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2007 Lotus Exige S
Phantom Black (Premium color)
6000+ miles (still being driven)

I am the 3rd owner
Purchased March 2018
Project described below was ongoing from May 2018 - June 2019
I have added almost 2000 miles since completing the work
Why am I selling: I want a new project and the wife unit only allows one at a time

Interested parties are welcome to come inspect the car in person and/or have the car inspected (at your expense).

Build album

Driving video

Walkaround video

Removed clam(s) for all work
Fresh coolant, flush
Full detail while body removed, all dust, dirt, oil, grease, and debris removed front to back
Front inlet ducts aluminum taped shut to improve HVAC performance
Fresh transmission fluid, flush - Valvoline Manual Transmission Gear Oil + GM additive
Fresh brake fluid, flush - Motul Brake Fluid RBF600 (DOT4)
Front and rear aligned
Fresh plugs
Fresh tires (< 2000 miles on them)
Fresh Suntek clean vinyl on front, all OEM clean vinyl removed
Replaced rubber trim on front turn signals and roof
Cams inspected for wear
Replaced coolant hoses front and rear (almost all blue except for engine to/from and radiator to/from. Sill lines not replaced.
Airbags removed (passenger airbag and airbag computer included in sale)
Wing replaced (see below, OEM Exige S wing included)
Rear panel eliminated (OEM Exige S rear panel included)
Front lip replaced (OEM Exige S front lip included)
Fully detailed paint restoration including claybar, 4 stage polish, wax, and sealed
Garaged, non-smoker, weekend driver
Never raced (never had time)
The car has ZERO issues. Runs perfect, is very fast, handles incredibly well, and even recent oil and filter maintenance has been completed less than a thousand miles ago so you will be ready to roll with no worries. The only wear/tear defects on this car are shown in the pictures.
Tires are like new and have barely 2000 easy miles on them.
The A/C WORKS and BLOWS COLD. The fan speed adjustment works just fine. During the "clams off" work I got down into the area where the controller board is located is cleaned it out so it is good to go.
The remote door locks work fine.

The exhaust is LOUD. There is a decat pipe and no catalytic converter. Used c/c can be obtained online fairly cheaply if that is your situation. Yes it does spit fire and crackles and pops loudly when you let off of the throttle, especially if you are past the cam changeover. It is intoxicating!

There are no airbags. The OEM steering wheel was sold. The OEM airbag computer is removed but included. A Bluetooth amp now lives where the OEM airbag computer used to live. After all the recent airbag recalls I no longer trust airbags and won't reinstall them. The car has properly installed Tillett race seats and 6-point harnesses.

The OEM seat belts are installed but not connected at the center tunnel. All parts are included to restore the OEM seat belts.

The OEM toolkit is included.

I have never dyno'd the car but the upgrades should be good for somewhere between 250-300whp. Regardless, the car is fast and hooks to the pavement and will likely exceed the needs of 95% of drivers out there.
Defects: 1 small rice-sized paint chip in each rear wheel (spoke), 1 quarter sized paint chip repair on the lower corner of the rear clam between rear wheel and exhaust area (completely out of sight unless you are laying on the ground next to it). All included in the pics.

Totally possible I am forgetting something in the details. Definitely skipping over things like building a custom, properly fused, relayed, and insulated wiring harness for the stereo and gauges. Or how extremely cool the hidden Bluetooth amp is and how great the upgraded speakers sound compared to a stock setup. Or the year's worth of time and effort that go into making a like-new, problem-free Lotus Exige S a reality.

All parts purchased new
  • All-Alloy Motorsport Radiator (single pass)- 42mm core
  • GRP v2.0 smoked tail light kit
  • Moroso coolant expansion tank
  • Goodrich Stainless brake lines front and rear
  • BWR door striker kit
  • BWR SS undertray hardware kit
  • Roof and roof panels liner replaced with black alcantara
  • BOE Torque 300+ ECU flash
  • BOE HO Exige 3.0" pulley + belt
  • Bosch EV-14 injectors
  • ITG Cold Air Box w/ 3" MAF
  • Radium Engineering Dual Catch Can
  • Replaced OEM radiator shroud - B122K0001K (old one was full of water spots)
  • Raceseng Slammer in Blue Translucent
  • GRP Contoured Aluminum Side Skirts
  • Difflow Railer Jr. Aluminum Rear Diffuser
  • Tillett B6 Screamer Carbon Fiber Driver side
  • Tillett B5 Carbon Fiber Passenger side
  • BOE QS Exhaust
  • OMP Targa Steering Wheel, Suede, 330mm
  • NRG Removable hub + Short Hub Steering Wheel Adapter Kit
  • Mk4 Aluminum Triple Gauge Panel Single-DIN gauge holder
  • Custom 3M DiNoc Carbon Fiber Vinyl wrap shifter cage, button box, and cupholder
  • A116A0147F Cover, tunnel front, parallel, RHD
  • BWR decat + O2 socket
  • OEM manifold and BWR decat pipe coated in Swaintech White Lightning
  • MWR shifter stiffener
  • BOE Toe Links- 1/2link-NAS
  • BOE Rear Motor Mount
  • BOE Front Motor Mount
  • JBL GTR-104 Bluetooth Amp
  • JL AUDIO C2-525x Evo 5.25" 200W 2-WAY
  • JL AUDIO C2-600X 6.5" 200W Eliminator
  • V3 Odyssey PC680 Battery + CTEK Harness
  • Rubbertite floor mats
  • Silver carpet buttons
  • Transforged Wing Plugs
  • APR APC-200 carbon fiber rear wing
  • APR Carbon Fiber Front Lip
  • Schroth Flexi 2x2 6pt harness kit - Driver and Passenger
  • Nukey
  • BOE Wet Sump Oil Pan V1.1
  • All lighting upgraded from OEM - front/side turn signals, headlights, and license plate LEDs
OEM stuff included:
  • Rear wing
  • Front lip
  • License plate panel
  • Airbag computer
*OEM items are somewhat large. I will have everything professionally boxed up but the buyer will be responsible for shipping costs on these items.



Scott M
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I wondered if you were an LT person when I saw your eBay listing of this last week.
Beautifully done Exige... So much so it/you almost got me into the market far earlier than I was otherwise expecting. GLWS!
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Discussion Starter #6
Thanks for the heads up. Definitely not my ad. And I've reported it.

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FYI. I saw this car for sale on another site maybe 10 days ago. It only had photo—the first one above (outdoors, from the rear), and I’m sure the plate was blurred because I would have remembered Louisiana. Just tried to find it again but couldn’t.

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Discussion Starter #10
I have an autotrader ad as well if that's the one you mean?

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