Buying or Selling a 1980 Lotus Eclat?


1980 Lotus Eclat
1980 Lotus Eclat

The production run of the Series 1 Lotus Eclat ended in 1980 and the model was replaced by a Series 2 variant. The mechanics and chassis were the main differences between the two models. A galvanized chassis was fitted on the Series 2 to avoid corrosion of the felt fitted between the body and the steel cross member of the chassis, which was a serious issue on previous models. The car was now powered by a 2.2-liter engine with 160 hp and increased torque. A new Getrag five-speed gearbox was matted to the engine, giving a more precise and gave a solid feeling to the gear change. 0 to 60 mph was reached in about eight seconds but the car was most enjoyable in turns, thanks to Lotus legendary handling. The Lotus Eclat featured a traditional coupe roofline, pop-up lights, and a fastback rear end, for an overall slick and wedged design.


1980 Lotus Eclat Seller’s Guide

Owners of 1980 Lotus Eclat models are a small group and should you be selling your classic, you will get some interest. However, selling your car at the right value can be a hassle. One thing that can help is to take the time to gather some historical documents about the classic, in order to make your model look more special. The Alex Manos staff is always willing to share tips and advice with classic cars owners, to help them make good transactions. In addition, the team has a large inventory of classic cars for sale and the experts are always looking for more models to add to their growing collection.



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