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2006 Polar Blue Lotus Elise - 48.5k miles - MI - Mint, track prepped, well maintained

2006 Lotus Elise – Polar Blue – 48.5k miles

Factory Options:
Touring Pack
Hard and Soft Tops
Star Shield (since been replaced with much better SunTek Paint Protection Film)
VIN SCCPC11106HL31723 (clean title, clean carfax)

Pictures: https://photos.app.goo.gl/KfMWgNGzoEzw9gKX8

For sale is my 2006 polar blue Elise that I bought in March 2014 with 29,000 miles. This was/is my dream car that I obsessed over since the S2 Elise was first sold in the States in 2004. I spent years searching for an Elise that matched exactly what I was looking for (I specifically wanted the rare polar blue color which was only available in 06/07 – Only 35 polar blue Elises for the US in 2006 and even fewer in 2007). I tend to rotate through cars on a pretty regular basis, and the Elise is by far the longest I have ever owned a car. I am still hesitant about selling, but I’m looking to try something else and would need to free up the space first.

The Elise now has 48,5xx miles and has been meticulously maintained by myself and the prior 2 owners. Always garaged, and stored on hub stands with a Battery Tender and Stabil during the winters. I have every service/maintenance record or receipt from the original owner, including the window sticker and transaction documents from The Collection dealer in Florida, and tons of receipts from my ownership. The previous owners did not track the car. During my ownership, I have done quite a few reliability and performance modifications, and did about 4-5 track days per year. Oil changes and brake fluid were done every couple track days. Again, I have documented everything done to the car and have all receipts saved in a (large) folder. I have most of the original parts that can be included, as well as extra brake pads and rotors.

Link to for sale ad from last owner: https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f94...r-blue-205754/. Adding up my receipts, I have put about $20k into upgrading the car since then. You can certainly buy a cheaper Elise, but IMO I have done all the best upgrades to make a great reliable track day car that I still enjoy on the street.

Asking $35,800 as-is including original and spare parts.

I would be willing to convert some parts back to stock to lower the price a bit:
  • Subtract $1,800 if I remove the Penske coilovers, and replace with original stock Bilsteins
  • Subtract $500 if I remove the Tillett seat, harness, and harness bar, and replace with original

Located in Michigan. Message me here, or by email at [email protected].


Modifications:

Done by first owner:
  • De-snorkeled intake
  • Lower motor mount inserts
  • Quarter turn fasteners for underbody panels

Done by second owner:
Audio
  • Alpine CDE-HD138BT headunit
  • JL Audio C2-525X Front speakers
  • JL Audio C2-600X Rear speakers

Cooling
Accessories
Done by me:
Powertrain
Suspension
Brakes
  • StopTech SS brake lines
  • DBA 4000 rotors
  • Carbotech XP12 front and XP10 rear brake pads
  • Motul RBF600 brake fluid

Exterior
  • Carbon fiber front splitter (touched up paint scrapes from previous owner on underside of clam before installing)
  • Carbon fiber Reverie diffuser
  • Black LSS wheels with Black/Silver Center Cap Emblems and Black Lugs Bolts (replaced original silver base wheels)
  • Toyo R888R tires in OEM LSS sizes
  • Black/Silver Nose Badge
  • Black “LOTUS” and “Elise” rear badge decals
  • Section 111 Folding Front Tow Hook – plastidipped black

Interior
Accessories
Maintenance:

Purchased new on 10/18/06

1015 miles, 11/8/06 – Oil Change

3930 miles, 4/23/07 – Oil Change

6030 miles, 10/1/07 – Oil Change

8610 miles, 7/3/08 – Oil Change

11,847 miles, 8/5/09
  • Replaced A/C relay module under warranty
  • Replaced starter button light under warranty
  • Resealed soft top trim under warranty
  • Oil Change

8/21/09 – Replaced rear tires with Yokohama AD07

15,252 miles, 7/19/10 – Oil Change

17,925 miles, 6/3/11 – Oil Change

11/21/11
  • Replaced front and rear brake pads with StopTech Street Performance pads
  • Flushed and bled brake fluid with ATE Super Blue fluid

19,935 miles, 12/28/11
  • Flushed coolant
  • Both cam lobes found to be worn – replaced both cams and gaskets
  • Replaced spark plugs
  • Replaced rear tires with Yokohama AD07

20,759 miles, 6/18/12
  • Pre-purchased inspection completed – no issues found
  • Oil Change

Second owner had the car from 7/13/12 until I purchased it on 3/21/14 with 29,005 miles (second owner did not save receipts)

April 2013
  • Oil line recall done
  • Windshield replaced due to small crack
  • Battery replaced with Optima RedTop 8020-164

30,162 miles, 4/22/14 – Oil Change

30,270 miles, 5/1/14 – Four Wheel Street/Track Alignment

6/7/14 – Professional interior and exterior detail

8/23/14
  • Balanced set of Black LSS wheels and Dunlop Direzza Star Spec Tires to replace original wheels and tires
  • Replaced front and rear brake pads with Ferodo DS2500
  • Flushed and bled brake fluid with Motul RBF600

32,502 miles, 9/12/14 – Track inspection completed – no issues found

32,939 miles, 9/27/14
  • Replaced front and rear rotors with DBA 4000
  • Oil Change

34,600 miles, 3/31/15
  • Flushed and bled brake fluid with AP Racing PRF
  • Oil Change
  • Transmission Fluid Change
  • Full track setup done by V2 Motorsport (alignment, corner balance, and ride height)
  • Reinforced rear diffuser attachments with V2subFIX

35,224 miles, 5/2/15
  • Replaced low-beam and high-beam headlight bulbs with Osram Silverstar Halogen
  • Replaced front parking light bulbs with Osram LED
  • Replaced license plate bulbs with Osram LED

35,430 miles, 5/16/15 – Replaced air filter with ITG filter

36,211 miles, 7/10/15 – Oil Change

36,350 miles, 7/19/15 – Flushed and bled brake fluid with Motul RBF600

38,238 miles, 9/11/15 – Replaced front brake pads with Ferodo DS2500

38,680 miles, 9/26/15 – Oil Change

39,035 miles, 10/10/15 – Replaced GRP trunk lid strut (original gas strut lost pressure)

39,560 miles, 5/7/16
  • Oil Change
  • Transmission Fluid Change with Redline MT-90 and Synchromesh mix

39,731 miles, 5/21/16 - Flushed and bled brake fluid with Motul RBF600

41,336 miles, 7/10/16
  • Oil Change
  • Flushed and bled brake fluid with Motul RBF600

43,897 miles, 4/10/17
  • Replaced front brake pads with Carbotech XP12
  • Replaced rear brake pads with Carbotech XP10
  • Flushed and bled clutch and brake fluid with Motul RBF600
  • Oil Change
  • Replaced four tires with Toyo R888R

43,979 miles, 5/14/17 – Replaced spark plugs with NKG BKR6EIX-11

45,510 miles, 11/8/17 – Replaced original Star Shield with SunTek Paint Protection Film from Chuforia Graffix
  • Full coverage hood and mirror kit (including access panels)
  • Bumper kit (including license plate area)
  • Full coverage door sill and rocker panel kit
  • Rear impact area kit

45,550 miles, 11/14/17
  • Full track setup done by V2 Motorsport (alignment, corner balance, and ride height)
  • Repaired loose rivets in mud flaps
  • Replaced loose exhaust clamp

45,583 miles, 3/30/18
  • Replaced left front tire with new Toyo R888R due to nail
  • Transmission Fluid Change with Redline MT-90 and Synchromesh mix
  • Replaced battery with Deka ETX20L and NCI bracket
  • Flushed and bled clutch and brake fluid with Motul RBF600
  • Oil Change
  • Reverse taillight bulbs replaced

46,142 miles, 5/22/18 – Bled brake fluid

47,374 miles, 9/9/18
  • Oil Change
  • Replaced BOE oil pan drain plug and o-ring

47,946 miles, 3/23/19
  • Replaced thermostat and gasket
  • Filled and bled coolant with Peak Global Lifetime
  • Replaced serpentine belt

48,146 miles, 5/26/19 – Flushed and bled brake fluid with Motul RBF600
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2006 Polar Blue Elise, Black LSS wheels, Black lug bolts, Black badges, CF Reverie diffuser, CF splitter, Micro Mirror, Bootie, Alcantara headliner, Alpine headunit, JL speakers, S111 DBWpedals, S111 Flex Co radiator & hoses, De-snorkel, Lower mount inserts, StopTech SS brake lines, LETSLA, SSC toe links & brace, BOE TOC pan, Top Speed Pro 1 exhaust, BWR Penske Singles, V2 arms, V2 fuel tank, HDSS clutch/pp, MWR flywheel, BOE Torque200

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Bump. Open to offers

2006 Polar Blue Elise, Black LSS wheels, Black lug bolts, Black badges, CF Reverie diffuser, CF splitter, Micro Mirror, Bootie, Alcantara headliner, Alpine headunit, JL speakers, S111 DBWpedals, S111 Flex Co radiator & hoses, De-snorkel, Lower mount inserts, StopTech SS brake lines, LETSLA, SSC toe links & brace, BOE TOC pan, Top Speed Pro 1 exhaust, BWR Penske Singles, V2 arms, V2 fuel tank, HDSS clutch/pp, MWR flywheel, BOE Torque200
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2006 Polar Blue Elise, Black LSS wheels, Black lug bolts, Black badges, CF Reverie diffuser, CF splitter, Micro Mirror, Bootie, Alcantara headliner, Alpine headunit, JL speakers, S111 DBWpedals, S111 Flex Co radiator & hoses, De-snorkel, Lower mount inserts, StopTech SS brake lines, LETSLA, SSC toe links & brace, BOE TOC pan, Top Speed Pro 1 exhaust, BWR Penske Singles, V2 arms, V2 fuel tank, HDSS clutch/pp, MWR flywheel, BOE Torque200
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Bump. Happy 4th of July!

2006 Polar Blue Elise, Black LSS wheels, Black lug bolts, Black badges, CF Reverie diffuser, CF splitter, Micro Mirror, Bootie, Alcantara headliner, Alpine headunit, JL speakers, S111 DBWpedals, S111 Flex Co radiator & hoses, De-snorkel, Lower mount inserts, StopTech SS brake lines, LETSLA, SSC toe links & brace, BOE TOC pan, Top Speed Pro 1 exhaust, BWR Penske Singles, V2 arms, V2 fuel tank, HDSS clutch/pp, MWR flywheel, BOE Torque200
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Price drop to $34,800

2006 Polar Blue Elise, Black LSS wheels, Black lug bolts, Black badges, CF Reverie diffuser, CF splitter, Micro Mirror, Bootie, Alcantara headliner, Alpine headunit, JL speakers, S111 DBWpedals, S111 Flex Co radiator & hoses, De-snorkel, Lower mount inserts, StopTech SS brake lines, LETSLA, SSC toe links & brace, BOE TOC pan, Top Speed Pro 1 exhaust, BWR Penske Singles, V2 arms, V2 fuel tank, HDSS clutch/pp, MWR flywheel, BOE Torque200
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2006 Polar Blue Elise, Black LSS wheels, Black lug bolts, Black badges, CF Reverie diffuser, CF splitter, Micro Mirror, Bootie, Alcantara headliner, Alpine headunit, JL speakers, S111 DBWpedals, S111 Flex Co radiator & hoses, De-snorkel, Lower mount inserts, StopTech SS brake lines, LETSLA, SSC toe links & brace, BOE TOC pan, Top Speed Pro 1 exhaust, BWR Penske Singles, V2 arms, V2 fuel tank, HDSS clutch/pp, MWR flywheel, BOE Torque200
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Thanks for posting a great for sale ad. Truly deserving of a gold star. GLWS.



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2006 Polar Blue Elise, Black LSS wheels, Black lug bolts, Black badges, CF Reverie diffuser, CF splitter, Micro Mirror, Bootie, Alcantara headliner, Alpine headunit, JL speakers, S111 DBWpedals, S111 Flex Co radiator & hoses, De-snorkel, Lower mount inserts, StopTech SS brake lines, LETSLA, SSC toe links & brace, BOE TOC pan, Top Speed Pro 1 exhaust, BWR Penske Singles, V2 arms, V2 fuel tank, HDSS clutch/pp, MWR flywheel, BOE Torque200
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SOLD. Will be missed, but has a good new owner. Thank you for all the interest!
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2006 Polar Blue Elise, Black LSS wheels, Black lug bolts, Black badges, CF Reverie diffuser, CF splitter, Micro Mirror, Bootie, Alcantara headliner, Alpine headunit, JL speakers, S111 DBWpedals, S111 Flex Co radiator & hoses, De-snorkel, Lower mount inserts, StopTech SS brake lines, LETSLA, SSC toe links & brace, BOE TOC pan, Top Speed Pro 1 exhaust, BWR Penske Singles, V2 arms, V2 fuel tank, HDSS clutch/pp, MWR flywheel, BOE Torque200
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