Lotus Elise '1998

Price: £59,995
  • YOR: 1998
  • Mileage : 15600 miles
  • Engine Size : 1.8L
  • Gearbox : Manual
  • Fuel : Petrol
  • Condition : used

Additional Info

Here we have something very special possibly the most special car we have ever stocked!

This is the unicorn S1 the Sport 190!

Originally supplied by Lotus for competition use a very small number of cars were converted to road use by the UK dealers including HR Owen and as with this car Bell & Colvill.

48 cars were produced worldwide most of that production run heading for the USA and Japan. There were just seven cars ever registered in the UK the paperwork for this car also features a list of the other six cars. One is converted to an Exige body – one exported – one has a Supercharger fitted making this essentially standard car an extremely rare thing indeed. With a dry weight of around 670kg and 215BHP on tap this is a very fast and exhilarating car.

So S777VDP has been in the same ownership since 1998 and during this near 25 year ownership period the car was initially raced as is proper for a car of this type of course. However after a few seasons racing it was retired to road duties and at this point had the engine refreshed with a very high standard Minister rebuild upping the already ample power to 215BHP. Later on an Emerald ECU was added to improve driveability. The car has lived in a dry garage and after having its suspension refreshed a few years ago has never seen rain. Other changes include Nitron 46 Race Pro dampers and a B&C exhaust backbox. All original items have been retained so we have a set of barely used Koni Sport dampers in a box – the original back box and the MEMS ECU (please note these are staying with the car and aren’t available to buy separately)

Huge history file with old invoices and MOTs and it also has the Certificate of Newness and original SVA paperwork.

The Sport 190 as with all Motorsport cars was highly customisable this car has all of the safety systems (electrical cutoffs/Fire suppression) The motorsport seats and harness set – T45 Hoop with Petty bar – Magnesium wheels – it is however fully road legal.

A Vanishingly rare chance to own one of the most rare and mythical modern Lotus cars!

The car turns 25 in November for US buyers and can be stored if required