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It saddens me to do this, but the siren call of other automotive projects have led me to put my Elise up for sale.

I am the third owner. This car started life as a 2003 Rover K-Series S2 Elise in England. This is probably the lightest configuration of a street-going Elise available: no AC, no ABS, no power windows or locks, no airbags = 1750 pounds. First owner/builder had the car imported to California in 2004 as a rolling chassis with no engine or trans. Using a using a Sun speed International kit, it was fitted with a 1998 JDM Acura Integra Type-R B18C and Type-R close ratio 5-speed helical LSD transmission. Once sorted and registered, the car was then sold to the second owner who daily drove it for 6+ years (hence, the higher mileage). I purchased the Elise last year and replaced the transmission, clutch, flywheel, exhaust and brakes with brand NEW units from Acura, ACT, Exedy, Larini & StopTech. I replaced the stock computer with a Honda P28 computer mated to a completely tuneable Hondata S300 ecu. After adding the Larini exhaust, the car was tuned on Blacktrax Performance’s Dynapac chassis dyno. (Blacktrax is one of the best Honda tuners in the Bay Area).
Because the chassis and engine were joined after importing in 2004, the car is considered a Special Construction Vehicle (SPCNS) which means it is legally street registered in California and never needs to be smogged. Ever. Yes, it is street legal forever no matter what powerplant or mods you throw at it. As we all know, Honda engines/transmissions are very well developed and have a ton more aftermarket support than the U.S. Toyota unit. So as you can imagine, the potential of this car is almost unlimited. (turbo B18, K20, K24, ?).
As it sits, the car runs and handles great. It rips to redline with the unmistakeable Honda VTEC howl. Never tracked under my ownership with the exception of one GG Lotus Club Autox last fall.
It could easily be a great and reliable daily driver as-is or become the platform for the most wild street legal track monster your heart desires.

She’s a driver and mechanically sound but does have the scars and imperfections of 9 years of use. There are a few cosmetic issues: a hairline 4 inch clam crack in the rear, minor chips and few rock scars. The stock Elise digital temp gauge does not interface with the Honda computer so I have an analog VDO water temp gauge mounted below the dash. The engine is healthy and pulls strong but does burn a hint of oil at WOT— nothing major). Other than that, she runs and turns like a champ.

So if you are looking for a pristine low mileage creampuff with all the amenities to cruise the boulevard, this car is not for you. This machine is lightweight, raw and pure, as God and Colin Chapman intended.

With the Euro spec design, longtail soft top, Euro 6-spoke wheels and Acura power, this is arguably one of the most unique S2 Elises in the country.

$25k OBO

Located in SF Bay Area.

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THE CLIFF’S NOTES:
2003 S2 K-Series Longtail soft top.
Mileage: 95k
Clear CA Title.
SPCN VIN = Smog exempt
Sun International kit: Sun Speed
1998 JDM Acura Integra Type-R B18C : Honda Type R - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
P28 computer with fully tuneable Hondata S300: s300
Cold Air Intake
New NGK wires + Irridium Plugs
Larini Sports Exhaust System - SE Style: Larini SE for the Lotus Elise and Exige - Sector111
Tuned at Blactrax: BlackTrax - Import & Domestic Tuning - Milpitas, CA
New Acura USDM Type-R 5 speed close ratio transmission with Helical LSD
New Exedy Lightweight Flywheel (HF01)
New ACT AI4-HDSS CLUTCH KIT
Less than 3k miles old: 4 StopTech brake Rotors + high performance pads.
Full set Yokohama A048 LTS tires
Registered as a SPCNS vehicle in CA. No smog needed ever.
No Airbags
No ABS
No AC
No Power windows / locks
Car weighs 1750 pounds dry.
Speedo is KPH, but I have made MPH overlays.
Extras: Sector 111 rear boomerang tow hook + front tow ring
Sector 111 micro mirror
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Thanks for the interest. Car is also up locally on craigslist but I'd rather sell to an LT member.

I forgot to mention since the above pics were taken, the car has gotten a fiberglass front splitter (bought from MightyMike). Also, the above pics were taken before I had the Larini exhaust custom installed.

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