LOTUS ELISE 16V 2001 (2001)




2001 Lotus Elise Type 111 sought after Long Tail model
I have two women in my life, unfortunately one has to go, and my wife to be has won…… narrowly. My pride and joy is reluctantly up for sale in order to fund my wedding.
This car was wanted for nothing, lots of money invested to restore the car to the fantastic condition it is in. The car lives in a garage all year round and has not intentionally seen rain for the last three years. Used as summer weekend car with less than 5000 miles done in the three years I have owned the car. The car has never been tracked during my ownership. Low mileage for its age!
The car has a complete service history presented in display book, ranging from all MOT certificates, service receipts and the original certificate of conformity issued by Lotus. The car has been loved and looked after by its previous enthusiasts. I have had the car looked after by the same Lotus specialist as the previous owner. The specialist knows the car really well and I would be happy to put you in touch if you wanted an independent view on the car!
The car if professionally clay barred and machine polished twice a year. Recent machine polish carried out and car will be presented as such. The paint work is in superb condition for a car that is 16 years old. Pictures do not do the mirror finish paint justice. Wheels are pristine, un blemished no sign of any curbing or damage, following a full refurb and paint in gloss black in March 2015.  
The car comes with a soft top roof in great condition. I have purchased a hard-top roof. The roof does require a respray to match the high standard of the car, but is in good condition. These cost £895 new via eliseparts. I am happy for the right price to include this in the sale. The hardtop roof does reduce noise, and is a little more comfortable in colder weather, as well as giving the car a different look.
£1836.13 of Improvements made to the car (all work carried out by Lotus specialist, all receipts available)
4 wheels refurbed and painted in gloss black £279
Brake callipers stripped/ cleaned/painted/ pads replaced £347.85
Hurricane induction kit fitted £208.99
Battery cut of terminal fitted (for winter hibernation) £48.20
Lotus Momo Steering wheel fitted £422.1 (I still have the original steering wheel I will include)
Lotus Black Gear Know fitted £29.99
Hard Top Roof £500
The car is fitted with ProBax leather bucker seats, and they live up to their reputation as the most comfortable seats in the world. A must for any Lotus Elise. The car also has a sports exhaust system, and along with the Hurricane induction kit sounds fantastic. Stereo system never used or needed!
car is priced to sell, pictures really do not do this justice, first to see will buy. You will be getting one hell of a car, will genuinely be sad to see her go.

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  • Mileage: 64,617
  • Year: 2001
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Convertible
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Black


  • Engine layout: Mid Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 1.8
  • Engine configuration: 4 cylinder
  • Cylinder layout: Inline
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine power (BHP): 122
  • 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: 6


This Lotus has been sold

west sussex, United Kingdom