Lotus Elise (S1)


If you are interested in this vehicle please contact Hofmann’s of Henley on 01491 848800 or complete the short enquiry form.

Engine Size

1.8 Rover Kseries


5 speed Manual

Fuel Type







Hofmann’s are proud to present this original and unmolested example of a 1998 Series one Lotus Elise, in striking Inferno Red Metallic, now available at our Henley-on-Thames showroom.

This meticulously cared-for masterpiece boasts only 7397 miles on the clock and proudly stands as a factory original and one-owner example.

The exterior gleams in the optioned metallic finish, exuding a timeless elegance that turns heads wherever it ventures. Complementing this visual delight are the sumptuous Black leather seats, adding a touch of luxury to the lightweight racing-inspired cockpit. Inside, you’ll find an optional Radio kit that elevates your driving experience with seamless entertainment, perfectly harmonizing with the Elise’s spirited character. Additionally, an optional Alarm system ensures peace of mind, safeguarding your investment with state-of-the-art security features.

Beneath the bonnet lies a marvel of engineering: the Lotus Elise Series 1 is powered by a high-revving, 1.8 litre naturally aspirated engine that delivers an exhilarating 120 horsepower. Due to the vehicle’s low weight (a mere 725kg!), this lightweight powerhouse can propel the Elise from 0 to 60 mph in an impressive 5.8 seconds, ensuring every drive is an adrenaline-pumping experience. The Elise’s meticulously tuned suspension and razor-sharp steering offer an unrivalled connection between driver and road, delivering unparalleled handling and agility that they are renowned for.

PLEASE NOTE – This Elise still has the original manufacturer fitted Pirelli P-Zero tyres equipped. Although this is fantastic for a collector, we would recommend replacing the tyres before regular road use.

This Lotus Elise represents an automotive icon, a perfect balance of raw performance and refined craftsmanship. With its low mileage and one-owner provenance, it stands as a testament to meticulous care and admiration. Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of automotive history – visit Hofmann’s Henley today and experience the sheer thrill of Lotus engineering first-hand.

Viewings by appointment only.

Inferno Red Metallic Paint
Black leather seats
Radio kit
Alarm kit

Power – 118 bhp
0-60 – 5.9 secs
Torque – 121 lbft
Emissions – 170 g/Km (Lotus)
Top Speed -126 mph

Hofmann’s Warranty – 6 months from date of purchase.

Parts covered: During the specified period almost all of the original manufacturer’s mechanical and electrical components of the vehicle are covered against total failure except those listed under exclusions.

Cover includes:
Turbo/supercharger (Factory fitted)
Air conditioning (Factory fitted)
Timing belts: Providing there is proof that the manufacturer’s placement recommendations have been complied with and they are free from oil contamination. Casings: In the event of a part included in this agreement causing damage to a casing then the casing will form part of the maximum claim liability.
Car hire: In the event of an agreed repair and provided that the repair time is in accordance with K.I.S. schedules and is in excess of 8 hours, a maximum of £50 per day inclusive of VAT (excluding petrol and insurance) may be claimed for up to a maximum of 5 days, (related to the actual repair times from the time repairs commence) and provided that car hire is authorised by us prior to the start of the hire period. This will form part of the maximum claim liability.
Vehicle recovery: In the event of an agreed repair, tow-in charges up to £50 including VAT will form part of the maximum repair payout.

Exclusions: Chassis, bodywork, interior and exterior trim, locks, glass, tyres, batteries, exhaust systems, diesel particulate filters, catalytic converter, fuel tanks, brake and clutch friction material, wiring looms, road wheels, clearing of fuel lines, injectors, oil seals, satellite navigation, in car entertainment, seized brake calipers and all service items, heater elements, centralised locking pumps, car telephone, air bags, sensors, keys, key cards, remote fobs, all light units, bulbs including gas filled, LED’s, Xenon starter units, air conditioning recharging, anti-freeze, lubricants, filters, transmission fluids, external oil or fluid leaks, hoses and pipes, hardware e.g. bolts and fixings, pulleys/dampers, serviceable and ancillary items. Instrument gauges are covered only in the event of a single gauge which can be replaced separately, not as a cluster.

All warranty claims must be pre authorised by Hofmann’s.


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