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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:

1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL -- 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL -- 12 $79,500.00
1980 Lotus Esprit 1980 Lotus Esprit 12 $US $5,600.00
1960 Lotus Super Seven 1960 Lotus Super Seven 11 $US $20,000.00
1988 Lotus ESPRIT TURBO LOTUS DESIGN 1988 Lotus ESPRIT TURBO LOTUS DESIGN 21 $US $10,100.00
1988 Pontiac Fiero 1988 Pontiac Fiero 10 $9,000.00
1948 Packard Woody 1948 Packard Woody 1 $US $79,000.00
1932 Ford Other -- 1932 Ford Other -- 12 $49,995.00
1960 Lotus Seven G90 1960 Lotus Seven G90 11 $US $20,000.00
1964 Lotus Super Seven 1964 Lotus Super Seven 21 $US $15,000.00
1966 Chevrolet Nova -- 1966 Chevrolet Nova -- 21 $29,995.00
1932 Ford Other Pickups -- 1932 Ford Other Pickups -- 21 $49,995.00
1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 4 $22,995.00
1980 Lotus Esprit 1980 Lotus Esprit 8 $US $2,600.00
1980 Lotus Esprit 1980 Lotus Esprit 21 $27,000.00
1966 Lotus Elan SE 1966 Lotus Elan SE 21 $37,900.00
1968 AMC AMX 1968 AMC AMX 1 $US $25,000.00
1970 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class -- 1970 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class -- 12 $175,000.00
1989 Lotus Esprit SE 1989 Lotus Esprit SE 21 $US $7,200.00
1966 Plymouth Barracuda Fastback 1966 Plymouth Barracuda Fastback 1 $US $15,000.00
1962 Shelby CSX2032-FACTORY COMPETITION-OPTIONED COBRA 1962 Shelby CSX2032-FACTORY COMPETITION-OPTIONED COBRA 21 $2,000,000.00
1918 Other Makes 1918 Other Makes 18 $US $7,401.00
1932 Ford Other Pickups -- 1932 Ford Other Pickups -- 21 $49,995.00
1967 Lotus Super Seven 1967 Lotus Super Seven 17 $27,900.00
1986 Lotus SUPER 7 REPLICA 1986 Lotus SUPER 7 REPLICA 21 $8,000.00
1979 Lotus Esprit S2 1979 Lotus Esprit S2 12 $US $4,250.00
1988 Lotus ESPRIT TURBO LOTUS DESIGN 1988 Lotus ESPRIT TURBO LOTUS DESIGN 21 $US $17,100.00
1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 4 $22,995.00
1978 Lotus Super Seven 1978 Lotus Super Seven 10 $17,900.00
1973 Lotus Super Seven 1973 Lotus Super Seven 11 $US $21,500.00
1979 Lotus Elite 503 1979 Lotus Elite 503 12 $US $315.00
1976 Other Makes 1976 Other Makes 15 $US $5,950.00
1957 Chevrolet 210 1957 Chevrolet 210 1 $US $49,000.00
1932 Ford Other -- 1932 Ford Other -- 21 $54,995.00
1962 Plymouth Fury 1962 Plymouth Fury 21 $24,800.00
1966 Chevrolet Nova -- 1966 Chevrolet Nova -- 21 $29,995.00
1978 Lotus Super Seven 1978 Lotus Super Seven 10 $17,900.00
1977 Porsche 911 S Targa -- 1977 Porsche 911 S Targa -- 1 $39,988.00
1932 Ford Other -- 1932 Ford Other -- 21 $54,995.00
1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 4 $22,995.00
1988 Lotus ESPRIT TURBO LOTUS DESIGN 1988 Lotus ESPRIT TURBO LOTUS DESIGN 21 $US $15,532.00
1972 MG MGB 1972 MG MGB 15 $US $905.50
1964 Other Makes 1964 Other Makes 17 $US $610.00
1964 Other Makes 1964 Other Makes 14 $US $2,225.00
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 12 $55,995.00
1976 Other Makes Bradley GT 1976 Other Makes Bradley GT 17 $US $3,127.00
1932 Ford Other -- 1932 Ford Other -- 21 $54,995.00
1979 Lotus Esprit S2 1979 Lotus Esprit S2 12 $US $4,250.00
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 21 $27,995.00
1983 Toyota Celica 1983 Toyota Celica 17 $US $834.20
1932 Ford Other -- 1932 Ford Other -- 12 $54,995.00
1960 Lotus Elite 1960 Lotus Elite 16 $119,000.00
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 21 $27,995.00
1932 Ford Other Pickups -- 1932 Ford Other Pickups -- 21 $54,995.00
1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 4 $22,995.00
1978 Lotus Super Seven 1978 Lotus Super Seven 10 $19,000.00
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 12 $27,995.00
1967 Pontiac Firebird -- 1967 Pontiac Firebird -- 12 $54,500.00
1978 MG MGB mg mgb 1978 MG MGB mg mgb 16 $5,800.00
1966 Plymouth Barracuda Fastback 1966 Plymouth Barracuda Fastback 1 $US $15,000.00
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2DR 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2DR 1 $US $30,000.00
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 21 $27,995.00
1968 Lotus Other 1968 Lotus Other 12 $8,500.00
1970 Lotus Other 1970 Lotus Other 12 $11,750.00
1988 Lotus ESPRIT TURBO LOTUS DESIGN 1988 Lotus ESPRIT TURBO LOTUS DESIGN 21 $US $19,199.00
1983 Toyota Celica 1983 Toyota Celica 17 $US $800.00
1932 Ford Other -- 1932 Ford Other -- 21 $54,995.00
1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 4 $22,995.00
1978 Lotus Super Seven 1978 Lotus Super Seven 10 $21,000.00
1967 Lotus Super Seven REPLICA, CLONE or KIT 1967 Lotus Super Seven REPLICA, CLONE or KIT 21 $US $10,000.00
1965 Lotus Other 1965 Lotus Other 21 $US $10,000.00
1960 Lotus Elite 1960 Lotus Elite 16 $119,000.00
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 21 $27,995.00
1970 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class -- 1970 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class -- 12 $175,000.00
1962 Replica/Kit Makes 2014 Stalker M-Spec XL 1962 Replica/Kit Makes 2014 Stalker M-Spec XL 12 $40,500.00
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 21 $27,995.00
1932 Ford Other -- 1932 Ford Other -- 21 $54,995.00
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 $27,995.00
1932 Ford Other -- 1932 Ford Other -- 21 $54,995.00
1979 Lotus Esprit S2 1979 Lotus Esprit S2 21 $US $12,800.00
1978 Lotus Super Seven 1978 Lotus Super Seven 10 $21,000.00
1962 Replica/Kit Makes 2014 Stalker M-Spec XL 1962 Replica/Kit Makes 2014 Stalker M-Spec XL 12 $40,500.00
1962 Plymouth Fury 1962 Plymouth Fury 21 $25,300.00
1973 Lotus Super Seven 1973 Lotus Super Seven 12 $US $1,275.00
1979 Lotus Elite 503 1979 Lotus Elite 503 12 $US $990.00
1963 Lotus Other SERIES 2 1963 Lotus Other SERIES 2 7 $29,975.00
1970 Lotus Europa  Europa S2 1970 Lotus Europa Europa S2 12 $US $1,076.00
1972 Lotus /Europa S2 Twincam 1972 Lotus /Europa S2 Twincam 11 $22,500.00
1973 Porsche 911 RSR Tribute 1973 Porsche 911 RSR Tribute 12 $195,000.00
1974 Lotus Europa 1974 Lotus Europa 21 $US $29,000.00
1932 Ford Other -- 1932 Ford Other -- 21 $54,995.00
1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 4 $22,995.00
1966 Lotus Other 1966 Lotus Other 12 $98,000.00
1962 Replica/Kit Makes 2014 Stalker M-Spec XL 1962 Replica/Kit Makes 2014 Stalker M-Spec XL 12 $40,500.00
1980 Other Makes Westfield 1980 Other Makes Westfield 21 $US $17,209.00
1976 Other Makes 1976 Other Makes 15 $US $5,950.00
1969 Lotus Other 1969 Lotus Other 21 $16,500.00
1970 Lotus Other 1970 Lotus Other 21 $US $1,375.00
1965 Ford Cortina 1965 Ford Cortina 16 $US $8,400.00
1970 Lotus Elan 1970 Lotus Elan -SOLID PROJECT CAR- 1970 Lotus Elan 1970 Lotus Elan -SOLID PROJECT CAR- 12 $14,000.00