Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1992
  • Mileage 
    53 000 km / 32 933 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    SCC100ZT1NHH16028
  • Engine number 
    179051
  • Lot number 
    16
  • Condition 
    Original Condition
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

• Colour Mustard Yellow
• Only 53,510 km driven
• Interior preserved and original
• ASI registered
• All original booklets

In the second half of the 1980s, Lotus, which had just been acquired by General Motors, decided to produce a model that would bring back the lightness and agility that had always distinguished the brand.
Thus in 1989 the new Elan M100 sports car was presented, inspired by its sister car, the Elan R26. The chassis was a single-beam steel frame and the body was made entirely of fibreglass and Kevlar to keep the car's weight down.
The engine, originally from Isuzu, was a 4-cylinder inline engine powered by electronic injection and equipped with a turbocharger, mounted in a transverse front position and combined with a 5-speed gearbox. The most important innovation adopted on this model was front-wheel drive, and although this was a major styling change for Lotus it was precisely this that made it possible to have a fast and precise car even with a sporty drive. The hourglass lines and short, sloping front end with its retractable headlights made it a modern and attractive car.
The stunning example we are offering at auction was first registered in Italy in 1992. To date, it has covered only 53,510 km in almost 30 years of life. The car is in its original Yellow Mustard Lotus colour with its original dark grey leather interior with yellow stripes. It has had only 3 previous owners and has always been serviced and maintained. Today, this car is a beautiful two-seater convertible with a British flair that is destined to remain an iconic reference for current and even more so for future generations of motorsport enthusiasts. The car has its original number plates and all its original documentation and is registered with the ASI historic register. The car will be auctioned at Milano AutoClassica 2021 in extraordinary condition.