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1962 Lotus Other Stage I

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Manufacturer: Lotus
Model: Other
Year: 1962
Type: Coupe
Color: Red
Mileage: 53,894
Engine: 4 cylinder
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Series 1
Interior Color: Bisket
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1962 Lotus Other Stage I for sale

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This is a 1962 Lotus Elite. The Elite is sometimes referred to as a Mark 14 as was the 14th series of cars produced by Lotus and Colin Chapman. Lotus was very successful making racing cars and the Elite was it's first attempt at a production car for every day driving. It was actually the 13th series but these racing types can be superstitious and decided to ship that number in the series.

If you don't know much about the Elites they were very innovative cars. even by today's standards. They have independent suspension. four wheel disc brakes (the rear brakes are inboard for better handling). rack and pinion steering and a unique all fiberglass body/chassis. Lotus has always been. and still is. obsessed with making their cars as light as possible and the Elite is no exception.

There is plenty of information on Lotus and the Elite available on the internet and some great YouTube videos.

The total production run on the Elite was a little over a thousand. This particular one is the 186th to be produced. serial number 1186. It has right hand drive with the original engine and in the original state of tune.

The car was originally imported to California. I purchased it I 1971 from the second owner who had driven it across the country. It was used as my primary transportation for many years. Eventually it went into storage and wasn't driven for years. It was professionally restored several years ago. Suspension components. wheels. bumpers. wiring harness and many other components are new. The engine was completely rebuilt by Hutton Motor Engineering and has 0 miles on it. The engine starts easily and runs well.

The body was totally inspected and any stress cracks (a common issue with Elites) were repaired and the car was repainted to the original red color. The seats and the door panels have been redone in the original material and style but the interior is not complete. Sound proofing and carpeting still need to be installed along with some minor details.

If you would like more information please contact me with any questions.

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