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This Elise on Pistonheads

Post by Podger » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:19 pm

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3475681.htm

ELISE S HERITAGE LIMITED EDITION in IMPERIAL GREEN (2009)
11,900 miles �21,995



Presented in outstanding condition, this particular Elise S forms part of the Heritage Collection, recalling the long and illustrious past of Lotus Cars. In this particular case, remembering the iconic Lotus Carlton by sporting it's famous metallic Imperial Green paintwork, specially commissioned by Stratton Motor Company and available on just a handful of cars.

Further specification includes...

Touring Pack with black leather
Air Conditioning
Embroidered "Heritage" head restraints
Upgraded Alpine radio/MP3 player and speakers

This 2009 model year example includes a more comprehensive LED instrument display and lower emissions of just 179 g/km.

Supplied by Stratton Motor Company to it's one and only owner and serviced solely by us, as follows..

July 2009 1011 miles
July 2010 5171 miles
July 2011 10219 miles

A great opportunity to buy a nearly unique car, enthusiast owned, and superbly well cared for. For detailed information relating to this vehicle, please contact Guy Munday, Lotus Sales Manager. Please call 07983 716487 outside usual office hours.

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Re: This Elise on Pistonheads

Post by jonnyfox » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:31 pm

I'd rather a Carlton, what's so good about this car?
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Re: This Elise on Pistonheads

Post by JDS » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:36 pm

[quote=jonnyfox]I'd rather a Carlton, what's so good about this car? [/quote]

Oh yeah! Now your talking!! :)

Shame is that to find one as good as new, low miles, no rot and without a cracked rear bulkhead, you're talking almost the same price as new! :(

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Re: This Elise on Pistonheads

Post by Podger » Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:45 pm

[quote=jonnyfox]I'd rather a Carlton, what's so good about this car? [/quote]

If you ever 'lost' a Carlton in a corner , you'd know why an Elise is a better buy !!!! :whistle:

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Post by JDS » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:12 pm

Depends on what you're looking for. They are hardly aimed at the same market point.

Personally found the Carlton pretty good on the handling side for a 4 door uber saloon. They did weigh quite a bit, but was blessed with a looooong wheelbase so were pretty drift tastic if you felt the need. Only downside with that were the price of the rear tyres!!

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Post by Podger » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:16 pm

[quote=JDS]Depends on what you're looking for. They are hardly aimed at the same market point.

Personally found the Carlton pretty good on the handling side for a 4 door uber saloon. They did weigh quite a bit, but was blessed with a looooong wheelbase so were pretty drift tastic if you felt the need. Only downside with that were the price of the rear tyres!! [/quote]

You are ill advised drifting a Carlton on the public highway , methinks!

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Post by JDS » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:43 pm

Never said it was the public highway. And never said what speed it was at, you can get them a long way around, even in first gear, and totally recovereable ;)

No more ill advised than numerous other front engine/rear wheel drive cars. And I'm pretty sure that most have done it, either intentionally or not!!

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Re: This Elise on Pistonheads

Post by jonnyfox » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:35 pm

Had a chance to buy a minter 14k on the clock about 5 years ago living in a collectors air conditioned garage after the owner died...... knew his son.

Another opportunity missed....

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Post by JDS » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:06 pm

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: You would have turned to the dark side though, cos there no way you would have said NA rocks anymore

Remember reading a magazine feature on the new V10 M5, some sort of Merc AMG thing and A N Other uber saloon, and they managed to persude the heritage centre at Luton to lend them thier LC for a long weekend. Long story short, but the Carlton kicked them all the way back to Germany.

And then again on the Autobahn!! :grin: :grin:

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Re: This Elise on Pistonheads

Post by Mr Pesky » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:34 pm

Still don't understand the initial post. What's so special about that Elise, if anything?

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