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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 States:

1960 Porsche 356 1960 Porsche 356 12 $US $49,900.00
1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 4 $22,995.00
1960 Lotus Elite 1960 Lotus Elite 16 $119,000.00
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 21 $25,995.00
1984 Replica/Kit Makes Westfield Seven 1984 Replica/Kit Makes Westfield Seven 21 $US $15,000.00
1959 Lotus Elite 1959 Lotus Elite 12 $80,000.00
1966 Lotus Elan SE 1966 Lotus Elan SE 21 $36,900.00
1977 Lotus Esprit S1 Coupe 1977 Lotus Esprit S1 Coupe 12 $44,995.00
1970 Oldsmobile VISTA CRUISER GLASS ROOF WAGON VISTA CRUISER  442 HOOD & WHEELS 1970 Oldsmobile VISTA CRUISER GLASS ROOF WAGON VISTA CRUISER 442 HOOD & WHEELS 21 $24,950.00
1975 jenson healey 1975 jenson healey 21 $6,900.00
1965 Other Makes MKIII S/C 1965 Other Makes MKIII S/C 12 $67,995.00
1962 Replica/Kit Makes LOTUS SUPER 7 MEGABUSA 1962 Replica/Kit Makes LOTUS SUPER 7 MEGABUSA 9 $22,000.00
1972 Lotus Other 1972 Lotus Other 21 $18,500.00
1969 Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior -- 1969 Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior -- 21 $48,930.00
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210 -- 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210 -- 21 $54,995.00
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 21 $25,995.00
1952 Cadillac DeVille Convertible 1952 Cadillac DeVille Convertible 12 $US $85,000.00
1958 Nash Metropolitan 2DR HARDTOP 1958 Nash Metropolitan 2DR HARDTOP 12 $US $17,500.00
1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 4 $22,995.00
1965 Other Makes MKIII S/C 1965 Other Makes MKIII S/C 21 $67,995.00
1962 Chevrolet Corvair 1962 Chevrolet Corvair 12 $US $11,000.00
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 21 $25,995.00
1969 Lotus Elan S4 -- 1969 Lotus Elan S4 -- 12 $43,995.00
1974 Lotus Elise Elite Type75 1974 Lotus Elise Elite Type75 15 $8,700.00
1967 Lotus Other S1 1967 Lotus Other S1 12 $US $16,000.00
1958 Packard Golden Hawk Sport TT 1958 Packard Golden Hawk Sport TT 12 $US $79,000.00
1969 Lotus Other FHC 1969 Lotus Other FHC 17 $36,900.00
1972 Lotus Other 1972 Lotus Other 21 $22,900.00
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 21 $25,995.00
1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 4 $22,995.00
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 21 $25,995.00
1965 Other Makes MKIII S/C 1965 Other Makes MKIII S/C 12 $67,995.00
1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 4 $22,995.00
1962 Replica/Kit Makes 1962 Replica/Kit Makes 9 $25,000.00
1978 Lotus Esprit Series 1 (S1) 1978 Lotus Esprit Series 1 (S1) 21 $US $39,999.00
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 21 $55,995.00
1973 Lotus Other Special 1973 Lotus Other Special 3 $35,000.00
1973 Lotus Other 1973 Lotus Other 7 $35,000.00
1988 Lotus Esprit HCPI Turbo 1988 Lotus Esprit HCPI Turbo 21 $US $20,200.00
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210 -- 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210 -- 12 $54,995.00
1966 Ford Mustang PRO-TOURING FASTBACK GT HIGHLY MODIFIED 600HP+ 1966 Ford Mustang PRO-TOURING FASTBACK GT HIGHLY MODIFIED 600HP+ 21 $US $35,003.33
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 21 $25,995.00
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 12 $US $60,000.00
1962 Oldsmobile Starfire 2DR 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire 2DR 12 $US $35,000.00
1965 Other Makes MKIII S/C 1965 Other Makes MKIII S/C 12 $67,995.00
1960 Lotus Elite 1960 Lotus Elite 16 $119,000.00
1968 AMC AMX 1968 AMC AMX 12 $US $25,000.00
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 21 $25,995.00
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 21 $55,995.00
1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 4 $22,995.00
1966 Porsche 912 1966 Porsche 912 12 $US $37,400.00
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 21 $25,995.00
1972 Chevrolet Camaro Orange Crush 72 Camaro 1972 Chevrolet Camaro Orange Crush 72 Camaro 12 $89,888.00
1967 Lotus Other 1967 Lotus Other 12 $12,750.00
1962 Lotus Super Seven 1962 Lotus Super Seven 8 $US $7,500.00
1962 Lotus 23 Sports Racing Car 1962 Lotus 23 Sports Racing Car 12 $225,000.00
Lotus: Elite Lotus: Elite 8 $6,400.00
1962 Lotus Super Seven 1962 Lotus Super Seven 9 $25,000.00
1989 Lotus Esprit 1989 Lotus Esprit 21 $US $8,100.00
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 21 $25,995.00
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 21 $55,995.00
1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 4 $22,995.00
1966 Lotus Elan SE 1966 Lotus Elan SE 21 $37,900.00
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 21 $25,995.00
1969 Pontiac GTO Judge 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge 12 $108,000.00
1962 Oldsmobile Starfire 2DR 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire 2DR 12 $US $35,000.00
1989 Lotus Esprit 1989 Lotus Esprit 21 $US $5,100.00
1973 Volkswagen Thing 1973 Volkswagen Thing 21 $13,900.00
1983 Porsche 944 -- 1983 Porsche 944 -- 12 $13,995.00
1932 Ford Other -- 1932 Ford Other -- 21 $49,995.00
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 21 $55,995.00
1967 Chevrolet Camaro 1967 Chevrolet Camaro 4 $US $24,100.00
1962 Chevrolet Corvair 1962 Chevrolet Corvair 12 $US $11,000.00
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 21 $25,995.00
1972 Chevrolet Camaro Orange Crush 72 Camaro 1972 Chevrolet Camaro Orange Crush 72 Camaro 12 $US $25,000.00
1984 Lotus Super Seven 1984 Lotus Super Seven 6 $US $5,000.00
Lotus: Super Seven TOYOTA AE86 GTS POWER Lotus: Super Seven TOYOTA AE86 GTS POWER 21 $C $15,200.00
1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 4 $22,995.00
1965 Pontiac Le Mans Hardtop 1965 Pontiac Le Mans Hardtop 12 $29,995.00
1969 Lotus Elan Roadster fully restored with 26R upgrades 1969 Lotus Elan Roadster fully restored with 26R upgrades 12 $US $35,000.00
1955 Lotus MK9 1955 Lotus MK9 12 $135,000.00
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 21 $25,995.00
1966 Chevrolet Caprice 2 DOOR HARTOP 1966 Chevrolet Caprice 2 DOOR HARTOP 12 $US $40,000.00
1966 Lotus Other 1966 Lotus Other 12 $7,500.00
1959 Lotus Other 1959 Lotus Other 5 $40,000.00
1976 Lotus Elise 1976 Lotus Elise 12 $US $4,101.00
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 21 $25,995.00
Replica/Kit Makes: LOTUS SUPER 7 REPLICA Replica/Kit Makes: LOTUS SUPER 7 REPLICA 21 $C $6,200.00
1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 4 $22,995.00
1967 Lotus Other 1967 Lotus Other 21 $US $30,000.00
1960 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 1960 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 12 $US $90,188.00
1989 Lotus Esprit 1989 Lotus Esprit 21 $US $10,600.00
1988 Lotus Esprit Esprit Turbo 1988 Lotus Esprit Esprit Turbo 12 $27,900.00
1988 Lotus ESPRIT TURBO LOTUS DESIGN 1988 Lotus ESPRIT TURBO LOTUS DESIGN 21 $US $15,300.00
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 21 $25,995.00
1966 Lotus 23 B/C 1966 Lotus 23 B/C 15 $US $70,000.00
1971 Lotus Elan 1971 Lotus Elan 21 $US $23,600.00
1970 Lotus europe 1970 Lotus europe 15 $US $5,900.00
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 21 $25,995.00
1954 Packard Victoria 5431 1954 Packard Victoria 5431 1 $US $50,000.00