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Hahaha, may I please contact this guy and mention that I "know the owner"?

Or something to that effect?
 

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Is that the same serial number? And, are you sure this isn't the person you sold it to?
 

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I was on my mobile phone earlier so I didn't read the entire ad.

The VIN # is different, obviously not an S240. The pictures are of an S240, particularly the S240 that I just sold and used to own. The mods listed are the exact same ones that I had. The seller basically just copy and pasted my ad and used my pictures, At the very least, this this a blatant misrepresentation of the car being sold, or not being sold.

I still believe it's a scam. -eek-

Is that the same serial number? And, are you sure this isn't the person you sold it to?
 

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This is an '08 Elise possibly SC but because it's late in the day, I can't get more information until tomorrow. A simple call to the guy should clear things up.
 

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VIN SCCZC11118HL31127
Year/Make/Model: 2008 LOTUS EXIGE S
Body Style: COUPE
Engine Type: 1.8L L4 PFI DOHC 16V
Manufactured In: UNITED KINGDOM
Search Results: 2 records found in our database

And same VIN for a Liquid Blue 08 Elise SC at Honda of Princeton (NJ).
2008 LOTUS EXIGE S

And another ad on Autotrader: Cars For Sale: Car Details - AutoTrader.com

With some hilarity in advertising:
Installed Options
Map Pockets
Reclining Seat(s)
Center Arm Rest
Inside Hood Release
Maintenance Free Battery
Map Light(s)
Power Steering
Tilt Wheel
 

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VIN SCCZC11118HL31127
Year/Make/Model: 2008 LOTUS EXIGE S
Body Style: COUPE
Engine Type: 1.8L L4 PFI DOHC 16V
Manufactured In: UNITED KINGDOM
Search Results: 2 records found in our database

And same VIN for a Liquid Blue 08 Elise SC at Honda of Princeton (NJ).
2008 LOTUS EXIGE S

And another ad on Autotrader: Cars For Sale: Car Details - AutoTrader.com

With some hilarity in advertising:
Installed Options
Map Pockets
Reclining Seat(s)
Center Arm Rest
Inside Hood Release
Maintenance Free Battery
Map Light(s)
Power Steering
Tilt Wheel

Just a little tip on Lotus VIN's for those who are not aware:

The 5th to last digit of the VIN indicates whether it's an Exige or Elise so if you see an 8, it's an Exige and if you see a 3, it's an Elise. Unfortunately, it won't indicate whether it's a N/A or SC Elise or a 220 or 240 Exige.

Another tip pertaining to all cars:

From 2001 and newer, the 8th to last digit of a VIN indicates the year of the car so if it's a 1 then it's a 2001 model year, 2 it's a 2002 model year etc.

Before 2001, the 8th to last digit still indicated model year but it was a letter that indicated this and if you saw Y, it was consider a 2000 model.


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That first entry is a Carfax though...meaning their records are incorrectly calling it an Exige.
 

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Doesn't the 4th digit indicate if it's an S240? (e.g. SCCWC = S240).

Just a little tip on Lotus VIN's for those who are not aware:

The 5th to last digit of the VIN indicates whether it's an Exige or Elise so if you see an 8, it's an Exige and if you see a 3, it's an Elise. Unfortunately, it won't indicate whether it's a N/A or SC Elise or a 220 or 240 Exige.

Another tip pertaining to all cars:

From 2001 and newer, the 8th to last digit of a VIN indicates the year of the car so if it's a 1 then it's a 2001 model year, 2 it's a 2002 model year etc.

Before 2001, the 8th to last digit still indicated model year but it was a letter that indicated this and if you saw Y, it was consider a 2000 model.


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Doesn't the 4th digit indicate if it's an S240? (e.g. SCCWC = S240).
"Brain Freeze" :thwack: Sorry, you're right. Dunno why I was thinking '07 :shrug:

2008 Lotus Elise SC
-Liquid Blue
-Black Leather interior
-Hard Top
-Star Shield
-Touring Pack

*Interesting...in our system it shows as still being in the dealers inventory, hmmm :no:
 
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