Please see feature cars for full write up on this car.

Very rare car in Scandal Green one of only 7 SVA models ever made, AKA the ‘Toxic Frog’.

A famous car, it was originally Lotus main dealer Nelmes of Romford’s demo car and was used for their advertising including magazine adverts. While in their possession it was lent to EVO car magazine who did a 2 page spread review of the then new Sport 160 in issue 19, May 2000. Later in its life February 2007 it featured on the front cover of Classic cars magazine and had a further 8 page review inside. It also briefly appears in January 2007 Classic car magazine. See photos for confirmation of all the above.

We were also told it was the car used for the official Lotus sport 160 brochure, they only made 7 so 1 in 7 chance but we have no confirmation of this, however it did come with a separate paged A4 binded version of the brochure along with an original dealer copy. The original owners folder is signed by Julian Thompson the designer of the series 1 Elise.

This is SVA sport 160 number 24 out of the first 50 made with certificate of provenance from Lotus to prove.

HPI Clear – can email certificate.

HPI check shows its had the following registration numbers in its life:

2000 – W784CTW – Can be seen in the Nelmes advert and the EVO magazine review.
2000 – W10TVS
2002 – W622VMY – Age related plate supplied by the DVLA, original plate unavailable.
2006 – D5AJC – Can be seen in the Classic car magazine features.
2007 – W622VMY.
2008 – K33WEL.
2008 – W622VMY – its current plate.

7 owners from new, more than average but Nelmes were the original owner and all the other owners are enthusiasts traceable through the owners clubs.

3 x keys, 3 x fobs, 2 x cobra touch keys.

MOT 9 months.


Original owners booklet, all old V5, MOT’s, huge amount of paper work.

Full service history with stamps in the book and folder full of invoices.

History as follows:

2000 986 miles – Nelmes of Romford – After sales service (there demo car).
2001 5,212 miles – Nelmes of Romford – A service.
2002 7,443 miles – Wilsons – A service.
2002 11,878 miles – Wilsons – A service.
2003 13.016 miles – MOT.
2004 17,539 miles – MOT.
2004 19,148 miles – Sinclaire of London – C service (cambelt).
2005 19,841 miles – MOT.
2005 21,142 miles – Sportline – A service.
2006 22,733 miles – Dream Machines – C service (cambelt) + waterpump.
2006 22,787 miles – MOT.
2007 28,026 miles – Plansmotorsport – A service.
2007 28,602 miles – MOT.
2008 32,084 miles – Quantum Mechanics – B service.
2008 32,853 miles – MOT.
2009 37,914 miles – MOT.
2009 40,098 miles – Sportline – A service.

As you can see fantastic service history.

Fitted with the following sensible upgrades:

ITG Carbon induction kit.
Elise parts sports exhaust with oval tailpipe.
De cat pipe (the two exhaust mods make it sound like a V8 growler according to the neighbours).
Water to oil cooler (SVA cars came with no oil cooler).
Elise parts adjustable rear engine mount.
Pagid RS14 brake pads.
Elise parts alloy bell drilled and grooved discs.
Goodridge braided brake lines.
Elise parts motorsport extended rear diffuser powder coated black.
S2 Elise wiper.
Custom alcantara trimmed interior parts.
Interior black anodised interior parts such as gear knob, hand brake, window winders etc

Alloys have just been refurbished in black with new green ‘Elise’ stickers with almost new Toyo R888 tyres track day tyres.

Absolute joy to drive, our all time favourite Elise from the 100’s we have owned. So much so we have kept it 6 months and done a number of shows (see photos) before deciding to advertise. However it has to make way for a Audi 20v turbo powered Exige project that is nearing completion.

The whole car really is in stunning condition and must be seen a real head turner.

It really does have so much character, with fantastic provenance and history, will be sorry to see it go.

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