S1 Exige soon to the market **help needed**


Posting here first before I post on the normal sales sites. If anyone is interested I can email pictures, awaiting better weather for the photo shoot

Would be interested in any critique on the ad? Especially price, with only one car for sale I am unsure where to position?

25 October 2001 build 556/601

2 owners. I purchased the car in 2004

22000 miles .

New aluminum, never repainted, Good condition.

Original grey alcantara motorsport seats with Schroth harnesses, alcantara interior trim.

Original EXIGE matts.

Sparco removable alcantara steering wheel (original retained)

Carbon Airbox.

Extended Lotus Power rear 3 fin black diffuser (original retained).

Air conditioned car (removed, all parts retained).

Hoffman spec Nitron 46mm suspension Front 450 helper 150, Rear 650 helper 300 (Original Koni suspension retained.)

Spitfire engineering toe links.

New brake master cylinder.

2bular 8’ single exit exhaust.

Eliseparts ali belled discs with Pagid RS14 pads.

New Avon ZZR tyres.

Depo Racing oil pressure and temperature gauges mounted into radio slot.

Emerald K6 mapped at Emerald 203 BHP (Original 177 ECU and housing retained).

Original VHPD engine refreshed at 19K miles by DVA Power.
New AP clutch (balanced)
Omega Pistons
1444 Cams
VDSK Springs
Piper Verniers
Full Engine balance at vibration free

Reflecta gold heat insulation applied to engine bay

Car maintained for the last 15 years by RMS. Many many receipts

Hello Aaron, firstly best of luck in advance selling. S1 are niche but definitely a market out there and S1 generically (including Elise) are making solid money now, average Elise seem mid £20’s now.

Re the grey car on pistonheads etc it’s sold. It moved around from from £35k-£47k price wise in the time I saw it on the market. Assume sold at low end of that. But it sounded like it needed a fair bit of tlc and had high miles (50k). There is a thread here about its sale


I didn’t quite follow its history/issues but clearly needed some care.

The other recent sale was on collecting cars


Mid 40k miles and to my eye again needed some tlc and sold for £42k.

My car is factory 190, similar miles / spec to yours with desirable options MS seats/harness and carbon air box etc. If I was selling it would be circa >£46k

Only my opinion but I hope helps.

Hi Aaron,
If you are looking to sell have a good friend of mine looking to buy an S1.

Thanks for the feedback James… I was not aware of the collecting cars sale…

Hi Kelvyn

Yes looking to sell… If you DM me I can pass on my contact details. The plan was to put the car up end of this month once the weather improves to get decent pictures.



Hey aaron,
Just messaged you bud.