop, STACK electronic speedo and tacho with multifunction LCD. 50th Anniversary Specification; Special Anniversary metallic green and Gold Leaf colour scheme, Gold Leaf twin 5-spoke alloy wheels, colour coded hard top, coloured coded and tailored hard top bag, coloured soft top, green/brown leather sports seats, green Elise floor mats. Factory Options; Passenger footrest, Thatcham One approved Cobra alarm/immobiliser.
As a 50th Anniversary special edition, this sports car was available in its distinctive Anniversary Green Metallic and Gold Leaf colour scheme, (Code B37). With just two fastidious Lotus enthusiast owners, the first having owned it until 2019, and 4,908 road miles from new, this cars condition is stunning. A deep bright shine boasts first paint credentials with only a few very light markings visible upon very close scrutiny. The green epoxy resin used to bond the aluminium at factory is still bright and the V.I.N. stamped in the chassis to the offside rear wheel arch area is clearly visible. Wheel arch apertures and the flat underside to aid aerodynamics are extremely clean and the green material hood and colour matched hard top are in superb order.
Engineering excellence is built into the interior with the aim to save weight and provide ultimate driver focused enjoyment. Exclusivity with the unique green/brown leather sports seats add to the occasion and 50th Anniversary enhancements such as the Lotus/Nardi steering wheel and green Elise carpet mats are super clean and unworn. The wide inner-sills are protected by a leather/cloth kneel pads and unlike most, are unworn with just one small scratch to the driver’s side thanks to the owner’s careful entry and exit technique!
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Entirely standard, the four cylinder in-line 16-valve engine with aluminium engine block and cylinder head displaces 1796cc to produce 118hp at 5500rpm and 165Nm torque at 3000rpm. Top speed is quoted at 126mph and 0-62mph is dispatched in just 5.9 seconds!
Lightweight construction, rear wheel drive and mid-mounted engine, this ticks the core race car credentials and the driving experience is a must for any petrolhead. The 5-speed close ratio gearbox with short throw is precise and direct.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The special edition 50th Anniversary has Gold painted twin 5-spoke alloy wheels which are pristine and have never been refurbished. Matching premium brand and Lotus Club UK recommended Yokohama Advan Neova front 185/55 R15 and rear 225/45 R16 tyres are fitted with masses of tread and a collector will be pleased to know that the factory fitted Pirelli Asimmetrico tyres have been retained with the car for originality purposes. The cast iron 282mm ventilated discs with unique Lotus/AP Racing opposed piston front callipers provide powerful stopping power.
Supplied new by Lotus Main Dealer, St. Peter Port Garages Ltd in Guernsey, the first owner was Mr Rushton to whom the original sales invoice in the history file for £21,235 is made out to. Furthermore, a Certificate of Authenticity made out to Mr Rushton dated 19th January and baring the vehicle’s chassis number confirms ‘This car is one of a limited edition of 50 Lotus Elises to celebrate the anniversary of Lotus cars. Mr Rushton owned this example for over 20 years until in January 2020 the car came to the UK mainland and DVLA registered on highly prized cherished number. In August 2020 and with just 200 miles covered since, the vehicle has benefitted from a full C Service, renewal of gearbox oil, brake fluid and coolant as well as a cambelt change and routine maintenance with an invoice for £1,104.18 from UK Lotus specialist, Track V Road. The Elise document wallet holds all handbooks including a service book and spare key set. Correspondence in the neatly presented history file from the previous of just two uk owners, the first being the importing dealer, and Mr Rushton the original owner confirm the vehicles credentials and amazing provenance.
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