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LOTUS ELISE S1: BUYER'S GUIDE

Median Price: £22,513  •  Highest Price: £44,667  •  Lowest Price: £7,987  •  Sell-Through Rate: 77%

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Lotus Elise S1

Source: COYS

How much is a Elise S1 worth?

In our experience, we've seen plenty of Elise S1's go under the hammer and based on analysing every sale you can expect to pay £22,513 for one in average condition - that places it amongst the most expensive 50% of collector cars across our database.

As Lotus's go, a Elise S1 is on the lower end relative to other Lotus models. In fact this model is £7,161 below the median Lotus price of £29,674.

What is the maximum to pay for a Elise S1?

Across the 57 Elise S1's we've seen sell, the highest price ever recorded for this model is £44,667. It was sold by Bring A Trailer in the US on 14 Jan 2021.

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What is the lowest to pay for a Elise S1?

The lowest sale of all time for this vehicle is £7,987, Silverstone Auctions sold this car in the UK on 24 Feb 2023.

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What is the background of the make / model?

Lotus produced this model between 1900 and 2005.

Lotus is a British sports car brand founded in 1952 by Colin Chapman. Known for lightweight, high-performance vehicles, Lotus has won numerous racing championships and produced iconic models such as the Elise and Exige. In 2017, Lotus was acquired by Chinese carmaker Geely, which has since invested in expanding the brand's lineup and global reach.

How common is a Elise S1?

According to data from the DVLA, the UK licensing authority, there are [enterMOT] MOTd vehicles alive and kicking on UK roads. Unfortunately, [enterSORN] vehicles are SORNd - in other words not currently registered for the road.

Building on that we've also seen [plentyOrAFew] of these go under the hammer at auctions around the world, [enterListings] to be precise.

Of the [enterListings] to go to auction, [enterSold] have sold. In other words, this model sells on [str] of times it goes to auction - that's [aboveOrBelow] the average sell-through rate we traditionally see.

What is the [enter model]'s like to live with?

We know from reviews of this model by our 42,000+ strong community how this car performs across multiple variables. Those variables stack up to give a TCVScore which is a relative score of how good a car is across the 5 variables in comparison to all other cars.

For the [enter model], it scores a [enter score] out of 100 - that places it in the [enter position] of all cars in our database.

How the car scores across all variables is below:

 

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Why this article was created

Well, we've got one of the largest databases of sold classic car prices in the world so we thought we ought to help and put that data to good use. To be clear though, this article is not intended to be a full tour of every nook and sill of the Elise S1, rather it's meant to act as an introductory guide and overview of the market for this model.

It is here to provide you guidance on how much you should and shouldn't be paying for one based on the 74 we've seen previously.

If you're after more detail, we've got you covered. Click the button below to be taken to a the price guide for this model so you can see every single sale, price trend over time and lots more.

How this article was created

This article was created by looking back at sales of Elise S1 since the beginning of our database in 1992. We've scanned over 30 auction houses and results from over £15 billion of sold cars around the world to understand the where the market is at for this car.

The Classic Valuer takes that data and analytics which enables it to generate these articles at scale, for further information regarding the Elise S1 please visit the price guide linked below.

About The Author

Giles Gunning | The Classic Valuer

Giles Gunning

Giles is CEO of The Classic Valuer - one of the world's largest databases of sold classic cars in the world going back over 30 years covering over 11,000 models. Giles and The Classic Valuer are regularly referenced in key classic car publications including Classic & Sports Car.

Giles grew up around the iconic historic motorsport venue at Goodwood and enjoys his 1972 Alfa Romeo 1600 GT Junior around the Sussex roads. His primary car goal is to purchase back a selection of his grandfather's car's including his 1931 Riley Brooklands.

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