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1991 Lotus Elan M100 Handmade in England Exotic British Sports Car Upgrades

1991 Lotus Elan

Make: Lotus
Model: Elan
Type: Convertible
Year: 1991
Mileage: 99,750
VIN: SCCGA36B4MHF36996
Color: Red
Engine: 1.6L
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: FWD
Interior color: Gray
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Safety: Driver Airbag
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Walnut Creek, California, United States
Extras
Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
Convertible
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Description for Lotus Elan 1991

For sale here is an extremely rare car. A Lotus Elan M100. One of only 559 ever imported into the US in that one year. This is the best handling FWD car ever made with practically no understeer. This car has been extremely well maintained. I have done pretty much all the reliability upgrades as well as replacing everything that needed to be replaced so you won't have to. All these upgrades and replacements would cost you close to the selling price of this car. This is a CA and not a 49 state car so has no issues with smog. I am also including a bunch of extras.
1991 Lotus Elan M100 (
Red
99750 Miles
AC Blows COLD
Clean Title
5-Speed Manual
Handmade in Hethel, England
Designed by Peter Stevens (Designer of the McLaren F1 & Jaguar XJR-15)
Signed by Valentino Balboni
Just Passed Smog and Registered (07/17/2018)
Specs:
Engine - 1,588 cc Isuzu 4XE1-MT Turbo I4
Tranmission - 5 Speed Manual Isuzu
Front Engined - Front Wheel Drive
Weight 2450lbs
165BHP Stock (might be a bit more now and can be chipped to go to 240hp).
0-60 in 6.5 seconds Stock (again this figure is most likely slightly lowered now).
Partial List Service/Replacements:
86,091 - 08/2011
Oil Change (Mobil 10W30) + Filter Change (Bosch D3312)
Spark Plug Change (NGK Platinum 0.031")
Replaced Hall Sensor Assembly (This is a must for any M100)
Replaced Oil Pressure, Turbo Boost, Petrol, Water Temp and Speedo Gauges**.
Replaced Windscreen Finisher
Replaced Door Lock Plungers
Rebuilt Headlight Motors
Installed Lower Temp Fan Switches (turns the fans on at a lower temperature to prevent overheating)
Replaced Ignition Wires (Robbie the Robot)
Replaced Timing Belt
Replaced Water Pump & Gasket
Replaced Idler Pulley and Tensioner Pulley
Replaced Seat Adjustment Knobs
Replaced Door Cheater Trim
Replaced Alloy Motor Mount Bracket
Replaced Prop Rod Retainer
Replaced MAS Sensor Filter
Repaired Electric Windows, Replaced Butterfly Clips, Slide R/H Window Regulator, Spacer - Glass Guide, and Screws.
Replaced AC Drier & AC Compresser & Charged Refrigerant for Air Conditioning System (Freeze 12)
Replaced Male Trinary Safety Switches for Electric Fans
Replaced Seatbelt Assembly**
Replaced Driver Side Sun Visor**
Replaced Power Steering/AC Belt
Replaced Alternator Belt
Welded Exhaust and Repaired Exhaust Hanger
Installed Plastic in Doors for insullation.
Replaced Breather Filter
Replaced Right Side Drivershaft
86,696 - 08/15/2011
Alignment (Dietsch Werks)
87,461
Replaced Fuel Tank (This was a recall replaced at Galpin Motors in LA)
2011
Replaced Ashtray
Replaced and repainted trunk lid.
Replaced wheels with OEM 16" forged wheels.
06/12/2012
Shifter Cable Upgraded
Fabricated and Welded Plate for Frame
93,639 Miles - 09/06/2013
Removed Oil Pan, Welded and added Skid Plate
Replaced Rod Bearings
Oil Change
99360 Miles - 06/27/2018
Oil Change (Mobil 10W30) + Filter Change (Bosch D3312)
Replaced Heater Valve (OEM)
Replaced Heater Y-Hose (OEM)
Filled Power Steering Fluid
Spark Plug Change (NGK Platinum 0.031")
99,733 Miles - 09/10/2018
Replaced coolant line
Filled with fresh coolant
Partial List of Upgrades:
Upgraded Break Pads (EBC Green Stuff) (86,091 Miles - 08/2011)
Autopage Alarm System with Proximity Sensor (86,091 Miles - 08/2011)
BF Goodrich GForce Sport Comp2 Tires (92,111 Miles - 04/27/2013)
Heavier Duty Aftercooler Pump (Johnson CM30P7-1 12V mag-drive)
Aluminium Coolant Overflow Tank
Steel Braided Hoses
Sparco aluminum air intake hose
Cross Drilled/Slotted Rotors
Leather Boot Shift Gaiter
Short Shifter
Momo Leather Shift Knob
Infinity Reference Series 5 ¼" Coaxial Speakers (08/2011)
Skid Plate
Performance Shift Cables
Upgraded Muffler & Pipe
Blow Off Valve
Trunk Lock Release (Missing Motor)
Bosch Excel+ Wiper Blades (01/21/2013)
Bigger Battery (Interstate MT-47 on 01/21/2013)
Performance Aluminum Radiator (99,360 Miles - 06/27/2018)
Reupholstered seats
Bad:
Power Steering Hoses Weeping (Including a brand new rebuild kit to fix this issue)
Driver side subframe bushing worn.
Passenger Side Sun Visor Missing.
Extra's:
Rear Motor Mount
New OEM Power Steering Pump
New Power Steering Seal Rebuilt Kit
New Break Pads (Fresh EBC Green Stuff)
Original Rubber Hoses for Air Intakes
New Fuel Filter
Lotus Logo Center Wheel Caps
Blanking Plug Switch
Mirror Glass - Convex Etch
Original Manual with receipts for most of the work and parts since I've owned it.
Awards/Accolades:
3rd Place 2011 San Diego British Car Day