LOTUS ELISE 135 (SOLD) 2001 (2001)




No more time wasters please!!  I've answered in excess of 30 e-mails from folk who either don't have the money, the time to fix or the space for it.. Please if you can't afford the price, it's not £6k or £7k it's £8K!   If you don't have the time to fix it or the space or even the latest excuse of not looking for something for another month or two, please do not waste my time or yours as it's getting tiring answering all these daft e-mails from time wasters...  Genuine enquiries only please
Just testing the water to see if someone wants a project?
Toying with the idea of selling my Quartz Silver 2001 S2 Elise 135 sport as the engine has lost compression on one cylinder and it has a few small splits on the leading edge of the front clam... Is this the type of thing someone would use as a Honda car basis?
Car is a cat D (Previous front clam damage) and has 133k on the clock but has a great comprehensive history with main dealers, DVA and Gugliemi amoungst other specialists inc Craig Moncrieff Cars, she's a very well looked after car. It has 633 cams and verniers fitted by DVA. Last year it had new discs RS-42 pads all round, I had the the Gaz Gold Pro shocks refurbished, fitted an alloy radiator, new alternator, changed the clutch twice and the gearbox once, changed all fluids and belts and the spark plugs etc.  The car has wanted for nothing and was pampered, I spent thousands on her last year.. It was also fully resprayed last year and has a short top conversion with a lined touring spec roof and a 3 element rear diffuser. I have also fitted HID headlights.

Anyway just testing the water, if she stays she stays if she sells, I'll miss her but in all honesty I hardly get the time to use it due to my ridiculous work load and my family commitments, last year I was lucky as the wife felt sorry for me working so much she let me go the the Ring and Spa, I did 2 Walshy days and 4 trackdays at knockhill and maybe 1000 miles of nipping to the shops and most of the NC 500 before it lost compression on one cylinder on the way to Applecross. I can't see me going to Europe this year so I feel if I have her fixed I'll not really get to enjoy the car much after which is a shame as I love my cars and driving.
Thank you for your interest!
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  • Mileage: 133,000
  • Year: 2001
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Convertible
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Grey


  • Engine layout: Mid Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 1.8
  • Engine configuration: 4 cylinder
  • Cylinder layout: Inline
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine power (BHP): 135
  • Torque (lbs/ft): 124
  • Top speed (MPH): 126
  • Acceleration: 0 to 62 in 5.6 seconds
  • Fuel consumption (MPG): 38.7
  • Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Previous owners: 2

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