The Lotus Elite Type 14 was introduced in 1957 and produced from 1958 to 1963 in two series. Up until July 1960, the series 1 model was in production, using Maximar-built bodies. The series 2 featured revised suspension and bodies now made by Bristol plastics, although few series 2 models were still built with the lighter Maximar body. Designed by Peter Kirwan-Taylor, the Lotus Elite wore a simple and elegant body with smooth lines and a very low drag coefficient of 0.29. With its 1.2-liter, straight-four, 75-hp engine, the Lotus Elite was an efficient and popular sports car. The Lotus Elite SE variant introduced in 1960 featured twin SU carburetors, 10 additional hp and an improved ZF gearbox.
The Lotus Elite is one of your favorite classics and you’re thinking about acquiring a model? The Beverly Hills Car Club is available to assist you. The team is known for their excellent customer service and useful tips and advice for buying and selling classics of all makes, models, and conditions. For example, if you’re considering a kit example, it’s recommended to have a specialist control the quality of assembling. Also, be sure to ask the previous driver about his/her servicing habits. For example, ask if the drivetrain parts were regularly greasedthose parts were often highly stressed and need attentive care. Should you have any questions on the 1960 Lotus Elite, call The Beverly Hills Car Club today and ask to speak with a classic Lotus expert.
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