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Lotus VIN Number Lookup
The Vehicle Identification Number for a Lotus can be found in the following places: i) inside the front services compartment, ii) on the front windscreen and iii) stamped on the chassis vertical to the rear offside wheel.
         
VIN S C C P C 2 4 U 9 5 5 5 1 1 3 5 6
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Lotus Cars - Position 1-2-3 World Manufacturer Identifier - Position 1-2-3,  value = 'SCC'



Lotus Elise - 1998 Onwards - pos 13 = '3'

Elise - 1996 to 1997 - 14 = '0'

Espirit / Turbo - 1998 to 2004 pos 6/7/8 = '082'

Elan  - pos 4 = 'G', pos 4/5/6 = '100'

Exige 2000 Onwards - pos 13 = '8'

Position 9,  VIN - Check Digit

Pos 10  model  VIN Year Codes

Pos 11  Assembly Plant, 'H' = Hethel, 'B' = Shah Alam

14-15-16-17 - Unique Lotus Vehicle Serial Number

Further information can be found at the Sands Mechanical Museum