Lotus Elite Type 83
Only 2 owners since new
50.000 kilometers since new
1 of only 133 cars ever built
1 of only 10 left hand drive examples
believed to be the only automatic gearbox example
The Lotus Elite was launched in 1974 and it was Lotus very first saloon car which used a fibreglass hatchback bodyshell.
Most of the Elites were fitted with the five speed gearbox which came from the Austin Maxi, but the Lotus we currently have for sale is the only left hand drive Elite which is fitted with an automatic gearbox.
When the Elite Type 75 was launched in 1974 to the press the initial reaction was mixed. It should be overpriced and the looks for the time would have been a bit too modern. Nevertheless, many brands have followed the design of Lotus
It was possible to order the Elite with different optional packages. Our Lotus has been ordered full optioned, including power steering, a heated rear window and a Philips st