Selling my 2006 Elise. Car has 37k miles and I am the third owner, having owned it since around the 6k mile point. First two owners did not understand what they were buying. This car has the Sport Package, the Touring Package, LSD, and a hard top that has only been used a few times.
This car has almost no mods. In my opinion most mods that were done to the Elise detracted from the original car, so I have kept my mods to only a very few. Here they are:
- Added "Stan's Shifter Mod" -- basically one screw to make the shift cage much stiffer.
- Stereo and speakers replaced. The unit is a basic Panasonic with Polk speakers all around, plus a sub under the seat. It sounds OK, not great. I have the original stereo head unit.
- Replaced Sport Package shocks with double-adjustable Ohlins. The originals were very stiff and tough to drive on city streets. The Ohlins work like magic, better ride and better handling. I have the original shocks.
I have a bunch of stuff I purchased to install, but in the end I decided the car was perfect and did not need all this junk. It's included with purchase. Included are a LETSLA short-throw shift kit (brand new), a set of the Multivex side view mirrors, and a smaller rear-view mirror -- I forget which model but it is the one everyone recommended way back when. I also have Jim Clayton's Jack Helper which will be included, and I have a Sector 111 trunk liner.
The car is in very good condition and has always been garaged. There is only small paint/body imperfection and that is right near the front windshield, in the center of the clam. I think a rock hit my car and it gouged out a small piece of the fiberglass. I will upload a close-up photo of this with the other photos soon. I have just covered it with matching paint but I believe it could be fixed easily with fiberglass filler. The front bottom of the car has the normal rash from going in and out of driveways.
Operationally the car runs perfectly and always has. It had the oil cooler recall work done years ago at Symbolic Motors, and I have always kept maintenance up-to-date myself. It will need new tires soon. Currently it is driven 2-3 times per week. The AC and heat have not worked for years. I suspect it is the "resistor pack" issue but because I never used the AC or heat I have not looked into it.
I'm only posting one photo today but will have a complete set of photos soon, after the car has had a detailing. If you are in San Diego and would like to come see it before then, drop me a note. I am not new to LT, in fact I was a member a long time ago with the user name Lotusland. Unfortunately my e-mail changed and I forgot my password, and I can't seem to connect with anyone live at the site to help correct that. I have to say this site has certainly changed over the years I have been absent.