Buying or Selling a 1961 Lotus Elite?


1961 Lotus Elite
1961 Lotus Elite

The Lotus Elite Type 14 was introduced in 1957 at the British Earl’s Court exhibition and produced from 1958 to 1963. Peter Kirwan-Taylor designed the car, using a monococque fiberglass fabrication for the body. Simple and elegant, the design had a very low drag coefficient of 0.29. Fitted with a Bristol plastics body—unlike the previous Maximar-built body shells, the 1961 Lotus Elite model was known as the Series 2. A 1.2-liter, straight-four engine unit powered the Elite and provided an output of 75 hp for the standard model and 85 hp for the Lotus Elite SE with the SU carburetors. A silver colored roof was also fitted on the SE, as well as an improved ZF gearbox instead of the previous MG one.


1961 Lotus Elite Seller’s Guide

Thanks to its low weight, great aerodynamics, and wonderful handling capabilities, the Lotus Elite was a very popular sports car in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and is a desirable classic nowadays. Should you be thinking about selling a model of 1961 Lotus Elite, Alex Manos and his team would love to make an offer. Known for their fair and honest deals, the friendly staff has a long-time experience in the classic car industry and they’ll take into consideration the market situation, as well as the condition and history of your model. Additionally, the team regularly shares tips and advice with their clients and friends to help them make the best transaction possible. One recommendation is to take the time to do small and easy fixes on your classic, such as cleaning the headlamps or replacing an old light bulb. Presenting your car to potential buyers in its best condition can improve its value greatly.



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Alex Manos and his team would love to speak with you, whether you own a mint-condition 1961 Lotus Elite or a barn-find in need of restoration. Browse their website to find out more about their many additional services. The team will go the extra mile to make your experience as quick and easy as possible. Get cash for your 1961 Lotus Elite today and let the team handle everything for you.

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