A free tool that I use before CarFax is located at https://www.nicb.org/, it will tell you if a car is stolen or has a salvage title. Attached is a screenshot from the VIN in question, sure enough salvage.
"This is a 2005 Lotus Elise painted in Midnight Blue. It has leather seats with cloth insets. The air-conditioning works well. Cosmetically it is not perfect but consistent with a 2005 Elise with 57k miles. Mechanically it is in excellent shape with regular oil changes and maintenance. It has aftermarket Nitron adjustable coil-overs installed. It has a clean title (with a clear blue Texas title) however the Carfax shows an insurance loss on the car which was the result of front end body damage."