2005 Lotus Elise, Touring Package, Saffron Yellow
Series 2, North American “Federal” model. Powered by the all-aluminium 190 horsepower, 4 cylinder 1.8L DOHC Toyota ZZ engine with a Yamaha designed twin-cam head offering variable valve timing on both intake and exhaust valvetrain, and a 6 speed manual Toyota C64 gearbox.
Touring Package includes: Full Leather / Perforated Leather Trim, Electric Windows, RDS Radio with Single CD Player and 4-Speaker Sound System, Interior Storage Net, Additional Sound Deadening on Body and Chassis, Full Carpet Set, only a 15 pound increase in curb weight.
Please note that this car does not come with either the Hard Top or the Star Shield Package as listed on the original window sticker. The rearview mirror has also been removed, but one is included with the sale.
Road and Track called it “the purest sports car on the planet”
This Lotus Elise proudly displays The Queen's Award logo on the rear window. The Queen's Award for Enterprise is the highest honour that can be bestowed upon a British company and is the UK's top award for business performance. Group Lotus PLC and its staff were awarded The Queen's Award for Enterprise 2002.
Passed Maryland Emissions testing in June 2018.
New brake pads and rotors (less than 500 miles)
New Optima battery (less than 100 miles), with added battery cut-off and trickle charge pigtail
Custom fit Evolution Block-It California Car Cover
Aftermarket installed iPod dock (iPod Nano included) and XM radio (subscription required)
Upgraded Alpine dash speakers
The air conditioning in the vehicle does not currently function. The A/C is fully charged and blows strong and cold if the relay to the compressor is bypassed, but will not engage under normal conditions. Repair for this is very likely a new Trianary Switch (approximately $70 part, A117P0059F) and would require the vacuum and recharge of the A/C system to install. Additionally, the air diffusion selector is not functioning and the air currently is only coming out at the footwell (good for heat).
The remote door locks and alarm system have been disabled on the car. I felt it was too sensitive and produced too many false alarms (thunder would set it off). It may be simple to reengage these features, but I cannot confirm that they still work. However, the locks do work with the key manually. The electronic ignition disabling functions properly from the key fob as well.
The tires still have good tread depth but will need replaced due to age.
After 13 years, the paint is less than perfect. The car is not and was not garage kept for most if its life. The paint has faded at spots and there are several areas that have minor cracking, chipping, or bubbling. Both doors have warping near the tops from the sun hitting the mirror and reflecting onto the doors. and I have provided photos of the most noticeable. These are all quite small, but I want to mention all flaws as much as possible. I am including a bottle of factory touch-up paint as well.
The alloy rims have some pitting/chipping caused by road debris, and some curb scuffing. Again, I have included a photo of the worst one, but the damage is minor.
The first-year model suffered from a design flaw in the headlamps that magnified the sun’s light, allowing the inside of the lamp housings to be melted by the sun. Both headlights on this car have this damage to some degree (see photos) but it does not impede the use of the headlights in any way.
The trim/fitment rings for the dash speakers have deformed/melted from the suns heat, and cracked in several places. Photos included.
The soft top fabric has shrunk a bit over the years causing a fitment gap. This is cosmetic only and the top functions and seals properly without leaks. Photo included.
The car is being sold AS-IS.
Immediate deposit of $500 dollars is required once auction ends.
Please message me to arrange a time to see the car before bidding.
*this is a re-listing due to non payment from buyer.
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||sccpc11105hl34068||Mileage:||46804|
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty||Trim:||Touring|