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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:

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
Mk1 cortina Mk1 cortina 4 £10,000.00
1969 Lotus Europa S2 Type 65 1969 Lotus Europa S2 Type 65 12 £14,950.00
1969 Mk2 CORTINA YB COSWORTH STREET SLEEPER race car/track car/ historic racing 1969 Mk2 CORTINA YB COSWORTH STREET SLEEPER race car/track car/ historic racing 13 £16,495.00
Lotus Elan Sprint FHC, 1973.  Tawny Bronze metallic over Cirrus White. Lotus Elan Sprint FHC, 1973.  Tawny Bronze metallic over Cirrus White. 12 £47,995.00
Jensen Healey 2L lotus 1975 Jensen Healey 2L lotus 1975 12 £4,850.00
1967 LOTUS ELAN +2 1967 LOTUS ELAN +2 8 £14,000.00
1968 Lotus Elan Plus 2 Coupe Petrol Manual 1968 Lotus Elan Plus 2 Coupe Petrol Manual 12 £26,999.00
1985 LOTUS EXCEL SE 2.2 - BRIGHT RED WITH CREAM LEATHER INTERIOR - 1985 LOTUS EXCEL SE 2.2 - BRIGHT RED WITH CREAM LEATHER INTERIOR - 17 £8,450.00
Lotus Elise S1 1997 BRG 38k miles Lotus Elise S1 1997 BRG 38k miles 2 £3,899.00
Lotus Elan Se Turbo 1992 Lotus Elan Se Turbo 1992 2 £7,945.00
Lotus Eclat Excel SE 2.2L 1988 2 Door Salon with 112,674 miles Lotus Eclat Excel SE 2.2L 1988 2 Door Salon with 112,674 miles 15 £5,900.00
Lotus Esprit S2 Restoration Project Lotus Esprit S2 Restoration Project 12 £12,600.00
Lotus Esprit S3 1985 Lotus Esprit S3 1985 9 £8,600.00
LOTUS EUROPA TWIN CAM 1972 REQUIRES LIGHT RECOMMISSIONING AND REPAINT **SOLD** LOTUS EUROPA TWIN CAM 1972 REQUIRES LIGHT RECOMMISSIONING AND REPAINT **SOLD** 12 £11,850.00
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
Ford Cortina lotus mk2 Ford Cortina lotus mk2 13 £17,000.00
1992 LOTUS ELAN SE 1.6 Petrol - Manual 1992 LOTUS ELAN SE 1.6 Petrol - Manual 11 £9,999.00
CLASSIC LOTUS CARS REQUIRED LOTUS ELAN S1 S2 S3 S4 ELAN SPRINT ELAN+2 EUROPA CLASSIC LOTUS CARS REQUIRED LOTUS ELAN S1 S2 S3 S4 ELAN SPRINT ELAN+2 EUROPA 12 £49,995.00
1988 Lotus Esprit NA Esprit SALOON Petrol Manual 1988 Lotus Esprit NA Esprit SALOON Petrol Manual 12 £25,995.00
1988 LOTUS EXCEL 2.2 SE - LOW MILEAGE, EXCELLENT VALUE, BELT CHANGED 1988 LOTUS EXCEL 2.2 SE - LOW MILEAGE, EXCELLENT VALUE, BELT CHANGED 18 £7,950.00
lotus elan se turbo1991 lotus elan se turbo1991 12 £4,000.00
1995 LOTUS ELAN S2 LIMITED EDITION 1995 LOTUS ELAN S2 LIMITED EDITION 10 £6,000.00
Lotus Elan BRG- Great Condition Lotus Elan BRG- Great Condition 12 £4,544.44
Lotus Elan S4 FHC, 1968. 1st Elan S4 Worldwide!!   Last owner 35 years. Lotus Elan S4 FHC, 1968. 1st Elan S4 Worldwide!! Last owner 35 years. 12 £14,995.00
1969 Lotus Elan S4 Manual 1969 Lotus Elan S4 Manual 11 £13,995.00
Lotus Elan CN Sprint Lotus Elan CN Sprint 12 £22,500.00
Lotus Elan S2 M100 Turbo Pacific Blue Lotus Elan S2 M100 Turbo Pacific Blue 9 £6,500.00
Lotus Esprit S2 1979 classic sports car 1 year MOT 84k vintage James Bond fan Lotus Esprit S2 1979 classic sports car 1 year MOT 84k vintage James Bond fan 20 £15,600.00
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
Lotus Elan SE Turbo 0 £8,999.00
1962 Lotus Super 7 1962 Lotus Super 7 25 $3,550.00
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Lotus 7 replica luego kit car one owner full history Lotus 7 replica luego kit car one owner full history 15 £5,750.00
Lovely old Lotus 7 replica 1600 ford Engine ,New Alloys wheels and tyres . Lovely old Lotus 7 replica 1600 ford Engine ,New Alloys wheels and tyres . 9 £4,695.00
1972 Lotus EUROPA TWIN-CAM  Petrol Manual 1972 Lotus EUROPA TWIN-CAM Petrol Manual 12 £19,995.00
1972 Lotus Elan SPRINT FHC Coupe Petrol Manual 1972 Lotus Elan SPRINT FHC Coupe Petrol Manual 12 £19,995.00
Lotus Eclat Lotus Eclat 6 £4,250.00
Lotus Elite 2.0 501, Very Low miles Lotus Elite 2.0 501, Very Low miles 14 £11,995.00
1986 Ford Sierra Cosworth 3 Door Lotus Outlaws Restoration 1986 Ford Sierra Cosworth 3 Door Lotus Outlaws Restoration 15 £89,995.00
LOTUS ELAN SE TURBO 2 SEATER CONVERTIBLE 12 MONTHS MOT 74K BEAUTIFUL CAR. LOTUS ELAN SE TURBO 2 SEATER CONVERTIBLE 12 MONTHS MOT 74K BEAUTIFUL CAR. 12 £6,995.00
Mk5 cortina Ghia , 11,565 MILES ONLY Mk5 cortina Ghia , 11,565 MILES ONLY 16 £4,100.00
Ford Cortina lotus mk2 Ford Cortina lotus mk2 9 £23,000.00
1969 Lotus Elan S4 DROPHEAD COUPE Manual 1969 Lotus Elan S4 DROPHEAD COUPE Manual 8 £25,000.00
1980 Lotus 2-Eleven REPLICA BY ANDREW DENTON Manual 1980 Lotus 2-Eleven REPLICA BY ANDREW DENTON Manual 10 £30,000.00
1969 LOTUS ELAN S4 FHC LOVELY CONDITION VEGANTUNE ENGINE 1969 LOTUS ELAN S4 FHC LOVELY CONDITION VEGANTUNE ENGINE 12 £20,000.00
Lotus Elise S1 1997 BRG 38k miles 0 £3,899.00
1968 Lotus Elan PLUS 2 Manual 1968 Lotus Elan PLUS 2 Manual 9 £15,000.00
1957 Lotus Diva 1957 Lotus Diva 12 $71,990.00
Lotus Elan+2 1968  Track Day / sprint / Road Project Lotus Elan+2 1968 Track Day / sprint / Road Project 10 £4,250.00
1969 Lotus Europa S2 Type 65 1969 Lotus Europa S2 Type 65 12 £14,950.00
1969 (G) LOTUS ELAN PLUS 2 130S,P/X for,Nissan Pulsar,Focus RS,Lancia Integrale 1969 (G) LOTUS ELAN PLUS 2 130S,P/X for,Nissan Pulsar,Focus RS,Lancia Integrale 12 £19,995.00
Lotus Elan 26R lightweight Speedster project 1969 v5c EV ELECTRIC /TC potential Lotus Elan 26R lightweight Speedster project 1969 v5c EV ELECTRIC /TC potential 12 £9,650.00
1963 Lotus Cortina MK stage rally car - road legal,MSA log book superb car 1963 Lotus Cortina MK stage rally car - road legal,MSA log book superb car 15 £25,000.00
Lotus Esprit S3 1983 Lotus Esprit S3 1983 10 £35,000.00
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
1969 Mk2 CORTINA YB COSWORTH STREET SLEEPER race car/track car/ historic racing 1969 Mk2 CORTINA YB COSWORTH STREET SLEEPER race car/track car/ historic racing 16 £16,495.00
LOTUS ELAN SE TURBO M100 LOTUS ELAN SE TURBO M100 10 £7,250.00
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
Lotus Esprit Turbo, 1982 Dry Sump model.  35,000 miles Lotus Esprit Turbo, 1982 Dry Sump model.  35,000 miles 12 £38,995.00
lotus elan 2 s 130 lotus elan 2 s 130 10 £19,950.00
1980 Lotus Eclat EV Warp 11 5 speed 1980 Lotus Eclat EV Warp 11 5 speed 20 $1,500.00
Lotus Elan SE Turbo Lotus Elan SE Turbo 11 £8,999.00
1972 Lotus Elan Plus 2 S130 1972 Lotus Elan Plus 2 S130 24 $3,053.57
1969 LOTUS ELAN S4 FHC LOVELY CONDITION VEGANTUNE ENGINE 1969 LOTUS ELAN S4 FHC LOVELY CONDITION VEGANTUNE ENGINE 12 £20,000.00
lotus excel se lotus excel se 12 £5,000.00
LOTUS CORTINA MK.2 SERIES 1  1967 REBUILT ENGINE VERY CLEAN IN & OUTSIDE RARE BA LOTUS CORTINA MK.2 SERIES 1 1967 REBUILT ENGINE VERY CLEAN IN & OUTSIDE RARE BA 18 £17,995.00
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
1971 Lotus Elan ELAN SE Coupe Petrol Manual 1971 Lotus Elan ELAN SE Coupe Petrol Manual 12 £40,000.00
Lotus Europa JPS  5 Speed Special, 1972 (November) No.18 of 100. Lotus Europa JPS  5 Speed Special, 1972 (November) No.18 of 100. 13 £49,995.00