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Certificate of Vehicle Provenance

went ahead and ordered my "Certificate of Vehicle Provenance" from the Lotus archives.

Interesting thing is that is list my car as 113 out of 285 Evora NA
for MY11 for USA market
I thought there were closer to 700 Evoras produced for MY11 in the USA?
This would make our cars much much more rare than I originally thought they were.
Lamborghini has already produced 1000 Aventadors and more than 10000 Gallardos.

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Nice! I want one of these. How much did you pay?

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That is very cool! How do you go about obtaining the Certificate of Vehicle Provenance? And where is the Lotus archives located?

Thank you.
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LOTUS AFTERSALES, Units 6 & 7 John Hyrne Way, Longwater Business Park, Costessey, Norwich, Norfolk NR5 0AF England.
T +44 (0)1603 732178 [email protected]

Andy was great to deal with and the document is awesome!


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Here is the Link

Certificate of Provenance | Lotus Cars


I think it ran me about $65 US shipped
Kinda spendy, but I like it.
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I believe there were about 75 MY11 Evora S versions shipped to the US. Very rare indeed.

Abe, can you confirm?

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I believe there were about 75 MY11 Evora S versions shipped to the US. Very rare indeed.

According to my Certificate of Vehicle Provenance for my 2011 Evora S from October 2011:

"Based on serial number sequence to date, your car is the 69th out of 74 Evora S models made for the USA."
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Andy Graham; Technical Publications and Archives
LOTUS AFTERSALES, Units 6 & 7 John Hyrne Way, Longwater Business Park, Costessey, Norwich, Norfolk NR5 0AF England.
T +44 (0)1603 732178 [email protected]

Andy was great to deal with and the document is awesome!
Have to agree. Totally recommend.

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According to my Certificate of Vehicle Provenance for my 2011 Evora S from October 2011:

"Based on serial number sequence to date, your car is the 69th out of 74 Evora S models made for the USA."
Thanks. I need to get a certificate so I can find out my car's place in the series.

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I've just ordered mine and it was 35.00. I should get it in the mail any day now.
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I just sent Andy an e-mail. I asked for both my Elise and Evora.
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I've just ordered mine and it was 35.00. I should get it in the mail any day now.
I just placed my order for this. I think it is a great document to have, and will also be good for re-sale value.
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mine is on order
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How did you pay in British $$? Don't they use Euro?

He said to call him with a credit card, tried but the number doesn't work on my phone.
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I just dropped off both my certificate and letter today at a trophy place who will be mounting them both on a black plaque. Should take a week and about $50. My wife thinks I'm nuts (so what else is new) but I figure if you got them, you might as well display them.

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Just email them your credit card number in 2 different emails for security.
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Oh, I don't need any paper, I just wanted the info emailed to me.
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Oh, I don't need any paper, I just wanted the info emailed to me.
It will still cost ya. Paper is free. It's the info that will cost you.
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I called Andy at Lotus the other day to order my cert. Another guy answered the phone (didn't catch his name). When I asked for Andy and explained what I wanted he laughed and said Andy was already "down in the archives" and "it's going to be quite some time". I think he's a bit overwhelmed by the sudden influx of cert requests due to this thread

As Chiro said, we're really paying for the labor of assembling the information.

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