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Yeah.... I'm going to have to disagree with this. I've seen one in person and.... yuck.
Oh come on Rich! Autumn Gold, especially with magnolia interior ROCKS!!!
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I have personally seen an autumn gold Elise in Topeka, Kansas, and my friend Evilfiji here on the board lives near Philly and also has one. Although it looks better in person, it's still not one of my favorites, although it is a Hot Wheels color LOL. I did like Purple and krypton green a lot better in person than in photos.

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Burt: Is that Bob's old Elise ??
I really have no idea who owned it previously. I purchased it in Chicago from the Lotus/Lamborghini dealership. The car is a 2006 and had 7400 miles on it. It also had a Hass turbo set up that was not running very well when I bought it. That is almost taken care of.

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? Are there other colors that are even fewer in number?
Yes, the absolute rarest:

Neon Brown.


Seriously though, I like all the factory colors (not the limited schemes (California? no thanks)), but I really dig the rare ones the most. Aubergine, Moonstone, BRP, Autumn. Niiice.

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I know Mid-Rivers Lotus had an Autumn Gold Elise.
I drove that car...twice...2 years apart.

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Criswell had an AG in 2006, is that yours Bryan?
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Criswell had an AG in 2006, is that yours Bryan?

I don't think so. I bought mine at Lotus of Durham.
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I drove that car...twice...2 years apart.
That one was there when I picked up my Exige last year.
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and now it is mine!

I love the color.

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Follow up is that I was told (by someone who should know) that there were six autumn gold elises sold by lotus in the US.

Mine was sold new (and used to me) through The Collection in Coral Gables.

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Follow up is that I was told (by someone who should know) that there were six autumn gold elises sold by lotus in the US.

Mine was sold new (and used to me) through The Collection in Coral Gables.
Just bought an AG Monday - 3800 miles, no hardtop from Florida. The color looks so incredible in person! (I was a bit nervous given some of the harsh names I've seen it called). For book-keeping, mine was purchased originally somewhere in Tennessee

So to start the mini Autumn Gold registry:

Elise (? total - 6 in USA)
1) derklburt - 2006 - Michigan
2) PECivil - 2006 - California
3) evilfij - 2006 - Pennsylvania
4) Bryan - 2006 - Virginia
5) Aero.Racer - 2006 - Ohio
6) XXXX
7) Paul Cleary - 2006 - Ontario

Exige (? total - ? in USA)
1) sjw - 200X - UK

Please ping other members that have been missed. Has anyone ever seen an AG exige in the US?
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Just bought an AG Monday - 3800 miles, no hardtop from Florida. The color looks so incredible in person! (I was a bit nervous given some of the harsh names I've seen it called). For book-keeping, mine was purchased originally somewhere in Tennessee

So to start the mini Autumn Gold registry:

Elise (? total - 6 in USA)
1) derklburt - 2006 - Michigan
2) PECivil - 2006 - California
3) evilfij - 2006 - Pennsylvania
4) Bryan - 2006 - Virginia
5) Aero.Racer - 2006 - Ohio
6) XXXX
7) Paul Cleary - 2006 - Ontario

Exige (? total - ? in USA)
1) sjw - 200X - UK

Please ping other members that have been missed. Has anyone ever seen an AG exige in the US?
Another AG lives in So. Cal which is the (2) photos I provided.

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Elise (? total - 6 in USA-2 Canada)
1) derklburt - 2006 - Michigan
2) PECivil - 2006 - California
3) evilfij - 2006 - Pennsylvania
4) Bryan - 2006 - Virginia
5) Aero.Racer - 2006 - Ohio
6) XXXX
7) Paul Cleary - 2006 - Ontario
8) Impulsiv-2007-Quebec

Exige (? total - ? in USA)
1) sjw - 200X - UK


Am I the only one with a 07 AG?

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I saw that car on eBay and gave some thought to seeing if I could do a complicated swap-- it really looks good. The other AG car I've seen is at Auto Europe in Michigan, one of their guys has it. It really is a nice color. The one listed looked clean enough to put in your living room. The buyer was asking $34K, I hope you talked that down some...

When you get it home, post whether the soundproofing that the seller claimed to have done on the car is effective.

Congratulations on a neat car.
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I saw that car on eBay and gave some thought to seeing if I could do a complicated swap-- it really looks good. The other AG car I've seen is at Auto Europe in Michigan, one of their guys has it. It really is a nice color. The one listed looked clean enough to put in your living room. The buyer was asking $34K, I hope you talked that down some...

When you get it home, post whether the soundproofing that the seller claimed to have done on the car is effective.

Congratulations on a neat car.
Thanks! I flew down to look at the car before purchasing it. Actually, the car was cleaner than shown in the pictures.

He literally put the Elise on an overhead lift and polished the undertray after each drive. It was glowing before I test drove it. Unfortunately, it already lost its luster after a 5 minute test drive on perfectly paved roads. Soft top had never been installed. Also, the car had never been wet (in rain, hose washed, etc) - crazy! I plan on not letting it see rain, but the polished undertray is a bit over the top for me!

In terms of the sound proofing, there was absolutely zero rattling, and even the shift linkage was tight (other Elise's that I test drove had a small "clank" and a bit of play to them). It rode like it was better than new!

Really wish it had a hard-top, but seems like most AG Elise's didn't come with one. I'm hoping a local shop will be able to match the paint.
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Moonstone silver, I believe I have the only one ever made for a 2008 Exige 240 S. The color was only offered I believe in 2008, and is now discontinued and will not be made or offered again. Please feel free to correct me if I'm mistaken.....
Fox Valley currently has the Moonstone Elise. Very cool color.
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Elise (? total - 6 in USA-2 Canada)
1) derklburt - 2006 - Michigan
2) PECivil - 2006 - California
3) evilfij - 2006 - Pennsylvania
4) Bryan - 2006 - Virginia
5) Aero.Racer - 2006 - Ohio
6) XXXX
7) Paul Cleary - 2006 - Ontario
8) Impulsiv-2007-Quebec

Exige (? total - ? in USA)
1) sjw - 200X - UK


Am I the only one with a 07 AG?
Looks like derklbert's (Michigan) elise is for sale in WV.
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My car was the first and only Autumn Gold Elise I have ever seen. I am sure there are more out there but I am curious how many were produced as it can't be many. Does anyone know how I could find out how many were actually made in this color. Anyone else have one? Was it only offered in 2006? Are there other colors that are even fewer in number?

My Autumn Gold Exige is an 07 registration but clearly an 06 build. I suspect the dealer was having difficulty finding a buyer, but that meant I got a good deal.
Over here in the UK, I have come across a number of other Elises and at least one other Exige in Autumn Gold. I now have 32000 miles on the clock

Here is a copy of an email I received from Lotus Cars when i asked them how many were made (in spite of his comment, I do not believe any more were produced):
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Thank you for your email.

Having driven a company Autumn Gold Exige for some time myself, I certainly
agree that peoples' views on the colour are mixed .

Since introducing the colour with our model year 2006 vehicles, we have
built less than ten cars (Elise and Exige) for the UK market in this colour,
meaning that you are certainly in a select group of people.

There are no plans to discontinue this option at present, so there should be
more Autumn Gold Lotus drivers appearing on the roads.

Thank you again for your interest in Lotus Cars.

Regards,

Matthew Nice
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Just bought an AG Monday - 3800 miles, no hardtop from Florida. The color looks so incredible in person! (I was a bit nervous given some of the harsh names I've seen it called). For book-keeping, mine was purchased originally somewhere in Tennessee

So to start the mini Autumn Gold registry:

Elise (? total - 6 in USA)
1) derklburt - 2006 - Michigan
2) PECivil - 2006 - California
3) evilfij - 2006 - Pennsylvania
4) Bryan - 2006 - Virginia
5) Aero.Racer - 2006 - Ohio
6) XXXX
7) Paul Cleary - 2006 - Ontario

Exige (? total - ? in USA)
1) sjw - 200X - UK

Please ping other members that have been missed. Has anyone ever seen an AG exige in the US?

I have a 2006 Elise AG in VA also.

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I have a 2006 Elise AG in VA also.



Elise (? total - 6 in USA-2 Canada)
1) derklburt - 2006 - Michigan
2) PECivil - 2006 - California
3) evilfij - 2006 - Pennsylvania
4) Bryan - 2006 - Virginia
5) Aero.Racer - 2006 - Ohio
6) XXXX
7) Paul Cleary - 2006 - Ontario
8) Impulsiv-2007-Quebec
9) Sam Jones - 2006- Virginia

Exige (? total - ? in USA)
1) sjw - 200X - UK

07 autumn gold Elise
08 VW GTI
07 Passat wagon
92 Isuzu Stylus RS "Handling by Lotus"
14 Fiat 500L
93 Asuna Sunfire x2
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