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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 Canada:

1988 Lotus Esprit Turbo Coupe 2-Door | eBay 1988 Lotus Esprit Turbo Coupe 2-Door | eBay 21 $19,900.00
Lotus: Other Lotus: Other 8 $17,501.00
Lotus: Other Lotus: Other 1 $12,750.00
Lotus: Other Lotus: Other 1 $13,500.00
Lotus: Other Lotus: Other 1 $14,995.00
Lotus: Elite Series II Lotus: Elite Series II 12 $17,500.00
Lotus: Esprit S2 Lotus: Esprit S2 1 $25,000.00
Lotus: Other Lotus: Other 1 $13,100.00
Lotus: LOTUS EUROPA S2 (SERIES 2) S2 Lotus: LOTUS EUROPA S2 (SERIES 2) S2 21 $8,200.00
Lotus: Other Lotus: Other 8 $17,550.00
Lotus: Other Lotus: Other 8 $17,550.00
Lotus: Other Lotus: Other 8 $17,550.00
Lotus : Super Seven Kit car NOT AN ORIGINAL Lotus : Super Seven Kit car NOT AN ORIGINAL 21 $1,700.00
Lotus : Super Seven Leather Lotus : Super Seven Leather 17 $23,000.00
Lotus : Other SE Lotus : Other SE 18 $20,000.00
Lotus : Other John Player Special Lotus : Other John Player Special 20 $10,600.00
Lotus : Super Seven Series 1 Lotus : Super Seven Series 1 1 $25,200.00
Jaguar : XJS XJS Jaguar : XJS XJS 21 $19,000.00
Citroen : Other four doors Citroen : Other four doors 21 $6,900.00
Oldsmobile : Cutlass Oldsmobile : Cutlass 18 $10,100.00
Ford : Falcon Futura Ford : Falcon Futura 15 $14,750.00
Maserati : Spyder Cambiocorsa Maserati : Spyder Cambiocorsa 9 $13,000.00
Chevrolet : Caprice Hearse Chevrolet : Caprice Hearse 12 $2,025.00
BMW : X5 2010 BMW X5M DINAN STAGE 1 BMW : X5 2010 BMW X5M DINAN STAGE 1 12 $44,900.00
BMW : 3-Series 2013 BMW 335i xdrive M-Performance BMW : 3-Series 2013 BMW 335i xdrive M-Performance 12 $36,000.00
Porsche : 911 GT3 Porsche : 911 GT3 19 $71,500.00
Chevrolet : Corvette Chevrolet : Corvette 1 $67,500.00
Volkswagen : Bus/Vanagon crew cab all gates Volkswagen : Bus/Vanagon crew cab all gates 8 $12,800.00
Chevrolet : Corvette Stingray Chevrolet : Corvette Stingray 12 $29,900.00
Chevrolet : Chevelle Convertible Chevrolet : Chevelle Convertible 11 $44,000.00
Plymouth : Barracuda 'Cuda Plymouth : Barracuda 'Cuda 19 $59,425.00
Porsche : 911 SC Porsche : 911 SC 12 $25,105.00
Porsche : 928 928S4 Porsche : 928 928S4 21 $14,900.00
Buick Rendez-vous 2004, VUS Buick Rendez-vous 2004, VUS 4 $1,500.00
Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4 2008 JLX V6 2.7l Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4 2008 JLX V6 2.7l 6 $7,900.00
BMW : 6-Series CSI BMW : 6-Series CSI 18 $6,500.00
Chevrolet : Corvette 60th Anniversary Chevrolet : Corvette 60th Anniversary 7 $89,995.00
Ford : F-350 KING RANCH Ford : F-350 KING RANCH 6 $29,500.00
Pontiac : Trans Am White Pontiac : Trans Am White 20 $14,000.00
Chevrolet : Corvette Chevrolet : Corvette 1 $67,500.00
Nissan : Murano Nissan : Murano 15 $4,350.00
Volvo : Other Volvo : Other 6 $5,000.00
Cadillac : Escalade suv Cadillac : Escalade suv 12 $16,300.00
Dodge : Challenger Special Edition Dodge : Challenger Special Edition 12 $79,900.00
Audi : R8 Audi : R8 9 $120,000.00
Jeep : Other DJ-5 Jeep : Other DJ-5 7 $3,000.00
Cadillac : Other 2 door Coupe Cadillac : Other 2 door Coupe 8 $36,000.00
Buick : Other Coupe Coach Buick : Other Coupe Coach 12 $10,000.00
Cadillac : Escalade suv Cadillac : Escalade suv 12 $16,300.00
Land Rover : Range Rover Vogue EFI Land Rover : Range Rover Vogue EFI 16 $7,300.00
CHEVROLET CORVETTE 1972 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 1972 21 $12,499.00
Ford : E-Series Van Cargo EXT Ford : E-Series Van Cargo EXT 16 $21,000.00
Volkswagen : Touareg TDI Sport Utility 4-Door Volkswagen : Touareg TDI Sport Utility 4-Door 1 $14,900.00
Chevrolet : Corvette Stingray Coupe 2-Door Chevrolet : Corvette Stingray Coupe 2-Door 21 $11,400.00
Chevrolet : Corvette L82 Chevrolet : Corvette L82 7 $13,000.00
Ford : Mustang Boss 302 Ford : Mustang Boss 302 9 $28,100.00
Mini : Cooper S S Mini : Cooper S S 21 $5,995.00
Chevrolet : Camaro Yenko 427 tribute Chevrolet : Camaro Yenko 427 tribute 21 $61,995.00
Dodge : Charger R/T Hardtop 2-Door Dodge : Charger R/T Hardtop 2-Door 11 $47,000.00
Plymouth : Road Runner Base Road Runner Plymouth : Road Runner Base Road Runner 21 $43,500.00
Lotus : Other Europa Twin Cam Lotus : Other Europa Twin Cam 4 $19,900.00
Lotus : Super Seven Lotus : Super Seven 1 $34,500.00
Lotus : Super Seven Lotus : Super Seven 1 $24,100.00
Lotus : Other Lotus : Other 21 $9,500.00
Lotus : Other Special Edition Lotus : Other Special Edition 21 $10,500.00
Lotus : Esprit Turbo Lotus : Esprit Turbo 1 $19,900.00
Lotus : Esprit S2 Lotus : Esprit S2 21 $29,990.00
Lotus : Other : Elan - Great Project Car - Lotus : Other : Elan - Great Project Car - 1 $7,800.00
Lotus : Other Europa Twin Cam Lotus : Other Europa Twin Cam 4 $19,900.00
Lotus : Super Seven black Lotus : Super Seven black 18 $10,450.00
Lotus : Esprit Lotus : Esprit 1 $17,800.00
Lotus : Esprit S2 Lotus : Esprit S2 21 $31,990.00
Lotus : Other  base coupe 2-door. Lotus : Other base coupe 2-door. 21 $8,900.00
Lotus : Esprit Turbo Coupe 2-Door Lotus : Esprit Turbo Coupe 2-Door 4 $16,000.00
Lotus : Other Europa Twin Cam Lotus : Other Europa Twin Cam 4 $19,900.00
Lotus : Other Europa Lotus : Other Europa 12 $24,999.00
Lotus : Esprit Turbo Lotus : Esprit Turbo 1 $24,900.00
Lotus : Other Europa Lotus : Other Europa 12 $24,999.00
Lotus : Esprit Turbo Coupe 2-Door 0 $13,100.00
Lotus : Esprit S2 Lotus : Esprit S2 21 $32,990.00
Lotus : Esprit 2dr Coupe Lotus : Esprit 2dr Coupe 5 $19,800.00
Other Makes : Westfield Lotus Seven SEi Other Makes : Westfield Lotus Seven SEi 21 $18,995.00
Lotus : Other Europa Special Lotus : Other Europa Special 19 $9,600.00
Lotus : Other Europa Lotus : Other Europa 12 $24,999.00
Lotus : Super Seven Ultralite Flyer Lotus : Super Seven Ultralite Flyer 21 $24,500.00
Lotus : Other black Lotus : Other black 11 $7,900.00
Lotus : Esprit Lotus : Esprit 4 $1,000,000.00
Lotus : Other Base Hatchback 2-Door Lotus : Other Base Hatchback 2-Door 21 $10,000.00
Lotus : Other Elan Sprint Coupe Lotus : Other Elan Sprint Coupe 8 $37,500.00
Lotus : Esprit Turbo Coupe 2-Door Lotus : Esprit Turbo Coupe 2-Door 17 $15,000.00
Lotus : Super Seven Ultralite Lotus : Super Seven Ultralite 21 $24,500.00
Lotus : Other Europa Lotus : Other Europa 12 $24,999.00
Lotus : Esprit Lotus : Esprit 5 $1,000,000.00
Lotus : Other black Lotus : Other black 11 $8,400.00
Lotus : Esprit Turbo Lotus : Esprit Turbo 1 $12,100.00
Lotus : Other Lotus Elan Lotus : Other Lotus Elan 21 $2,199.00
Lotus : Other S2 Lotus : Other S2 21 $7,500.00
Lotus : Other black Lotus : Other black 11 $8,100.00
Lotus : Other GT Lotus : Other GT 14 $6,600.00
Lotus : Esprit 2dr Coupe Lotus : Esprit 2dr Coupe 5 $19,800.00