A little late NOW to be asking after you already bought it! Don't worry, pretty soon you will know the car inside and out! You can also go through the "Chain of Ownership" if you want to spend the time and money doing searches of the DMV's in the States it was Titled in. Perhaps the dealers out west can also help. You can also ask Lotus USA to do a search of their records. What you REALLY need to know is the history of the timing belts, if they were ever changed or adjusted and when. If you can't determine that then figure on having them done ASAP. You can also try a Carfax report. First thing you will want to do when you get the car is to wash it. Too bad it's so cold around here!!!!! Do you know how to start the car and how to put it into reverse? You will learn quickly!!!!!