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Lotus History

History

This is the history of the brand Lotus since the establishment of the company and up to the most modern of vehicles produced under this brand.

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Lotus

Company Lotus Cars, sports car manufacturer, based in the UK. Company Lotus was founded Colin Chepmenom in 1952, initially was based on the territory of one of the former stables in Horsni, but later was transferred to the plant, built there as well. The idea to do business came Chapman after a successful construction and sale of modified Austin Seven in 1950. Originally was organized by the company of Lotus Engineering, and only in 1955 appeared Lotus Cars, not a part of the first enterprises.





The first production car became the company's racing Lotus 6, sold in quantities of 100 copies. However, for the further work in this area Lotus needed additional revenue that was the cause of the issue of the first road car Lotus Elite in 1958 with stekloplastikovym body. This car, though it was fast enough and agile, was considered extremely unreliable. Besides, it can be purchased as a kit car, saving a lot of money, which made the production of Elite occupation of unprofitable.





In 1962, the company issued a better car Lotus Elan, komplektovavshiysya bodies of type "cabriolet" and "compartment". By the way, this model has acquired the first reliable motor, designed directly Lotus. It is noteworthy that despite the alternate success of the other models, the most popular car of the company remains Lotus seven, purchased in 1973, Caterham Cars. It is Lotus Seven earned more awards in the company's history, even in the period of the issue under the original name - in 1957-1970 years.




At the moment the basic model, which makes this company - Lotus Elise. In this car combine many engineering findings, such as: aluminum frame, manufactured by extruding and composite body. On the basis of the Elise was built a few racing cars, including 340R - limited series of machines with open top.

Buy Elise the end of the 90s-early 2000s can be without work for 7-8 thousand pounds. More В«freshВ» modifications will cost in the region of 20 thousand.


More В«chargedВ» model Exige at the age of 2-3 years has already cost more than 30 thousand pounds.

Lotus cars, presented in our catalogue:

Latest classic Lotus cars offered in listings in Australia:

LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO 1982 COUPE FULL NSW REGO HEAPS OF MONEY SPENT !! LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO 1982 COUPE FULL NSW REGO HEAPS OF MONEY SPENT !! 6 $33,000.00
LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO 1982 COUPE FULL NSW REGO HEAPS OF MONEY SPENT !! LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO 1982 COUPE FULL NSW REGO HEAPS OF MONEY SPENT !! 6 $33,000.00
lotus seven lotus seven 11 $24,500.00
LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO 1982 COUPE FULL NSW REGO HEAPS OF MONEY SPENT !! LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO 1982 COUPE FULL NSW REGO HEAPS OF MONEY SPENT !! 4 $24,200.00
Lotus Seven Clubman Replica in VIC Lotus Seven Clubman Replica in VIC 7 $27,500.00
Lotus Elan S2 Roadster in VIC Lotus Elan S2 Roadster in VIC 11 $14,000.00
Lotus Seven Clubman Replica in VIC Lotus Seven Clubman Replica in VIC 7 $27,500.00
Lotus Elan S2 Roadster in VIC Lotus Elan S2 Roadster in VIC 11 $14,000.00
Lotus Europa in NSW Lotus Europa in NSW 12 $6,500.00
Lotus Europa in NSW Lotus Europa in NSW 12 $6,500.00
Lotus Europa in NSW Lotus Europa in NSW 12 $6,500.00
Lotus Europa in NSW Lotus Europa in NSW 12 $6,500.00
2009 Lotus Elise 111 Only 9 100km AS NEW in QLD 2009 Lotus Elise 111 Only 9 100km AS NEW in QLD 12 $49,999.00
Lotus 7 Replica Lotus 7 Replica 8 $3,000.00
Lotus Elan S2 1995 MAY Suit Mazda MX5 MG Datsun Honda OR Sports CAR Buyer in VIC Lotus Elan S2 1995 MAY Suit Mazda MX5 MG Datsun Honda OR Sports CAR Buyer in VIC 10 $15,500.00
Lotus Europa S2 1968 2D Coupe Manual 1 6L Carb Seats 2 Lotus Europa S2 1968 2D Coupe Manual 1 6L Carb Seats 2 4 $4,059.00
1968 Genuine Ford Cortina GT Barnyard Find Rare Classic MK1 MK2 Lotus Parts in Sutherland, NSW 1968 Genuine Ford Cortina GT Barnyard Find Rare Classic MK1 MK2 Lotus Parts in Sutherland, NSW 12 $1,150.00
Lotus Espirit in Bacchus Marsh, VIC Lotus Espirit in Bacchus Marsh, VIC 12 $9,000.00
Lotus Twincam Crankshaft CON Rods Pistons Lotus Twincam Crankshaft CON Rods Pistons 3 $975.00
Lotus Europa 0 $1,225.00
Genuine 1965 Cortina GT500 Under Offer Lotus Escort MK1 MK2 GT in Wentworth Falls, NSW Genuine 1965 Cortina GT500 Under Offer Lotus Escort MK1 MK2 GT in Wentworth Falls, NSW 11 $22,500.00
Rare 1962 Ford Cortina MK1 Jail BAR Sports Coupe 220 240 440 Lotus GT 500 Falcon in Melbourne, VIC Rare 1962 Ford Cortina MK1 Jail BAR Sports Coupe 220 240 440 Lotus GT 500 Falcon in Melbourne, VIC 17 $1,518.00
Genuine AND Rare Cortina GT500 1965 Escort Lotus MK1 MK2 in Wentworth Falls, NSW Genuine AND Rare Cortina GT500 1965 Escort Lotus MK1 MK2 in Wentworth Falls, NSW 5 $35,000.00
Ford Cortina MK2 Lotus Twin CAM Ford Cortina MK2 Lotus Twin CAM 10 $30,000.00
Ford Cortina MK2 Lotus Twin CAM Ford Cortina MK2 Lotus Twin CAM 13 $24,950.00
Lotus Excel SE 1987 Lotus Excel SE 1987 13 $14,500.00
Lotus Excel SE 1987 0 $14,500.00
Lotus Excel SE 1987 0 $14,500.00
Lotus Excel SE 1987 Lotus Excel SE 1987 13 $9,999.00
Lotus Excel SE 2 2 1986 2D Coup 5 SP Manual 2 2L Twin Carb in Mudgeeraba, QLD Lotus Excel SE 2 2 1986 2D Coup 5 SP Manual 2 2L Twin Carb in Mudgeeraba, QLD 10 $8,000.00
Amaroo Clubman NEW KIT Never Assembled Lotus Westfield Super 7 Fraser in Glenhaven, NSW Amaroo Clubman NEW KIT Never Assembled Lotus Westfield Super 7 Fraser in Glenhaven, NSW 12 $4,216.00
Cortina 2 Door GT 1969 Same Base AS Lotus Cortina Perth WA Location Cortina 2 Door GT 1969 Same Base AS Lotus Cortina Perth WA Location 12 $10,402.00
Lotus 7 Clubman Cams LOG Booked Lotus 7 Clubman Cams LOG Booked 3 $8,500.00
Lotus 7 Clubman Cams LOG Booked in Cressy, TAS Lotus 7 Clubman Cams LOG Booked in Cressy, TAS 3 $8,900.00
Cortina 2 Door GT 1969 Same Base AS Lotus Cortina Perth WA Location in Como, WA Cortina 2 Door GT 1969 Same Base AS Lotus Cortina Perth WA Location in Como, WA 12 $13,500.00
Lotus Exige 2004 2D Coupe 6 SP Manual 1 8L Multi Point F INJ 2 Seats in Windsor, NSW Lotus Exige 2004 2D Coupe 6 SP Manual 1 8L Multi Point F INJ 2 Seats in Windsor, NSW 8 $55,000.00
1966 Ford Falcon XP Delux Sedan 4 Door in Vermont South, VIC 1966 Ford Falcon XP Delux Sedan 4 Door in Vermont South, VIC 11 $8,000.00
COE Chevrolet 1956 57 Cabover Hotrod Hauler Pickup Truck in Highton, VIC COE Chevrolet 1956 57 Cabover Hotrod Hauler Pickup Truck in Highton, VIC 12 $6,000.00
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 1980 350 Auto T Tops QLD Rego RWC LOW Reserve Chevrolet Camaro Z28 1980 350 Auto T Tops QLD Rego RWC LOW Reserve 9 $16,999.00
74 Toyota Corona Mkii 74 Toyota Corona Mkii 7 $7,100.00
Holden HK in Stratford, VIC Holden HK in Stratford, VIC 12 $8,500.00
Holden HZ Kingswood SL NO Reserve Sedan Automatic Holden HZ Kingswood SL NO Reserve Sedan Automatic 12 $2,325.00
Ford Prefect 1949 in Albany, WA Ford Prefect 1949 in Albany, WA 3 $3,800.00
Vintage Becker Radio Cassette Vintage Becker Radio Cassette 4 $127.50
1940 Ford Pickup HOT ROD Project in Sebastopol, VIC 1940 Ford Pickup HOT ROD Project in Sebastopol, VIC 9 $5,000.00
1974 Hearse Ford 400 Cleveland C6 9" Diff 351 GT Historic Rego 1974 Hearse Ford 400 Cleveland C6 9" Diff 351 GT Historic Rego 9 $2,025.00
Mazda 1300 Rotary RX3 RX5 RX7 R100 Rare Find in Dalby, QLD Mazda 1300 Rotary RX3 RX5 RX7 R100 Rare Find in Dalby, QLD 7 $4,500.00
HD Holden Premier HD Holden Premier 12 $3,500.00
Ford XD Fairmont Ghia 5 8L 4D Manual in Greenvale, VIC Ford XD Fairmont Ghia 5 8L 4D Manual in Greenvale, VIC 12 $7,500.00
Ford XW X2 Utes in Blue Haven, NSW Ford XW X2 Utes in Blue Haven, NSW 12 $2,000.00
Ford Falcon Deluxe 1962 4D Wagon 3 SP Manual 2 8L Carb XL XK XM XP Ford Falcon Deluxe 1962 4D Wagon 3 SP Manual 2 8L Carb XL XK XM XP 7 $810.00
Ford Capri GT MK 1 in Mango Hill, QLD Ford Capri GT MK 1 in Mango Hill, QLD 5 $12,000.00
HT Sedan in Rupanyup, VIC HT Sedan in Rupanyup, VIC 7 $404.25
Cortina 2 Door GT 1969 Same Base AS Lotus Cortina in Como, WA Cortina 2 Door GT 1969 Same Base AS Lotus Cortina in Como, WA 12 $14,500.00
Lotus Lotus 6 $5,655.55
Lotus Esprit S2 Lotus Esprit S2 12 $8,100.00
Lotus Europa JPS Special in Melbourne, VIC Lotus Europa JPS Special in Melbourne, VIC 8 $29,950.00
 Lotus Europa JPS Special in Melbourne, VIC Lotus Europa JPS Special in Melbourne, VIC 9 $18098
 Lotus Exige S 260 Special Edition Lotus Exige S 260 Special Edition 11 $39755
 Lotus Eleven Lemans Replica in Darling Downs, QLD Lotus Eleven Lemans Replica in Darling Downs, QLD 11 $29176
 Lotus Europa S2 Lotus Europa S2 10 $8865
 Lotus Elan S4 1969 2D Drophead Coupe 1 6L Twin Carb in Sydney, NSW Lotus Elan S4 1969 2D Drophead Coupe 1 6L Twin Carb in Sydney, NSW 8 $23407
 Westfield Lotus 7 Westfield Lotus 7 1 $17043
 ASP 320F Lotus Style Clubman Immac Cond MECHA1 Full REG With Engineer Reports in Adelaide, SA ASP 320F Lotus Style Clubman Immac Cond MECHA1 Full REG With Engineer Reports in Adelaide, SA 8 $13222
 MK7 Lotus Style Clubman in Moreton, QLD MK7 Lotus Style Clubman in Moreton, QLD 7 $14114
 MK7 Lotus Style Clubman MK7 Lotus Style Clubman 7 $14783
 ASP 320F Lotus Style Clubman Immac Cond MECHA1 Full REG With Engineer Reports ASP 320F Lotus Style Clubman Immac Cond MECHA1 Full REG With Engineer Reports 8 $13261
 Lotus Esprit Turbo NO Reserve Lotus Esprit Turbo NO Reserve 9 $12215
 1981 Lotus Eclat Excel Coupe Series 2 1981 Lotus Eclat Excel Coupe Series 2 11 $7482
 Lotus Esprit Turbo Series 5 1988 2D Coupe 5 SP Manual 2 2L Turbo EFI Lotus Esprit Turbo Series 5 1988 2D Coupe 5 SP Manual 2 2L Turbo EFI 11 $21153