Originally Posted by Bavarian Motorist
So did you build the Elise with the intention of selling at some point, or did you just suddenly decide you wanted a new car?
Either way, big congratulations!
Building up the car was a separate issue and really stupid financially. For eample, we upgraded the Penske cannisters to the latest ones at a cost of over $2000 in September. I will never get that back. The goal was always to build up the fastest SCCA legal car for autocross in its class. I think we have done that, and we were continuing to do that.
I think I would have been just as happy keeping the car for many more months, this was not a firesale. The car has ben listed as "for sale" for a long time on this forum. It just so happened that two separate people contacted me in the last two weeks wanting the car for SCCA competition.
It really makes a lot of sense for the buyer. You get a lighter car with a full blown stand alone ECU, supercharger, custom exhaust system, $5000 shocks, springs, etc etc etc. All told, there is at least $25,0000 put into the car (which I will NOT get back out of it by far).
Another issue for me was ChaseCam is taking up so much of my time, I really have not been able to do the required tuning and testing to keep moving the car forward. We have a list of things to do to the car, such as the E-85 tune, larger throttle body, intercooler, and more. Just not enough time to do it. Jason (the new car owner) can get it done and then he can win in this car.
#somethingwickedthiswaycomes... the new Origin Noble M and the Origin 7
Zenos E10S for Sale! www.zenosforsale.com
There are some very shady dealers in the Lotus business.
2005 Lotus Elise, 1993 MR2, 1995 MR2, 125cc Shifter Kart, Toniq (in build), 2018 Origin 7 (waiting), 2018 Origin Noble M (waiting)