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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:

1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 21 $27,995.00
1978 MG MGB mg mgb 1978 MG MGB mg mgb 16 $US $3,500.00
1962 Replica/Kit Makes 2014 Stalker M-Spec XL 1962 Replica/Kit Makes 2014 Stalker M-Spec XL 12 $42,500.00
1967 Morgan Plus Four 1967 Morgan Plus Four 21 $23,900.00
1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 4 $24,995.00
1946 Chevrolet Other Pickups 3100 1946 Chevrolet Other Pickups 3100 8 $US $89,900.00
1932 Ford Other -- 1932 Ford Other -- 21 $62,995.00
1988 Lotus ESPRIT TURBO LOTUS DESIGN 1988 Lotus ESPRIT TURBO LOTUS DESIGN 21 $US $18,100.00
1974 Lotus Europa 1974 Lotus Europa 21 $35,000.00
1962 Replica/Kit Makes 2014 Stalker M-Spec XL 1962 Replica/Kit Makes 2014 Stalker M-Spec XL 12 $42,500.00
1967 / 2010 Wharton Roadster Lotus Super Seven FREE SHIPPING Lotus Super 7 1967 / 2010 Wharton Roadster Lotus Super Seven FREE SHIPPING Lotus Super 7 10 $18,850.00
1955 Lotus Other Le Mans 1955 Lotus Other Le Mans 11 $175,000.00
1965 Lotus Elan Convertible S2 S2 1965 Lotus Elan Convertible S2 S2 21 $US $1,535.00
CLUBMAN LOCOST KITCAR SR20 ENGINEERED LOTUS 7 RACECAR CLUBMAN LOCOST KITCAR SR20 ENGINEERED LOTUS 7 RACECAR 12 $8,000.00
Lotus Super 7 Lotus Super 7 8 $29,000.00
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 21 $27,995.00
1962 Lotus Elite 1962 Lotus Elite 5 $US $25,100.00
1958 Replica/Kit Makes 1958 PORSCHE 356 SPEEDSTER CABRIOLET REPLICA 1958 PORSCHE SPEEDSTER CABRIOLET REPLICA 1958 Replica/Kit Makes 1958 PORSCHE 356 SPEEDSTER CABRIOLET REPLICA 1958 PORSCHE SPEEDSTER CABRIOLET REPLICA 21 $US $13,601.00
1969 Replica/Kit Makes AVENGER GT-12 1969 Replica/Kit Makes AVENGER GT-12 19 $US $3,551.00
1971 Datsun Z-Series 1971 Datsun Z-Series 21 $US $8,400.00
1962 Other Makes SUPERSTALKER N/A 1962 Other Makes SUPERSTALKER N/A 21 $33,893.00
1974 Lotus Europa 1974 Lotus Europa 21 $35,000.00
1988 Lotus ESPRIT TURBO LOTUS DESIGN 1988 Lotus ESPRIT TURBO LOTUS DESIGN 21 $US $18,750.00
1978 MG MGB mg mgb 1978 MG MGB mg mgb 16 $US $4,150.00
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 21 $27,995.00
1958 Replica/Kit Makes 1958 PORSCHE 356 SPEEDSTER CABRIOLET REPLICA 1958 PORSCHE SPEEDSTER CABRIOLET REPLICA 1958 Replica/Kit Makes 1958 PORSCHE 356 SPEEDSTER CABRIOLET REPLICA 1958 PORSCHE SPEEDSTER CABRIOLET REPLICA 21 $US $14,100.00
1965 Shelby Cobra replica 1965 Shelby Cobra replica 21 $31,000.00
1962 Plymouth Fury 1962 Plymouth Fury 21 $26,930.00
1932 Ford Other -- 1932 Ford Other -- 21 $64,995.00
1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 4 $24,995.00
1970 Westfield Widebody Indipendent rear Suspension Series 3 1970 Westfield Widebody Indipendent rear Suspension Series 3 10 $US $10,778.00
1967 / 2010 Wharton Roadster Lotus Super Seven FREE SHIPPING Lotus Super 7 1967 / 2010 Wharton Roadster Lotus Super Seven FREE SHIPPING Lotus Super 7 10 $19,500.00
1965 Lotus Other 23B 1965 Lotus Other 23B 10 $110,000.00
1966 Lotus ELAN 1966 Lotus ELAN 21 $US $27,500.00
1955 Lotus Other Le Mans 1955 Lotus Other Le Mans 11 $175,000.00
1985 Lotus Esprit Turbo 2-Door Coupe 1985 Lotus Esprit Turbo 2-Door Coupe 12 $39,995.00
Lotus Super Seven replica Lotus Super Seven replica 7 $23,500.00
1968 Lotus Elan  | eBay 1968 Lotus Elan | eBay 12 $14,000.00
1961 Porsche 356 Super 90 Roadster 1961 Porsche 356 Super 90 Roadster 1 $355,000.00
1965 Morgan 4/4 1965 Morgan 4/4 21 $US $23,995.00
1962 Replica/Kit Makes Stalker Cars XL kit with one off body 1962 Replica/Kit Makes Stalker Cars XL kit with one off body 4 $27,500.00
1967 Replica/Kit Makes SUPER "7" 1967 Replica/Kit Makes SUPER "7" 7 $26,499.00
1975 Datsun Z-Series 1975 Datsun Z-Series 21 $17,500.00
1966 Chevrolet Nova N/A 1966 Chevrolet Nova N/A 12 $29,995.00
1962 Plymouth Fury 1962 Plymouth Fury 21 $31,891.00
1967 Lotus Super 7 1967 Lotus Super 7 1 $26,500.00
1974 Lotus Other Europa 1974 Lotus Other Europa 10 $US $8,100.00
1978 Lotus Esprit S1 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 21 $59,900.00
1985 Mitsubishi Other Technica 1985 Mitsubishi Other Technica 21 $5,650.00
1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 3 $22,995.00
1965 Ford Other 1965 Ford Other 21 $US $10,100.00
1965 Other Makes 1965 Other Makes 21 $163,400.00
1963 Replica/Kit Makes Lotus Eleven 1963 Replica/Kit Makes Lotus Eleven 21 $29,500.00
1988 Lotus Esprit 1988 Lotus Esprit 21 $19,900.00
1968 Lotus Other 1968 Lotus Other 21 $35,000.00
1969 Lotus Other Europa V8 1969 Lotus Other Europa V8 15 $US $7,500.00
1988 Lotus Esprit Turbo Coupe 2-Door | eBay 1988 Lotus Esprit Turbo Coupe 2-Door | eBay 21 $19,900.00
1964 Replica/Kit Makes Ford, AC, Cobra 1964 Replica/Kit Makes Ford, AC, Cobra 9 $US $10,301.00
1961 Lotus Elven 23B 1961 Lotus Elven 23B 12 $US $165,000.00
1965 Lotus Elan S2000 26R 1965 Lotus Elan S2000 26R 7 $US $250,000.00
1962 Replica/Kit Makes Stalker Cars XL kit with one off body 1962 Replica/Kit Makes Stalker Cars XL kit with one off body 4 $28,000.00
1967 Replica/Kit Makes SUPER "7" 1967 Replica/Kit Makes SUPER "7" 7 $27,499.00
1964 Lotus Other S1 1964 Lotus Other S1 12 $45,000.00
1969 Lotus Other 1969 Lotus Other 11 $US $16,600.00
1962 Lotus Other Stage I 1962 Lotus Other Stage I 10 $78,000.00
LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO 1982 COUPE FULL NSW REGO HEAPS OF MONEY SPENT !! LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO 1982 COUPE FULL NSW REGO HEAPS OF MONEY SPENT !! 6 $33,000.00
1983 Porsche 911 SC Coupe 1983 Porsche 911 SC Coupe 12 $33,000.00
1987 Lotus Esprit turbo 1987 Lotus Esprit turbo 21 $39,900.00
1988 Lotus Esprit Turbo 1988 Lotus Esprit Turbo 12 $18,995.00
1971 Lotus Other Series 2 1971 Lotus Other Series 2 21 $US $3,900.00
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Coupe 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Coupe 5 $49,999.00
1987 Toyota MR2 1987 Toyota MR2 21 $8,800.00
1962 Replica/Kit Makes BRUNTON 1962 Replica/Kit Makes BRUNTON 21 $35,830.00
1962 Replica/Kit Makes Stalker Cars XL kit with one off body 1962 Replica/Kit Makes Stalker Cars XL kit with one off body 4 $28,000.00
1968 Lotus Other 1968 Lotus Other 21 $35,000.00
LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO 1982 COUPE FULL NSW REGO HEAPS OF MONEY SPENT !! LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO 1982 COUPE FULL NSW REGO HEAPS OF MONEY SPENT !! 6 $33,000.00
1985 Other Makes X1/9 VSS CORSA FLAMINIA 1985 Other Makes X1/9 VSS CORSA FLAMINIA 21 $15,000.00
1961 Lotus Elven 23B 1961 Lotus Elven 23B 12 $US $150,000.00
1965 Lotus Elan S2000 26R 1965 Lotus Elan S2000 26R 6 $350,000.00
1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 4 $22,995.00
1963 Replica/Kit Makes Lotus Eleven 1963 Replica/Kit Makes Lotus Eleven 21 $29,500.00
1965 Morgan 4/4 MODSPORTS 1965 Morgan 4/4 MODSPORTS 21 $US $24,500.00
1962 Plymouth Fury 1962 Plymouth Fury 21 $32,321.00
1966 Triumph Other 1966 Triumph Other 12 $US $9,605.00
1969 Alfa Romeo 1969 Alfa Romeo 1 $US $5,000.00
1962 Replica/Kit Makes Stalker Cars XL kit with one off body 1962 Replica/Kit Makes Stalker Cars XL kit with one off body 4 $28,000.00
1964 Lotus Other S1 1964 Lotus Other S1 12 $45,000.00
1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 4 $22,995.00
1960 Lotus Elite S1 1960 Lotus Elite S1 21 $122,000.00
1971 Lotus Europa Series 2 1971 Lotus Europa Series 2 17 $5,620.00
1970 Lotus Other S 2 1970 Lotus Other S 2 12 $17,500.00
1971 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon Brazil 1971 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon Brazil 20 $18,000.00
1965 Other Makes 1965 Other Makes 21 $168,000.00
1967 Lotus Super 7 Series 3 1967 Lotus Super 7 Series 3 12 $26,995.00
1988 Lotus Esprit Turbo 1988 Lotus Esprit Turbo 12 $US $15,650.00
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 seven lotus seven 11 $24,500.00
1988 Pontiac Fiero GT 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT 15 $US $5,100.00
1965 Lotus Elan S2000 26R 1965 Lotus Elan S2000 26R 6 $400,000.00
1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 4 $22,995.00