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1960 Lotus Elite Base 1.2L

Sale price: $55,275.00 make an offer

Car location: Lake Bluff, Illinois, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: lotus
Model: Elite
Year: 1960
Type: u/k
Color: Blue
Mileage: 63,266
Engine: 1.2l 1216cc 74cu. in. l4 gas sohc naturally aspirated
Transmission: 4 speed manual
Fuel Type: Gas
Trim: Base
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1960 Lotus Elite Base 1.2L for sale

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  • 1960 Lotus Elite Base 1.2L
  • 1960 Lotus Elite Base 1.2L
  • 1960 Lotus Elite Base 1.2L
  • 1960 Lotus Elite Base 1.2L
  • 1960 Lotus Elite Base 1.2L
  • 1960 Lotus Elite Base 1.2L
  • 1960 Lotus Elite Base 1.2L
  • 1960 Lotus Elite Base 1.2L

The pure genius of race car designer and builder Colin Chapman is highly evident in the original Lotus Elite. The truly handsomely styled coupe had precise handling and balance that made it a natural on all road courses of the world. In 1959. a Lotus Elite driven by Peter Lumsden won the 1300cc GT class at the Nurburgring 1000km race and the 1500cc class at Lemans all during the owner's annual vacation. The likes of Jim Clark also recorded many victories in Elites.  

This particular car was purchased new from English dealer Chamberlain in 1959. and was one of the first to arrive in the US. Ordered new by San Francisco. CA native Alson Brizard for use as an SCCA race car in the NORCAL Region SCCA. it had immediate success on the track. During the the first four years racing Alson achieved 10 podium finishes in 20 races with this very car. The car changed ownership 6 times altogether to present and still carries the #85 Alson chose in 1960. In 2002. and 2003. the car was invited to participate in the Monterey Historic races at Laguna Seca. CA.  

It has been well maintained and still has its numbers matching original stage 3 motor with twin Weber carburetors. The overall condition is excellent with no checking or cracking. There is no evidence of crash damage and only small touched up stone nicks are found on the bodywork. The car is completely street legal and could be used for vintage rallies or track competition. Spares with the car include original drivers seat. wood steering wheel. side windows. four 48 spoke wire wheels. owners handbook. and shop manual.

This vehicle is being sold as is with no warranties written or implied. The purchaser is responsible for transportation to his location and maybe responsible for state sales tax. Mileage stated is that currently showing and not claimed as original. We reserve the right to end this auction early and without prior notice.  

Northshore Sportscars offers a handpicked selection of classic British and European Sports cars including Alfa Romeo. Austin Healey. Jaguar. MG. Mercedes. Morgan. Lotus. Triumph. and Porsche for all budgets. Our cars are well suited to first time buyers and sophisticated collectors alike who appreciate quality. We have been in business over 23 years and enjoy educating our visitors on the finer aspects of different marques and what ownership will be like. You can view these quality vehicles at our spacious indoor showroom located in Lake Bluff. IL or call us at 8472470447 or visit our website for more information.

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