Wheeler Dealers: S10 E11 – Lotus Elise Series 2

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Budget:  £10,000
Purchase Price:  £8,400
Final Cost: £11,550
Selling Price: £13,250
Profit/Loss: +£1,700

Work Completed: Rover K engine head polished and ported to give a power increase from 120 bhp to 150 bhp; engine bolts and head gasket replaced. Stock springs and shock absorbers replaced with adjustable units. New Advan Neova tyres; alloy wheels refurbished in satin black. Rear grille replaced with new diffuser; rear air scoops replaced with carbon fibre pods; new matte black filler cap; fog lamps replaced with 2010 model units; new Lotus badge. Front bodywork repair corrected; scratches and imperfections repainted; headlamps and indicator lamps correctly refitted.

Notes: Seller threw in some replacement parts in the deal. Restored car taken to Silverstone Circuit for a hot lap challenge: Mike did a time of 1:12.4, while Edd did 1:15.

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