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Whata find! From Detroit Craigslist:


"2006 Lotus Elise - Colin Chapman Signiture Edition - $29500 (detroit)

2006 LOTUS ELISE COLIN CHAPMAN SIGNATURE EDITION Colin Chapman Signature Edition Solar Yellow exterior paint with black vents. Black signature on rear bumper and signature forward facing above rear window. Raised LOTUS lettering on rear of car (upgrade) Black leather interior Aluminum gear shift knob and handbrake handle Touring Package Removable Soft Top Silver clear coat forged alloy wheels F1 Constructors Championship decals Star Shield (upgrade) Front Air Splitter (upgrade) ...

2006 Lotus Elise - Colin Chapman Signiture Edition"

How many of these gems did they make?!
 

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Too bad Colin (who died in 1982), did not live to see his "signature edition". I almost expect is was an Elise that the owner added some extra stickers to it.
 

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No there was a story about this one car. It disappeared after the war. It can't be though...

If this is true it would turn the LT community upside down. This post must be deleted or all we stand for could be ruined.

By even mentioning that this car might exist. You have single handily saved the marque or damned it forever !

Either you believe this car exists or you deny it's possibility. What comes next ? Who knows ?
 

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As for Elise Editions, there are:

Elise Sport
Elise Type 72D Edition
Elise California Edition
Elise SC 60th Anniversary Edition
Elise SC Jim Clark Type 25 Edition
Elise Purist Edition
Elise SC RGB Roger Becker Edition
Elise SC Final Edition

And now we have the Elise Colin Chapman Decal Edition?
And don't forget the slightly bloated Danny Bahar / Baldwin Editions. A very short run of 5 cars produced in 2010...
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also HRM (dealership) edition
 

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As for Elise Editions, there are:



Elise Sport
Elise Type 72D Edition
Elise California Edition
Elise SC 60th Anniversary Edition
Elise SC Jim Clark Type 25 Edition
Elise Purist Edition
Elise SC RGB Roger Becker Edition
Elise SC Final Edition

And now we have the Elise Colin Chapman Decal Edition?
And don't forget the slightly bloated Danny Bahar / Baldwin Editions. A very short run of 5 cars produced in 2010...
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True that, those are the same performance Elise with different decals on it lol
 

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My Exige was a Doc Bundy signature edition.
 

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Too bad there are no pictures in the ad. Id like to see it!
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/2006-Lotus-...ue&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557#ht_134wt_1261
2006 Lotus Elise Colin Chapman Signiture Edition | eBay

2006 LOTUS ELISE COLIN CHAPMAN SIGNATURE EDITION Colin Chapman Signature Edition Solar Yellow exterior paint with black vents. Black signature on rear bumper and signature forward facing above rear window. Raised LOTUS lettering on rear of car (upgrade) Black leather interior Aluminum gear shift knob and handbrake handle Touring Package Removable Soft Top Silver clear coat forged alloy wheels F1 Constructors Championship decals Star Shield (upgrade) Front Air Splitter (upgrade) LED Taillights ENGINE & DRIVELIVE 1.8 liter, 189 horsepower, DOHC 4-cylinder engine, with variable valve timing on both intake and exhaust valves. Updated “drive by wire” ECU with improved fuel consumption. Synchromesh 6-speed transaxle with lockout reverse gear SUSPENSION & TIRES Sport suspension Clear coat alloy wheels Dunlop Z1 Star Spec high performance tires (new at 23,000 miles) INTERIOR FEATURES More comfortable Elise ProBax seats Stereo system with single in-dash CD player and four upgraded speakers (larger and better speakers) Remote central door locking Air Conditioning (checked and charged in June 2013) Intermittent Windshield wiper (new blade July 2013) Floor mats SAFETY AND SECURITY Factory anti-theft alarm system with immobilizer New Battery (June 2013) UPGRADED FEATURES Star Shield Professionally installed sound damping Front air splitter
 

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Notes: “Rare combination of Solar Yellow color and Signature Edition. This Elise contains Lotus (not aftermarket)LED tail lights, updated ECU, more comfortable ProBax seats, and raised lettering on the back (not stickers). This is the car color that was used in brochures and is a crowd favorite - the car gets a lot of attention. It is in beautiful shape inside and out. Properly taken care of with dealer service. New Dunlop z1 Star Spec tires at 23k miles. New battery, in June ’13, and AC checked and charged June '13. Low mileage 26,320.Upgrades: -Larger upgraded speakers front and back.-Front Splitter-This Elise is quieter inside than others because sound damping was professionally installed Only wear is on floor mat lettering. A beautiful car all around.”
 

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what a d*** check out his feedback:

"Negative feedback rating Auction met reserve. Seller refuses to complete transaction, wants $2k more. Buyer: o***u ( 15Yellow star icon for feedback score in between 10 to 49) Aug-12-13 14:01
Lotus : Elise Signiture Edition (#161080314603) US $28,000.00"
 

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Wow....Colin signed it in a couple of places !
 

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Odd, the add said it had a splitter but the picture sure didn't show any splitter.
 

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“Rare combination of Solar Yellow color and Signature Edition."

True enough: it doesn't get rarer than "non-existent."
 

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If I remember correctly, this guy is one of those collectors who only buys editions of the Elise so rare that not even members of LT know about them. For instance, the 2008 Gucci Edition:

Land vehicle Vehicle Car Car seat Supercar
 
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