Up for sale is a Lotus Elite M50, #172 of production. This was Lotus’s first entry into the supercar market, designed to compete with Porsche and Ferrari. The design was inspired by the Lamborghini Espada which was a contemporary.
At around 10 or 11,000 miles, right before I bought her, there were new euro bumpers installed (no big black rubber bumpers here!) and an engine out repaint that was an excellent job. It is a triumph blue and the paint code is in that vinyl wallet also.
” for some ten years, and that is my way of shouting my answer across 4 lanes of highway!) The paint job is at about 90%, with a few spots of small paint chips (see photos). The pop up headlights are held closed by a vacuum system which no longer works but it would be very easy to adapt to electric motors from a miata, fiero, mr2, etc.
It produces 160 horsepower with the optional Webers, and a wind cheating shape which scored one of the lowest drag numbers ever recorded: a flat .30!