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Ford Lotus Cortina MKI 1963-1966 by Gillian Bonfils

Ford Lotus Cortina MKI 1963 – 1966

About Specs To tie the 1960`s Lotus story together I must inflict a little history on you, the reader. As the decade began Colin Chapman was planning the new Elan sports-car. The Elan was an entirely new concept owing very [...]

February 4, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Cortina MKI, Europe, Lotus, Sedan/Saloon, United Kingdom
Lotus Elan +2 FHC 1967-1956 by Matt

Lotus Elan Plus 2 1967 – 1976

About Specs The problem; a car maker is producing a very successful two-seater sports car but needs to make an equally popular four-seater version. Why not just make a small sports saloon? In the 1960`s sports cars were very popular [...]

January 9, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Elan +2, Europe, Lotus, United Kingdom
Lotus Elan S4 1968-1971 by Bryan Janes

Lotus Elan S4 1968 – 1971

About Specs In the beginning there was the Lotus Elite with a stressed glass-fibre body, decades before carbon-fibre was invented. The glorious and elegant Elite was beset with niggling problems, usually cleared-up in the `after-market`. The glass-fibre shell was just [...]

December 8, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Elan, Europe, Lotus, United Kingdom
Lotus Elite Type 75 1974-1980 by QBit71

Lotus Elite Type 75 1974 – 1980

About Specs Times they were a `changin` at Lotus. Notwithstanding Lotus`s racing successes Colin Chapman still had to sell cars to keep the Hethel factory open. Chapman, as ever, was keeping a weather-eye on the horizon and correctly predicted a [...]

November 27, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Elite, Europe, Lotus, United Kingdom
Lotus Elite 1958-1963

Lotus Elite SE: Type 14 1958 – 1963

About Specs `Revolutionary` is an often over-used word but the Lotus Elite certainly broke a lot of new ground. The chosen material for the body shell was not new, several Ford `Specials` had used fibreglass shells earlier. What was unusual [...]

November 5, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Elite, Europe, Lotus, United Kingdom