Colour: Azure Blue
Fuel Type: Petrol
Engine Configuration: Inline 4
When Colin Chapman founded Lotus cars in 1952 the company very much worked off his famous saying ‘simplify then add lightness’. This beautiful Lotus Elise S1 is very much centered around the classic Lotus tradition and Colins ideas with a weight under 800KG and a high revving 1.8 litre twin cam engine. The S1 Elise is most definitely a future classic if not a classic already. The Elise model was a huge hit upon its release in 1996 offering an affordable, good looking mid-engined sports car. The bonded aluminum chassis gave the car a stiff and sporty platform and has paved the way for not only the later Elises but the newest and most powerful Exiges and Evoras.
The Elise S1 was in production from 1996 up until 2001. This particular example was registered in 1999 making it one of the later cars off of the production line. Finished in arguably one of the best colours Azure blue with a cream interior this Series 1 Elise is a seriously pretty car that’s not aged a day in its 21 year life. With a mere 51,000 miles on the clock during its 20+ year life and full service history the car runs and drives as well as the day it rolled off the production line. We have looked after this car for the last 4 years for the previous owner with under 1000 miles covered in-between services.
The car boasts a very healthy history file documenting all of the previous owners and invoices of any maintenance and service work carried out. Copies of the cars MOT history are also present within the history to further back up the low mileage along with the original Lotus handbooks. The car presents very well for its age with the odd age related wear and tear mark.
During the cars service last year we carried out a suspension overhaul fitting a Nitron Street Series suspension kit costing in excess of £850.00. This only further enhances the tight driving experience of the Series 1 Elise and helps the car drive even better than when it was new!
This Elise offers tremendous value for money, a lightweight mid-engine sports car for under £15,000! Please get in touch with our sales team on 01279 813907 with any questions. Viewings are by appointment only.
The car is HPI clear and will be sold with a fresh MOT, service and a 6 month Warranty.