Car Catcher: A Silver-Over-Tan Lotus Elise From the First U.S. Model Year

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Lotus introduced its Series 2 Elise in 2001, with U.S. imports starting in 2005. These cars, sometimes known as the “Federal Elise,” used a Toyota-sourced, four-cylinder engine instead of the Rover K-Series used in the European Elise up to that point.

This 2005 Lotus Elise comes from that first year of U.S. sales. It’s finished in Storm Titanium over a tan leather interior and comes equipped with the optional touring package that adds convenience features like power windows, a full leather upholstery and additional sound insulation.


Currently reported to have 58,600 miles on the odometer, the listing notes that the car has a rebuilt title because of damage to the fiberglass clam, though that all the repairs were “professionally performed,” with no damage to the chassis.

Find this 2005 Lotus Elise for sale over at Wire Wheel Classic Sports Cars for $27,900.

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