Wow! 2,019 Lotus for MY2011? That seems high to me. I was thinking <500, way less. Did Mr. Graham provide a breakdown of Base, SC, Exige and Evora?As per my Provenance Report that I have just recently received from Andy Graham from the Lotus Archives @ Lotus, for the year 2011, there were 2019 Lotus cars built for sale in the US. Out of that number there were 77 Lotus Elise R's made.
Yep, I got both reports. I wanted as much information about my car as possible. They were very informative and Andy was very nice to deal with. He did everything in a timely fashion too.2011 Chrome Orange, the numbers that show on your Provenance are correct, as I said Andy and I were trying to wrap up things real quick 'cause I had to go. Andy does lots of research when he does a report and he could only pull out a few numbers real quick while we were on the phone. Hey, I assume that you got both reports if you know what number you were, pretty cool isn't it.
O LEE O:Well I called Andy on Monday between conference calls (I didn't have much time as is usually the case) and Andy didn't have all the numbers we talked about handy (he was digging them out on the fly). The information I got might muddy up the waters even more but I thought I'd share it anyway.
What I did ascertain for a fact that all Lotus cars (all markets) built for the year 2011 started with serial # 0001 and the last number was #2718.
While we were talking, he was able to supply me with these figures for the US market:
77 Elise R
35 Elise SC
2 Elise SCRGB
12 Elise SC Final
26 Exige Finals
22 Exige Mate Black
7 Exige RGB
He had mentioned that a total of 483 Exiges were built but this wasn't confirmed and we had just started talking about Evoras (I believe the figure 392 was mentioned) but at this point I had to get off the phone.
Well, that's what I got for whatever it's worth. Please remember that these numbers are not official in anyway and obviously not complete.
So as Andy so eloquently puts it: Cheers!