SCD Private Collection – 1998 Lotus Elise Sport 190

1998 Lotus Elise Sport 190

  • One of fewer than 35 imported
  • Less than 500 original miles
  • Lowest mileage example known to exist
  • Non-street legal; track-day or race only
  • Not offered for sale

The Lotus Elise is a two-seat, mid-engined roadster initially released in 1996. The Elise has a fiberglass body atop its aluminum chassis that provides a stiff platform for the suspension while keeping weight to a minimum.

The Sport 190 model is a competition-only (not street legal) version imported to the United States in 1998. Fewer than 35 made the trip across the pond. Upgrades to the standard Elise included a roll cage, fire system, racing seats, master electrical switch, quick-release steering wheel, stiffer racing suspension and five-point racing harness, among others. It’s powered by a highly-tuned version of the Rover 1.8-liter four-cylinder producing 190 hp at 7,000 rpm. The 1,485 pound Sport 190 hits sixty mph in 4.3 seconds and 100 mph in 10.5 seconds.

This Series 1 Sport 190 model was originally purchased on September 24, 1998 for $55,600. We bought the Lotus in 2014 from the original owner, who lightly tracked the car early in its life.

[Source: Wikipedia]


  1. Jim Burrows says:

    Does this Lotus have a title in hand?

  2. What is the asking price?

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