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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-30-2019, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation 2005 Chrome Orange Elise in San Francisco, California

TL;DR VERSION: Sport Package, Touring Package, Limited Slip Differential. Chrome Orange over black. 77k miles. Hard top, soft top. 15k+ invested in Nitron coilovers, BOE Clam Hinge, tucked harness, carbon fiber door panels/sills, and tons of little things correcting Lotus' design errors (toe links, cams, oil, A/C, etc). Everything done the right way. North Carolina title clean, clear, in-hand; car is garage kept in San Francisco. Stunningly beautiful and runs like a top. This is the one you want. Price: 32k.

UPGRADE LIST: Nitron adjustable coilovers with Eibach racing springs. BWR adjustable swaybars and racing toe links. DBA slotted Kangaroo Paw Rotors, cryo-treated, with Ferrodo DS 2500 racing pads and stainless steel brake lines. About 3k miles on Toyo Proxes R1Rs from DEC2018. Difflow 5 Element Railer Jr Square rear diffuser installed, with original included. BOE aluminum radiator. BOE rear clam hinge. Sector 111 V-Shock harness bar with Scroth 5-point harness, but the factory belts are still in place and the harness just tucks behind the seat when not in use. Carbon fiber door panels and sills, with originals included. Carbon fiber inner door pulls. Sector 111 Micro mirror, with original included. 3M Star Shield front/sides/rear. Stereo upgraded.

AC STUFF: Rebuilt/re-engineered AC system in 2018 so it can now keep up with hot/humid weather. Replaced blower fan and completed blower resister upgrade, moving resister to the top of the unit to avoid standing water and corrosion, plus new dryer/receiver and removal of floor vent covering for better airflow. Blocked front air bypass inside front clam to reduce hot air entering the cabin. Tinted all around.

DRIVETRAIN: Brand new motor completed in late 2016 (66k miles) after catastrophic oiling failure killed the first engine. This is a new Toyota short block plus a Lotus JCR Head built for "absolute reliability," fixing the cam oiling issue and also slightly bumping up power. Sector 111 baffled oil pan and MWR oil pump. BWR Big Bore throttle body. BWR ACT HD SS clutch and lightened flywheel.

OTHER PARTS INCLUDED: Sector 111 Toe-Heel extension. Sector 111 battery mount and cutoff switch. Shower cap. Front splitter. Hardtop storage bag. Extra Lotus nose badge. Extra fob and keys. Sector 111 cup holder. Original Lotus tool kit.

THE UGLY: Driver's side lateral bolster (upper) has 1.5" tear. Driver's side quarter panel has one paint chip the size of a pencil eraser that's been touched up. Front lip has two chips the size of a pencil eraser. No headliner in the hardtop. Small area of wear on the soft top. A few stone chips on the wheels (but no curb rash). These are tiny issues, and shockingly minor for a 15 year old car, but disclosing since buyer is likely long distance.
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Update: Smogged it in California today, to assuage concerns some local buyers had. Passed with flying colors and smog is good for +90 days from today if registering here.
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Car is sold and off to its new owner! Thanks for looking.
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