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Lotus Elan M100 SE Turbo 1 of 117 in CA/539 for U.S. RARE 2-Owner Great History

For sale: 19910000 Lotus Other Elan M100 SE

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Item location:
Costa Mesa, California, United States
Elan M100 SE
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1991 Lotus Elan M100 SE Turbo

2-Owner Southern California Car

1 of 117 Built for California

Stock #0674


ENG# 159232

96,650 Miles

Calypso Red with Black Canvas Top on Grey Leather Interior

5-Speed Manual Gearbox

Clean and Clear California Title

No Accidents/Clean AutoCheck Report

2-Owner SoCal Car

The Elan M100 was first introduced to the world in 1989. There were only 3,885 built worldwide by time production ended in 1992. Of those, nly 539 were federalized for the U.S. and a mere 117 were specifically designated for California. These hand-built/low-production sports cars are considered (even to this day) one of the most reliable Lotus cars ever built. Much of this is due to the fact that the Isuzu 1.6L turbo engine was used as its power plant. This workhorse motor was found to be extremely reliable, nexpensive to maintain, nd parts were readily available. Weighing only 2,250 pounds, he dual overhead cam/16-valve engine with its air-to-air intercooled turbocharger made this roadster a pleasure to drive. And, t still managed to sip gas and get nearly 30mpg.

Kensington Motors, TD of Long Beach, A sold this Elan when new on December 30th, 992 to a local Orange County resident. This first owner kept the car until 2005 and used it as a light weekend cruiser. When sold to the current owner, t only had 30,000-miles. For the past 10-years, his owner has primarily used it as a daily driver. This owner is a car enthusiast and understands how to properly maintain his cars. All services since new were either performed at the Lotus dealer or a very well respected independent Lotus service specialists. Highlights of recent services/significant repairs include:

Complete repaint less than 3-years ago (clear coat was peeling)

Timing belt and cam sensor replaced (20k miles ago)

Coolant system service (new expansion tank and hoses – 10k miles ago)

New catalytic converter (less than 2k miles ago)

Rebuilt turbo charger (less than 2k miles ago)

New Interstate battery

Replaced drive shaft boot (10k miles ago)

New front brake rotors and pads

New rear brake pads and new rear wheel bearings

New spark plugs and wires

It is clear that this owner really enjoyed this Lotus and took excellent care of the car. He performed frequent oil services (at least annually) as well.

Considering the age and miles, his Lotus is in very good condition. The paint looks great with minimal signs of use (was repainted less than 3-years ago). There are no signs of accidents or any other damage. The brakes are new all the way around and the rear tires have more than half-life remaining. The front tires are at about 30% life. The soft top was rarely put up as the car was only used during dry driving conditions. The top is in great condition with no tears or rips. The rear plastic window has some discoloration due to age but is still clear. The interior is in pretty good shape but shows wear on the driver seat. The exit bolster is worn down and the bottom of the seat has stitching coming apart as well as the bottom support is collapsed. The rest of the interior looks very nice. The dash is good with no cracks and all the gauges/buttons seem to operate properly. The A/C was never used. It blows, ut not cold.

This Elan just passed the strict California smog test and registration is good until January, 016.

It comes with the original owner’s manual, pare tire, attery tender, xtra key, nd tools.

If you have any questions, lease do not hesitate to contact Paul at 714-335-4911 or paul@autokennel.com

For tons of photos, o to: www.AutoKennel.com

This vehicle is sold “as-is” with no warranty, ritten or implied. In some cases, he vehicle does have the remaining factory warranty still in place and will be described above if that is the case. All taxes and fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are not included in the listed price. All vehicle sales will require a $65 document fee. The vehicle listed is described to the best of our ability. The information is based on our own research and statements made to us by the previous owner(s). To the best of our knowledge, he above information is accurate. We are not responsible for errors in our description of options or any other details. The above-mentioned vehicle is used and can be expected to show some wear and tear. It is not a brand new vehicle. We do welcome all local pre-purchase inspections on vehicles in order to verify condition.

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