I believe it is $84 for the Certificate with special mention field filled in.
You will need to send a photo of your VIN, build date, address, credit card info and how you would like your name written on the certificate.
Andy is very professional and is prompt with returning emails.
He just put mine in the mail yesterday.
Mine was the 5058th. Lotus built in 2005. Apparently the last four digits in the VIN are not specific to model as noted in the above post
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Thanks Chris. I contacted Andy and just received my Provenance Certificate, as below, for updating the list.
Kellogg, US '05 Elise Provenance.pdf
In the notes, this Elise has the Sport and Touring Packs. Andy also noted the following in his letter:
30th August 2013
Dear Mr. Kellogg,
Thank you for your enquiry regarding your 2005 Lotus Elise and please find enclosed your Certificate of Provenance, which provides details from the original build records when the car left the factory held against the VIN supplied, it does not cover any modifications or changes made since leaving production.
The VIN supplied for your Lotus Elise was SCCPC11125HL34881 which can be broken down into the manufacturer identifier code (SCC=UK manufacturer, Lotus Cars Ltd.), the engine type(P=2ZZ-GE), the restraint system (C=dual air bags & active belts), the vehicle type number(111=Elise/Exige), the check digit
(2), the model year (5=2005), the assembly plant (H=Hethel), the market the chassis is made for (L=LHD, USA), the model (3=Elise), and the serial number
(4881). The original engine number was 2ZZ 0166388 which can be broken down into the engine type (2ZZ=1.8 litre 2ZZ-GE) and the engine serial number (0166388).
The original body colour was Laser Blue metallic, Lotus paint code B85. The interior was trimmed with black leather. Optional extras were: lifestyle paint, sport pack and touring pack.
The car left the production line on the 23rd July 2005. The car was imported into the USA by Lotus Cars USA Inc. who would retain any further history. They have informed me that the selling dealer was Lotus of San Antonio in Texas and the first owner was also from San Antonio in Texas.
The following is based on serial number sequence for the USA market 2005 Elise, of which
there were 3324 cars in total;
Your car is the 93rd out of 101 cars in Laser Blue,
Your car is the 48th out of 52 cars in Laser Blue with black leather trim,
If we include the distributor option of star shield which I normally do, this makes your car the
only one of these with exactly the same colours, trims and options (as most either had Star
shield which was a port installed option or hard top).
Laser Blue was the 5th rarest colour of the 16 different colours available.
I hope you find this information of interest and you enjoy your Elise ownership.
Thanks again, Chris, this was both helpful and very cool. I hope this helps expand the database a bit.
Andy also noted that I should contact Lotus Cars USA and they will update their system, while apparently doing a doc dump of their records. I'm calling them Monday to see what is possible.