The Lotus Elite Type 14 was an elegant two-seater, coupe sports car built from 1957 to 1963. The Elite was the beginning of a series of cutting edge road models by the British manufacturer, known for its race and kit cars so far. Penned by Peter Kirwan-Taylor, the Elite boasted a fiberglass body with elegant and refined design. A Coventry Climax FEW engine powered the model with a capacity of 1.2 liters, producing 75 to 105 hp. The unit was linked to a four-speed MGA gearbox. The Lotus Elite Type 14 was an advanced model, offering fantastic handling and featuring four-wheel disc brakes when other much more expensive sports car were still fitted with drums. Race applications were developed and the Elite performed quite well.
Close to 1,200 models of Lotus Elite were made between 1957 and 1962, including race applications and kit versions. Until 1960, the model was fitted with Maximar-built bodies and known as the series 1. The series 2 was then introduced, featuring revised suspension and a different body for most models. Finally, the Series 2 SE came with extra horsepower and an improved gearbox. Should you be a classic Lotus enthusiast, The Beverly Hills Car Club team would love to speak with you. The friendly staff regularly helps their friends and customer to find the perfect example of classic for their needs and budget. You future Lotus Elite Type 14 might be waiting for you at their Los Angeles classic car dealership!
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