Elise SC Jim Clark

Elise SC Jim Clark

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AverageMPH

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493 posts

118 months

Tuesday 8th February 2011
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Hi Guys,

New to Lotus just need some advise please.

Could any one let me know the approx value of a Lotus Elise SC Jim Clark Type 75

This car is very clean, almost like new with 3000 miles on the clock.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

I think of selling my Noble M12 GTO 3, to get the above.

Woza

1,251 posts

192 months

Tuesday 8th February 2011
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Do you mean the Exige s type 72??

If so - brilliant car, very lucky to have a best mate who has one!!

Woza

1,251 posts

192 months

Tuesday 8th February 2011
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Edit: is this the car in question?

http://mobile.pistonheads.com/sales/2440879.htm

I think they were £42/5k when new?

bogie

14,738 posts

228 months

Tuesday 8th February 2011
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that would be a Type 25...I dont think Jim Clark drove a '72 wink

check the classifieds, its an Elise SC with a paint job, depends on age, mileage etc, £25K upwards it seems is the going rate for a couple of year old SC

niki265

72 posts

188 months

Tuesday 8th February 2011
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bogie said:
that would be a Type 25...I dont think Jim Clark drove a '72 wink

check the classifieds, its an Elise SC with a paint job, depends on age, mileage etc, £25K upwards it seems is the going rate for a couple of year old SC
Of course I'm biased, but it's a little more than a paint job Bogie smile

Has Exige dampers, 240R/211 wheels, A048s, sports seats, twin oil coolers, hardtop, traction control, not forgetting the wooden gear knob and some paint smile

They were a whisker under £37k OTR new, so £25-27k is probably fair enough.

Woza

1,251 posts

192 months

Tuesday 8th February 2011
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Apologies - didn't realise the 25 was a Sc!

chevronb37

6,411 posts

142 months

Tuesday 8th February 2011
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Didn't they also do an S2 111S Type 25 - as illustrated below?


niki265

72 posts

188 months

Wednesday 9th February 2011
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Yep, there are three official S2 Type 25 variants in all...

From 2002-2004 there were standard K and VVC 111S K engined Type 25s. Easiest way to identify without looking at the engine is the standard cars have 6 spoke wheels and the VVC cars have 111S 8 spoke spider wheels.

In 2008 they released the Jim Clark SC Type 25 which is a Toyota engined car with various extra bits as above.

Standard K based Type 25 (50 made)


111S VVC K based Type 25 (either 25 or 50 made depending on where you read)


Jim Clark Type 25 SC (25 in UK, 25 in Europe, 25 in USA AFAIK)

AverageMPH

Original Poster:

493 posts

118 months

Wednesday 9th February 2011
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I understood only 25 where made for the UK market and 25 for the rest of the world and most of those went to Japan.

I've been given first refusal on this car at £27K; it’s a big decision to change from a "Noble M12 GTO 3" to a "Lotus Elise SC Type 25 Jim Clark"

The Noble is not depreciating and neither will the Lotus I guess.

If I knew how to post a picture I would.

bogie

14,738 posts

228 months

Wednesday 9th February 2011
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niki265 said:
Of course I'm biased, but it's a little more than a paint job Bogie smile

Has Exige dampers, 240R/211 wheels, A048s, sports seats, twin oil coolers, hardtop, traction control, not forgetting the wooden gear knob and some paint smile

They were a whisker under £37k OTR new, so £25-27k is probably fair enough.
ok, so theres a few options ticked wink

still one of the best variants IMO and likely some of the last to be made like that, now we have the new model

Neal H

133 posts

150 months

Wednesday 9th February 2011
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AverageMPH said:
I've been given first refusal on this car at £27K; it’s a big decision to change from a "Noble M12 GTO 3" to a "Lotus Elise SC Type 25 Jim Clark"

The Noble is not depreciating and neither will the Lotus I guess.
I would think that the Type 25 is still depreciating.

NJS25

446 posts

205 months

Wednesday 9th February 2011
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niki265 said:
Yep, there are three official S2 Type 25 variants in all...

From 2002-2004 there were standard K and VVC 111S K engined Type 25s. Easiest way to identify without looking at the engine is the standard cars have 6 spoke wheels and the VVC cars have 111S 8 spoke spider wheels.

In 2008 they released the Jim Clark SC Type 25 which is a Toyota engined car with various extra bits as above.

Standard K based Type 25 (50 made)


111S VVC K based Type 25 (either 25 or 50 made depending on where you read)


Jim Clark Type 25 SC (25 in UK, 25 in Europe, 25 in USA AFAIK)
There's one more!

You've missed off the original one off prototype type 25 Elise built in 2001, before the production cars were sanctioned. It's green with a single fat yellow stripe, red perforated leather interior and is sitting in my garage.

Regards, Neil

fatwomble

1,389 posts

170 months

Wednesday 9th February 2011
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I really like them, I remember having a sit in one at the FOS when they first went on sale, very nice. They will keep depreciating though (albeit more slowly that a "normal car"). I would have thought that it would be a bit cheaper to run than the Noble though.

AverageMPH

Original Poster:

493 posts

118 months

Thursday 10th February 2011
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It's ture the Noble does use more fuel than the Lotus, but the Lotus costs more to insure and the road tax is higher.

I only use this car for leasure on nice sunny days, so the increased Tax and Insurance cancel the lower fuel consumption out.

Gareth135R

561 posts

179 months

Thursday 10th February 2011
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Woza said:
Edit: is this the car in question?

http://mobile.pistonheads.com/sales/2440879.htm

I think they were £42/5k when new?
My mates old car.
Very well looked after.
Traded for an Evora.

AverageMPH

Original Poster:

493 posts

118 months

Thursday 10th February 2011
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This is the actual car.

AverageMPH

Original Poster:

493 posts

118 months

Thursday 10th February 2011
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I'm going to see the car in the morning 11 Feb, I'l get the number then.

I'm also going to look at the new Noble M600

AverageMPH

Original Poster:

493 posts

118 months

Thursday 10th February 2011
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I'm going to see the car in the morning 11 Feb, I'l get the number then.

I'm also going to look at the new Noble M600

LRGS2

141 posts

174 months

Thursday 10th February 2011
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Mine is #007. Hoping values will start appreciating sometime soon as there are only 25 in the UK!


Stephanie Plum

2,599 posts

167 months

Friday 11th February 2011
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Anybody buying one of these and hoping it is going to start appreciating is sadly delusional. It's a limited edition with a few extra bits on it, Lotus have made loads, it isn't going to go up in value, not for a long time if at all - it might hold it's value slightly better than standard cars, but no more imho.