1959 Lotus Elite Type 14 Restored For Sale

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  • £85,000 As stated
  • 1959
  • Nottingham
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Price £85,000 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Lotus
Model Elite
Year 1959
Mileage 16,500 miles
Country UK
Region Nottinghamshire
Town Nottingham
Telephone 07394 505302
Status Private
Date 12-Jan-2021
Ref C1286851
This Elite has a genuine 16500 miles on the clock and still has its numbers-matching drivetrain, as confirmed in the Elite bible, Dennis Ortenburger’s Lotus Elite: Racing Car for the Road.

She was given to Option1 Sportcars the fibreglass and paint specialists, where they stripped the car down to the bare fibreglass. The body was found to be in quite good condition overall as was the metal subframe.

Restored by Option1 the quality of the bodywork finish is beyond reproach. With the lovely interior renewal, also done by Option1 and the new period correct wheels and tyres, this Lotus Elite is beautiful in every respect.

On the mechanical side, the engine was fully rebuilt by INRacing, a foremost specialist in historic racing and in restoring and maintaining historic vehicles. The engine underwent a full rebuild which included new bearings and piston rings, balancing of the crank/flywheel/clutch and full inspection of the gearbox which needed very little work.

All invoices and photographs of the restoration are available on file, with well over £30,000 having been spent.

The car is located in the UK and UK registered.
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