28th Apr, 2021 12:00

Spring 2021 Classics & Collectables Auction

 
Lot 52
 

1991 Lotus Elan M100 Turbo SE

Chassis No. - SCC100ZT1MHD16797

Registration - H154 GLP

M.O.T. - December 2021

Odometer – 78,900

Though launched seven years after the death of the Lotus founder, Colin Chapman, the Peter Stevens-designed M100 was true to his abiding philosophy of achieving performance through minimal weight and optimal handling and road holding. As a Turbo SE variant, the Series 1 example on offer is of top specification – it is even equipped with air conditioning. Currently registering a total of 78,900 miles, the Elan had nine keepers prior to being acquired by the vendor from Stocks Sports Cars of Chelmsford 3 years ago. He believes it has been resprayed in the original colour of green at some stage (he currently grades the paintwork as 7/10), which is matched to yellow-striped grey interior trim. Upgrades prior to and during his tenure include the fitment of: PNM Engineering rear brake calipers and modified gearchange cables, stainless steel sports exhaust and modified door seals. He has used the car to attend the 2018 Le Mans Classic as well as tours of Cornwall, Wales and the Lake District, plus the occasional commute come rain or shine. His conclusion as the previous owner of everything from Minis to Rolls-Royces is ‘that the M100 Elan is a very underrated car, and surprisingly quick’. He is nevertheless now offering his apparently very tidy example complete with fully documented service history (19 stamps), bills for over £15,000 and an MOT valid until December 8.

The M100 differs from every other Lotus in being front rather than rear wheel drive. When tested by Autocar, it was described as ‘the quickest point to point car available’, while other critics have claimed it to be ‘the finest front wheel drive car bar none’.

In summary:

  • Optimal specification including air conditioning
  • A tidy example of a relatively rare breed
  • Fully documented history
  • Full service at 77,930 miles

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'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + VAT), Motorcycles and Bicycles 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

 Potential buyers should satisfy themselves with the description and condition of each lot prior to sale. Each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ as per the terms and conditions for the auction, buyers are asked to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out the service. Any disputes over descriptions will not be entertained.

Sold for £6,188

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


 

Chassis No. - SCC100ZT1MHD16797

Registration - H154 GLP

M.O.T. - December 2021

Odometer – 78,900

Though launched seven years after the death of the Lotus founder, Colin Chapman, the Peter Stevens-designed M100 was true to his abiding philosophy of achieving performance through minimal weight and optimal handling and road holding. As a Turbo SE variant, the Series 1 example on offer is of top specification – it is even equipped with air conditioning. Currently registering a total of 78,900 miles, the Elan had nine keepers prior to being acquired by the vendor from Stocks Sports Cars of Chelmsford 3 years ago. He believes it has been resprayed in the original colour of green at some stage (he currently grades the paintwork as 7/10), which is matched to yellow-striped grey interior trim. Upgrades prior to and during his tenure include the fitment of: PNM Engineering rear brake calipers and modified gearchange cables, stainless steel sports exhaust and modified door seals. He has used the car to attend the 2018 Le Mans Classic as well as tours of Cornwall, Wales and the Lake District, plus the occasional commute come rain or shine. His conclusion as the previous owner of everything from Minis to Rolls-Royces is ‘that the M100 Elan is a very underrated car, and surprisingly quick’. He is nevertheless now offering his apparently very tidy example complete with fully documented service history (19 stamps), bills for over £15,000 and an MOT valid until December 8.

The M100 differs from every other Lotus in being front rather than rear wheel drive. When tested by Autocar, it was described as ‘the quickest point to point car available’, while other critics have claimed it to be ‘the finest front wheel drive car bar none’.

In summary:

  • Optimal specification including air conditioning
  • A tidy example of a relatively rare breed
  • Fully documented history
  • Full service at 77,930 miles

Watch the video!

>

 

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + VAT), Motorcycles and Bicycles 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

 Potential buyers should satisfy themselves with the description and condition of each lot prior to sale. Each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ as per the terms and conditions for the auction, buyers are asked to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out the service. Any disputes over descriptions will not be entertained.

Auction: Spring 2021 Classics & Collectables Auction, 28th Apr, 2021

Viewing Days:
Monday, April 26th 2021
Tuesday, April 27th 2021
Wednesday Morning, April 28th 2021

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