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1999 Lotus Elise For Sale by Auction

H&H Classics Limited - The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton Auction Viewing Day: Tuesday 23rd July 2019 Auction Day: Wednesday 24th July 2019 @ 13:00. Estimate: No Reserve Registration No:T699JRJ Chassis No:SCCGA1118XHC35798 - In current ownership since new - Only 5,400 warranted miles - Original bill of sale and history file - Mot June 2020 - Substantial factory extras fitted from new - Optional leather trim - Complete with hood This fabulous Elise must surely be unique being still in its first ownership and having covered only 5,600 miles since March 1999 since being purchased from Kinsey Jones in Alderley Edge Cheshire. It is finished in Ruby red which was a £690 option. The following extras were also selected by the owner, namely: Metallic paint, leather seats, radio fitting kit, auxiliary driving lamps, leather door panels, chrome window winders, chrome studs, designer gear knob, floor mats , Cobra alarm. It still has the dealer floor mats and dealer fitted number plates. The car has been maintained by the owner and Gaz shocks fitted in 2010. The bill of sale shows a total cost of £25,212. Introduced in August 1996, the Lotus Elise was little short of revolutionary. A production car first, its exceptionally light (circa 70kg) spaceframe chassis was fabricated from anodised aluminium extrusions bonded together with aircraft-grade epoxy resin and reinforced via a steel rollover hoop. Clothed in two-piece 'clamshell' fibreglass bodywork, the featherweight two-door also featured all-round double-wishbone independent coil-over suspension, rack and pinion steering and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes. Transversely mid-mounted in a galvanised steel subframe, its 1.8 litre Rover K-series engine was allied to five-speed manual transmission. An out and out driver's machine, the original Elise was upgraded to S2 specification during late 2000 (complete with more aggressive styling and a host of detail refinements). Unveiled in June 2002, the S2 111S was praised by Autocar magazine as "a sensational sports car: one that changes direction, steers, grips and most important, entertains like little else". Priced at £27,995, its reworked K-series powerplant boasted VVC (Variable Valve Control) and a Lotus K4 ECU. Developing some 156bhp @ 7,000rpm and 129lbft @ 4,650rpm, it reputedly enabled the newcomer to sprint from 0-60mph in 5.1 seconds, 0-100mph in 14.1 seconds and onto 132mph. More environmentally friendly than its rivals, the model combined excellent fuel economy (40.9mpg combined cycle, 51.8mpg extra urban) with very low CO2 emissions (163g/km). Sporting the same distinctive nickel-polished eight-spoke alloys and F1-style three-element rear diffuser as its 111 sibling, the 111S was distinguished by the fitment of leather seats, uprated stereo and carpets.
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