You Could Get A Heck Of A Deal On This Lotus Evora Write-Off

Want a Lotus Evora? You’re in luck, because with the Elise and Exige no longer certified for driving on US roadways, the Evora is the only model Lotus currently sells that is. But it’ll cost you upwards of $100,000.

This one, however, could end up in your driveway for a lot less. The 2013 model is currently listed on Copart. But where most of the cars – exotic or otherwise – that we usually see on the site are pretty much totaled, this late-model Lotus doesn’t look so bad.

The base model launched in 2009, with a 3.5-liter V6. Without the supercharger, it packs a relatively modest 276 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, channeled to the rear wheels through a six-speed transmission – this version equipped with an automatic.

That’s a far cry from the 400+ hp produced by the latest versions, but that only goes to show that the vehicle (and its engine) have more to offer if you spend some time and money upgrading it. Even if you don’t, though, the Evora is still one of the sweetest-handling cars on the road or track.

Though listed on a salvage title, the only damage specified on this example are some minor dents or scratches. With little over 16,000 miles on the odometer, it’s estimated to be worth about $52k. But as we go to press, bidding currently stands at $3,050.

We can’t vouch for its condition or the advisability of buying it, sight unseen. But the prospect of getting a steal on a lightly damaged Lotus could prove irresistible to some.

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  • Zandit75

    That is a surprisingly worn interior for just 16k miles. Much more to this story methinks.

    • Six_Tymes

      yep, i mean just look at that drivers seat.

      • Zandit75

        Yep, that was the first thing I looked at! Looks more like what you would see on a 30yo car!

      • Miknik

        Then again it’s a Lotus, that is not exactly a Lexus; You need a lot of love and passion to own a Lotus…

  • Erzhik

    Given the starting price and a salvage title, I’m thinking it’s a flooded vehicle. If it is in fact a flooded vehicle, why would you buy a flooded Lotus?

    • Nick099

      Masochism.

  • LWOAP

    I’m assuming there is flood damage on the vehicle.

  • manuel

    Ain’t nothin’ free in this world.Nothin’

  • TheBelltower

    For $3k, fine.

  • LouInPA

    Hmmm Copart – company responsible for rounding up all the flood cars in Houston area and just happen to separate all the expensive cars off to the side. Buyer beware.

  • My bet that this is a flooded cars, even if you want to salvage it as race car, that could potentially be costly too.

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