1. Lotus Elise S1
Lightweight thrills were the name of the game when Lotus released their all-new Elise in 1996, and that’s exactly what buyers received. Despite only having 118bhp to boot, the original Elise was rocketed to 60mph in under 6 seconds thanks to its low kerb weight of 750kg. It was designed entirely to maximise driving experience, and was a breath of fresh air for motor enthusiasts who wanted an authentic racing car encounter for the road.
We have seen a jump in value of the S1s over the last two years as their potential is starting to be realised, but we think they have further to go. Ongoing maintenance costs are relatively low, it’s a reasonably easy car to work on, and fuel economy is excellent thanks to its low weight. If you’ve always wanted one of these, 2019 may be you time to buy.
Price Range: £12k – £25k