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Sale price: $6,100.00 make an offer
Last update: 31.07.2014

Seller's notes: "car is pristine and newly restored"
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Lotus
Model: Other
Year: 1974
Type: Hatchback
Color: Yellow
Mileage: 39,400
Engine: 2.2 liter
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: 2 door coupe
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1974 Lotus Elite - Type 75 - California car 

Nut and bolt restoration incorporating thoughtful modifications and upgrades. using high quality components

Car is well-sorted. Previous owner. a Lotus guru. completely dismantled the car and cleaned. refurbished. or improved every component

38. 00 total miles. 1000 miles on new engine and restoration

Ready for Road or Track/Autocross. Good Street Manners

1700 pounds dry weight

Lowered ride height and exhibits nice stance and presence

2. 2 Lotus alloy engine - Dell Orto Side Draft Carbs - No Smog Requirement

Cross-Drilled Lotus Turbo Esprit Crankshaft (Stroked to 2. 2L). Head Rebuilt with Bronze Guides and New Valves

Custom JE Pistons. 10:1 Compression. Adjustable Cam Sprockets. Pertronics Ignition and Flame Thrower Coil

Rebuilt Water Pump. New Alternator. Estimated 200 BHP

5 Speed Overdrive Transmission. Cross Braced Integral Roll Bar

Urethane Body Paint. New Door Seals. Custom Projector Head Lights

Media Blasted Frame. Epoxy Primer and Black Urethane Paint

New Fasteners Used Though Out. Aluminum Three Row Radiator

Boxed Front Wishbones with Adjustable Heim Joints. Rebuilt Quick Ratio Steering Rack

Adjustable Strange Engineering Coil Over Shocks All Corners

New Ball Joints. Sealed and Serviced Trunions

New Steering Rack Bushes. Boots and Rod Ends

4 Pot Toyota Brake Calipers. New Rear Linings and Wheel Cylinders

Stainless Braded Teflon Brake Lines

Adjustable Rear Track Bars with Heim Joints

New Nitto NT-01 Tires

Fuel Cell

Quick Disconnect Steering Wheel

Polycarbonate Side Windows

New Leather Adjustable Seats and Removable Steering Wheel

Book of receipts for restoration. and previous service records going back to late eighties.  Spotless undercarriage and engine compartment.

Only negative aspect of build is poor rearward vision due to limited adjustability of side mirrors.   

Also. it should be noted that car has very low roof line and is not recommended for persons over 6'.

Will include can of paint and four good-sized boxes of original parts.  Bottom of air dam (hardly visible) has inch wide indentation (see last photo)--otherwise no chips or scratches.

Car has no known needs and drives like a go-cart:  nimble. highly responsive and exhilarating to drive.  

Sold as is. without warranties express or implied.

Please do not bid unless you have the funds.


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