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Old 12-05-2012, 07:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sport 190 on the way

I found a car I had to buy.
It's a 1999 Lotus Elise Sport 190. I found it at Lotus of Portland.

Used 1999 Lotus Elise - Lotus of Portland Slide Show

As soon as a saw it I knew I had to have it.
A few calls later a deal was struck and we should see the car in January.
I'll post when it arrives for those who would like to see it or better yet we might arrange for you to drive it.



P.S. Is eight Lotus's too many? Our HRM Elise Is for sale or rent in the Lotus Cup Racing Series!

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Old 12-05-2012, 07:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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P.S. Is eight Lotus's too many? Our HRM Elise Is for sale or rent in the Lotus Cup Racing Series!
Eight is a lucky number in China and other Asian cultures!


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Old 12-05-2012, 08:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I sat in that car a week ago. It's very nice.

Congrats!
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Congrats, Rob! Look forward to drooling over it at your shop!
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Nice... make sure when you get the car that you check the external pull cable for the fire system to make sure it still functions. Very common for water/moisture to collect down inside the cable and soon it becomes corroded and inoperable.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Is this beautiful Elise street legal or track-only? I thought the Elise started selling in US market on late-2004/2005??
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Nice... make sure when you get the car that you check the external pull cable for the fire system to make sure it still functions. Very common for water/moisture to collect down inside the cable and soon it becomes corroded and inoperable.
I was planning on on checking the front and rear "trunk" cables, I'll check that one too.

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Old 12-06-2012, 01:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Is this beautiful Elise street legal or track-only? I thought the Elise started selling in US market on late-2004/2005??
It was imported by Lotus Cars USA as a Track/Racing car only. You had to sign paper to that effect and you faced stiff fines if you got caught with it on the road.
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Absolute beauty! congrats...more pix ASAP!
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Oh the lightweight goodness!
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:51 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Awesome!

You should ping Jeff Plummer - Lotus Corps Chicago area. He has a yellow S1 that he takes out on the street (as well as a regular S2 Elise).

He once explained to me how he registered it. It has something to do with the S2 VIN/etc.

A great charge to see on the street!
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:58 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Awesome!

You should ping Jeff Plummer - Lotus Corps Chicago area. He has a yellow S1 that he takes out on the street (as well as a regular S2 Elise).

He once explained to me how he registered it. It has something to do with the S2 VIN/etc.

A great charge to see on the street!
Yea, We have a local GGLC club member that has a yellow S1 Sport 190 that has plates. It is still the rover engine.
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CONGRADULATIONS!!!! Let's go for a ride!!
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This is way cool! I hope I'm there when we unload it! I'll record it!
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:07 AM   #17 (permalink)
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good looking car!

thing looks mean. what hp is it pushing?
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:08 PM   #18 (permalink)
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good looking car!

thing looks mean. what hp is it pushing?
From the Lotus Sport 190 Press release;

Powered by a highly modified Rover 1.8-liter engine, the Sport Elise develops 190 hp at 7000 rpm. The cylinder heads, pistons, valves, crankshaft and flywheel have been modified, and solid valve lifters fitted. These changes allow the Rover K-Series four-cylinder engine to rev to an 8000 rpm redline.

The development and selection of ultra lightweight competition accessories, including specially manufactured lightened front and rear bodywork, reduce the overall vehicle weight to 1477 lb. (670 kg). This results in a stunning power-to-weight ratio which allows the Lotus Sport Elise 190 to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 4.4 seconds, and from 0-100 mph in 10.9 seconds.

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Old 12-12-2012, 05:35 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I want it!

Are those carbed?
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:03 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Not carbed, on individual throttle bodies. Sport 190s are awesome, and a lot quicker than you'd think. Due to their weight, they'll show a clean pair of heels to a Cup260 Exige if driven properly
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