One of 60 examples produced
EUR 85,000JPY 11,227,650BGN 166,243CZK 2,168,350DKK 632,136GBP 72,696HUF 30,115,500PLN 385,688RON 418,566SEK 866,192CHF 92,862ISK 12,478,000NOK 866,770HRK 637,075RUB 7,345,598TRY 876,376AUD 133,986BRL 512,431CAD 125,103CNY 653,454HKD 787,899IDR 1,467,659,300ILS 330,896INR 7,520,885KRW 115,095,100MXN 2,077,451MYR 420,062NZD 144,712PHP 4,916,570SGD 136,000THB 3,185,970ZAR 1,428,484
Offered for: EUR 85,000
Lotus Elise Motorsport, number 055, delivered new in March 2001 by the first and unique italian owner who entered the car on just two races: the 6 hours of Vallelunga and a “time attack” race at the Bologna Motorshow. It is the number 55 of 60 cars totally produced, purchased with a second yellow car that raced for many years in Italy. This example on the contrary remained stored into the garage for many years, till now, fully overhauled.
With less than 10 hours of activity, this is no doubt the most original and preserved Elise Motorsport that you can get in 2020. Built in Motorsport department this is a true race car, different by the Exige the model born thanks to the experience of this model used on a one make serie in UK: these cars had the central driver seat, peculiarity that forbad the use in GT class. For this reason this car was specifically ordered with left driver seat.
Just 19 cars were produced with left driving position: 12 were sold in USA, a couple in Japan, two in Italy and the others remained in UK. Other 16 cars had the right driving position and 24 had centre seat.
The two italian cars obtained the GT homologation then they demonstrated all its potential: the Rover K engine 1.8 reached a top power of 200 hp, paired with a dog clutch gearbox and limited slip differential pushed to the limit the Elise which weighted less than 700kgs. The car came with fully integrated Safety Devicesrollcage, Speedline lightweight alloy wheels, Perspex side glasses and windshield, adjustable carbon rear wing and large front splitter, integrated fire system, external and internal kill switches, adjustable brake bias,, Stack dashboard with data log, Recaro Lotus Sport original seat with 6 points harnesses, MOMO steering wheel with quick release boss and sport exhaust system. According to the Certificate provenance, the customer supplied the twin brake pump kit and the bag fuel tank.
Original body with first paint and first equipment components: the car will be delivered with Lotus certificate of authenticity, bill of sale and photos of the races.
Some spares available.
This car could be seen in Bologna by appointment.
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