Buying or Selling a 1958 Lotus Elite?


1958 Lotus Elite
1958 Lotus Elite

The Lotus Elite Type 14 was unveiled at Earl’s Court in 1957 and the car was produced until 1963. First model of a series of sporty road cars, the Elite marked the beginning of the diversification from the race and kit cars built until then. The fabrication used a monococque structure with a fiberglass body, less costly than traditional aluminum and steel construction. Peter Kirwan-Taylor penned the body, creating an elegant two-seat coupe with a very low drag coefficient of 0.29. A 1.2-liter, four-cylinder engine powered the car, producing 75 hp. The Elite was well equipped, boasting double wishbone suspension in the front, Chapman struts in the rear and all-wheel disc brakes when many other more expensive sports car of the era were still fitted with drums. Known as the Series 1, the 1958 Lotus Elite was wearing the lighter Maximar body shells in opposition to Series 2 models featuring Bristol plastics bodies.


1958 Lotus Elite Seller’s Guide

Should you be selling a 1958 Lotus Elite, the Alex Manos team can help you make a good transaction by providing useful tips and advice. Thanks to their long-time experience in the industry, buying and selling classics of all makes, models and conditions, the team has acquired valuable expertise. One recommendation that the experts will share with you is to gather all the documentation you have available on the classic in an organized folder for easy viewing. Potential buyers will appreciate that you took the time and cared about your classic. In addition to their many service, the Alex Manos team is known for making top dollar offers on the spot. Call them today to find out if your 1958 Lotus Elite is of interest to them.



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