1960 Lotus Elite 14, series 1, original numbers. Price lowered! For Sale

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  • £69,950 Or near offer
  • 1960
  • Horncastle
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Price £69,950 Or near offer
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Lotus
Model Elite
  Elite 14, Series 1
Year 1960
Mileage 26,819 miles
Country UK
Region Lincolnshire
Town Horncastle
Telephone 01507 533760
Status Private
Date 09-Jan-2021
Ref C1293512
1960 Lotus Elite 14, Series 1. Supplied originally to U.S.A. Importer, Jay Chamberlain in RHD. Original matching numbers.
Chassis: 1180
Engine: 7696
Being Series 1 this is the single S.U. Carburettor. Easily changed to twin S.U.s but prefer originality.

Supplied to; Jay Chamberlain, as Lotus Distributor for the U.S.A. who sold the car new to: Bruce Berghoff of Marcom Incorporated.
An extremely detailed history folder for both its time in the U.S.A. and here in the U.K..
The car was subject to a total overhaul and rebuild in 1990 by A.N.E.Bates, Lotus Specialist, Salisbury. It was total, engine, gearbox, suspension, bodywork, absolutely everything!
This work was done for Mr Stanley Clark of Stanro Holdings Limited, Narborough, Leicester.
By the M.O.T. certificates the mileage in recent years has been:
1988 to 89; 23,860
1989 to 90; 24,359
1990 to 91; 24,508
1995 to 96; 25,396
1996 to 97; 25,550
1997 to 98; 25,580
1998 to 99; 25,613
1999 to 00; 25,655
2000 to 01; 25,756
2002 to 03; 25,825
2003 to 04; 25,841
2004 to 05; 25,903
2005 to 06; 25,918
2007 to 08; 25,975
2008 to 09; 26,005
2009 to 10; 26,055
2010 to 11; 26,072
2011 to 12; 26,091
2012 to 13; 26,176
2013 to 14; 26,258
2014 to 15; 26,288
2015 to 16; 26,317
2016 to 17; 26,343
2017 to 18; 26,372
Current mileage reading; 26,819
Just been fitted with a “Wosp” starter motor. Nothing else needed. I have not long owned this car, after years of looking. Unfortunately I have lost my job and it is a very regrettable sale. It has a trickle charge battery unit supplied, and battery cut off switch. Exactly as the photographs show. A unique and limited number car, that many F1 drivers in the 1960's cut their teeth on. It has led a pampered life with no expense spared, as shown by the detailed history for both the U.S.A. and the U.K.. Offers will be considered, however I would prefer the car to be seen and driven beforehand. Unless of course bought from outside the U.K.! Geoff, Lincolnshire; the details below. If not for Covid and Brexit the car would have been £80,000 a couple of years ago. Its time will come again.
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