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Inspired by the John Players Special The Elise this is a Type 72 Heritage Limited Edition car from Lotus.Elise Type 72.Stunning Condition,48000 miles from new,2 Owners (last owner has had for 7 years)Hard Top and Soft Top,Year MOT,FSH much with Lotus dealer,Recently serviced!Full 1 year warrenty (can be extended)Call for more details or a test drive!Car InfomationLotus Elise Mk II (2002) Type 72 John Player Special (L70 JPS):Rare Limited Edition Heritage model produced to celebrate the JPS liveried Formula 1 cars in the 1970's. Originally purchased from 'Bell and Colvill' (East Horsley, Surrey) with full service history there and subsequently at Peninsula Lotus (Exeter). 48,500 miles from new with full Lotus service history. I am the second owner from 3,000 miles (the previous owner traded in for a Type 25).NB. Has had a full engine rebuild at 41688 miles (see later)JPS colours of Starlight Black metallic with gold/black alcantara trim, black hood, gold alloys and body coloured factory black hardtop also included. Unique 'Heritage' decals, embossed seats, Heritage ID plaque on dashboard, CD, carpets and driving lights. This car is in superb condition with no minor damage to the front clam shell as you find on a lot of Elises due to low kerbs.Always been parked in enclosed car port and covered with grey custom made lightweight car cover (can be included). MOT'd until end of October 2009 and taxed until November 2009. Tyres are in excellent condition. Cobra immobiliser. The car has not been used on track days. The car has the following current improvements:Unique Union Jack decal on air intakesOriginal leather JPS gear knobOriginal vintage rear clam JPS decal purchased from Le MansHeritage black and silver front clam shell Lotus badgeFull interior Lotus Sport chrome fittings (heater control knobs, handbrake sleeve, geargate, window winders, indicator stalksCategory 2 sports exhaust systemITG performance induction kit (suppliers to F1, BTCC and other motorsport classes) which gives a superb sound not heard on standard Elises. Please note - The car currently has a personalised registration number L70 JPS (JPS Lotus) this will not be included on the car unless a suitable offer is made.Unless you'd like to purchase the plate as well, the car will come with a standard number for it's year. Williams Lotus will organise the change over with the DVLA but for you to carryout checks on the vehicle the number is provided. Other salient events:2005: PTP RT Sport 170bhp upgrade; however, this was removed in 12.08 with full engine rebuild due to blown pistons (see later) and unreliable start up.2006:Front and Rear brake discs and pads upgradeNew Alternator5.2007:New oil pump and oil filterEngine rebuild with new bearings and new Pistons 1 and 212.2007:Sports Cat replaced7-10.2008:New coolant and hoseOil and filter changeSpark plugs, cam beltFull engine reassembly with new gaskets and new pistons 3 and 4New Rear Tyres8.09Oil filter and oil changeNew Rear TyresThis is some of the original sales material:With such close links it was an obvious source of inspiration for the first of the Heritage Collection Series. The Elise Type 72 reflects the racing heritage of the Type 72 with the Black and Gold livery. The two gold heritage "laurels", proudly displayed on either side of the metallic Starlight Black bodywork, mimic those placed on the rear wing of the Type 72 commemorating every race victory, while the new gold coloured wheels give the perfect finish to the exterior. The Black and Gold livery does not stop with the exterior, but carries over to the interior with effective use of golden Alcantara on the seat cushions, steering wheel centre and door panels. The heritage theme is continued with gold heritage "laurels" embroidered in the centre of each headrest and an exclusive Heritage Identification Plate, based on the design of the chassis plates of the Lotus Formula 1 cars, mounted on the dash board. First raced in 1970 the Lotus Type 72 set the architecture for all modern day Formula 1 cars, pioneering the use of side mounted radiators and a front "wedge" nose cone which gave significant aerodynamic advantages. The Type 72 is arguably the most successful & recognised racing car in the history of Formula 1, with twenty World Championship race wins, three Formula 1 Constructors Championships (1970, 1972 and 1973) and two Drivers World Championships (the first being won by Jochen Rindt, posthumously, in 1970, and the second by Emerson Fittipaldi in 1972). In 1972 the cars featured the famous and easily recognisable Black and Gold Livery. For 2002 Lotus introduces the Elise Type 72. With such close links it was an obvious source of inspiration for the first of the Heritage Collection Series. The Elise Type 72 reflects the racing heritage of the Type 72 with the Black and Gold livery. The two gold heritage "laurels", proudly displayed on either side of the metallic Starlight Black bodywork, mimic those placed on the rear wing of the Type 72 commemorating every race victory, while the new gold coloured wheels give the perfect finish to the exterior. The Black and Gold livery does not stop with the exterior, but carries over to the interior with effective use of golden Alcantara on the seat cushions, steering wheel centre and door panels. The heritage theme is continued with gold heritage "laurels" embroidered in the centre of each headrest and an exclusive Heritage Identification Plate, based on the design of the chassis plates of the Lotus Formula 1 cars, mounted on the dash board.

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