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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 the United Kingdom:

ELAN SE TURBO - THE ACTUAL 1989 EARL'S COURT MOTOR FAIR LAUNCH CAR. HUGE HISTORY ELAN SE TURBO - THE ACTUAL 1989 EARL'S COURT MOTOR FAIR LAUNCH CAR. HUGE HISTORY 11 £14,995.00
Lotus Europa Special JPS Twin Cam Lotus Europa Special JPS Twin Cam 12 £21,995.00
LOTUS EXCEL 1985 CLASSIC CAR READY TO USE PART EXCHANGE WELCOME LOTUS EXCEL 1985 CLASSIC CAR READY TO USE PART EXCHANGE WELCOME 7 £3,950.00
1971 ' K ' LOTUS EUROPA S2 COUPE IN GOLD LEAF RED/WHITE/GOLD ** VERY RARE ** 1971 ' K ' LOTUS EUROPA S2 COUPE IN GOLD LEAF RED/WHITE/GOLD ** VERY RARE ** 12 £17,995.00
Lotus Elan S2 Lotus Elan S2 7 £23,500.00
LOTUS ELAN SE TURBO CONVERTIBLE,M100,CLASSIC,1990 LOTUS ELAN SE TURBO CONVERTIBLE,M100,CLASSIC,1990 10 £4,750.00
LOTUS ESPRIT S4 GT CHAMPIONSHIP LIMITED EDITION - NO 9 OF JUST 11 BUILT LOTUS ESPRIT S4 GT CHAMPIONSHIP LIMITED EDITION - NO 9 OF JUST 11 BUILT 12 £24,995.00
1966 Lotus Cortina MkI Evocation 1966 Lotus Cortina MkI Evocation 5 £16,000.00
1963 Lotus Elan S1 LHD Restoration Project 1963 Lotus Elan S1 LHD Restoration Project 12 £12,947.00
Lotus Esprit in top condition from collector for collectors full maintenance doc Lotus Esprit in top condition from collector for collectors full maintenance doc 12 £8,900.00
Ford Cortina Mk1 restoration project, Historic classic race rally Lotus GT FIA Ford Cortina Mk1 restoration project, Historic classic race rally Lotus GT FIA 12 £5,250.00
Lotus Esprit v8 Twin Turbo 1998 Silver 1998 Lotus Esprit v8 Twin Turbo 1998 Silver 1998 12 £30,500.00
1979 LOTUS ELITE 501 1979 LOTUS ELITE 501 3 £9,500.00
1980 Lotus Sunbeam Talbot "ESSEX FORMULA ONE" 1980 Lotus Sunbeam Talbot "ESSEX FORMULA ONE" 12 £49,990.00
LOTUS ELAN SE TURBO - LOW MILEAGE, HUGE HISTORY, ALL MOT'S, SUPERB INSIDE & OUT! LOTUS ELAN SE TURBO - LOW MILEAGE, HUGE HISTORY, ALL MOT'S, SUPERB INSIDE & OUT! 12 £4,995.00
Lotus Spyder Chassis Lotus Spyder Chassis 4 £3,600.00
Lotus Esprit S3 non-turbo Lotus Esprit S3 non-turbo 12 £26,000.00
1980 Lotus Sunbeam Talbot "ESSEX FORMULA ONE" 1980 Lotus Sunbeam Talbot "ESSEX FORMULA ONE" 12 £49,990.00
lotus elan plus 2S JPS lotus elan plus 2S JPS 12 £11,600.00
1978 VAUXHALL CHEVETTE 2300 HS SILVER SAME ERA AS RS2000 MEXICO LOTUS SUMBEAM 1978 VAUXHALL CHEVETTE 2300 HS SILVER SAME ERA AS RS2000 MEXICO LOTUS SUMBEAM 12 £19,995.00
1993 LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO SE RED HIGH WING 1993 LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO SE RED HIGH WING 9 £26,995.00
1972 LOTUS EUROPA TWIN-CAM FOR LIGHT RESTORATION 1972 LOTUS EUROPA TWIN-CAM FOR LIGHT RESTORATION 12 £9,851.20
Lotus Esprit v8 Twin Turbo 1998 Silver 1998 Lotus Esprit v8 Twin Turbo 1998 Silver 1998 12 £32,500.00
1965 Lotus Cortina Mk.I with Comp History 1965 Lotus Cortina Mk.I with Comp History 11 £39,990.00
LOTUS ESPRIT S4 GT CHAMPIONSHIP LIMITED EDITION - NO 9 OF JUST 11 BUILT LOTUS ESPRIT S4 GT CHAMPIONSHIP LIMITED EDITION - NO 9 OF JUST 11 BUILT 12 £24,995.00
1973 LOTUS ELAN +2S 130/5 GENUINE JPS MODEL WITH HERITAGE CERT, LIGHT RECOMISH 1973 LOTUS ELAN +2S 130/5 GENUINE JPS MODEL WITH HERITAGE CERT, LIGHT RECOMISH 12 £25,000.00
Lotus Esprit 2.0 S2 COMMEMORATIVE WORLD CHAMPION EDITION 048 Lotus Esprit 2.0 S2 COMMEMORATIVE WORLD CHAMPION EDITION 048 3 £20,000.00
Lotus Elan Sprint FHC Big valve with weber Lotus Elan Sprint FHC Big valve with weber 12 £20,250.00
Lotus Europa S2 Lotus Europa S2 11 £4,750.00
1984 Lotus Eclat Excel 2.2 ** 66,000 miles ** Every mot and massive history** 1984 Lotus Eclat Excel 2.2 ** 66,000 miles ** Every mot and massive history** 3 £7,995.00
Lotus Elan 42k fsh low owners Lotus Elan 42k fsh low owners 8 £9,995.00
1964 Lotus Elan S1 GTS 1964 Lotus Elan S1 GTS 5 £64,995.00
LOTUS ELAN SE TURBO CONVERTIBLE,M100,CLASSIC,1990 LOTUS ELAN SE TURBO CONVERTIBLE,M100,CLASSIC,1990 10 £5,450.00
lotus Europa S2 restoration lotus Europa S2 restoration 6 £4,750.00
LOTUS ELISE,1997,F/S/H ONLY 68K MILES,VGC,LOADS OF INVOICES,BEST COLOUR COMBO LOTUS ELISE,1997,F/S/H ONLY 68K MILES,VGC,LOADS OF INVOICES,BEST COLOUR COMBO 12 £8,495.00
1970 Lotus Elan Plus 2 1970 Lotus Elan Plus 2 12 £13,995.00
Lotus Elan plus 2 +2 1967 Lotus Elan plus 2 +2 1967 12 £20,000.00
1983 LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO RED 1983 LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO RED 8 £12,000.00
Lotus Elan M100 SE Turbo Lotus Elan M100 SE Turbo 12 £6,500.00
Lotus Elan M100 SE Turbo Lotus Elan M100 SE Turbo 12 £6,500.00
Lotus Excel Lotus Excel 10 £6,995.00
LOTUS ESPRIT S4 GT CHAMPIONSHIP LIMITED EDITION - NO 9 OF JUST 11 BUILT LOTUS ESPRIT S4 GT CHAMPIONSHIP LIMITED EDITION - NO 9 OF JUST 11 BUILT 12 £24,995.00
LOTUS EXCEL 1985 CLASSIC CAR READY TO USE PART EXCHANGE WELCOME LOTUS EXCEL 1985 CLASSIC CAR READY TO USE PART EXCHANGE WELCOME 7 £4,250.00
Lotus 7 Series 1 Lotus 7 Series 1 10 £18,001.00
1978 VAUXHALL CHEVETTE 2300 HS SILVER SAME ERA AS RS2000 MEXICO LOTUS SUMBEAM 1978 VAUXHALL CHEVETTE 2300 HS SILVER SAME ERA AS RS2000 MEXICO LOTUS SUMBEAM 12 £19,995.00
1965 Lotus Cortina Mk.I with Comp History 1965 Lotus Cortina Mk.I with Comp History 11 £41,990.00
Lotus Eclat Lotus Eclat 12 £3,995.00
1962 Lotus Elite Mk. 14 Series II 1962 Lotus Elite Mk. 14 Series II 6 £30,000.00
1973 LOTUS ELAN +2S 130/5 1973 LOTUS ELAN +2S 130/5 12 £31,990.00
lotus elan plus 2 lotus elan plus 2 12 £3,625.00
FORD CORTINA MK2 LOTUS WHITE/Green FORD CORTINA MK2 LOTUS WHITE/Green 12 £20,995.00
1972 LOTUS EUROPA TWIN-CAM 5 SPEED, NEW CHASSIS PLUS QUALITY ENGINE REBUILD. 1972 LOTUS EUROPA TWIN-CAM 5 SPEED, NEW CHASSIS PLUS QUALITY ENGINE REBUILD. 12 £17,000.00
1993 LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO SE RED HIGH WING 1993 LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO SE RED HIGH WING 9 £24,995.00
1971 Lotus Elan +2S 1971 Lotus Elan +2S 7 £9,950.00
LOTUS EXCEL 1985 CLASSIC CAR READY TO USE PART EXCHANGE WELCOME LOTUS EXCEL 1985 CLASSIC CAR READY TO USE PART EXCHANGE WELCOME 7 £4,250.00
1967 LOTUS ELAN SERIES 3 SE Convertible, RESTORED IN 1980, Still a very nice car 1967 LOTUS ELAN SERIES 3 SE Convertible, RESTORED IN 1980, Still a very nice car 12 £20,995.00
1966 FORD LOTUS CORTINA FIA RACE CAR L.H.D IN WHITE/GREEN ** MUST BE SEEN ** 1966 FORD LOTUS CORTINA FIA RACE CAR L.H.D IN WHITE/GREEN ** MUST BE SEEN ** 11 £39,995.00
Lotus Banks Europa 1971 Lotus Banks Europa 1971 12 £23,995.00
1990 G Lotus Esprit 2.2 X180 - Bright Red 1990 G Lotus Esprit 2.2 X180 - Bright Red 12 £19,995.00
Lotus Seven Replica Lotus Seven Replica 11 £10,000.00
LOTUS ELAN M100 1992 LOTUS ELAN M100 1992 11 £4,895.00
FOR SALE: Lotus Cortina Mk1 Race Car 1965 FOR SALE: Lotus Cortina Mk1 Race Car 1965 10 £79,995.00
Lotus Europa Special JPS Twin Cam Lotus Europa Special JPS Twin Cam 12 £26,995.00
Lotus Elise111R 2007 190BHP Lotus Elise111R 2007 190BHP 13 £17,495.00
LOTUS ELAN S4SE LOTUS ELAN S4SE 6 £39,995.00
Lotus Europa Lotus Europa 17 £29,995.00
LOTUS ELAN S4SE LOTUS ELAN S4SE 6 £39,995.00
Lotus Europa Lotus Europa 17 £32,995.00
Lotus Elan SE TURBO Lotus Elan SE TURBO 13 £6,295.00
Lotus Elan se turbo m100 family owner by father and daughter from new Lotus Elan se turbo m100 family owner by father and daughter from new 7 £7,990.00
A Superb Lotus Europa S2 Recreated as a Type 47 John Player Gold Leaf. A Superb Lotus Europa S2 Recreated as a Type 47 John Player Gold Leaf. 20 £22,995.00
Lotus Europa Lotus Europa 20 £17,995.00
Lotus Esprit Lotus Esprit 20 £10,500.00
1964 Lotus Elan S2 1964 Lotus Elan S2 6 £31,000.00
1971 Lotus Seven Mk. IV 1971 Lotus Seven Mk. IV 6 £14,000.00
1964 Lotus Elan S2 1964 Lotus Elan S2 6 £27,000.00
1971 Lotus Seven Mk. IV 1971 Lotus Seven Mk. IV 6 £12,500.00
1972 Lotus Europa Twin Cam "BIG VALVE",2 owrs, 36 old mots ,only 72K PX WELCOME, 1972 Lotus Europa Twin Cam "BIG VALVE",2 owrs, 36 old mots ,only 72K PX WELCOME, 18 £17,950.00
A Lotus Esprit Turbo Owned by the Hon. President of the Lotus Drivers Club. A Lotus Esprit Turbo Owned by the Hon. President of the Lotus Drivers Club. 20 £14,995.00
Lotus Esprit 2.2 Turbo SE Charge Cooler Lotus Esprit 2.2 Turbo SE Charge Cooler 12 £21,995.00
1978 Lotus Esprit SII 1978 Lotus Esprit SII 20 £14,995.00
Lotus Esprit 2.2 S4s Turbo 1995 Lotus Esprit 2.2 S4s Turbo 1995 20 £16,990.00
LOTUS ELAN S4SE LOTUS ELAN S4SE 6 £39,995.00
Lotus Elan Sprint Fully Restored Big Valve Lotus Europa Esprit Elite Elise Lotus Elan Sprint Fully Restored Big Valve Lotus Europa Esprit Elite Elise 17 £37,995.00
Lotus Elite 501, including number ! 710 MOP Lotus Elite 501, including number ! 710 MOP 20 £3,500.00
Lotus Elise 1.8 S1 Lotus Elise 1.8 S1 19 £14,995.00
Lotus Elise 1.8 S1 Lotus Elise 1.8 S1 19 £14,995.00
Lotus Europa Lotus Europa 20 £17,995.00
1969 Lotus Elan +2S 1969 Lotus Elan +2S 6 £21,000.00
1967 Lotus Elan +2 1967 Lotus Elan +2 9 £17,500.00
1984 Lotus Esprit Turbo 1984 Lotus Esprit Turbo 7 £10,000.00
2000 Lotus Elise S1 2000 Lotus Elise S1 8 £9,000.00
A Formidable and Ferocious Lotus Esprit V8 GT with Just 34,636 Miles from New. A Formidable and Ferocious Lotus Esprit V8 GT with Just 34,636 Miles from New. 20 £23,695.00
Lotus Eclat Excel 2.2 - 35000 miles Lotus Eclat Excel 2.2 - 35000 miles 20 £6,990.00
Lotus ELAN +2S Lotus ELAN +2S 14 £20,000.00
1962 Lotus Elite S2 1962 Lotus Elite S2 20 £69,995.00
LOTUS ELAN S2 2+2 1973 CAR LOTUS ELAN S2 2+2 1973 CAR 8 £19,995.00
1970 LOTUS ELAN +2 1970 LOTUS ELAN +2 19 £24,500.00
LOTUS ELAN M100 SE TURBO FULL SERVICE HISTORY AND EXCELLENT CONDITION !! LOTUS ELAN M100 SE TURBO FULL SERVICE HISTORY AND EXCELLENT CONDITION !! 6 £4,995.00
1988 LOTUS EXCEL SE 1988 LOTUS EXCEL SE 18 £9,850.00