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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:

1965 Lotus Super Seven 1965 Lotus Super Seven 12 $4,975.00
1988 Lotus Esprit - #17 of 88 built  - SHOW CAR 1988 Lotus Esprit - #17 of 88 built - SHOW CAR 2 $27,600.00
1957 Lotus Eleven Club 1957 Lotus Eleven Club 24 $125,000.00
1957 Lotus Diva 1957 Lotus Diva 12 $71,990.00
1988 Lotus Esprit - #17 of 88 built  - SHOW CAR 1988 Lotus Esprit - #17 of 88 built - SHOW CAR 1 $
1970 Lotus Europa S2 1970 LOTUS EUROPA S2 1970 Lotus Europa S2 1970 LOTUS EUROPA S2 24 $23,000.00
1971 Lotus Europa S2 1971 LOTUS EUROPA S2 1971 Lotus Europa S2 1971 LOTUS EUROPA S2 24 $31,000.00
1962 Lotus Super 7 1962 Lotus Super 7 25 $23,600.00
1972 Lotus Elan Plus 2 S130 1972 Lotus Elan Plus 2 S130 12 $45,000.00
1986 Lotus Excel SE 1986 Lotus Excel SE 12 $45,000.00
1972 Lotus Elan Plus 2 S130 1972 Lotus Elan Plus 2 S130 12 $45,000.00
1967 Lotus Elan 1967 Lotus Elan 1 $38,900.00
1962 Lotus Super 7 1962 Lotus Super 7 25 $15,000.00
1967 Lotus Other 1967 Lotus Other 12 $8,000.00
1970 Lotus Europa S2 1970 LOTUS EUROPA S2 1970 Lotus Europa S2 1970 LOTUS EUROPA S2 24 $23,500.00
1957 Lotus Diva 1957 Lotus Diva 12 $71,990.00
1988 Lotus Esprit SE 1988 Lotus Esprit SE 18 $10,000.00
1962 Lotus Super Seven Brunton Stalker 1962 Lotus Super Seven Brunton Stalker 24 $29,900.00
1962 Lotus Super 7 1962 Lotus Super 7 25 $2,500.00
1967 Lotus Europa 1967 Lotus Europa 9 $3,500.00
1986 Lotus Excel SE 1986 Lotus Excel SE 12 $45,000.00
1967 Lotus Other 1967 Lotus Other 12 $8,000.00
1971 Lotus Europa S2 1971 LOTUS EUROPA S2 1971 Lotus Europa S2 1971 LOTUS EUROPA S2 24 $33,500.00
1988 Lotus Esprit 1988 Lotus Esprit 24 $25,000.00
1962 Lotus Super Seven Brunton Stalker 1962 Lotus Super Seven Brunton Stalker 24 $29,900.00
1986 Lotus Excel SE 1986 Lotus Excel SE 24 $45,000.00
1986 Lotus Excel SE 1986 Lotus Excel SE 12 $45,000.00
1987 Lotus Esprit 1987 Lotus Esprit 18 $8,184.00
1962 Lotus Super Seven Brunton Stalker 1962 Lotus Super Seven Brunton Stalker 24 $29,900.00
1972 Lotus Elan Plus 2 S130 1972 Lotus Elan Plus 2 S130 12 $45,000.00
1962 Lotus Super 7 1962 Lotus Super 7 25 $3,550.00
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1957 Lotus Diva 1957 Lotus Diva 12 $71,990.00
1967 Lotus Elan 1967 Lotus Elan 1 $39,900.00
1970 Lotus Europa S2 1970 LOTUS EUROPA S2 1970 Lotus Europa S2 1970 LOTUS EUROPA S2 24 $23,500.00
1978 Lotus Esprit 1978 Lotus Esprit 12 $29,800.00
1972 Lotus Elan Plus 2 S130 1972 Lotus Elan Plus 2 S130 12 $46,000.00
1980 Lotus Eclat EV Warp 11 5 speed 1980 Lotus Eclat EV Warp 11 5 speed 20 $1,500.00
1972 Lotus Elan Plus 2 S130 1972 Lotus Elan Plus 2 S130 24 $3,053.57
1971 Lotus Europa S2 1971 LOTUS EUROPA S2 1971 Lotus Europa S2 1971 LOTUS EUROPA S2 23 $33,500.00
1978 Lotus Esprit 1978 Lotus Esprit 12 $29,800.00
1986 Lotus Excel SE 1986 Lotus Excel SE 12 $45,000.00
1973 Lotus Elan 1973 Lotus Elan 12 $45,000.00
1980 Lotus Eclat EV Warp 11 5 speed 1980 Lotus Eclat EV Warp 11 5 speed 20 $3,500.00
1986 Lotus Excel SE 1986 Lotus Excel SE 12 $45,000.00
1978 Lotus Esprit 1978 Lotus Esprit 12 $34,500.00
1974 Lotus Europa Special 1974 Lotus Europa Special 24 $39,999.00
1970 Lotus Europa 1970 Lotus Europa 12 $2,500.00
1970 Lotus Elan 2+2 1970 Lotus Elan 2+2 12 $12,750.00
1978 Lotus Esprit 1978 Lotus Esprit 12 $34,500.00
1972 Lotus Elan Plus 2 S130 1972 Lotus Elan Plus 2 S130 12 $46,000.00
1957 Lotus Diva 1957 Lotus Diva 12 $74,000.00
1972 Lotus Elan Plus 2 S130 1972 Lotus Elan Plus 2 S130 24 $7,100.00
1967 Lotus Elan 1967 Lotus Elan 1 $39,900.00
1970 Lotus Europa S2 1970 LOTUS EUROPA S2 1970 Lotus Europa S2 1970 LOTUS EUROPA S2 24 $24,000.00
1978 Lotus Esprit 1978 Lotus Esprit 12 $34,500.00
1962 Lotus Super Seven Brunton Stalker 1962 Lotus Super Seven Brunton Stalker 24 $33,900.00
1971 Lotus Europa S2 1971 LOTUS EUROPA S2 1971 Lotus Europa S2 1971 LOTUS EUROPA S2 24 $33,000.00
1966 Lotus Elan Series III Coupe 1966 Lotus Elan Series III Coupe 12 $19,950.00
1978 Lotus Esprit 1978 Lotus Esprit 12 $14,800.00
1986 Lotus Excel SE 1986 Lotus Excel SE 12 $45,000.00
1974 Lotus Europa 1974 Lotus Europa 17 $12,500.00
1970 Lotus Europa 1970 Lotus Europa 7 $2,297.00
1989 Lotus Esprit 2dr Coupe 1989 Lotus Esprit 2dr Coupe 24 $35,880.00
1957 Lotus Diva 1957 Lotus Diva 12 $74,000.00
1970 Lotus Europa 1970 Lotus Europa 7 $4,037.00
1967 Lotus Elan 1967 Lotus Elan 1 $39,900.00
1972 Lotus Elan Plus 2 S130 1972 Lotus Elan Plus 2 S130 12 $46,000.00
1970 Lotus Europa 1970 Lotus Europa 24 $44,000.00
1970 Lotus Europa S2 1970 LOTUS EUROPA S2 1970 Lotus Europa S2 1970 LOTUS EUROPA S2 24 $24,500.00
1973 Lotus Elan 1973 Lotus Elan 12 $42,500.00
1971 Lotus Europa S2 1971 LOTUS EUROPA S2 1971 Lotus Europa S2 1971 LOTUS EUROPA S2 24 $34,000.00
1989 Lotus Esprit 2dr Coupe 1989 Lotus Esprit 2dr Coupe 24 $39,880.00
1972 Lotus Europa 1972 Lotus Europa 12 $3,400.00
1971 Lotus Europa S2 1971 LOTUS EUROPA S2 1971 Lotus Europa S2 1971 LOTUS EUROPA S2 24 $34,000.00
1962 Lotus Super Seven 1962 Lotus Super Seven 17 $11,100.00
1988 Lotus Esprit SE 1988 Lotus Esprit SE 20 $6,300.00
1960 Porsche 356 1960 Porsche 356 12 $US $49,900.00
1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 4 $22,995.00
1960 Lotus Elite 1960 Lotus Elite 16 $119,000.00
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 21 $25,995.00
1984 Replica/Kit Makes Westfield Seven 1984 Replica/Kit Makes Westfield Seven 21 $US $15,000.00
1959 Lotus Elite 1959 Lotus Elite 12 $80,000.00
1966 Lotus Elan SE 1966 Lotus Elan SE 21 $36,900.00
1977 Lotus Esprit S1 Coupe 1977 Lotus Esprit S1 Coupe 12 $44,995.00
1970 Oldsmobile VISTA CRUISER GLASS ROOF WAGON VISTA CRUISER  442 HOOD & WHEELS 1970 Oldsmobile VISTA CRUISER GLASS ROOF WAGON VISTA CRUISER 442 HOOD & WHEELS 21 $24,950.00
1975 jenson healey 1975 jenson healey 21 $6,900.00
1965 Other Makes MKIII S/C 1965 Other Makes MKIII S/C 12 $67,995.00
1962 Replica/Kit Makes LOTUS SUPER 7 MEGABUSA 1962 Replica/Kit Makes LOTUS SUPER 7 MEGABUSA 9 $22,000.00
1972 Lotus Other 1972 Lotus Other 21 $18,500.00
1969 Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior -- 1969 Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior -- 21 $48,930.00
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210 -- 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210 -- 21 $54,995.00
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 21 $25,995.00
1952 Cadillac DeVille Convertible 1952 Cadillac DeVille Convertible 12 $US $85,000.00
1958 Nash Metropolitan 2DR HARDTOP 1958 Nash Metropolitan 2DR HARDTOP 12 $US $17,500.00
1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 1972 Lotus Super Seven S4 4 $22,995.00
1965 Other Makes MKIII S/C 1965 Other Makes MKIII S/C 21 $67,995.00
1962 Chevrolet Corvair 1962 Chevrolet Corvair 12 $US $11,000.00
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition 21 $25,995.00
1969 Lotus Elan S4 -- 1969 Lotus Elan S4 -- 12 $43,995.00