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The car has been sold - thanks for all the interest.



For Sale –

2005 Lotus Elise.


I bought this car a bit over 4 years ago and I absolutely love it. Unfortunately I need to let it go to free up the money, and the heated space I use to store it for the winter, so it is with much reluctance I offer it up for sale.

The car currently has 53,9XX miles and I doubt it would get many more any time soon as the roads are snow covered and it’s silly cold. It has a clean title (no accidents and no lien) and I have that title in hand.

Below is a list of the cars features. I have many more photos and a list of upgrades that the car has received along with dyno charts showing the power the car made before and after the supercharger install.

Features –

Lotus Sport package
Lotus Touring package
Black Watch Racing Supercharger w/custom Koldfire tune. 221 HP at the wheels – approx. 250 at the crank
Larini SE stainless exhaust
Quaife limited slip differential
ACT clutch
Fidanza aluminum flywheel
Sector 111 oil catch cans
Motul 5W-40 oil every 2000 miles
Black Watch Racing adjustable front sway bar
Pro Rad welded alloy radiator
Sector 111 rear toe link reinforcement bar
EBC brake pads
APR carbon fiber adjustable rear wing
Front splitter and clam protector
Full Lotus Service manual on CD
Owner’s manual and service records
Black Watch Racing Unikey



The car runs and drives wonderfully and is solid and tight – it’s a real joy to use.

I’m asking $29,900. If you are interested please email me at [email protected] and I’ll get back to you with all the details and more photos. I welcome any questions you might have and will do my best to answer them fully and quickly. It would be best if you contacted me directly by email and not send me PM’s as I may not get them for a few days – but I always get email quickly. If you’d like any specific photos I’ll be glad to take them for you. The car is located at my home in Bozeman, MT and I welcome any visits to see the car and drive it if road conditions permit.

Unfortunately I need to let this go but I will not entertain low-ball offers. The first respectable and reasonable offer takes it.

Thanks for looking,

Dave














 

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I know for some reason s111 doesn't recommend the se exhaust with a blower, any clue why?

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Many similarities to our Elise. Will be way fun on the street and the basis for a good track car. GLWS.
 

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Hard top?
It would be along drive back to Texas with the soft top in winter...
Nope....no hard top. I had one when I bought the car but never used it as the soft top keep things just as warm, with less noise and you can stick the soft top in the trunk. So I sold the hard top a few months after getting the car.

I would no in any way recommend flying to Bozeman now and trying to drive the car home - it's just too cold (high of 1°F today!) and the roads are too icy. If you want to get it to Texas I'd put it in/on a truck and breathe easy.

When I bought the car 4 years ago it came from Texas and I was going to fly down and drive it back.......then Denver got nailed with a snow/ice storm and I had it put on a truck and brought up to me. No sense in sliding your new car into the ditch - not worth it.

If you'd like more photos send me your email address and I'll get some out to you.

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The rear wing; sorry for the confusion.
No worries -

The APR wing bolts through the clam shell and has a very clever and simple reinforcement that transfers the load of the wing to the base of the trunk so that you won't have issues with the clam.

The wing does a great job of making the car super stable at speed and does a great job of taking the tail-happiness out of a high speed, drop throttle situation.

I understand the looks of the wing might not be to everyone's tastes and I would be willing to sell the car without the wing and knock $1000 off the cost of the car. There would be rubber body plugs filling the holes and for the money saved you could get most or even all the way toward having a pro filling the holes.

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Hint to all Elise owners: Don't sell your hardtop! How hard is it to wrap and store until you wish to sell your car. Makes it more attractive to buyers.
 

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What front splitter is on the car?
I'm a bicycle framebuilder by profession and an overall trained fabricator (metals, plastics) and I made the splitter myself out of ABS. I wanted something that was as light as a carbon piece but tough so if it got scraped it wouldn't just implode like so many carbon parts do. It does a nice job of protecting the front clam and performs normal splitter duty.

Thanks for asking.

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mhmm

I'm a bicycle framebuilder by profession and an overall trained fabricator (metals, plastics) and I made the splitter myself out of ABS. I wanted something that was as light as a carbon piece but tough so if it got scraped it wouldn't just implode like so many carbon parts do. It does a nice job of protecting the front clam and performs normal splitter duty.

Thanks for asking.

Dave


Looks great. You should sell them for sure.
 

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Nice Splitter ! Kind of looks like mine !
 

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Looks great. You should sell them for sure.
Thanks - it's light and stiff and simple and will hit the floor without breaking. I have them all drawn up and considered making them but my bicycle business takes all my attention and I have little spare time.

Send me an email if you'd like me to send more photos or info to you.

Thanks again,


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I would be all over this car if I could drive it back to GA. GLWS
When I bought my Elise nearly 7 years ago, I had it shipped to Atlanta from the LA area in an enclosed transport. I would have no problem doing this again if I was in the market.

Dave is a very detail-oriented guy and I wouldn't hesitate to buy a car from him. He is an excellent bicycle frame designer/fabricator, having worked for Serotta before striking out on his own. He designed the bike I have and it's a work of art. His dad was race car mechanic back in the day.

More here:

http://www.kirkframeworks.com/blog/2013/05/

and here:

http://www.kirkframeworks.com/History.htm

It's better to buy from an enthusiast like Dave than from a mercenary dealer.

Just my two cents...
 
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