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One of just fifty examples made to comply with the SVA regulations of the time and with a genuine 160ps. This particular example is presented in an outstanding, original condition and specification with regular servicing and sensible upgrades undertaken when necessary. The paintwork has been very well preserved by the fitment of protective film to all leading surfaces.

The Sport 160 was a car designed with “attitude” and differed from the standard range of the time in many ways, including…

160ps engine
Lowered ride height
Unique, wider wheels
Sport suspension with adjustable spring platforms
Uprated anti-roll bar
Raised and tilted rear wing for more downforce
Sports exhaust with motorsport catalytic convertor
Unique seat trim with red Alcantara
Headlamp covers

The result was the fastest Elise to date, capable of 0-60mph in just 4.9 seconds, helped by a weight of just 715kg.

With a limited run, the Sport 160 was in huge demand and the first fifty examples sold out within days of launch, prompting a further run but with a reduced output of just 150ps. This particular example has been serviced meticulously, as follows…

July 2000 1269 miles JCT600 Lotus
June 2001 2961 miles JCT600 Lotus
April 2005 9603 miles Wellhome Garage
October 2006 9875 miles Station Garage
April 2007 11940 miles Race Car Doctor Ltd
April 2009 Mileage unknown Hardwick Motor Company
February 2011 18248 miles Guglielmi Motorsort Ltd
February 2012 28859 miles Guglielmi Motorsport Ltd
August 2013 37932 miles Phoenix Motorsport
May 2014 39359 miles Phoenix Motorsport
May 2015 40908 miles Tipton Garage
April 2016 41063 miles Unipart Car Care
April 2017 41301 miles Unipart Car Care
October 2017 42266 miles Lakeside Engineering

Current mileage is just 44900 and the MOT is valid until June 2019. Should the asking price be agreed, I will arrange for the vehicle to be serviced prior to collection by its’ new owner.

The complete owners’ pack (including the Sport 160 supplement) is present along with two key sets, most previous MOT certificates and a substantial portfolio of service invoices. An HPI report, showing no adverse information, will also be provided to the new owner.

For further information and to arrange a viewing, please call 01379 677177 or 07718 385168. Evenings and weekends a pleasure.


Located just ninety minutes from London Liverpool Street. Collection from Diss railway station always a pleasure. Nationwide delivery available at modest extra cost.

Many thanks for looking!

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