Looking for History VIN SCCPC11105HL3
Hello, brand new member here. I ran across a Salvage Elise somewhat locally. It appears to have kissed a wall on the drivers side. I know everyone says to avoid salvage title cars but I've always heard that these cars total easily even with minor damage. Car is a 2005 Yellow Elise with ~50K miles. Looks like it was sold at Insuance Auto Auctions INC. The picture the seller gave me has a "000-1482721 03/12/2015" caption on it. Gotta love the 1 crappy before pic the seller has.
If I do actually go look at it is there any Lotus mechanics in or near Kentucky that would know what condition this is in? I was told that the Bonded Aluminum tub can be damaged pretty easily and the car is basically not straight after that. Basically this car has "AVOID" written all over it but I'd rather get into an Elise at <20K rather than >30K.
Edit: Full VIN is SCCPC11105HL33051
Last edited by JitteryJoe; 01-05-2016 at 10:35 AM.