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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:

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
1964 Lotus Other S1 1964 Lotus Other S1 12 $45,000.00
1965 Lotus Other 1965 Lotus Other 12 $30,000.00
1980 Lotus Other 1980 Lotus Other 15 $30,000.00
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
LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO 1982 COUPE FULL NSW REGO HEAPS OF MONEY SPENT !! LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO 1982 COUPE FULL NSW REGO HEAPS OF MONEY SPENT !! 4 $24,200.00
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
1976 Porsche 912 Coupe 1976 Porsche 912 Coupe 12 $US $15,700.00
1967 Lotus Super 7 Series 3 1967 Lotus Super 7 Series 3 12 $26,995.00
1967 Replica/Kit Makes SUPER "7" 1967 Replica/Kit Makes SUPER "7" 5 $US $22,600.00
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
1966 Ford Mustang FULLY RESTORED CONVERTIBLE 302-V8 AUTOMATIC P/S 1966 Ford Mustang FULLY RESTORED CONVERTIBLE 302-V8 AUTOMATIC P/S 21 $US $15,700.00
1973 Replica/Kit Makes 1973 Replica/Kit Makes 14 $9,000.00
1964 Lotus Other S1 1964 Lotus Other S1 12 $45,000.00
1972 Lotus Europa 1972 Lotus Europa 12 $US $6,080.00
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
1975 Chevrolet Impala 1975 Chevrolet Impala 1 $19,990.00
1985 Other Makes X1/9 VSS CORSA FLAMINIA 1985 Other Makes X1/9 VSS CORSA FLAMINIA 12 $US $15,000.00
1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 4 $22,995.00
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
1971 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon Brazil 1971 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon Brazil 21 $15,200.00
1977 Porsche 911 S Targa 1977 Porsche 911 S Targa 4 $39,900.00
1987 BMW M6 1987 BMW M6 18 $US $52,200.00
1965 Lotus Elan S2000 26R 1965 Lotus Elan S2000 26R 6 $400,000.00
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
1967 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic FULLY RESTORED 1967 BEETLE BUG LIKE NEW IN AND OUT 1967 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic FULLY RESTORED 1967 BEETLE BUG LIKE NEW IN AND OUT 21 $US $6,100.00
1966 Ford Mustang FULLY RESTORED CONVERTIBLE 302-V8 AUTOMATIC P/S 1966 Ford Mustang FULLY RESTORED CONVERTIBLE 302-V8 AUTOMATIC P/S 21 $US $22,300.00
1965 Other Makes 1965 Other Makes 21 $178,000.00
1988 Lotus Esprit 1988 Lotus Esprit 12 $18,000.00
1978 Lotus Esprit S1 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 21 $59,900.00
1966 Triumph Other 1966 Triumph Other 12 $US $10,299.00
1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 4 $23,995.00
1980 Replica/Kit Makes Westfield SE Wide 1980 Replica/Kit Makes Westfield SE Wide 7 $US $3,700.00
1972 Lotus Other 1972 Lotus Other 12 $11,000.00
1978 Lotus Other 1978 Lotus Other 14 $US $1,776.00