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  1. Beautiful one owner Lotus Elise 220 Sport finished in metallic grey
    Supplied new and serviced by ourselves with 1,000 miles service and just completed its annual service.
    Built at Hethel for our customer and fitted with black alcantara sports seats with red stitching, air conditioning, sound insullation, stereo with speakers and cruise control.
    Covered only 3,950 miles and the balance of the Lotus factory warranty and roadside assistance remains – £45,995

    Finance options available

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  2. The quintessential barn find Lotus Eclat Riviera for sale.

    Been in storage for an incredible 30 years without turning a wheel, last tax disc 1992.

    I was informed that the engine had been rebuilt prior to storage but I cannot confirm that, the engine is presently seized and I have treated the bores with penetrating oil.  Mileage is recorded at 70,000 and that will be correct.

    It is my intention to complete a rebuild, however, my garage space is occupied by a pristine Lotus Elite S2.2 which is also advertised for sale, whichever one sells first will necessitate the other being withdrawn from sale, I have no real preference as I love them both, I will leave it in the hands of the Lotus gods.

    Ideal opportunity to view an Elite that requires no expenditure and a Riviera that requires a rebuild, I can accommodate viewings at any time and date, my location is Cheshunt North London, not far from the old Lotus Factory.

    The all important Riviera parts are present and intact. Great opportunity to put another iconic Lotus back on the roads where they should be. There were only 78 Eclat Rivieras produced and this is my fifth, if I can’t restore it then I hope to find someone that will.


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  3. 1981 Lotus Elite S2.2

    Galvanised Chassis

    Lotus 912 LC 2.2 Litre Twin Cam Engine

    Twin Dellorto 45DHLA Carburettors

    160 bhp, Torque 160 ft lb @ 5000rpm

    Manual Getrag 5 Speed Gearbox

    Gold paintwork

    Cream leather interior

    Electric Windows

    Rear Seat Belts

    Rear Wiper

    GKN Alloy Wheels

    80,000 miles

    Engine rebuild at 61,400 miles

    MOT Exempt

    Tax Exempt

    Many new parts, tyres etc.

    Cheap Classic Car Insurance

    Appreciating Classic

    One of just 133 S2 Elites

    For sale, a superb original condition Lotus Elite S2.2 in metallic gold with cream leather interior. With just 133 Elite S2.2 models produced from 1980 to 1982 it is a very rare car, even rarer to find in this condition. Less than 50 remain with about 22 registered with DVLA, that is taxed, SORN or on the road. The stunning gold colour was only used on a handful of examples, I don’t recall seeing another in the flesh.

    Extensively refurbished in 1992 with 61,000 registered miles, documented in numerous pictures, current mileage 80,000, the fully rebuilt engine has covered just 19,000 miles over the last 30 years. The diff was rebuilt in 1992, the gearbox was rebuilt in 2016 and has had minimal mileage since with just 100 miles since.

    In view of minimal miles in last 10 years I have just completed the recommissioning process in anticipation of regular use in the coming years.

    New parts fitted:-

    Gates cambelt

    Tensioner bearing

    Alternator/water pump belt (Gates)

    Otter switch


    Evans waterless coolant

    Spark plugs

    Genuine Dellorto rebuild kit

    MISAB O rings

    Air filter

    NGK Ignition leads

    Engine oil

    Gearbox oil

    Diff oil



    Windscreen wiper

    Only selling as I have an Eclat Riviera to rebuild and I could do with the garage space. Having said that I am also advertising the barn find Riviera, whichever sells first I will be keeping the other one, I love both cars and have no real preference which one to keep, will leave that in the hands of the Lotus gods.

    Can be viewed anytime in Cheshunt North London EN76XR, not far from the old Lotus Factory, just contact me by email with your preferred date and time and I will endeavour to accommodate.

    The pictures show the superb condition, I believe it is even better in person so viewing is essential, view both at the same time, the barn find Riviera needs a complete rebuild and the Elite wants for nothing, excellent opportunity to view both ends of the spectrum if you are undecided about which route to take.

    Priced at the same level as numerous mundane classics that will rust before your eyes, will they be around in another 41 years, unlikely, however I am confident that the Elite will be around for another 100 years. An Esprit in this condition would be £40k to £50k, I predict that the Elite will achieve parity in the not too distant future as it is every bit as good as an Esprit and yes I have owned four Esprit models and have equal love for them. I said the same with the Elan and Elan +2, at one point 15 years ago the +2 was a quarter of the valuation of the Elan, now they are very much similar.

    Happy to discuss all things Lotus with interested parties, offers invited, sorry don’t need another car at present so no p/x.


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  4. Metallic Midnight Blue with Stone Leather Interior

    The specification of this Lotus includes:

    Alloy Wheels
    Air Conditioning
    Central Locking
    Cup Holder
    Electric Windows
    Car Cover
    Leather Centre Console
    Probax Seats
    Radio CD
    TomTom Sat Nav
    Cruise Control
    Spot Lamps

    220 bhp model with 6 speed gearbox

    Only 1 owner from new

    Full Allon White service history

    Like all our cars, this Lotus will be supplied fully checked over and serviced and with a new MOT. It will also be HPI checked and if sold for use within the UK, will come with a comprehensive warranty

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  5. Bought these many years ago to use on my own Esprit S2 restoration, but at the time, plans changed and the car was sold.

    Just rediscovered these in a storage unit. 2 are brand new and the third is also, but has a very very slight piece of corner damage which is cosmetic and doesn’t affect functionality.

    Price is per cowling but I’m prepared to discuss selling as a job lot for all 3.

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  6. Lotus Evora Launch Edition 2009

    Rare opportunity to own a limited model

    1 of 4 Carbon Grey with black leather. Only 87 Launch Editions sold in the UK.

    3.5 V6 VVT-i Naturally Aspirated – lower road tax band

    6 speed Manual

    2+2 with rear seats

    58k miles

    The Launch Edition:

    Was the highest specification Evora: 2+2 models with Premium, Sport & Tech Packs:

    -Premium pack adds accent lighting, upgrade interior trim: extended leather on the sills, lower dash, doors, rear seats and arm rest.

    -Sport pack provides a sharper throttle response and increased rev limit, with a switchable Sports button/ mode and a sports diffuser.

    -Tech pack adds double din stereo, reversing camera, parking sensors and cruise control meaning the car can easily be used for daily duties if desired. Also adds tyre pressure monitoring, Bluetooth and nav.

    Additional extras and options worth £k’s:

    – Exhaust c. £1.5k Lotus Sports Stage 1 lightweight exhaust and decat third pipe adds a bit of volume; to my ears is fantastic.

    – Sports Racer roof look is painted black, not a cheap wrap so looks lovely and glossy, superb combination with the grey body c.£1k

    – 18/19 black Forged Alloys c.£3k

    – Matching Michelin with good tread

    – Lotus special edition mats

    – Electric power folding side mirrors


    -body colour door handles

    – Private plate negotiable c.£600 EV02A LE (Evora Launch Edition); perfect for the car and lots of compliments


    – 2 original remote keys

    – Fully stamped service book (please see history below of the stamps)

    – Clutch change was done c.2018

    – Air Con, which is nice and cold

    Stamped Service book records:

    1,471 11/01/2010 Lotus Grange

    10,544 23/09/2010 Lotus Silverstone

    26,446 28/02/2012 Lotus Silverstone

    37,765 20/05/2013 Lotus Silverstone

    42,545 25/03/2014 Lotus Silverstone

    44,480 05/05/2015 Lotus Silverstone

    46,877 20/02/2018 Lotus Silverstone

    48,405 15/12/2019 Hexagon

    54,997 03/12/2020 Lotus Hangar 111
    57,642 14/07/2022 Williams Lotus

    Latest service at July 2022:By renowned Lotus specialist, Williams Automobiles – The award winning British car dealer: Vehicle Health Check all Green (wheels, tyres, battery, bodywork, brakes, drive belts, exhaust, lights, suspension, windscreen, cooling system, steering and driveline) with no recommendations. This really shows the cleanliness of the car and ready to be enjoyed by lucky new owner. Backed up by a Maintenance Schedule and all OK Road Test, signed by Williams Lotus.

    Information about wheels:

    Evora 18/19” Forged Alloys. Great condition, no kerb damage. Colour compliments the car. These wheels are 1kg per wheel lighter than the standard Evora cast wheels, thus reducing unsprung weight.  Personally I wanted to avoid standard alloys on looks alone and the 19/20 being less practical and uncomfortable ride, with thinner tyres.


    Overall lovely condition, lotus enthusiast owned; regularly detailed by myself (snow foam, hand dried, polished and waxed)

    This intended to be a keeper, but change in circumstances; and so has limited my usage.

    Garaged, dry weather use only and run on super unleaded in my ownership.

    The NA is a good mix of performance and economy. Unlike the supercharger this is in the lower tax band, cheaper to run, maintain and insurance (I pay sub £300); I’ve had 37mpg on a 150 mile journey.

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  7. Financial pressures meant I had my car listed a few months ago, in the end I held onto it – but the pressures have come back so sadly it’s back on the market.

    Cover star for Absolute Lotus (main feature) in August 2021, it’s a 2011 2+2 manual in Ardent Red with black (wrap) roof, sills and splitter as per the black pack on the Sports Racer. 345bhp supercharged. 

    Also like the Sports Racer, it has Sports, Premium and Tech packs – so includes niceties like full recaro leather, sports mode, raised rev limit, reversing camera, rear parking sensors, cruise control, Bluetooth, leather armrest, heated seats, subwoofer, tyre pressure monitoring and gloss black forged 19/20” wheels. 

    Car is in excellent condition, with Ian Stent, editor of Absolute Lotus referring to the car as ‘factory fresh’, and ‘one of the best Evoras I’ve ever driven’. 

    There are some tasteful upgrades from stock to bring the car up to date, including:

    • Upgraded Pioneer Avic head unit with *CarPlay*
    • Premium Pack Sport Recaro seats (black with red stitching)
    • Retrimmed leather steering wheel
    • Upgraded aluminium gear knob
    • Custom matching red mats (originals remain underneath)
    • 2bular 3rd cat bypass pipe

    Other notes:

    Excellent gearbox action – no stickiness or recalcitrance. 

    New clutch in 2019, only 6k miles ago. 

    New aircon compressor & condenser, reversing camera, gas struts and stainless mudguard brackets at last service. New passenger window regulator since then.

    Discs and pads good condition all round, front pads recently changed.

    Tyres good condition all round.

    Car does not leak or squeak! (Not a given with Evoras) 

    Some stone chips but paintwork generally in excellent condition. 

    Passenger airbag nice and flush. 

    Full Lotus Service history including £6200 full C service at PJ Lotus in 2019 (to include new clutch) and £5000 spent at at Bell and Colvill in 2021/2022 for most recent services and to get the car exactly as it should be. Full details available on request. 

    Solid history of what work has been done and when/where, car is also well known to Lotus Silverstone. Happy to share full health report from B&C on most recent service.

    Mileage: 66k. 

    Two keys. 

    Two previous owners (in addition to original selling dealer, JCT600) . 

    Viewings / inspection welcomed. Car is in NW London.

    Finally, bad bits: very few compared to most S1 Evoras! Wheels have a few scuffs. Trim on passenger door by window has come away slightly (common fault). Couple of repaired chips in the windscreen. That’s it!

    If you want an S Sports Racer but don’t want to pay Sports Racer money, this car is about as close as you’re going to get.


    Either call/text/whatsapp me on 07813 829428 or email on [email protected]

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  8. The time has come to part with my very rare Eclat 2.2.

    71k miles.

    Sadly due to loss of storage the car has to go. I bought the car in Nov 19 and during lockdown spent countless days improving the car as I intended to keep long term. Work included:
    New starter
    Full carb rebuild
    Cambelt summer 20
    New alternator
    New coil / leads / plugs
    Full front suspension rebuild including springs and shocks
    Front and rear brake rebuild (nightmare of a job!)
    New servo
    Rebuilt master cylinder
    Interior strip and partial refresh
    Headlight motor repair
    New battery
    Replaced fuel gauge and sender
    New headlining
    Refurbished wheels and new tyres 2021

    I’m sure there is more, I’m just checking the files!

    The car interestingly was bought with bucket seats and since found whilst playing with the engine that it has been upgraded so must have been used as a fast road car in the 90s. I have no paperwork for this but it has high compression and is very fast! The paintwork is good, though there is a small bit of crazing on the roof. There are small bits that need touching up but it really does shine well. Interior has not been completed and does let the car down to an extent, though the headlining has been done.

    I won’t get back the money (or time) I’ve put into this so looking for an enthusiast to move on to. Car was MOTed in Jan 21 before becoming tax and MOT exempt and has been driven this summer with no issues.

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  9. I’m selling the BOE intake from my Evora S, as I’m returning the car to stock for sale.

    This makes an amazing difference to the sound of the car- you get a real addictive supercharger whine, much more so than you get from the stock intake. It tidies up the engine bay a lot too.

    Good condition other than a bit of paint rub/small dent where it was mounted against the brace in the engine bay (you can just face this side down so you never see it). It includes a vacuum pod which means the exhaust valve will operate as normal (without this vacuum pod your exhaust will be in loud mode basically all the time), the ITG filter inside, and all the clips etc you need.

    Very easy to install, it only takes 10 minutes to get this in once the old airbox is out.

    £300. Collection from Swanley (London/Kent border) preferred, but UK postage available at additional cost.

    Thanks, Joe

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  10. I am selling the 2bular valved exhaust from my Evora S.

    It’s this exhaust, with stainless pipes, and includes the decat pipe.

    It’s been on the car for approx 10,000 miles, it’s in great condition. It completely transforms the experience of driving the car- it’s nice and civilized with the valve closed but an animal with it open! Easy to install if you have even basic mechanical knowledge.

    Collection from Swanley (London/Kent border). I can look into postage at additional cost if needed.

    £1,200 ono

    Thanks, Joe

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  11. I’m considering selling my 430. Arguably one of the highest specs out there:

    Full front, sides and carbon ppf (including roof and side sills)
    Aim dash with fully integrated aim smartycam
    Full alcantara dash
    Colour coded supercharger (yellow)
    Colour coded wing end plates (black)
    Colour coded steering column (black)
    Colour coded tow strap (yellow)
    Lotus track exhaust
    GF Williams mirrors (and Originals that are body coloured)
    Focal sound system upgrade including sub covered in acoustically transparent material
    Lotus 3D letters
    USB charging point on drivers side as well as passenger
    9.7k miles
    One owner (I have owned since new) bought from bell & colvill
    69 plate
    1 of 2 in this colour from factory with the other in Australia
    Just serviced and always maintained by bell & colvill

    B&C and octane collection value it between £92-94k

    Message me if you’re interested.

    I’m in no rush to sell, but I have my eye on something else and will let fate decide if I move on……

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  12. One of the first final editions, registered in April ‘21. Supplied to me new in Elise grey with bronze wheels and spoiler uprights, tan interior with yellow stitching throughout.

    Other options include;

    Alcantara Steering Wheel,

    Interior Colour Pack – Body Colour,

    Alcantara Sill Covers,

    Yellow Brake Callipers,

    Air Conditioning,

    Floor Mats,

    Full Carpets,

    Cruise Control,

    Sound Insulation,

    Stereo & Speakers,

    2 Piece J hook Brake Discs

    Ceramic paint protection,

    Soft top 

    PPF to front clam.

    Reluctant sale but I possibly have an Emira incoming, also, after falling in love with this Exige, I want to “tinker” with one and don’t feel a genuine 390 FE is the right car to mess about with.

    more images and videos on my Instagram @the_last_exige

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  13. 1981 Turbo Esprit Dry Sump, black with full black leather, this car was rebuilt mechanically around 7 years ago by renown specialist GST Performance under the supervision of its previous owner @bazza907 in my ownership it has only touched by either GST or our very own @Sparky, in fact tomorrow 6th Aug it is having a full A service and Carb rebuild. I have replaced the original cooling fans with the PNM upgrade but have kept the original cowlings and fans. It has 2 new Vredestein rear tyres i do however still have the original Eagle NCT’s. Mechanically the car is in excellent condition the body is good too fair, with the original paintwork. Interior is also excellent,

    It comes with both indoor and outdoor TLF covers, a new battery, including trickle charger, I have the boxed Lotus certificate of provenance which will also come with the car, i may change my mind about that though.

    I have this week registered it for Historic Road tax status so that no longer needs to be paid, the current MOT runs out 14/09/22, even though it is exempt I would be happy to put a new MOT on it should the new owner require it.

    It’s been an absolutely brilliant car, but it is time to move on to a more modern Lotus, then sit back and watch Esprit’s go stratospheric, which is what normally happens when I sell a car.  Absolute Lotus Magazine featured the car in an early edition if you would like to read some more about it.

    thanks for looking

    Please get in contact should you require anymore information. Now not looking forward to all the, “don’t sell it” comments on the forum!!

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  14. 1999 Esprit V8 SE, good condition, drives fine, no gearbox noises, some problems. Rearbumper, needs cooling fluid, tyres old, A/C needs recharge, rearbrake dics are bad. More details by email, please. Registrated in south germany. Very low priced, because of these issues. Sale in comission for a private customer who owns the car for last 10 years and still drive it !

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  15. A rare opportunity to acquire a Final Edition Lotus Exige 390 Sport, finished in metallic white.  The 390 has 397 bhp, 47 more than the 350 Sport it replaced, and has the same charge cooled supercharger as the sport 410.  It surges to 62mph in just 3.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 172 mph.  The 390 is also the rarest of the final edition Exiges (less than 40 were made for the UK I am reliably informed). At a recent Lotus drivers’ club meet I was told more than once that the car sounds ‘epic’, and it really does, especially as I had the button for keeping the exhaust valves open at lower revs reactivated.  The car was registered at the start of August 2021 and so still has 2 years left on its manufacturer’s warranty.  It had its running in service in September of last year.  This is a very reluctant sale prompted by the fact that I am moving to the U.S.  The car is in excellent condition and comes with its hard top and the following optional extras:

    • Black forged wheels
    • Metallic white paint
    • Essex Blue interior colour pack
    • yellow break callipers
    • Alcantara/leather seats
    • Alcantara steering wheel
    • Sound insulation
    • Cruise control
    • Dab stereo plus speakers
    • Air conditioning
    • Floor mats
    • Full carpets
    • Reactivated button for keeping exhaust valves open at all revs (sounds fantastic).
    • Soft-top conversion (soft-top not included but available for an extra £1000).

    This is, to my knowledge, the only 390 available for sale today.  No time wasters please.

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