Comments - Unique of the Week: 1960 Lotus Elite

Published: Jun 30, 2012
Description: Now that Lotus's new parent company, DRB-Hicom showed now former CEO Dany Bahar the door, we've been left wondering how the so-called multi-model development plan is going to pan out. If you...
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Description: While chances for a reborn Elite aren't good at the moment, we wanted to take a look back at the original Elite coupe and its racing past. It made its first debut at the 1957 London Motor Show af...
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Description: Not only did this decrease overall weight, but this early fiberglass construction technology provided decent safety for drivers. In other words, the Elite was ahead of its time - it also had all aroun...
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Ben Norton Jun 30, 2012
Does anyone know how much they weigh?
Description: 1960 saw the introduction of the 85hp Elite SE, which ditched the original MG-built gearbox with one from ZF. The Elite also took part in motorsport events such as Le Mans and the Nurburgring. At the ...
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Mindi Engelstad Gardner Sep 26, 2012
Odd to see someone else driving it.
Mindi Engelstad Gardner Sep 26, 2012
This was my father-in-law's car.
Description: He then sold it to its owner of more than 50 years who thoroughly maintained the car both mechanically and cosmetically. The engine starts easily and idles consistently, and the transmission still shi...
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Description: Whether someone is looking at this as an investment or an addition to their collection, this Elite is a great example of the engineering brilliance of Lotus. Let's hope that Lotus will continue t...
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Kyle Kloewer Jul 01, 2012
This would be a cool car to have! Like the Volvo P1800
Chris O'Brien Jul 02, 2012
vv wtf? your name is friggin Malachi...why don't your parents give you a less goofy name??
Malachi Monteiro Jun 30, 2012
What a dippy name for a car: Elite, how about they name it something better.
Ben Norton Jun 30, 2012
Is that a massive steering wheel or is it just me?
Buddy Robinson Jun 30, 2012
I don't like the bubbly roofline, but everything else is lovely