Special-edition Lotus Elise on the block at Barrett-Jackson - 2004-12-30 - The Business Journal of Phoenix: A special 2005 Lotus Elise created for the Barrett-Jackson Auction will be unveiled Jan. 5, 2005, at the Los Angeles International Auto Show before being auctioned off in Scottsdale later in the month. "The Lotus Elise is one of the most exciting and desirable sports cars in the world," said Craig Jackson, president of Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. "We're honored that Lotus and U.S. dealer Park Place would create a one-off 'Barrett-Jackson' edition. With the 2005 Lotus offered at no reserve, this is a chance for someone languishing on a waiting list to instantly own an Elise." The Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction at Scottsdale's WestWorld will be held Jan. 25-30, with 900-plus cars scheduled to be auctioned off. The 190-horsepower Elise is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox inside a chassis made of bonded and extruded aluminum. Weighing less than 2,000 pounds, the Elise zips from 0 to 60 mph in under five seconds. Manufacturer's suggested retail price for an Elise begins at $40,930; the Barrett-Jackson Edition model includes a special interior, graphics, speed gear and other amenities.
Thursday, December 30, 2004
How come I didn't get this for Christmas? You know, my birthday is coming up... (hint, hint)