Lotus

World Championship Edition: 1978 Lotus Esprit S2 JPS

When it comes to collector cars, provenance is a big deal, but oftentimes a lack of it can be forgiven if the car in question is rare enough. In the case of this 1978 Lotus Esprit S2 John Player… more»

Low Mile Survivor: 1973 Lotus Elan

Is the Miata too big and reliable for your taste? Would you prefer to have a toolbag with you at all times and get to know the stereotype of English engineering? Do you want to have better steering than… more»

Big Valve Twincam: 1973 Lotus Europa

The Lotus Europa was introduced in 1966 with the end goal to make a cheap, simple, and relatively reliable mid-engined sports car for the masses. At the time, this was a wild and unrealistic goal, as most cars that… more»

Ultra Rare Barn Find: 1973 Lotus Elan +2S 130/5

This is a 1973 Lotus Elan +2S 130/5, proudly wearing the original black and metal flake gold that marks it as a John Player Special. At 10:06 on the morning of the 5th of September, 2001, as it rested… more»

Recently Uncovered: 1969 Lotus Europa

Lots Of Trouble, Usually Serious. Here’s hoping that this isn’t the case for the new owner of this 1969 Europa, available here on Facebook Marketplace in Monroeville, New Jersey. Many thanks to Dawson Hittle for the tip!

Cheap? 1972 Lotus Europa S2

This is an interesting one, and not so much because it’s a 1972 Lotus Europa S2. There’s a small story here, and the consequence of it is something for consideration. This Lotus is located in Hawthorne, California and is… more»

Long-Term Storage: 1974 Lotus Elite

The Type 75 Lotus Elite shooting brake and its fastback variant, the Eclat, were released in 1974 as a replacement for the Elan 2+2. Like their predecessors, the Elite and Eclat had a fiberglass body mounted on a steel… more»

Special Edition Survivor: 1979 Lotus Esprit

1978 was an important year in the history of Lotus: Mario Andretti won the Formula One World Drivers’ Championship in the Lotus 79. With teammate Ronnie Petersen, Lotus also won the Constructors’ Championship. To celebrate the “double,” Lotus built… more»

1969 Lotus Elan +2 With a Mysterious Past

The owner of this 1969 Lotus Elan +2 is very honest about the car he’s offering on eBay in Newark, Delaware for a $6,800 starting bid—which hasn’t yet been forthcoming. It’s a very desirable car (though the convertible version… more»

Driveway Find? 1986 Lotus Esprit Turbo

This 1986 Lotus Esprit Turbo looks conspicuously like a Copart lot find, as this picture goes to show us. The dirt lot, the sticker in the windshield, the yellow marker scribbles – this is surely a Copart car, right?… more»

James Bronze: 1983 Lotus Esprit Turbo

It’s not often that I feel compelled to see just how bad the interest rates are on getting a loan for a hobby car are, but this 1983 Lotus Esprit Turbo almost compels me to do so. Wearing awesome… more»

Mid-Engine GT: 1972 Lotus Europa S2

The Lotus Europa was a mid-engine GT sports car built in England by Lotus Cars. Several variants were built between 1966-75, including this Series 2 edition from 1972. It has been modified and is capable of producing upwards of… more»

Corvette-Powered: 1978 Lotus Elite

I would wager better than 50 percent of the time, when we feature a Lotus Elite project, it’s the kind of car that’ stored in boxes rather than garage spaces. Rarely do they show up as survivors, or complete… more»

Parked For 30 Years! 1980 Lotus Esprit S2

Despite being an icon of British sports cars, this dusty 1980 Lotus Esprit S2 has been left in a garage for 30 years and based on the heavy coating of dust, three decades of storage is certainly believable. These… more»

Touring Pack: 2005 Lotus Elise

“Simplify, then add lightness.” This was the design philosophy that Lotus founder, the late Colin Chapman, utilized with great success in both his racing and road cars. This philosophy lives on with the company he founded, and nowhere is… more»

Rare Jim Clark Edition: 1991 Lotus Esprit

Being one of 20 certainly places a car in rare company, and this Jim Clark Edition Lotus Esprit is certainly an eye-grabbing specimen both for its limited production and color combination. As one of 20 commemorative cars made in… more»