Lotus Elise 111S

Essex, United Kingdom


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Lotus Elise 111S

Castle Lotus are delighted to bring arguably one of the best examples of a Lotus Elise S1 in the country to the market. Production began on the S1 Elise in 1996 and the car was an instant success with the final S1 leaving the factory in 2001. Weighing just 725KG the S1 Elise was the perfect sports cars with agile handling and a fantastic connection to both the car and road offering driving perfection. In early 1999 Lotus cars released the faster S1 111S. Named after the infamous Type 111 race car the Elise 111S was fitted with a VVC Rover engine producing 143BHP, plenty for a car that weights under 750KG! The 111S was also fitted with a close ratio gearbox and a lower final drive, this improved the cars acceleration and only further added to what was already the perfect sports car package. Slightly bigger wheels were also fitted, a unique design to the 111S.
This particular Lotus Elise S1 111S is quite possibly one of the finest cars on the UK roads. With 13,400 miles on the clock from new this car is presented in near immaculate condition and is one of the finest S1s we have ever encountered. The low mileage further means the car is just as clean and tidy in the wheel arches and chassis as it is on the exterior with very minimal wear to be seen. The engine bay, door shuts and all incredibly clean and well kept.
This car looks incredible finished in an incredibly rare combination. The dark purple metallic paintwork is complimented perfectly by the Tan leather interior and is finished off elegantly with immaculate metallic silver wheels. The S1 Elises are prone to interior wear however this is not an issue with the car we have for sale, both the exterior and interior present fabulously and reflect the cars incredibly low mileage.
This car has been maintained well throughout its life with mileage appropriate servicing ensuring the car stays in top health. The cars history file is complete with a variety of service and maintenance receipts along with MOT certificates and the original service booklet and wallet. Original sales brochures are present in the cars file along with many years worth of tax discs. In March 2021 the car received a major C service including cambelt renewal, water pump and AUX belt.
This particular 111S has had a variety of easily reversible high-end upgrades to only further enhance the driving experience. A full sports exhaust system from Elise Parts including the manifold and sports CAT has been fitted. This creates an incredible sporty sound but is still MOT compliant. A K&N induction kit unlocks the glorious intake noise and keeps temperature down.
Adjustable Nitron suspension has been fitted to this Elise which improves the ride quality massively over the standard set up and is arguably one of the top choices when upgrading your Lotus. A high flow aluminium radiator and aluminium belled discs only further enhance this already amazing British Sports car.
This car has been fully inspected by our Lotus trained technicians and will be supplied warranted. This is a fantastic opportunity to own an incredibly special series 1 Lotus Elise. Contact our sales team today for further help.


  • LayoutMid Engined
  • Size1.8L
  • AspirationNormally Aspirated


  • Power 143 bhp
  • Torque 128 lbs/ft
  • Top speed 132 mph
  • Acceleration0 to 62 in 5.4 s


  • TypeManual
  • Gears5
  • Driven wheelsRear Wheel Drive


  • TypePetrol
  • Economy 38.7 mpg


  • Seats2


  • Doors2
  • ColourPurple
  • Body typeConvertible


  • Emissions 174 (g/km)


  • Vehicle height 1,148 mm
  • Vehicle width 1,701 mm


  • Owners4

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