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06 Orange Lotus Elise - 16k miles - 29,500

I am getting rid of this car because I am having back surgery soon and also a baby is on the way. Picture attached. I will post more images soon. I am in Columbus GA. I only want what I owe on the car and that is 29,500

Call 706-604-5625 or email me at [email protected]

 

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Hard top?

Looking forward to more pics.. -poke-

.. heck.. i'll shoot you an email..
 

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Just to sync up with some off-line conversation.. No hard top.. and the front end is a little scraped..

Due to the poor short-sighted Texas laws about front plates, he drilled out holes in the front for the front license plate.. Since I have no intention of ever running with a front plate, does anyone have suggestions on what it would take to repair the holes and while there, touch up some paint scuffs?

(If this needs to be moved to a discussion thread, please do so.. I just want to get a better idea on how to compare the costs)

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More pics soon to add even more this evening

Yes that TX Law, They do make some Lotus plates to put on the provided Lotus plate fastener. FYI I did drill the holes in the fron for the TX law after getting 2 tickets for disobeying it. I drilled the holes exactly as specified for the Lotus front plate that was provided when I purchased the car. I have no idea how to mend the holes but was considering using a product from an Auto parts store. they make fiberglass repair kits for cheap, and apply it from the rear and push flush to the front, then use some touch up paint after applying a small amount of filler to make the hole flush with the rest of the paint. It does not have the traction control and I did not purchase the hard top version but I purchased the convertible touring edition with the touring tires. There are no mechanical problems with the car and all I have ever had to do to it is tighten a window screw. 5,000 of the miles are from GA to TX and back from TX to GA and I only use the car for taking my wife out on special occasions. As far as maintenance records, the only thing I have done is change the oil, synthetic Mobil 1 every 5,000 miles and I did it myself. You just take the bolts to take the cover off on the bottom and it is just like changing the oil on any other car. It helps to have two people to keep from accidently warping the large aluminum cover, that is what my son does he holds it while I take the bolts out. I added extra washers to the bottom cover to prevent from having to screw blots in too tight and lessen chance of future stripping. It makes the car super quiet over bumps. Plus I trust myself more than some mechanics out there. I have driven the car like a grandma as I thought I would keep it forever, but my surgery will not enable me to be able to enjoy it anymore. I have had many offers for this car from dealers for 25,000 to 27,000 but I just dont want to pay a dealer 2500-4500 to take the car when I have already paid 20,000 towards it when i bought it in APR 06 at 49,000. It is under warranty until MAR 09, however there is nothing that needs to be fixed and I do not foresee any problems, it drives perfect.

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Just to sync up with some off-line conversation.. No hard top.. and the front end is a little scraped..

Due to the poor short-sighted Texas laws about front plates, he drilled out holes in the front for the front license plate.. Since I have no intention of ever running with a front plate, does anyone have suggestions on what it would take to repair the holes and while there, touch up some paint scuffs?

(If this needs to be moved to a discussion thread, please do so.. I just want to get a better idea on how to compare the costs)

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Stickers do wonders for covering holes like that.. Do a big black rectangle for the whole area and throw a gun metal Elise sticker on that. If your planning on throwing a bunch of carbon fiber on it then it should be easy to have somebody make a carbon fiber rectangle to cover it up. Or you could just mount your front plate over it.
 

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If you plan on staying in Texas you may want to consider the sticker idea above as when I received my second ticket for not having the plate on the front I had to take the car to the police station within 30 days and show them a plate on it, otherwise I was just going to keep taking tickets.
 

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And for the record, "I have not raced this car or driven it on a track." It has been babied as I wanted it to last forever.
 

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Stickers do wonders for covering holes like that.. Do a big black rectangle for the whole area and throw a gun metal Elise sticker on that. If your planning on throwing a bunch of carbon fiber on it then it should be easy to have somebody make a carbon fiber rectangle to cover it up. Or you could just mount your front plate over it.
Good idea.. I'll probably go the sticker route in that case and then replace with the plate "as needed" ;)

What does a hard top go for? My local dealer is ignoring me..
 

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I have had two buyers so far but neither got the loan approved, it must be very difficult getting a loan right now, car is still up for sale. 29,500
 

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That's too bad.. :D

btw.. would those tires fit in the trunk for the drive back? I'd hate for my dad to have to sit on them for 18 hours..
 

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You can probably ship them for not too much, just like Tirerack or others do. I'm guessing about $40 max.
 

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They definitely will not fit in the trunk if you come here I will get them put on at a local established car place with a printout of exactly how it has to be done for the mechanics to use.
 

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IN PIC #3 OF POST 12, WHAT IS THE METAL PLATE IN THE TRUNK?... I found one with a couple of bolts in my trunk after the first service... I called the dealer and he didn't know what I was talkin' about..
 

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IN PIC #3 OF POST 12, WHAT IS THE METAL PLATE IN THE TRUNK?... I found one with a couple of bolts in my trunk after the first service... I called the dealer and he didn't know what I was talkin' about..

That's a front license plate holder. I think you have to drill the clam to use it though.
 

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Yes that is the license plate holder for the front issued by Lotus when I bought the car for states that require front license plates. several of the folks that looked at my car refused to buy it due to those license plate holes in the front, their loss. I sold it to a fellow Soldier and was glad to give him a good deal on a car I know is in perfect condition, thanks to all for the advise etc.
 
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