Park Place is the only shop I know of that will have the OEM Lotus scan tool required to give you an ECU dump. That will tell you some very basic data about how it was driven. Beyond that, you'll want someone to drop the undertray panels, and inspect the tub and suspension mounts, and see if there are signs that the crash structure has been damaged or replaced. If those things check out, there really isn't anything else major that can't be fixed easily.
I suppose you want to verify basic functionality though. It's common for the A/C to go out, and sometimes the fan relay goes nuts.