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Lotus Elite For Sale Sold

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In dark blue with a light blue interior.

The Elite was sold new via Jay Chamberlain in New York in 1960. There is a letter on file from Lotus confirming that they invoiced it on 08/03/1960.

It is believed that it was used as a road car and then imported to the UK in 1988 by Mike Brotherwood and fully restored. During the restoration the rear suspension was upgraded to Series 2 specification and the engine was rebuilt. It was then used in road rallies and won its class in the 1989/90 Pirelli Classic Marathon.

In 2004 the car had a thorough overhaul and the engine was totally rebuilt to Stage 2 spec by David Bruzas. It was rallied once more.

In 2009 the Elite was purchased by a Dutch enthusiast who embarked on a thorough, and expensive, restoration once more. The paintwork was stripped back and a new polyester/gelcoat was applied and the colour was changed from light blue to a rich dark blue at a cost of approaching 18,000 euro. A new dahsboard, bumpers, upholstery and interior went in.

New Weber 40 DCOE carburettors were fitted, the differential was overhauled, new rear springs fitted along with Spax shock absorbers, a stainless exhaust along with a Stage 3 camshaft. I high torque starter motor is fitted.

Most importantly, the car now has a 5 Speed (Ford Type 9) Ian Hammer gearbox fitted which transforms its usability and makes for a cracking car. The original MG 'box is supplied.

Everything is documented and detailed.There is a large history file and further details will follow (when my Dutch reading skills improve!)

The Elite is in outstanding condition and wants for nothing.

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