View Full Version : 1974 Lotus Elite (Actual Road Test Car)

09-16-2003, 01:11 PM
Road test magazine used this car for the Elite Road Test in their January 1975 magazine. The car was just listed yesterday on Ebay

The link:


09-20-2003, 09:04 PM
Only two bids and it didn't sell images/icons/frown.gif Kinda surprising. I'd have thought the bidding would have been better for this car. Maybe they will post it again, who knows?


09-20-2003, 10:03 PM
kinda looks like a cross between a Delorean and a Pinto.. coolgleam.gif

Dave Russell
09-24-2003, 04:27 PM
Interesting -- Lars was apparently the seller -- more spam?

09-24-2003, 07:26 PM
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tony barnhill
09-24-2003, 09:30 PM
graemlins/iagree.gif graemlins/spam.gif You'd think people would be smarter than that! Or else they think we're dumber than that!

Super 7
09-27-2003, 12:42 PM
I've seen that car.

10-03-2003, 11:32 PM
Wow! What a cool ride for 3 grand!

Not my favorite color but it sure is a unique looking ride!

Super 7
10-04-2003, 12:51 PM
There were two Elites at the Portland ABFM. That one, and a white one that I gave away summer before last for free. (It ran, but had partially dismantled front suspension). The free one was a lot better looking inside and out. Those cars are worth very little.

The do run and drive like a Lotus though. Tons of fun to drive.

I thing that an Elan +2 is a way nicer 2+2 though. I hate the rear window between the hatch and the interior on the Elite. They are way harder to work on too. Just my opinion, but I think he should have taken the money.

10-05-2003, 01:46 PM
Wow..the pricing on these unique automobiles is surprising to me..

Is it hard to keep them running? Is that why they are so inexpensive?

I remember these cars being cool and have even seen a writeup here where someone dropped in a Rover V8..

Seemed like a fun concept.

Uniquely styled but thats part of the fun..

10-17-2003, 12:58 AM
Super 7 - next time you are giving away a free Lotus let me know images/icons/grin.gif