Open Roads, April | Lot 278

1991 Lotus Elan SE

$20,000 USD | Asking

Canada | Toronto, Ontario

21 - 29 April 2021

Chassis No.
Canadian Registration
  • The modern iteration of the classic Elan built in the '60s and '70s
  • 3,855 M100 Elans were built between November 1989 and July 1992
  • One of only 559 examples sold new to the United States
  • Odometer displays 23,733 miles at time of cataloguing
  • Charming two-seat convertible design from Peter Stevens
  • The only front-wheel drive Lotus built
  • Features a fiberglass composite body similar to the original Elan built on the Lotus tradition of reducing weight to increase performance
  • Praised by the automotive press as one of the best handling front-wheel drive cars made
  • Finished in red over black leather upholstery with manually operated black convertible top
  • 1.6-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine produced by Isuzu, modified by Lotus
  • Five-speed manual transmission
  • Factory 16-inch O.Z. wheels with Michelin tires
  • Equipped with air conditioning, power windows, mirrors, and Sony AM/FM radio with remote
  • Believed to have been later exported to Japan before coming back to North America
Addendum: Please note that this car's CARFAX report states that it has an open recall.

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