1991 Lotus Elan SE Turbo

Make: Lotus
Model: Elan SE Turbo
Year: 1991
Registration Number: H673 LBW
Chassis Number: SCC100ZT1MHD17605
Engine Number: 0054169
Transmission: Manual
Steering: Right Hand Drive
MOT Test Expiry: 7 August 2018
Mileage: 73000
Sold For: £5280

The new Lotus for 1989 inherited its iconic ‘Elan’ name from the famous and successful model of the Sixties. Inspired by the original Elan, the new sports car was designed by Peter Stevens and had a fibreglass body, a reliable 1588cc engine and a gearbox provided by Isuzu. Parent company General Motors invested heavily in the developmental process, keen to produce a successful British convertible sports car that appealed to the American public too.

This very clean and tidy 1991 example has been in the current ownership for some six years and, we understand, maintained to a high standard by its Lotus enthusiast custodian. The bodywork is described as good and the interior is original, with a little wear, as one would expect. All instrumentation is understood to be in working order. The relatively low mileage of 73000 is believed to be correct. With advancing years and difficulty in entering and exiting the sports car, the vendor has reluctantly decided that he must part with his beloved Elan.

The large history supports the high level of maintenance in recent years with a vast quantity of invoices, MOT test certificates dating back to 1996, two photocopy workshop manuals, the original handbook, an HPI certificate and the V5C registration certificate.   

Auction Date: 7 September 2017