1999 Series 1 Lotus Elise 111S, Nautilus Blue (a factory metallic blue / green pearlescent), Cream Leather, 47,022miles.
Purchased from Storm of Leicester on 26th March 1999. (Bill of Sale in folder.)
Optional Extras – CD Radio(Kenwood), Alarm (Cobra 6422 Thatcham Category One), Metallic Paint (Nautilus Blue), Leather seats (Cream) – £28,505
Owner 1 – 3 years, 8,000 miles
Owner 2 – 18 mths, 6,000 miles
Owner 3 – 4 years, 19,000 miles
Owner 4 – 2 years, 5,000 miles
Owner 5 – 5 years, 7,000 miles
Owner 6 – 5 years, 1,600 miles
Recent Service History
2016 – Alloy wheels professionally refurbished. Original Koni suspension replaced with Lotus S2 Suspension Upgrade (supplied by Lotus dealer) – Bilstein shocks and Eibach springs (worn Konis included in sale.) C-Service to include oil and filter, coolant, brake fluid, clutch fluid, air filter, plugs, OSR wheel bearing, lambda sensor, Janspeed stainless steel exhaust silencer unit (mild steel Lotus originals unobtainable.) Full suspension geometry check and setup.
2017 – Arrived in Jersey, reregistered, oil and filter service.
2019 – 5-day trip back to England to a specialist garage for another C-Service to include oil and filter, coolant, brake fluid, fuel and air filter, plugs, cam belts, water pump, engine cover release cable, Lotus polished silver fuel filler cap.
Current Vehicle Status –
Totally standard with the exception of S2 suspension and Janspeed stainless steel exhaust.
Mileage – 47,022 (still in regular use, will increase.)
Tyres – Yokohama Advan Neova LTS (specially produced for the Elise), 4,000 miles since new, 6mm all round.
Kept in a dry garage for at least the last 5 years, and no signs of corrosion or paint blistering that might indicate any time spent outside before.
Some stone chips to the nose clam and under side skirts.
Sale Includes –
Black soft-top hood in excellent condition.
Service History folder over an inch thick including original bill of sale.
2 sets of keys and remote blippers.
Full length indoor car cover.
Full length outdoor all weather car cover (not used.)
Used original Koni suspension units.
Spare driver’s side window winder mechanism (often fails, bought just in case.)
Lotus Elise launch press pack photos and 2m Elise cutaway vinyl banner.
Previously UK registered and VAT-paid.
Not included – Number plate. Will be sold on a 6-figure J-plate.
Standard Elise v 111s Comparison
Sold/Build Number: 1996-2001 / 8613 (approx 4500 to UK, 2700 left)
Construction: Riveted and bonded extruded aluminium perimeter chassis with GRP panels.
Engine: Transverse mid-mounted, water-cooled all-alloy double overhead-cam 1796cc Rover K-series in-line four with four valves per cylinder and MEMS muli-point fuel injection.
Max Power: 118BHP @ 5500rpm
Max Torque: 122lb ft @ 3000rpm
Transmission: Cable-operated five-speed manual transaxle, driving rear wheels.
Suspension: Independent all round by double wishbones and coil springs over monotube dampers; front anti-roll bar.
Brakes: 282mm ventilated ceramic / aluminium composite discs.
Weight: 723kg (1594lb)
Wheels: 5.5″ x 15″ front, 6.5″ x 16″ rear.
Tyres: 185/55ZR15 front and 205/50ZR16 rear.
0-60MPH: 5.6 sec
0-100MPH: 17.4 sec
Top Speed: 124 MPH
Price New: £18,950
Sold/Build Number: 1999-2001 / 1489 (approx 700 to UK, 400 left)
Engine: As 1.8i, with variable valve timing (VVC)
Max Power: 143BHP @ 7000rpm
Max Torque: 128lb ft @ 4500rpm
Transmission: As 1.8i, with close-ratio gearbox.
Brakes: ventilated and cross-drilled iron discs.
Weight: 770kg (1698lb)
Wheels: 5.5″ x 15″ front, 7.5″ x 16″ rear.
Wheels & Tyres: 185/55ZR15 front and 225/45ZR16 rear.
0-60MPH: 5.6 sec
0-100MPH: 11.7 sec
Top Speed: 130 MPH
Price New: £26,590
Other 111S Extras
Unique OZ 6-spoke alloy wheels
Wider 7.5” rear rims with 225/45ZR16 rear tyres
Acrylic headlamp covers & smoke front indicator lenses
Composite engine lid
‘111S’ decal on rear body & dashboard fascia
Moulded ‘chip cutter’ air intake grille
Forged alloy window winders
‘Carbon weave’ patterned dashboard fascia inserts
Revised seat foams & stitching
No hurry to sell, so no low offers, please. No test pilots or time wasters.
Located in St Helier, viewing by appointment.
Updated 20th August 2021