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Truly Special: 1974 Lotus Europa

We often weigh classic car projects on their financial merits and how much of your investment you will get back when the time comes to sell, but some project cars aren’t really about the numbers and whether they make… more»

Restoration Project: 1966 Lotus Elan S2

While the British aren’t exactly known for making reliable vehicles, they certainly do make some very fine looking ones. Such is the case with this 1966 Lotus Elan S2 that is available here on eBay: though it is certainly… more»

Shop Manual Included: 1969 Lotus Europa S2

The Lotus Europa may limit its potential owners due to the low-slung driving position and cramped quarters inside, but for those that can fit inside, it’s a fine driver’s car for not much cash. Of course, like any enthusiast… more»

Bodacious Brit: 1984 Lotus Espirit Turbo

Though the Lotus Espirit is an appealing mid-engine sports car, it never gained traction amongst collectors and enthusiasts in the same way as other vehicles from the era – such as the unattractive and slow DMC DeLorean that it… more»

Project or Parts? 1970 Lotus Elan

I have to admit, this Lotus Elan looked pretty promising from afar – and I’m still not quite sure why the seller thinks it’s potentially a parts car. Sure, there are some fairly important pieces missing like most of… more»

Stalled Restoration: 1970 Lotus Europa S2

When you look at this 1970 Lotus Europa, you might think that this is a freshly restored car and counter to what we propose to feature in terms of project cars and barn finds. According to the seller, however,… more»

One of The Best: 1973 Lotus Europa JPS

The Lotus Europa John Player Special Edition is a car that is guaranteed to cause a certain level of confusion. The majority of contemporary reports tend to insist that only the first 100 cars produced featured the numbered badge… more»

Miata Fighter: 1990 Lotus Elan M100

While it is very different from the original Elan, the fascinating Lotus Elan M100 is an impressive feat in engineering and development. This 1990 Lotus Elan that Barn Finds reader Roger found here on Craigslist is a quality example… more»

More Info Please: 1966 Lotus Elan S2

When you’re an enthusiast, it can be dead easy to keep buying project cars until the day finally arrives when you realize that you now have more cars than available space and that something has to go. This is… more»

Lotus Espirit Project for $2,500!

The Espirit has held a long heritage as a cool and unique sports car even from the early days as James Bonds amphibious spy machine. This ’88 model was involved in a front end collision to which the fiberglass… more»

No Reserve! 1972 Lotus Elan 2+2 Coupe

Before writing up this post, I scanned an article from Automobile magazine that cited how light the Elan was, even when saddled with a set of rear seats like this 2+2 model on eBay. Incredibly, it still tipped the… more»

Sitting Since 1980: 1967 Lotus Elan SE Coupe

For those who love the Mazda MX5/Miata, this is where the story of that car really began. The design philosophy of the Elan was used to provide the guiding principles behind the Miata, and best encapsulated the Colin Chapman… more»

Ladies’ Night Commuter: 1980 Lotus Elite

With just under 23,000 original miles, this 1980 Lotus Elite 504 is an unusually well-preserved example of a car we typically see in project form. The reason for that? It was used by its one, solitary female owner as… more»

Just Like Bond’s: 1977 Lotus Esprit

Update – We just heard from Gary that this Lotus sold within 24 hours of us featuring it! It’s already headed off to its now home. Hopefully, the new owner will keep us posted on their progress! Automobiles are… more»

A Real Find! 1967 Lotus 7

I’m not sure if this tarp and tubing structure qualifies as a barn, but I think this genuine 1967 Lotus 7 for sale here on Facebook Marketplace and located in East Haven, Connecticut is a terrific find! Thanks to… more»

Lean To Find: 1966 Lotus Elan Coupe

Although I have owned and driven many British sports cars, I’ve never been for a ride in an original Lotus Elan. However, I’ve heard that it’s one of the most delightful driving experiences around and (for example) was used… more»