Previously Sold Cars

1997 Lotus Elise S1


Hilton & Moss are delighted to have this beautiful 1997 Lotus Elise S1 available for sale at our Bishops Stortford showroom.

The Series 1 Elise was first released in September 1996 with production running up until 2001.  With a full fibreglass body and aluminium chassis the car weighted just 725KG. Power is delivered from a 1.8 litre K-Series engine that produced 118 BHP. The combination of a high revving 4-cylinder engine and lightweight body result in a 0-60 time of just 5.8 seconds.

This particular Elise is S1 left the showroom in April 1997 and is incredibly low mileage with just 26,000 on the clock and only previous keepers.

Finished in rare (B42) Midnight Blue metallic with a Charcoal and Navy Leather interior this car is the 3rd of 4 UK supplied Elise models finished in this colourway. The car is finished off with a blue cloth soft-top and silver ultra-metallic wheels.

The factory specification is

  • Metallic paint
  • Leather trim
  • Auxiliary driving lamps
  • Blue soft top
  • Interior stowage kit
  • Cobra alarm
  • Passenger footrest
  • Boot kit
  • Radio fitting kit

This Lotus has a thorough service history completed by main dealer or specialist. The team at Hilton and Moss have looked after the vehicle for in excess of four years now with regular maintenance and servicing where required.  Under 500 miles ago this Elise have four brand new Yokohama AD08RS tyres fitted and had a cambelt and tensioner renewal in September 2020 at 25,600 miles.

The car has a detailed history file displaying a variety of the maintenance history and MOT history to support the cars genuine low mileage.

This is a rare opportunity to own a very well kept, low mileage Elise S1 finished in an incredibly rare colour.

We welcome part exchange and offer competitive finance.


  • Make Lotus

  • Model Elise

  • Year 1997

  • Mileage 26,000 mi

  • Colour Midnight Blue

  • Transmission Manual

  • Price SOLD

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