1991 Lotus Elan M100 For Sale - Loads of Upgrades

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1991 Lotus Elan M100 For Sale - Loads of Upgrades

Postby lotuselanman » Sat 15.09.2018, 02:13

For sale is 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 almost 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. There are also included loads of extra's.

1991 Lotus Elan M100
$20,000 OBO
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

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Re: 1991 Lotus Elan M100 For Sale - Loads of Upgrades

Postby Rambo » Sat 15.09.2018, 09:25

Who is Valentino Balboni ? I've never heard his name associated in Lotus circles before ?

Good luck with your sale
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Re: 1991 Lotus Elan M100 For Sale - Loads of Upgrades

Postby ElanBRG » Sat 15.09.2018, 14:58

Rambo wrote:Who is Valentino Balboni ? I've never heard his name associated in Lotus circles before ?

Good luck with your sale


He's this guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB6gv_GqTf0

I guess since lots of people think the Esprit is a Lamborghini, it's not so far fetched to have Valentino sign a Lotus. I've met him a couple of times at Lamborghini events, and he's very humble and very Italian, which is cool. In his retirement, he spends most of his time flying around the world attending car events, and he's signed a lot of cars.
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Re: 1991 Lotus Elan M100 For Sale - Loads of Upgrades

Postby lotuselanman » Mon 17.09.2018, 02:32

Thanks Rambo! He was the Chief Test Driver for Lamborghini and worked for them for over 40 years. A lot of dealerships around here are Lambo/Lotus, which is how I met him. Super humble guy and really nice. He has driven over 80% of all Lamborghini's and seemed to really like my car. :m100:

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Re: 1991 Lotus Elan M100 For Sale - Loads of Upgrades

Postby lotuselanman » Wed 26.09.2018, 00:17

Bump - I'm open to reasonable offers.
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Re: 1991 Lotus Elan M100 For Sale - Loads of Upgrades

Postby donsladek » Sat 06.10.2018, 16:16

Now on eBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/332830909479

$22K BIN

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Re: 1991 Lotus Elan M100 For Sale - Loads of Upgrades

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Thu 11.10.2018, 13:57

Still on eBay... 30 hours to go! Wow! :bananasex: :poke:
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Re: 1991 Lotus Elan M100 For Sale - Loads of Upgrades

Postby ElanBRG » Fri 08.03.2019, 06:35

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Re: 1991 Lotus Elan M100 For Sale - Loads of Upgrades

Postby lotuselanman » Fri 08.03.2019, 07:38

ElanBRG wrote:Good luck with the BAT auction!

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1991- ... tification


Thanks ElanBRG! It's much appreciated. If anyone is interested in bidding I'm free to answer any questions!
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Re: 1991 Lotus Elan M100 For Sale - Loads of Upgrades

Postby ElanBRG » Mon 15.04.2019, 23:38

Did your Elan ever sell? Seems like it hasn't been relisted on eBay for a while.
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