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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 08-14-2017, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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SoCal 2005 Arctic Silver Lotus Elise w/Rac Monolites

Made the tough decision to let go of my Lotus Elise. I purchased it from a fellow forum member in May 2015.
It has been my reliable daily driver since then getting me to/from work without a hitch. It has never been tracked. Clean title.

It currently has 46,000 miles which will rise a bit daily as I use it to get to work.

The car is currently fitted with Double Adjustable Ohlins dampers which will be removed and replaced with the factory Bilstein dampers (20k miles on them) prior to sale. The sales price may be negotiated if the Ohlins are desired.

$29,500 as shown (excluding Ohlins dampers).

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Price dropped to expedite sale. Thanks for looking.
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Hi, new here. Cannot PM. I'm interested email me at [email protected]
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interested... what color is the interior... any interior pics?
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Is it still up for sale?
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great

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Interior?
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Sorry for the late response - I have been off the forums for quite a while...The Elise has been in the body shop forever for the most minor things. I live in downtown San Diego and I've had the worst luck with people cracking the clams while the car is parked. It is almost always parked in our reserved and secured garage downstairs, but unfortunately, sometimes I need to leave it outside for a few hours to reserve a space for my wife who works weekends and nights (retail). Latest was a hit and run which has had the car out of commission for almost four months now. No damage has ever occurred to the car while in motion. Always stationary dings.

The body shop I take car to is excellent imo: www.ogaracoachlajolla.com
This time, they decided to not repair the front clam and go ahead and order a brand new one straight from the UK.
It has been a saga in getting this part, but I believe it will be worth it in the end.

Hopefully these ordeals are over soon and the car will be back up for sale very soon. The last email I got from the Service Manager said that the brand new clam should be arriving this or next week via DHL delivery.

The post doesn't indicate, but the car is fitted with a carbon fiber ITG cold air intake system. It sounds very unique as is. It would sound more aggressive with exhaust but it definitely has more than a stock engine note as-is.

I was actually planning on selling the Ohlins dampers separate so I took them off the car last weekend and reverted back to the stock Bilsteins (the post can be found in the 'Parts for Sale' forum). The Ohlins are ultra stiff for street use but if you are still interested we can talk about those as well as the potential buyers for the dampers have not sent payment yet. The car has never been tracked btw.

The post from 2017 lists the car at $29,500 but we can discuss if you are still interested. Mechanically, the engine and transmission are excellent - car has always been reliable to me. It's my daily driver and I struggle with letting it go, nothing drives like a Lotus..but that's life.

Interior is black btw. Thanks all.
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Thanks for the update.
Interested in selling the wheels?

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PMed REKIII
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Free bump.

Bridgestone's on the front and Michelin's on the back?

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Yes, you got it! First I had the OEM Yokohamas, then I tried RE-71R tires on all four - but replacing rear tires so often on a daily got old very quickly.
The pictures above are with Plot Super Sports on the rear. I just installed Pilot Sport 4S on the rear as of about 200 miles ago. The front tires on the car just do not wear out.
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The perfect Lotus pops up for sale, local at that, and I still have one more car to sell before I can buy it... I hope you still have this thing in a month or so when I am ready! I do not wish you good luck in selling it haha.
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Interested in your car. Can you PM me so I can get more info.
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I had let the thread go without bumping since the car was getting a fresh new clam and that took forever. Then, I got cold feet regarding selling it.
Unfortunately, I need to sell the car as it does not fit within my budget. The mileage sits at about 63,000 currently.

So..bump.
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Interested in the car, tried to PM but was unable too (new to this forum) Can you PM me?
Thanks, Britabroad (Lake Forest SoCal)
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Hello, I received your messages, thank you. I am currently unable to reply, I guess its because I am still new here....is there an easier way to communicate in the mean time?
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Status update: Title in hand!
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I have just started looking at getting my first Lotus, is yours still available? Do you have any interior pictures? Where have you had it serviced at?
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Car is still available. Attached are some interior pictures.
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