Manor Park Classics
Ikon House, Tudor Road, Manor Park, Runcorn
1991 Lotus Elan SE Turbo For Sale by Auction
1991 Lotus Elan SE Turbo
Only one owner from new and 16 stamps in the service booklet
Odometer: 99, 000
MOT: March 2024
One Lotus enthusiast owner from new
16 stamps in the service booklet
Offered in original specification
Cambelt and water pump change at 97, 000 miles
Supplied with a healthy history file and original bookpack.
Only 3, 855 Series 1 Elans were ever produced and the more exciting SE Turbos, with 162 bhp and a sub 7 second 0-60 time was developed with GM’s open checkbook behind it – applauded as one of the finest front driving chassis ever built and with the fantastic and reliable Japanese engine fettled by Lotus it was a different proposition to earlier Lotus’s. Critically acclaimed as a very capable driver’s car it has consistently received rave reviews from the press and owners alike as one of the best British sports cars ever built.
With so few built, and owners that generally keep hold of them, this is a rare find indeed – with just 1 Lotus enthusiast owner from new (a Club Lotus Member since 1973), it has a wonderful history file including the original bookpack and all handbooks with a full-service history including 16 entries in the book covering all of its 99, 100 miles (an average of 3, 100 miles per year).
The car has been fastidiously looked after and recent works include a cambelt and water pump at circa 97, 000 miles and a general service including plugs and leads.
Finished in striking Red, it presents in excellent condition with just a few minor age-related marks and a very smart interior cabin with no rips, tears, or cracks. The engine bay and boot are like new, and the wheels and tyres are in super condition.
The stand out for this car though is the driving experience – the steering is sharp, the gearbox and clutch move up and down the gears smoothly and quickly and the brakes pull up straight and smart. The handling is superb and it offers a fantastic immersive drive, we think this must be one of the best sports cars for the money.
£8, 000 - £9, 000
Buyer's premium: 15. 00%
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