The Lotus Eclat was introduced in 1974 and produced until 1980 for the series 1, then replaced by the series 2 for two years before the model was discontinued in favor of the Lotus Excel. The Eclat succeeded to the Elite on which it was based. Some major differences were the increased trunk space thanks to a new fastback rear end and the fabrication combining a steel chassis and a fiberglass body. The design was modern, with iconic pop-up lights, straight lines, and sharp angles. A 2.0-liter Lotus engine with four straight cylinders and a power output of 160 hp powered the 1978 Lotus Eclat. The car was light and well equipped, featuring all independent wheels and disc brakes in the front. The model offered satisfying performance but wasn’t sold in many models due to marketing errors.
One thing to look at when purchasing a 1978 Lotus Eclat is to check that the drain holes in the doors are cleared, as the steel bar inside is prone to rust. The Beverly Hills Car Club team has many recommendations to share with future owners, to help them make a smart purchase. Don’t hesitate to call the team to ask for more tips and advice! In addition, The Beverly Hills Car Club has a large inventory of classic cars for sale, including models of 1978 Lotus Eclat. Don’t hesitate to stop by their Los Angeles dealership to view the current models available for purchase. The team is regularly adding new classics to their collection and they’ll go the extra mile to help you find the 1978 Lotus Eclat you’re searching for.
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