The Lotus Eclat was produced from 1974 to 1982 in two series. The 1979 Lotus Eclat was a series 1, powered by the 2.0-liter, four-cylinder Lotus engine with an output of 160 hp. The engine was linked to a four or five-speed gearbox with a three-speed automatic transmission on option. The Lotus Eclat was based on its predecessor, the Lotus Elite, but offered more space inside thanks to a fastback rear end. The interior was still pretty tight and very simple with only the essentialsair conditioning and power steering were on option. The car was equipped with all independent wheels, disc brakes in the front and drums in the rear. Thanks to its steel chassis and fiberglass body combination, the Eclat was light and enjoyable to drive, with great handling capabilities.
One of the issues of the Lotus Eclat was the structural corrosion induced by the felt strip located between the body and the steel cross member of the chassis. Many owners have had galvanized replacements fitted so be sure to inquire about that matter. If you’re looking at a series 1 Lotus Eclat, be sure to inspect the car thoroughly. Ask for the help of a classic Lotus expert to ensure the example is rightly priced and not hiding damaged parts that will be costly to repair. The Beverly Hills Car Club has a team of experience and knowledgeable classic car experts. Don’t hesitate to request their help and advice. Their Los Angeles classic car dealership is the home for a large and growing inventory of classics of all makes, models, and conditions.
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