Find it here on eBay in Metuchen, New Jersey with a $69,995 Buy-It-Now. His first attempt, the Six, was a successful but basic car and by 1956 he had ideas about producing a small upmarket GT car with serious performance using the Coventry Climax engine he was so familiar with from racing.

eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'barnfinds_com-box-3','ezslot_0',103,'0','0'])); This rare beauty is a 1974 Lotus Elite and it’s in Huntington Beach, California.

I just moved to Lawrence and daily drive an 87.5 Audi coupe gt, we should all hang out. I think most of these had the galvanized chassis so they hardly every have rust problems and most of the bits are from high production cars so you can get them right of the shelf at shockingly low prices. Use Classics on Autotrader's intuitive search tools to find the best classic car, muscle car, project …   |   Re: petroltank… having various fibreglass cars in my time, some had tanks that were part of the fibreglass body (Mounded in) and often that becomes a problem with the fibreglass in the tank deteriating. For Sale Original framed advert for the Lotus Elite from March 1979. Or subscribe without commenting. Lotus only made around 2,500 of these so it’s not something that you’ll most likely see another one of when you take this to a car show, which you will because, come on, it’s a 1974 Lotus Elite!

Dang. Extensively raced in top level International Sports Car racing 1958 - 1963, Class Winner: 1963 Tourist Trophy, Goodwood, Recently emerged from a top quality, very exacting restoration as an historic racing car for Channel 4's, Stored for many years prior to its restoration commencing in early 2016, Restoration carried out by renowned engineer and Wheeler Dealers presenter, Ant Anstead. As for the gas tank I am certain it has rusted over the years. Every detail has been restored to better than new standard using only top quality components. Typically in this country they had air-conditioning but most of the rest of the car was much like the equal BMW of the time in terms of comfort. A car that will be competitive in 1300cc class racing just as it was when new and will be welcomed by any prestigious event organiser because of its unique history and bewitching beauty. Lotus Elite for Sale. Sold. But fun most certainly even if you only take it back and forth to the grocery for it will carry far more than you might think.   |   The first Elite bodyshell was 'cast' on Saturday, August 31st 1957 and that day Chapman took the decision to debut the car at the Earls Court Show in October 1957. Those front and rear Euro spec bumpers sure do transform the car aesthetically. This car is the first customer car, chassis #1009 and would be finished in October 1958, just in time to be displayed at the Motor Show alongside the last prototype, 1008. Future Find? It was Lotus' first 'grown-up', credible road car and laid down the foundations of the Lotus business that still exists today. Are any of you fans of this generation of Lotus Elite? It is currently road-registered and is offered in pristine condition from our private vendor who has owned the car since Silverstone Auctions first sold it in 2016, but has never used it ~ this Lotus Elite Type 14 Mk1 presents a unique opportunity for collectors and racers alike. The speedometer works, sometimes, so that’ll have to be looked at but the rest of the gauges are in working order.

It’s hard to believe that they made these cars for 12 years, from 1974 to 1982; from Nixon to Reagan. The aim, to produce a coupe that could be used on the road for touring and also race at Le Mans was very ambitious, but the young team more than achieved it.

Did not go much faster but handled as good or better.

Filter Results Sort: Default ... A 1961 Lotus Elite Series II Coupe. It’s listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $6,495!