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.