Do-It-Yourself Sports Car (Mar, 1962)

Do-It-Yourself Sports Car

THE Lotus Elite, fiber glass and polyester resin British sports car, is available in kit form for under $3500 to British buyers. Assembled by the manufacturer, the Standard Elite costs $3750. But the kit buyers also save on taxes which run the standard model to $5600.

The luxury Elite, with a 1216-cc (74.2-cu.-in.) engine, gets 75 hp in a single-carburetor form. It is a product of the Lotus Engineering Company, Ltd., Hornsey, London, which also produces the less luxurious Lotus Seven for sale to Britishers for about $1400.

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  1. Stannous says: January 4, 20071:27 pm

    Lots of these cool cars are still around:
    http://www.lotuselite.c…

    and here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org…

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