LOTUS ELISE S1 1998 (1998)




Lotus Elise S1 (1998)
Calypso Red
MOT June 2017
Mileage is 119,800 (4,000 since engine rebuild)
I’ve owned this car since May 2011 when it was pretty much standard. Over the last 5 ½ years I have carried out the modifications listed below but now it’s time for a change.
I purchased a low mileage 145 VVC engine from a friend in 2014 and rebuilt with all new parts as listed below -
•    Piper 285 cam kit (cams, springs, spring caps, vernier pulleys & blanking kit)
•    Lightened (3.7kg) flywheel
•    AP clutch
•    Geotze liners
•    Omega forged pistons
•    Malhe VP2 big end bearings
•    Malhe motorsport main bearings
•    New OE oil pump
•    New OE water pump
•    New OE rod bolts
•    New cam belt tensioner
•    Front pulley machined
•    New belts, gaskets etc.
The entire bottom end (crank, flywheel, clutch cover, front pulley & rods) have been dynamically balanced by Jason (Hellier performance) who also did the head work. It runs an older Emerald M3D ECU with the later Titan DTHTB’s & Jenvey airbox with BMC CDA filter. The engine was run in on the road for around 500 miles before being set-up on the rollers with pre-run in session at Dyno-Tec in Ripley, it made 204.7bhp with around 150 lb/ft. A new Lamina water to oil cooler was installed with the new engine and the oil is changed after every 2-3 track sessions and runs Fuchs pro-race s 10/50.
Exhaust system comprises of a EBD (Exhaust by Design) large bore 1 piece 4-2-1 manifold with 2Bular silenced de-cat and 2Bular 8”x22” rear silencer.
Cooling system comprises of an aluminium up-rated radiator replaced in 2012 along with adding a PRT. A new header tank and supplementary electric water pump was fitted in 2014 with manual over-ride switch on a timer.
Close ratio gearbox with recent (June 2016) new Quaife LSD, output shaft bearings and clutch release bearing along with new clutch master and slave cylinder with slave cylinder strengthening bracket. Quick shifter with motorsport gear cables were fitted in 2012.
Suspension was refreshed in late 2011 with Gaz gold pros with 500F / 550R springs, New Nylatron wishbone & anti-roll bar bushes, new ball joints, track rod ends and drop-links. The rear toe-links are up-rated type and the rod-ends were replaced in 2015 along with the front drop-links.
The car has the early aluminium front hubs.
Braided brake hoses were fitted in 2012 and the brakes were upgraded in 2014/15 with Eliseparts aluminium belled disks front and rear, brand new front calipers, new front & rear brake lines along with new master cylinder. New front RC5+ and rear RC6 pads were fitted in June this year.
Wheels are std. AWI running AD08s for the road with a 2nd set of AWI’s with R888Rs for the track (rear 888’s are down to wear markers)
Bodywork is generally very good and only when up close you notice a crack on the front clam and the stone chips. Seats are Corbeau LE Pro with Schroth 4 point harness. Additional Stack oil pressure, oil temperature and water temperature gauges fitted in radio blank. Momo removable steering wheel, front and rear tow eyes and hand-held fire extinguisher.
As you can see the car is track focused and is mainly used on track with the occasional weekend shakedown drive. I’ve also competed in the LCUK speed championship this year for the 1st time and the car has been very competitive in the Super-sport class with two wins and two 2nd places in class.
I'm confident the 1st person to view the car will buy - £11,995
(2nd set of wheels/tyres and spares negotiable)

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  • Mileage: 119,000
  • Year: 1998
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Convertible
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Red


  • Engine layout: Mid Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 1.8
  • Engine configuration: 4 cylinder
  • Cylinder layout: Inline
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine power (BHP): 200
  • Torque (lbs/ft): 152
  • Top speed (MPH): 126
  • Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive

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Shropshire, United Kingdom