1990 Lotus M100 Elan SE Turbo

Lot: 209

Sold for (£): 4,050
Offered for sale is a 1.588L 1990 Lotus M100 Elan SE manual. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores 81 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

The Lotus M100 Elan, launched in August 1989, was a two-seater, convertible sports car designed by Lotus, with a reliable Japanese engine and manual transmission supplied by Isuzu, and built with the development and testing resources of General Motors. Around £35 million was invested in its development, more than any other car in Lotus history. Its design, featuring a fibreglass composite body over a rigid steel backbone chassis, was true to Lotus founder Colin Chapman's original philosophy of achieving performance through low weight, and the name "Elan" connected the car with its 1960's ancestor, the original Lotus Elan. This particular 1990 model has an impeccable service record with a recent top end engine rebuild and also comes with the original bill of sale. There is no evidence of any 'reactions' in the paintwork and generally speaking the car presents very well indeed, belying its odometer reading of 119,070 miles.

Lot Details

Registration: G493 TAM RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1990 Engine size: 1.588L
Make: Lotus Odometer reading (miles): 119070
Model: M100 Elan SE MOT expiry: 2016-06-07
Warranted: Yes Chassis number: SCC100ZT1LHD16292

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 81 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


In original Calypso red - with no fading


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Original leather seats, dark grey with red stripe


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Top end rebuild by specialist (documented)


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Drives as a Lotus should!


Minor: Major:

Vehicle History


History back to the original purchase order and the bill of sale

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history