The Series 2 Lotus Elise draws inspiration from the 2000 Lotus M250 Concept, with a mid-mounted engine, a lightweight aluminum chassis, and sport-oriented styling cues. This 2005 example is finished in Chrome Orange, a color offered by Lotus’ Lifestyle Paint collection, and features optional equipment including a body-color hardtop along with the Touring and Sport Packages. The equipment also includes a removable soft top, staggered-diameter eight-spoke alloy wheels, and aftermarket speakers. Showing just under 12k miles on the odometer, this one-owner example is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Michigan.
This roadster is finished in Chrome Orange and features a body-color removable hardtop and a black removable soft top. Design cues include side air intakes, a rear spoiler, a rear diffuser, dual exhaust outlets, and 16″/17″ eight-spoke alloy wheels dressed in Yokohama Advan Neova tires. The Lotus lettering at the rear has been replaced with a badge. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.
The cabin sports black leather upholstery covering the bucket seats, door panels, and dashboard trim as part of the Touring package, along with electric windows, full carpeting, and extra sound-deadening. The interior has been modified with body-color accents said to have been applied by the original Lotus dealer. Additional equipment includes a three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum pedals, a storage net, a CD stereo, and air conditioning. Aftermarket speakers have been installed along with an aftermarket rearview mirror.
The Elise is powered by a mid-mounted 1.8-liter DOHC 16-valve inline-four engine. As much as 190 HP and 133 lb.-ft of torque to the rear wheels through a Synchromesh 6-speed manual transaxle with reverse lock-out. Equipment includes a fully independent suspension utilizing unequal-length wishbones, Bilstein mono-tube gas dampers, Eibach coil springs, and a front anti-roll bar. Stopping power is handled by ventilated and cross-drilled discs paired with AP Racing and Brembo calipers. Additionally, the Sport package includes a sport-tuned suspension and two oil coolers.
This sale will include a clean title, owner’s manuals, a window sticker, and extensive documentation.
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