We’ve got this beautiful Elise up for auction online with good bidding climbing upward.
Check it out for sale on Bring a Trailer.
The auction ends on June, 1, so if you’re interested, don’t delay!
Here’s a car that handles like nothing else on the road.
This 2005 Lotus Elise was bought new in Texas on July 25th 2004. We know this because the first owner kept a log book, which the subsequent two owners have also used to log all the maintenance. The log book is immaculate, and the car was loved and cared-for in the very same way. This is a wonderful example that shows as new. We cannot find any stone chips or signs of damage anywhere on the car. The car was sold with Starshield, an impressive clear bra system that came with the car. It has also never done any track days (many of these end up doing more track miles than road miles).
Colin Chapman, the founder of Lotus, is often quoted as saying; “Power makes you faster in the straights. Subtracting weight makes you faster everywhere.” The Elise carries on the founders mentality. While it may only have 190 horsepower, when you combine that with a 1900 lb curb weight and a superbly balanced chassis you end up with one of the quickest cars money can buy. The perfectly balanced mid-mounted Toyota motor ties a purpose built sports car with Japanese reliability.
The black powder-coated wheels were installed in December of 2014, less than 4,000 miles ago, a modification which really pops with the orange paint. With just around 20,000 miles and meticulous service records, this wonderful example is quite special and unmolested.
The car is primarily stock. A few tasteful upgrades have been added, such as the wheels mentioned above, rear spoiler, upgraded mirrors and later rear quarter vents. The prior owner preferred the look of these later black side vents and updated them. The key fob immobilizer and alarm has also be immobilized and now the remote only operates the central locks. I personally think this is a fantastic upgrade, as those immobilizers are annoying. I’m glad this one is gone. The flashing light you see on the dashboard in the video is meant to look like an alarm when the car is parked.
The car comes with Lotus trickle charger, sun visors and factory literature that came with the car as well as a factory service manual.
This is something a little different from us here at Bugeyeguy, but a sportscar that any enthusiast should consider. Check out all the pictures and the video below and don’t hesitate to email if you have any questions, and call or email for pricing!