LOTUS ELISE 111S – LIGHTNING YELLOW PEARL - Always garaged (135R) (2003)




A very special, well specified, must see car finished in Lightning Yellow Pearl Paint.
A genuinely, first rate example of a sought after edition with an exceptionally nice history. The car has been maintained, stored and detailed to a very high standard and is priced accordingly. Whist being serviced the Lotus dealer described the car as better than it left the factory!
I completely understand that the price appears high for a 111s but I promise if you are looking for an Elise, with what is effectively 135R spec but with higher bhp, no stone chips, new interior and impeccable service history you will buy on first sight.
I am a qualified automotive design engineer and have designed many parts for Lotus Cars. As such my car is in unusually and fastidiously well maintained condition with sensible, upgrades that have been installed to OEM standard.

As such, please enter the following for a walk around on YouTube
'Yellow 111S for sale'
I am the third owner having purchased the car with just 4,000 miles.
First registered in 2003, with a comprehensive Lotus service history as follows:
    892 miles  - After sales service
 3,643 miles  - 'A' service
 7,656 miles  - 'A' service
11,473 miles  - 'B' service
16,091 miles  - 'A' service + Belts
20,324 miles  - 'A' service
24,257 miles  - 'C' service (inc. belts)
27,564 miles  - 'A' service
31,537 miles  - 'A' service
35,055 miles  - 'B' service
39,066 miles  - 'A' service
40,805 miles  - 'A' service + Belts
4 Yokohama tyres in good condition.
Being a 111S, features the 160BHP engine and has been left standard except for a stainless steel exhaust and a carbon fibre ITG air filter.
The newly fitted carbon leather and alcantara interior  has been completed at the Lotus approved trim shop.
The car features some discreet, high end Alpine audio with full iPod control. Original soft roof bag is also present.  
The cars paperwork is complete with order form, invoice, sale hanger, alarm pin codes, COC, and every invoice all having been kept along with every service invoice.
MOT'd until May 2017
Other upgrades included:
‘LTS 111S’ license plate
Factory fitted and specified OZ racing wheels
Factory fitted and specified 135R suspension
Lotus OEM LED rear light assemblies
Lotus OEM LED high level brake light
Lotus OEM black diffuser
Lotus parts gloss black air intakes
Lotus owners club supplied front splitter in gloss black

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  • Mileage: 41,000
  • Year: 2003
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Convertible
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Yellow


  • Engine layout: Mid Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 1.8
  • Engine configuration: 4 cylinder
  • Cylinder layout: Inline
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine power (BHP): 160
  • Torque (lbs/ft): 129
  • Top speed (MPH): 136
  • Acceleration: 0 to 62 in 5.0 seconds
  • Fuel consumption (MPG): 40.9
  • Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive

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