1998 LOTUS ELAN S2 LIMITED EDITION M100
(The Very Last Elan Produced & Just 572 miles from new !)
The final Elan off the Hethel production line !
There have been many “last Elans” in the history of the model, the last S1, S2, S3, S4, +2, M100 SE Turbo and M100 S2. But there can only be one very last Elan ! This car is chassis number #800 of just 800 Elan S2 M100 Limited Edition/Final Edition examples produced
Chassis #800 was specified in Calypso Red with Raven leather piped Red and equipped with Power steering, E/windows, E/mirrors, Heated mirrors, Air conditioning, Full leather trim, Nardi leather steering wheel, Adjustable steering column, Clarion radio cassette player with CD, Unique interior model number badge, Lotus over mats, Black soft-top, Remote central locking and 16” S2 BBS alloys
Lotus finished production of the Elan S2 M100 in 1996. Chassis #800 being the last official Elan produced was signed by the production team in acknowledgment to the significance of this car and was retained by Lotus Cars for their own private collection. Chassis #800 was first registered on 25th March 1998 and issued with the Norfolk registration number R498 CAH and sold to a well known Jersey based Lotus collector via Haydon Lotus of Newbridge with just 29 recorded miles. In July 2019 ownership passed to a Hull based collector via highly regarded Lotus Specialist with just 483 miles recorded, a cherished registration number of 800 LAN was allocated to the Elan also
Chassis #800 is complete with incredible provenance file including an Original Lotus Elan Sales Brochure, Original Lotus Elan M100 S2 Sale Brochure including specification sheet, Original Lotus Owner handbook/Service book, Confirmation of 1st owners purchase, Haydon Lotus confirmation letter, Original bill of sale from Haydon Lotus, Haydon Lotus owners welcome pack (Original Performance Products Brochure & Price list, Various Lotus parts information & price list plus Pure Lotus Magazine dated Autumn 1998), Old MOT’s , Old Tax discs, Service invoices and 2 sets of keys with original Lotus key fobs. Maintained to the highest of standards by renowned Lotus Dealer & Specialist
This very special Elan has now covered an incredible 572 miles from new !
(YES FIVE HUNDRED & SEVENTY TWO MILES)
With just 800 S2 M100 Elans produced and this example being the very last off the Hethel production line and indeed the only car registered in 1998 coupled with an incredible, unique mileage makes this ‘time warp’ Elan a true one off and a must for any serious Lotus collector – A significant piece of Lotus history