Most common eras
Ace Classic Cars
Unit A2, Pelican Works, Wakefield Road, Rothwell, Leeds
LS26 0RP
Tel:  01134829493
LIVE adverts (9)

1976 LOTUS ELITE 501 Type 75 ~ Genuine Barn Find ~ SOLD

This advert viewed 312 times
  • £2,950 As stated
  • 1976
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Lotus
Model Elite
Year 1976
Mileage 11,691 miles
Country UK
Region Yorkshire
Status Trade
Ref C1096992
The Lotus Elite is now a rare car as according to the web site - details above there only 284 examples of this model Lotus Elite on the DVLA register.

This car is a genuine barn find having being stored inside a farm building since being taken off the road in 1990 and is being sold as a restoration project.

It was registered new in January 1976 and specified with the 1973cc engine and a manual gearbox.

It is now MOT exempt and qualifies for free historic road tax.

The engine is not seized and spins over when a temporary battery is fitted. The ignition system is creating a spark at the plugs but we have not attempted to start it as we recommend that the timing belt and oil is changed before trying to start the engine. It will also need the fuel system draining of old petrol.

The offside rear wheel is leaning out as the hub carrier is damaged. A new hub carrier can be bought for £186 + vat from JS Sportscars, the Lotus Heritage Dealers.

Prospective buyers are welcome to come and view the car in our Leeds showroom.

If this Lotus Elite is restored to a good standard and put back on the road it should turn out to be an excellent investment.

UK wide professional delivery is available. Please ring for a quote. We are also happy to deliver to any mainland port for export.

To view over 70 detailed photographs of this car please visit our web site, - details above
Car and Classic logo Compare classic car insurance quotes Get a quote
Similar Adverts
Get notified about new similar ads

1976 LOTUS Elite

1st inscription: 18/06/1976
Vin: 76050847A
Counter read: 93580 km

Transmission: manual
Cylinder capacity: 2000
Number of cylinders: 4
Fuel : gasoline
number of keys: 1


Eerste inschrijving: 10/08/1977
Chassisnummer: DL77-0510****
Afgelezen kilometerstand: 51283 miles
Brandstof: Benzine
Aantal sleutels: 1

Transmissie: manueel
Cilinderinhoud: 2000 cm².....

- Only two owners from new
- Second owner - since 1967, for 52 years
- Highly original condition, never restored
- Recently completely serviced


On September.....

Lotus Elite SI from 1974 .
1973cc, 155 BHP .
1 of 2938 ever built !
This car was imported from Oklahoma, USA .
All motor and body numbers are matching !
All 5 wheels are sandblasted,.....

A well carried out conversion from the last millennium Rover v8 , vitesse gearbox jaguar etype differential with powerlock lsd.
Engine and all mechanicals are sweet and with no major issues.

To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' The Elkhart Collection event, 23 - 24 October 2020. Estimate:$30,000 - $40,000 The important origin of the Lotus street carDesirable Series.....

Chassis number 1054.
Of the very first Elites to have been imported on US soil.
Very well known by the Club Elite North America.
Very well documented, coming with a very significant history.....

Original type 14 Lotus Elite series 2 restoration project for sale. This car has its genuine Lotus chassis/body that is in excelent condition including a new latest spec replacement subframe.

Lotus Elite Type 83 (1980-’82) RHD galvanised rolling chassis with :

Brakes (vented at the front)
Independant Suspension
Power steering-rack including column, ignition and keys !

1975 Lotus Elite 502 16V LHD, Danish registration car, Few owners, Only 120.000 km, Manual, Electric Windows, Alloy Wheels. Very nice condition car both interior and exterior. Just a small tear in.....