1999 Series 1 Lotus Elise 111S, Nautilus Blue (a factory metallic blue / green pearlescent), Cream Leather, 47,022miles.

Vehicle History

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

Standard Elise

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

MPG: 28.7

Price New: £18,950

Elise 111S

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

MPG: 30.7

Price New: £26,590

Other 111S Extras

Unique OZ 6-spoke alloy wheels

Wider 7.5” rear rims with 225/45ZR16 rear tyres

Rear spoiler

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