When Lotus Cars launched the all-new Lotus Certificate of Provenance programme, they knew it would be a hit with customers. However, the scale of the success has taken everyone by surprise – more than 1,500 presentation boxes have been created and distributed since August 2020, and to all corners of the globe
New for 2022 are four fresh versions of the Certificate of Provenance presentation box. The standard package (costing £170) remains on sale, though owners of an Elise, Exige or Evora might opt for one of the new model-specific variants (£180).
Each includes the same selection of beautifully designed Lotus collectables, though the content is linked to the specific model rather than the Lotus brand more broadly. The collectables are an aluminium plaque engraved with the owner’s name and information about their car from the Certificate of Provenance; a leather Lotus keyring; a carbon fibre bookmark featuring the brand’s nine most significant motorsport laurels; a presentation tin of four badges; and a Lotus ink pen.
The fourth new version is a stunning limited edition Black and Gold pack. Costing £199, only 300 examples will be offered to customers. The presentation box and collectables are finished in the instantly recognisable colour scheme of the iconic Lotus motorsport livery.
Chris Hinks, Director, Aftersales, Lotus, commented: “We’ve been delighted with the success of the Certificate of Provenance programme. Owners worldwide have recognised that the presentation pack adds a stamp of authenticity from Hethel to their vehicle, as well as being a beautiful item that enhances their ownership experience. By launching four new versions – three of which are model-specific and the limited edition Black and Gold pack – we’re enhancing that even further.”
Many packs have been bought as gifts for Lotus-owning loved ones, while others have been ordered by the owner themselves. Along with the collectables, each presentation box contains the actual Certificate of Provenance. Printed on premium paper, this provides a summary of the car’s details including the VIN, paint colour and specification. It also notes the date on which the car completed its production at the Hethel factory and was passed to the Lotus sales team.
With it is the Build Specification Letter. Drafted using detailed vehicle information from the Lotus archive, this document provides more in-depth information about the car, including its engine, transmission, standard features and optional extras.
The final document is a personalised letter to the customer signed by Matt Windle, Managing Director, Lotus Cars, thanking them for their purchase and updating them on the transformation which is taking place at Lotus. The three documents are presented in a simple black envelope placed inside the presentation box.