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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:

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
Lotus : Esprit S2 Lotus : Esprit S2 21 $32,990.00
Lotus : Other Elan Sprint Coupe Lotus : Other Elan Sprint Coupe 21 $37,500.00
Lotus : Super Seven Lotus : Super Seven 1 $25,000.00
Lotus : Other GT Lotus : Other GT 14 $7,800.00
Lotus : Other S2 Lotus : Other S2 21 $4,000.00
Lotus : Other GT Lotus : Other GT 14 $4,500.00
Lotus : Esprit Turbo Lotus : Esprit Turbo 1 $9,001.00
Other Makes : Westfield Lotus Seven SEi Other Makes : Westfield Lotus Seven SEi 21 $18,995.00
Lotus : Other ELAN ROADSTER Lotus : Other ELAN ROADSTER 1 $22,500.00
Lotus : Other series 2 Lotus : Other series 2 21 $80,000.00
Lotus : Esprit 2dr Coupe Lotus : Esprit 2dr Coupe 5 $19,800.00
Lotus : Other FHC Lotus : Other FHC 8 $4,650.00
Lotus : Super Seven Lotus : Super Seven 1 $20,100.00
Lotus : Esprit S3 Lotus : Esprit S3 19 $16,000.00
Lotus : Esprit S3 Lotus : Esprit S3 19 $16,995.95
Lotus : Esprit Fins & Retractable Wheels Lotus : Esprit Fins & Retractable Wheels 5 $1,000,000.00
Lotus : Other race Lotus : Other race 8 $27,600.00
Lotus : Other ELAN ROADSTER Lotus : Other ELAN ROADSTER 1 $22,500.00
Lotus : Esprit 2 Dr Coupe Lotus : Esprit 2 Dr Coupe 21 $14,100.00
Lotus : Super Seven Birkin Lotus : Super Seven Birkin 5 $24,895.00
Lotus : Super Seven Lotus : Super Seven 1 $29,950.00
Lotus : Other Std Lotus : Other Std 14 $10,500.00
Lotus : Other 2 Lotus : Other 2 19 $15,301.00
Lotus : Other FHC Lotus : Other FHC 1 $31,500.00
Lotus : Other Custom Lotus : Other Custom 21 $16,000.00
Lotus : Super Seven Caterham S3 Lotus : Super Seven Caterham S3 21 $29,990.00
Lotus : Other Standard Lotus : Other Standard 4 $1,125.00
Lotus : Esprit Coupe 2-door Lotus : Esprit Coupe 2-door 21 $54,995.00
Lotus : Super Seven Lotus : Super Seven 1 $31,950.00
Lotus : Super Seven cosworth Lotus : Super Seven cosworth 20 $24,255.25
Lotus : Esprit Fins & Retractable Wheels Lotus : Esprit Fins & Retractable Wheels 5 $1,000,000.00
Lotus : Other 2 Lotus : Other 2 21 $15,000.00
Lotus : Other base coupe Lotus : Other base coupe 10 $3,500.00
Lotus : Super Seven Sports Lotus : Super Seven Sports 16 $24,500.00
Lotus : Other Twin Cam Special Lotus : Other Twin Cam Special 14 $13,101.00
Lotus : Other +2 Lotus : Other +2 15 $5,000.00
Lotus : Esprit Turbo Coupe 2-Door Lotus : Esprit Turbo Coupe 2-Door 21 $17,900.00
Lotus : Other S2 Lotus : Other S2 21 $5,600.00
Lotus : Super Seven Super 7 Lotus : Super Seven Super 7 14 $21,500.00
Lotus : Esprit 2 Dr Coupe Lotus : Esprit 2 Dr Coupe 21 $17,499.00
Lotus : Esprit eSPRIT Lotus : Esprit eSPRIT 21 $11,551.00
Lotus : Esprit Twin Turbo Lotus : Esprit Twin Turbo 9 $37,000.00
Lotus : Other S1b Lotus : Other S1b 16 $20,000.00
Lotus : Other S1b Lotus : Other S1b 16 $19,000.00
Lotus : Super Seven Birkin S3 Factory build Lotus : Super Seven Birkin S3 Factory build 19 $31,000.00
Lotus : Super Seven Birkin S3 Lotus : Super Seven Birkin S3 19 $31,000.00
Lotus : Other S1b Lotus : Other S1b 16 $19,000.00
Lotus : Other Elite Lotus : Other Elite 5 $9,900.00
Lotus : Other S1b Lotus : Other S1b 16 $5,100.00
Lotus : Super Seven Super 7 Sprint Lotus : Super Seven Super 7 Sprint 12 $27,500.00
Lotus : Other JPS T/C Special Lotus : Other JPS T/C Special 21 $20,000.00
Lotus : Other SE Lotus : Other SE 21 $15,000.00
Lotus : Esprit Base Coupe 2-Door Lotus : Esprit Base Coupe 2-Door 7 $15,900.00
Lotus : Other GT Lotus : Other GT 12 $5,100.00
Lotus : Other Elan "S" Plus Two Big Valve Lotus : Other Elan "S" Plus Two Big Valve 21 $13,900.00
Lotus : Other S4 Lotus : Other S4 21 $21,988.00
Lotus : Esprit Limited Edition Lotus : Esprit Limited Edition 3 $4,000.00
Lotus : Other ELAN  RESTORED TO. SPRINT 5 SPEED SPECIFICATIONS Lotus : Other ELAN RESTORED TO. SPRINT 5 SPEED SPECIFICATIONS 12 $36,995.00
Lotus : Esprit Turbo SE Lotus : Esprit Turbo SE 21 $16,100.00
Lotus : Other SPRINT 5 Lotus : Other SPRINT 5 12 $25,000.00
Lotus : Other Red Lotus : Other Red 17 $4,000.00
Lotus : Other Big Valve Lotus : Other Big Valve 10 $7,001.00
Lotus : Super Seven ClubSport Lotus : Super Seven ClubSport 1 $43,950.00
Lotus : Other Elan Lotus : Other Elan 21 $17,800.00
Lotus : Super Seven SUPERLITE Lotus : Super Seven SUPERLITE 21 $55,900.00
Lotus : Other coupe Lotus : Other coupe 17 $4,500.00
Lotus : Esprit Turbo Lotus : Esprit Turbo 1 $26,900.00
Oldsmobile : Cutlass cosmetics for a 442 0 $8,000.00
Buick : Roadmaster roadmaster Buick : Roadmaster roadmaster 21 $15,000.00
Oldsmobile : Eighty-Eight convert Oldsmobile : Eighty-Eight convert 20 $39,100.00
Replica/Kit Makes : Lamborghini Countach Replica/Kit Makes : Lamborghini Countach 21 $75,000.00
MG : MGA Mk II MG : MGA Mk II 18 $18,500.00
Replica/Kit Makes : Tomahawk Coupe Replica/Kit Makes : Tomahawk Coupe 9 $19,995.00
Ferrari : Other 365 GTC/4 Ferrari : Other 365 GTC/4 21 $199,814.00
Land Rover : Defender 90 Land Rover : Defender 90 21 $16,000.00
Land Rover : Defender Soft Top Land Rover : Defender Soft Top 21 $22,000.00
Lotus : Other 0 $5,320.00
Lotus : Other S4/SE FHC Lotus : Other S4/SE FHC 11 $30,863.00
Lotus : Other 1974 Europa Special JPS Lotus : Other 1974 Europa Special JPS 1 $18,097.00