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2013 Lotus Elise S

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£27,561

  • Mileage~43,000
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine1.8L
  • LocationHolyhead

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2013 Lotus Elise S

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Introduction

Kevin Lou Jacutan
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Arguably Lotus' most iconic car offers serious pace and outstanding handling - for its price, it's in a class of its own.

The Lotus Elise is a famous rear-wheel drive, mid-engined roadster, which was first conceived in 1994 and released to the public in '96.

The car features a fiberglass body shell that is bonded to the aluminum chassis - this provides a very rigid platform for the suspension, yet keeps costs and weight down. Over its 25 years of production, Lotus hasn't changed this design principle, as it works so well. Named Elise after 'Elisa Artioli', the granddaughter of Romano Artioli, chairman of Bugatti and Lotus at the time of launch.

This is a very special Elise as it was specifically ordered as a bespoke car straight from the factory. It has lightweight forged alloys, front spotlights, Bilstein shocks, lightweight uprated sports seats, four point harnesses, upgraded air box and filter, sports exhaust, ceramics and paint protection film and black decals.

In the spirit of Lotus principles, this car has been prepared to minimise weight and maximise performance - this is a true and pure Elise and importantly the car has always been garaged and never tracked.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Kevin after meeting Jonathan the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

I have loved and cherished this car and it turns heads everywhere - it would be at home as a collectors' car or a daily driver.

Jonathan purchased this car back in 2015 and back then during his Elise search he opted for the more powerful 'S' variant, rocking the 1.8L Toyota 4 cylinder with a Magnuson supercharger attached.

The only reason for this extremely reluctant sale is that Jonathan is moving to a new house and will regularly need four wheel drive access - he is not willing to risk the car being damaged under any circumstance.

Jonathan has really enjoyed using this car as a weekend toy, especially with the local sweeping B-roads that the Welsh countryside has to offer. Jonathan has taken the car for regular servicing over his ownership and always had any issues attended to straight away - he will be more than happy to answer any of your questions in the comments below.

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Exterior

The series three offers simple and clean lines while maintaining its wild and eye-catching appearance.

Wheels and Tyres

The satin black Lotus forged alloys look great on this Elise S - they offer a very sporty stance to the nimble track-focused car.

The wheels are wrapped in grippy Toyo Proxes TR tyres and appear to have a good amount of tread left.

Bodywork

The Lotus Elise has a beautifully elegant design that has been refined very slightly over the years. This example has tight shut-lines and panel gaps across the vehicle, and no dents were observed during the photography visit.

Please take time to view the extensive media to see the car from all angles.

Paint

Finished in Starlight Black - a timeless colour that really suits this roadster and the condition appears to be in line with the mileage, i.e. in excellent condition.

The paint protection film has been especially important in maintaining the car's appearance.

Please remember to view the videos in high-resolution mode to see more detail on the paint.

Glass and Trim

The glass looks in excellent condition across the car, along with the trim.

All the window rubbers and seals look good with no signs of wear or degrading.

Interior

Stripped-back design ethos applied throughout - nothing will weigh you down here.

Seats and Carpets

Lotus sports bucket seats are a key feature inside this lightweight interior - both appear in excellent condition throughout.

Importantly the four point harness belts are fitted and are in excellent condition; as you would expect.

Basic carpets are fitted for the driver and passenger, disregarding any unnecessary weight inside this car.

Dashboard

Everything is as you'd expect - a properly looked after car.

Again, a simple yet modern setup to reduce weight.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

An updated steering wheel with airbag - both the steering wheel and gear selector look in line with the age and mileage of the car.

Mechanics

Supercharged as standard, the 1.8L certainly is quick - it can reach 60mph in just 4.2s.

Engine and Gearbox

A 1.8L Toyota 2ZR-FE Inline-4 is installed behind the driver, with a Magnuson R900 supercharger bolted on from the factory, giving you a whopping 217bhp - that's a lot of HP for such a small and light car.

The power is delivered through a 6-speed Toyota EC60 manual gearbox.

Please watch the video to see the engine fire in to life.

Suspension and Brakes

Regular maintenance on this example has been carried out throughout Jonathan's ownership, the brakes have been serviced in line with the schedule ensuring that everything works as expected.

The Drive

This is where the Elise really shines, showing more expensive cars what handling is really all about.

Jonathan loves to take the roof off for a thrilling wind-through hair driving experience.

Electrics and Other

Jonathan reports that all the electrics on the car work as they should do to his knowledge.

The original radio as fitted by the factory is present.

History and Paperwork

A cracking little car that's clearly been cherished by its two owners over the last eight years.

Being discontinued this year, we know the Elise will forever be a timelessly good-looking modern classic with raw performance in mind.

The car has full service history by both Lotus main dealers and importantly Lotus experienced specialists with a long association to the brand. Shell Professional motor oil has been used for every service - please see the media file for all the receipts and documents.

Formula One Lotus also fitted a Lotus Sports exhaust in 2013.

The car has a personalised registration assigned which is not part of the sale, however, Jonathan will action a transfer in time for the new owner to collect the car. This can all be done online and normally DVLA assign the original plate back to the car - that should be AU13 AXX.

We have carried out checks on; Seller ID, V5C, HPi.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
15.06.2020 MOT 43,106
11.06.2020 Service 43,087
08.04.2019 Service 37,164
05.04.2019 MOT 37,164
11.04.2018 MOT 32,552
06.04.2018 Service 33,521
24.04.2017 Service 27,200
13.04.2017 MOT 27,197
04.04.2016 Service (MD) 21,124
29.02.2016 MOT 19,939
25.03.2015 Service (MD) 13,205
27.02.2014 Service (MD) 5,468
15.04.2013 Service (MD) 1,147
Key Details
  • ModelElise S
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date01.03.2013
  • CC1798cc
  • Mileage~43,000
  • HistoryExcellent
  • ColourStarlight Black
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Interior TrimCloth
  • Chassis #SCCLJCRC3DHC10481
  • Engine #2ZRU545370
  • Last Service11.06.2020
  • MOTYes. Exp - 14.06.2021
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes Clear
  • Former Keepers1
  • Security SysStandard
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned6yrs
  • Key FeatureSupercharged Performance







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Marino G
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Marino G

Hi Jon, heavens, this is a tempter! I have sold through TC before, and might auction my M4 CS if I win this! Could you please confirm more details re the PPF, when it was applied and which brand, is it full coverage? I have matte Expel on mine, it works a treat! Slightly concerned that if it was applied from new the film might need replacing soon, thanks Marino

£15,000 bid by dazzla100 09.06.2021 @ 17:10:48
£1,500 bid by m7ross 09.06.2021 @ 15:33:37
dazzla100
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dazzla100

Hi Jonathan,
Will the Elise be put through an MOT prior to sale with the current one ending on the 14th of June?
Thanks
Darren

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