LOTUS ELITE

2-seater coupè.

Splendid unitary glass-fibre coupè with Coventry-Climax engine and Chapman struts at the rear, giving the usual Lotus combination of mph, mpg, and less-than-civilised transportation; first production models 1959. Series II (revised rear suspension, better trim) and 85bhp SE model with close-ratio ZF 'box both introduced 1960. Same year's Super 95, Super 100 and Super 105 have tuned engines.

Technical Specifications
Engine
1216cc (S4 OC)
Configuration
Front engine, rear-wheel drive
Production dates
1957 to 1963
Number produced
est 1029
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