The ones in Montreal are the real deal as described above. The pics in their Auto-trader listing confused me as well. Best to phone to get details.
The Scotti sales rep (Bernard) emailed me several pics of the SC red one. I really wanted to buy it, but the wife preferred a 2000 Esprit that came up locally, so we bought that instead.
Bernard seemed like a terrific guy on the phone, and said he can fully arrange things for pick-up with no provincial taxation issues, etc. They are Canadian models and he figured you would not even need an Out of Province to get registered here. Not saying that's the case, just that the dealer didn't see it as a big issue.
The deal with the two Elise's; both virtually no miles (~200 km's), but the warranty period had to be started when they purchased them from Lotus NA a few years ago. From memory I think the remaining factory warranty period is about one year. Basically he ordered a bunch and got caught in the downturn, and these two are left.
The Canyon Red SC is a conventional used car. Bernard said the owner traded it in on a new Evora for ease of entry, and it's in good shape with no issues.
Have you seen this one in Calgary? It's a very nice car. Again, no spousal approval here, so I passed.
Used 2009 Lotus Exige S260 | Calgary, AB | Aston Martin Calgary
I had left my name with a Weissach sales rep when I was down in Vancouver before Christmas. He thought he might have one coming up for sale by about now. Can't recall the sales rep's name, but might be a good idea to call. He said they often sell used Elise's without being listed.
Good luck in your search.