Kía de Muertos: 1991 Lotus Elan M100

I love it when a plan comes together — John “Hannibal” Smith.  I love it when a man comes with pepper –Hannibal Lecter.  Today’s competing themes of All Souls’ Day and Día de Muertos will now be brought together in perfect harmony with this next feature…find this 1991 Lotus Elan M100 here on eBay bidding for $1,999 with a few hours to go located in Colorado Springs, CO.

The Day of the Dead aspect of this car is instantly clear — in fact this is about as close as you’ll ever get to finding a Lotus you could campaign in 24 Hrs of LeMons without getting penalty laps, but the All Souls’ Day connection is muddy…but the Elan design and tooling was sold to Kia after Lotus decided they’d had enough, and from 1996-1999 the Kia Elan was sold in Korea. It is basically a Kia Soul with convertible top.*

The seller claims that the Isuzu built 1.6 liter inline-4 that is turbocharged to make 162 horsepower is in great running condition, odd given the total wreck that is the rest of the car.  This thing is just screaming to be turned into a track car.

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*Except totally not.