• Year of manufacture 
    1981
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The unique left-hand drive, automatic transmission
1981 Lotus Elite 2.2 Automatic Coupé
Chassis no. SCC 083-912AHH10240
It has been rightly said that the original Lotus Type 75 Elite of 1974-80 had been "the right car at the right time". Its radical wedge-shaped styling by Oliver Winterbottom had been both striking and fashionable. The new model effectively revitalized Lotus's image and elevated the marque from producing the more spartan sports-originated Elan and Europa designs of the 1960s to assume the high ground of much more stylish and luxurious high-performance quality that was expected by the buying public of the 1970s into the 1980s.

The revised Type 83 Elite Series 2 announced in May 1980, employed a new Lotus 912 four-cylinder 16-valve engine uprated from 2-litres to a long-stroke 2174cc. The power unit's mid-range torque was greatly improved although its headline power output of 160bhp remained unaltered. Fuel efficiency was improved compared


Bonhams 'Olav Glasius Lotus Collection', Goodwood 29 June 2012
101 New Bond St, London, W2 4DL
W2 4DL
United Kingdom

Phone 
+44-2074685801
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