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.