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2006 Lotus Exige Cup 240 - Factory 'Race' Trim - Roll C

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Kings Specialist Cars is delighted to offer this exceptionally rare Lotus Exige Cup 240 model in ‘Race’ specification and just 18,000 miles on the clock.

The Lotus Exige Cup 240
In 2005, Lotus announced it would be launching the first track-ready versions of the S2 Exige in the 190 and Cup 240. Picked from the regular production line and hand built by the Motorsport division, the 240 was the first model to be fitted with a supercharger and the huge standard specification included traction control, twin oil coolers, Accusump system, Torsen LSD, heavy duty clutch, Öhlins adjustable dampers, AP Racing brakes and lightweight wheels. The model also came available in ‘Road’ or ‘Race’ specification, which was denoted by the no-cost options of an FIA approved six-point roll cage, mechanical ignition kill switch (cockpit and external) as well as electrical fire extinguisher system (cockpit and external). It also automatically deleted the air-conditioning, which was not an option in Race mode according to Lotus sales literature of the time.
These models are highly focused performance cars that helped establish Lotus’ modern reputation in road-legal track cars and was the first of the official ‘Cup’ car that set the president for other icons later down the line. According to DVLA records, just 27 Cup 240 models were registered in the UK from new making this an incredibly rare car, as Race models were often converted into full circuit racing cars.

About PO55 LPC
Registered on January 1st 2006, the first owner of this Cup 240 selected Race trim with an RRP of £45,995.00 but added the Storm Titanium metallic paint, which was a £405.00 optional extra. The car passed through five previous owners (one of whom owned the car twice), all of which cared for it and recognised its rarity, as displayed by the service history record and huge amount of paperwork and provenance that accompanies the car.
Included in the large history file are the original service books, supplementary service manual from Lotus Sport, additional literature and dealer brochures from the time, as well as a stamped Maintenance Record book displaying 12 services. There’s also every invoice for the car from tyres to geometry checks, as well as other related paperwork including every MoT certificate.

The current owner acquired the car in August 2018 and after its service in October 2018 chose to display it in a collection. It was kept on trickle charge and regularly started until it was decided to professionally recommission and MoT the car in October 2023 where it passed with no advisories.

Having covered just 18,500 miles the car is in very good overall condition, with only minor stone chip markings to the front. All four wheels are in great condition and fitted with Toyo R888 tyres. Inside, there are a few age-related marks on the side sill from having to navigate entry and exit but is otherwise very good.

Service History Record
08/02/2006 – 927 miles – Westwood Garage (Main Dealer)
12/09/2008 – 1,890 miles – Bell & Colvill (Specialist) – brake fluid/spark plugs
26/09/2009 – 5,738 miles – Lipscomb Lotus (Main Dealer)- brake fluid/spark plugs
28/09/2010 – 8,161 miles – Back on Track (Specialist) – brake fluid/coolant
22/08/2011 – 9,743 miles – Back on Track (Specialist) – brake fluid/brake pads
20/08/2012 – 11,743 miles – Back on Track (Specialist) – brake fluid/spark plugs
25/08/2013 – 12,176 miles – Back on Track (Specialist) – brake fluid/brake pads
23/09/2014 – 12,490 miles – Back on Track (Specialist) – brake fluid/spark plugs/air filter
16/12/2015 – 14,453 miles – Back on Track (Specialist) – brake fluid/supercharger belt
05/07/2017 – 17,293 miles – Back on Track (Specialist) – brake fluid/coolant/gearbox oil
19/10/2018 – 18,449 miles – Back on Track (Specialist) – brake fluid/spark plugs
25/10/2023 – 18,538miles – Back on Track (Specialist) – brake fluid/recommission service

This very rare car is unlike anything else available and is ready to use or be stored away in another cherished collection. Viewing is recommended (by appointment only) and we’re happy to assist in the transportation of the car worldwide.

Video available upon request.


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Item Location: Essex, UK
Seller: Kings Specialist Cars Ltd
Joined December 2023
  Simon Holmes
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Country: United Kingdom
City: Canvey Island
Phone: 07751230698
Condition Used
Trade or Private: Trade
Price: £49,995
Added: 07/12/2023
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