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1991 Lotus Elise Elan Turbo

Make: Lotus
Model: Elise
SubModel: Elan Turbo
Type: Convertible
Trim: Elan Turbo
Year: 1991
Mileage: 90000
Color: Red
Engine: I4 2.0L Turbo
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: --
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only

1991 Lotus Elise Elan Turbo Additional Info:

It's worth it though to experience the finest front-wheel drive chassis for it's time. We just got this $40,000 Rare exotic very easy affordable to maintain 1 owner Low miles Driven 3,300 miles per year, original body & paint & leather interior No accident clean title carfax. sexiest color, 1600 cc Turbo 160 H.P. the Elan is still probably the finest handling front-wheel drive car available, Perhaps the cutesy styling undersold this excellent drivers car, but the astute used buyer could pick up a bargain before the rest of the market remembers what a great car the Elan was and indeed still is. The turbulent history of Lotus merits a book in itself, the last of the Series 1 cars being built in July 1992. Of the 3855 Elans built to this point 96% were turbocharged SE models, New owner Bugatti had plans for the Elan large enough to warrant a limited run of Elans. Titled the Series 2, Bugatti sensibly did away with the normally aspirated option and fitted larger 16-inch wheels to give a more contemporary look, along with some minor suspension changes to accommodate the bigger tires. The steering was retuned for a meatier feel and a catalytic converter was fitted to the Bosal exhaust system, reducing the engine's peak power by 10bhp to 160bhp. With increased build quality, improved interiors and a raft of small engineering fixes, the Series 2 models may not have been as quick as their predecessors, officially imported to the UK. Widely viewed as a good product in a bad market, the Elan's poor financial showing was salvaged to a certain extent in the benefit it gave Lotus' consultancy work. As an advertisement for 'Handling By Lotus,,, The Elan is a pretty straightforward proposition. Ignoring the limited interest normally aspirated version, what do buzzy Isuzu motor accompanied by the usual whoosh, beautiful whistle from the IHI turbocharger and intimate accommodation for two close friends. The interior is the usual late eighties/early nineties leather, it is inside that the car shows its age. Whereas the exterior styling has aged really rather well, the interior looks so clever. The first thing you'll notice is the combination of a very low seating position and a high scuttle and window line. Along with the disappearing snout and tail, it's easy to get used to, and the steering wheel and gear shift are perfectly placed with a pedal box that encourages natty heel-and-toe footwork with Elans Turbo being fitted with airbags. Adopt the 'hand-built low volume British sports car' mentality when dealing with the hood. The engine is a tough unit, although twin Cam Turbo runs on regular gas is best to always put super to keep the power to max and clean engine, Ice cold AC helps alot in hot or humid climate and good MPG for this Japanese engine comes very economical at $4 a gallon.