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Hi forum members, please let me know if I'm posting in the wrong section and I'll change it.

So - I've been looking for a reasonable priced Lotus Elise 111R every day for about three months now, and today I found a Elise 111R for €20k. And with that price of course there is going to be downsides, let me list some of them:

*"upper chassis beam" has been replaced with an original part - I think this is the main reason for the price, but to be honest I'm not too sure why, so if someone know, please enlighten me!

*RHD to LHD "professional" conversion.

*A print on the car that says the company name, sucks but might foil/wrap the car either way. Could possibly remove the text and do some polishing maybe.

*12,8k Swedish "mil", (80k miles), (sorry for that weird conversion).

And that's pretty much it - would you say I should avoid this or do I shoot my shot? My Lotus savings are just enough for this price.. 

ANY feedback is greatly appreciated, thank you.

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Welcome to TLF. :welcome:

Do you have any sort of automobile club there that could go over the car for you? Private or via a dealer? Was the chassis beam replacement due to a collision? Ask to see the paperwork covering the LHD conversion.

Others will come along shortly and will give you more/better information than myself as I have not owned an Elise.

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