Vintage: 1957 Lotus Elite | Drive it!
Christoph Bauer on the hunt for the classics of automotive history. Looking around Wolfburg's Zeithaus Musem, Christoph Bauer discovers one of the more innovative sports cars of the 1950s: the Lotus Elite. Just over a thousand of this model were built between 1957 and 1963. Founder of Lotus Colin Chapman ventured into new technical territory with this model. The body and the chassis were constructed completely from fiberglass parts, which were then fused together. The Elite also featured a purist interior design, paired with low-slung seating and a snappy gear shift. For more go to http://www.dw.de/dw/episode/9798/0,,15846404,00.html
Lotus Elan +2 FOR SALE
This is my Lotus Elan +2 built in 1972 and registered in 1973, therefore it's classed as a historical vehicle and qualifies for free road tax. The mileage is currently 38,000 miles with a folder showing the repairs and maintenance going back to 1973 with old MOTs showing the increase in mileage until the car was taken off road 10 years ago and recommissioned last year. It's currently taxed and MOT'd and is in daily use, it has never failed to start and it runs and drives beautifully. Everything works as it should including interior lights, door puddle lights, headlamps (that have been converted to halogen bulbs), the door locks, clock, ambient temperature, rev-counter, speedo, electric windows and has the original working radio. All the electrics are good and it is currently running on an electronic ignition system and a Lucas high power coil. It runs on unleaded fuel. The cooling fan has been replaced to a nine inch fan that fits directly in the front of the radiator. I have sat in heavy traffic on a hot day with no overheating issues whatsoever. The heaters work on both the hot and the cold position. The heater rear window also works which is excellent for defrosting the rear screen on those cold winter mornings. The wheels are steel knock-ons with the chrome outer rims and five brand new 165 R13 Goodyear GT80 tyres. The brake discs and pads have been replaced all around. The discs are the drilled and grooved type that give excellent braking. The callipers and brake pipes have all been replaced and are all as good as new. The car has been fully serviced including spark plugs, oil, oil filter, air filter, fuel filter, gearbox oil, diff oil and brake fluid. The car was resprayed in 1981 at David May Motor Services, according to an invoice I have. It still looks presentable and shines but as with all of these vehicles there are some blisters, small lines and imperfections but overall the car looks fantastic but would benefit from a re-spray if so required. The chassis is in excellent condition and has been fully professionally under-sealed. All the seatbelt points are strong and good. The body has never been separated from the chassis as you would expect from a low mileage vehicle. It has never been restored, only maintained. The car is an absolute pleasure to drive. It is an original vehicle with low mileage and a future investment. I will put a full years MOT on the car for the sale. The road tax is free, so you can get that whenever you like, but it is currently taxed until the end of August.
1969 Lotus Elan - Jay Leno's Garage
1969 Lotus Elan. In the late 1940s, engineer and RAF pilot Colin Chapman decided to utilize the experience he gained in the skies on the ground, by building a racecar in his girlfriend's garage. While still holding down his day job, Chapmen begged, borrowed and bartered to create his prototype, which he entered in a time trial as an afterthought. » Subscribe: http://bit.ly/JLGSubscribe » Visit the Official Site: http://bit.ly/JLGOfficialSite THE BEST OF JAY LENO'S GARAGE » Exclusive First Looks: http://bit.ly/JLGExclusives » Ultra Rare Supercars: http://bit.ly/JLGSupercars » Jay's Book Club: http://bit.ly/JLGBookClub JAY LENO'S GARAGE ON SOCIAL Follow Jay: http://Twitter.com/LenosGarage Like Jay: http://Facebook.com/JayLenosGarage ABOUT JAY LENO'S GARAGE A new video every Sunday! Visit Jay Leno's Garage, the Emmy-winning series where Jay Leno gives car reviews, motorcycle reviews, compares cars, and shares his passion and expertise on anything that rolls, explodes, and makes noise. Classic cars, restomods, super cars like the McLaren P1, sports cars like Porsche 918 Spyder and Camaro Z28, cafe racers, vintage cars, and much, much more. Subscribe for more: http://full.sc/JD4OF8 NBC ON SOCIAL: NBC YouTube: http://full.sc/MtLxIM NBC Facebook: http://facebook.com/NBC NBC Twitter: http://twitter.com/NBC NBC Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NBC/posts 1969 Lotus Elan - Jay Leno's Garage http://youtu.be/gWWzTf3q800 Jay Leno's Garage http://www.youtube.com/user/jaylenosgarage
1972 Lotus Elan +2S 130/4 - in car
1972 Lotus Elan +2S 130/4 for sale. The Elan +2 is absolutely great to drive and sounds fantastic. View the full details here -http://www.hiltonandmoss.com/v/120/lotus-elan--2s/1972/elan/ For more information on the Elan +2 or any other classic Lotus, please get on touch with us at http://www.hiltonandmoss.com