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  • Lotus Elite, Eclat and Excel

    Lotus Elite, Eclat and Excel
    Matthew Vale

    In turn, the Eclat spawned the Excel, the last of the Elite-inspired family. Matthew Vale looks at the history of these unusual Lotus models, and gives a thorough guide to buying and owning the cars today.

  • The Enthusiasts Guide to Buying a Classic British Sports Car

    The Enthusiasts’ Guide to Buying a Classic British Sports Car
    Peter Hingston

    Lotus eventually launched the first of their new wedge-shaped cars for the 1970s that would replace the famous trio of the Elan, Plus 2 and Europa. The styling of the new Elite (Type 75) was by Oliver Winterbottom and was a result of the …

  • The Fate of the Sleeping Beauties

    The Fate of the Sleeping Beauties
    Ard op de Weegh, Kay Hottendorff, Arnoud op de Weegh

    British engineer and designer, Colin Chapman, founded the Lotus company in 1952, and subsequently made cars for both road use and racing. The Lotus Elite, which was rolled out in 1957, was the world's first vehicle with a self-supporting …

  • States and Social Revolutions

    States and Social Revolutions
    Theda Skocpol

    Theda Skocpol shows how all three combine to explain the origins and accomplishments of social-revolutionary transformations.

  • ABA Journal

    ABA Journal

    If you want to know more about the products and services depicted in this section, circle the indicated number on the reader service card in the back of this issue and drop it in the mail. It's that simple. THE NEW LOTUS ELITE, costing $15,000,  …

  • New Scientist

    New Scientist

    A Lotus Elite section (third from top) being removed from the mould and (above) an Elite shell with its door, window and … of problems posed by the plastics-to- metal shift is to be found in East Anglia where Lotus builds plastics-bodied cars.

  • Sports Car Market magazine - June 2008

    Sports Car Market magazine – June 2008

    Although he was destined to become Jim Clark's F1/Indy 500 mechanic and later the manager of Lotus Components, … bulkhead, Lotus 23-style front suspension, Lotus 22 FJ-style rear suspension, and the differential from a crashed Elite.

  • Praying for Power

    Praying for Power
    Timothy Brook

    In recent years, most of the economies of Eastern Asia have been absorbed into global capitalism.

  • Lotus

    Julia J. Quinlan

    The Lotus Elite was in production from 1957 to 1962. The Elite was also known as the Lotus Type 14. Colin Chapman always wanted to make his cars as lightweight as possible. The Elite was no exception. Unlike other brands of cars from this …

  • A to Z of Sports Cars, 1945-1990

    A to Z of Sports Cars, 1945-1990
    Mike Lawrence

    The Elite 501 was the base car, the 502 was a de luxe version with air conditioning, a better stereo and so on. The 503 was a 502 with power assisted steering and the 504 was a 503 with automatic transmission. A problem was that Lotus had …

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