Lotus

Chapman’s Creation: 1970 Lotus Europa

To some, a Lotus is a flower that represents purity, beauty, and strength in Buddhist culture. To others, it’s a sports car that was the brainchild of Colin Chapman, a famous race driver and brilliant engineer. In this case,… more»

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Potential Fun: Lotus Super Seven Replica

If there’s ever been a car that could transform you into a fan of track days and autocross events overnight, I don’t know of a better option than a Lotus Super Seven or Caterham kit. These cars were the… more»

Parked in 1979: 1970 Lotus Europa S2

It would seem that the original owner of this 1970 Lotus Europa S2 used the vehicle on a fairly regular basis until it was the target of vandalism in 1979. At that point, it was parked, and it hasn’t… more»

Cheap 1970 Lotus Europa Project

Somewhere in Pennsylvania, a 1970 Lotus Europa is sitting quite forlornly, a shadow of its former sporting self. Those graphics along the bottom of the door would suggest a previous owner was excited to own a mid-engined Lotus, perhaps… more»

350 V8 Powered: 1988 Lotus Esprit SE

When considering that the Lotus Esprit is an attractive, mid-engine sports car built in the United Kingdom, most folks who stumbled upon this article probably wondered to themselves, “why does an article about a British sports car have a… more»

Budget Exotic? 2001 Lotus Esprit V8

When it was new, the V8-powered Lotus Esprit was a relative bargain compared to other supercars of the era. Today, it still remains a very good deal on the collector car marketplace, often priced far lower than its contemporaries… more»

Some Assembly Required: 1980 Lotus Esprit

This 1980 Lotus Esprit is a half-finished project offered but what appears to be a restoration shop specializing in British vehicles. They’ve done some of the hard work, going so far as to separate the body from the chassis… more»

Drivetrain Rebuilt: 1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo

Despite looking like it’s been put on blocks and forgotten, this 1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo supposedly benefits from a recent engine rebuild and runs excellent with 66,000 miles. The Esprit Turbo was a respected high-performance car when new, offering… more»

Million Dollar Barn Find! 300 Car Collection Uncovered

One of my favorite YouTube channels is AMMO NYC, which regularly features the cosmetic revival of long-neglected cars and trucks. Of course, it helps that the channel owner has developed a pretty comprehensive lineup of detailing products to feature… more»

Rare Big Valve Model: 1971 Lotus Elan Plus 2 S130

This 1971 Lotus Elan Plus 2 is a rare S130 model, which left the factory with an upgraded big-valve twin-cam four-cylinder engine. It’s also a right-hand drive British market vehicle that the now-deceased owner imported some time ago, as… more»

$4K Package Deal? 1976 and 1974 Lotus Elites

No matter what the car, it’s exciting to think about uncovering any vehicle that’s been hidden away in a garage for years. Based on the description, it sounds like the seller discovered not one, but two Lotus Elites in… more»

Waiting To Be Restored: 1977 Lotus Esprit S1

This 1977 Lotus Esprit S1 is described as a long dormant project that’s been sitting in the seller’s barn for 20 years waiting for its shot at restoration. It reminds me of the very real possibility of acquiring a… more»

Lagoon Lotus: 1972 Lotus Europa Twin Cam

As other writers have noted lately, we seem to see batches of similar cars turn up at Barn Finds. Lately, it’s been two vehicles that have very little to do with each other, Ford Broncos and Lotus Europas. This… more»

Breadvan Bargain? Two Lotus Europas For $5k

Pretty cool “breadvans”, aren’t they? I’ve heard that term used often to describe Lotus Europas; it refers to the rear sail panels of early cars like these two listed for sale here on Facebook Marketplace. The seller is asking… more»

Rust-Free Brit: 1970 Lotus Elan S4 Convertible

A life spent in a warm and dry climate means that this 1970 Lotus Elan S4 is a rust-free survivor. It is an essentially clean and tidy car that could easily be driven and enjoyed immediately. It does have… more»

Soft Restoration? 1973 Lotus Europa Special

This 1973 Lotus Europa Special is a running project purchased by the seller from the son of the original owner. Originally Lagoon Blue in color, it comes with a non-matching but correct twin-cam engine that runs, paired to a… more»