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Just in and awaiting full pictures we have this absolute find!
This is a totally original Motorsport Green MMC equipped S1 Elise with just a smidge over 10000 miles on the clock.
The car has come into us as a semi barn find having spent a good amount of time parked up sometimes inside sometimes outside. Its has a considerable amount of work done to prepare it for MOT which it recently passed.
Included in this work its had an oil and cambelt change. Of course at this price these days theres more to do but we are temporarily offering the car as is until such time as we can fit the car in to our very busy schedule as we are taking a steadily increasing number of "projects" on of late!
So as we stand the car needs the following:
New Tyres
Wheels refurbished
Some areas of paint where there are scratches and also the drivers door has osmosis on it
The dashboard has spots of lifting coating on it
The brakes are still sticking a little. Mentioned in the MOT which it passed but the peddle is sticking - suspect master cylinder.
Thats the not so good bits but they are far outweighed by the good bits - The car has been driven flawlessly today 150 miles back to our base with no issues. Temperature holds steady on the motorway and the steering is ultra crisp. Even the much maligned Koni suspension feels fresh and taught. The underside is very clean with almost no corrosion visible at all. Its all totally original under there and for those of us that are particularly into the dry weather/pristine cars this is an important factor as much as a refreshed suspension setup is nice you only get nice original suspension once.
So there we have it we have an amazing car here super rare with this kind of mileage. In finished condition we would advice insurance valuation of at least £16500 but this number is increasing quite rapidly at the top end of the Lotus market currently. With this in mind we may keep this car to do the restoration work but for the moment we will accept asking price offers only.
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  • Mileage: 10,000
  • Year: 1998
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Convertible
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Green


  • Engine layout: Mid Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 1.8
  • Engine configuration: 4 cylinder
  • Cylinder layout: Inline
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine power (BHP): 118
  • Torque (lbs/ft): 122
  • Top speed (MPH): 126
  • Acceleration: 0 to 62 in 5.9 seconds
  • Fuel consumption (MPG): 39.2
  • Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive

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Jon Seal Sportscars (lotushardtops)

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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