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markoc

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818 posts

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I'm in the market for a 111s, and have found one near me that I like the look of, save for the service history being a little patchy from the previous owner. With a fresh full C service and cam belt, discs/pads and front end respray I'm tempted - irrespective of its highish miles.

Anyone know this black Elise 111s - originally wearing the plate WV02 KHO ?

http://www.castlesportscars.co.uk/cardesc/lotus-el...

Thanks in advance.

Mark.

Mr E

15,395 posts

145 months

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Don't know it, looks very like mine though. Not seen another with black and red until now.

Stephanie Plum

1,974 posts

97 months

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Ask over on seloc - someone may know it over there...

JACK6284

201 posts

109 months

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I bought a very similar car from Castle a few years ago and it was fine. Ben, is the man to talk to.

An S2 Elise in Starlight black does look fantastic and I enjoyed the low cost (VVC engine)road fund licence and very good average of 35mpg too.

Seems expensive but I guess it comes with a warranty too?

Edited by JACK6284 on Tuesday 6th November 12:16

JACK6284

201 posts

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This one seems good value and can't be too far from you? A better built later model on a "53" plate

http://classifieds.pistonheads.com/classifieds/use...
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Mr E

15,395 posts

145 months

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I am pleased to see they're still commanding this sort of money.

simpo555

483 posts

50 months

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Always find the dealer named by the OP ridiculously expensive and yet they obviously 'get by'. No doubt they can justify their prices but would much prefer a private sale or even other specialist Lotus suppliers, Will Blackam comes to mind

L100NYY

29,827 posts

129 months

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Stephanie Plum said:
Ask over on seloc - someone may know it over there...
It belonged to my friend 'Ragga' on SELOC smile

She did a lot of the regional meets and runs out with the Elise and used it everyday too, she loved that car.

markoc

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818 posts

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Wednesday 7th November 2012 quote quote all
L100NYY said:
It belonged to my friend 'Ragga' on SELOC smile

She did a lot of the regional meets and runs out with the Elise and used it everyday too, she loved that car.
Will see if I can find her on there. There is an 18k mile two year gap with no service history and the promise that it was done by her partner...

I like the car, but not the patchy history...

Seeing it Saturday

JACK6284 said:
This one seems good value and can't be too far from you? A better built later model on a "53" plate

http://classifieds.pistonheads.com/classifieds/use...
thanks for the link - this is the other contender, but I'm not hot on the interior, and the front end looks like it'd need a respray. Will see it next week

tertius

4,917 posts

116 months

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Thursday 8th November 2012 quote quote all
Flippin' heck, you could get mine for that money - similar miles; two sets of wheels; better seats; better spec. all round really; and you wouldn't have to have a red steering wheel ... biggrin

Mr E

15,395 posts

145 months

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Mine would be cheaper, but the nose has not been sprayed (and is chipped) and the next service is a biggie....

tertius

4,917 posts

116 months

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Yes, well mine would be cheaper too ... and is fully serviced ... wink

Certainly has a few stonechips though.

I was planning to put mine up for sale in Feb/Mar time when I thought people's minds would be turning towards the summer, track days, and so on ...

Zippee

10,116 posts

120 months

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Not bein a Lotus man I can't comment on the car, other than to say I like the colour combo, but I can comment on the dealer. Castle really looked after me when I bought my T350, they may not be the cheapest dealer but the level of support, aftersales and quality of prep more than made up for it.
Speak to Ben (I see he's already posted) and I'm sure he'll be as honest and helpful as he can be.
Also remember, the asking price is just that and I'm sure they wouldn't mind a sensibly thought out offer if it's what you want - worst they can say is no.

MagicalTrevor

5,367 posts

115 months

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Or you could get mine for another £500!
2005 111S, Hardtop, 40k miles, recent AD07 tyres all round, LSE, Induction, new brake discs/pads, recently serviced, next service is an 'A'


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