January 31, 2005: Erynn and I went down to Phoenix to visit some friends there. Our trip coincided with the 2005 Barrett-Jackson auto auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The auction specializes in specialty, high-value cars. At this auction there was only one Elise on the block, and we took some pictures of it (lot #962). The car appeared to be a standard Elise with the touring package. The only difference being Le Mans stripes, side decals and monogrammed/quilted seats. The car sold for $72,360 (plus an 8% buyer's premium), or just about $30k more than I plan to spend on mine!!! People just aren't very patient...
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