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Shop Work: The Fabulous 50

We Poll Our Readers for Their Picks of the 50 Best Sports Cars of All Time.

Shop Work: What Are the Best Classic Cars?

Jay Leno and a Few Friends Sound Off on Their Personal Favorites

Features: Riding the Rails

Lotus 7 vs. Lotus Elan: Comparing two favorites from an incomparable manufacturer.

Features: Sport Wagon

If Colin Chapman built a Lotus Cortina Estate, it might look a little like this.

Buyer's Guides: Depreciation Station: 2005-'11 Lotus Elise and Exige

When Lotus first unleashed the Elise some 20 years ago, the automaker’s message was clear: We’re back, baby.

Buyer's Guides: Tech Tips: The Agile Lotus Elan

We asked a couple of experts what it takes to keep these beauties on the road and running smoothly.

News and Notes: Panic Ensues as We Meet Another Impossible Deadline With Our Project Lotus

In time-constrained restorations, things will always go wrong.

Features: Milestone Machines

Our seven selections for the best-ever Grand Prix cars from the past century.

Features: Bond, On A Budget

Bond Car "Goldenbuys." You don't have to be Goldfinger to afford one!

Features: What Is the Best Race Car of all Time?

With so many options from all forms of racing, which car deserves to be called the best of all time?

Columns: Scraps of History: Archiving the History of Racing

How a book of old photos becomes an archive for racing days gone by.

Lotus project cars

1964 Elan

The best deals always seem to arrive when you're not looking for them. Just before a trip to Traverse City, Michigan, we got a call from a reader asking if ...

Lotus Forum Topics

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35 Cars You Must Drive... Opinions/Throwdown
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Before I do something really, really stupid...
Lotus Eclat, any first hand or second hand info?
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What's faster, Volvo 122S or Lotus Exige?

Lotus Readers' Rides

Oct 08, 2010 by Greg Foster
1967 Lotus elan s3 ss

British Racing Green with slight mods.

Oct 15, 2010 by gjz30075
1972 Lotus Elan Sprint

I've owned this car since 1978. Originally a yellow over white paint scheme, I decided I like the single color look better. Totally restored from the frame up 25 years ...

Oct 08, 2010 by wa6rxm
1991 Lotus Esprit SE

My "high end" car is the Lotus. My "daily driver" is a nicely restored 1979 MGB.

Oct 08, 2010 by Slegs
Lotus Esprit Turbo

My dream car prior to the complete tear down and rebuild. I'm building it completely the way I want it to be rather than a purist perspective. It has a ...

May 23, 2011 by Angus
1974 Lotus Europa

Undergoing conversion to a CVAR vintage race car. The car has sat since 1981 most of that in Los Angeles.

Jun 12, 2011 by Original7
1961 Lotus Seven

Originally came with a 997 c.c. Ford engine, now modified with an 1800 c.c. crossflow Ford, Seirra 5-speed, RX-7 rear axle (narrowed 6 inches). More like a Caterham than an ...

Aug 16, 2009 by Keith Tanner
Lotus Seven (Locost)

Take the handling and excitement of Colin Chapman's original, then fill it full of modern mechanicals from a Miata - and voila. A Miata-based Locost. Built by yours truly.
Weight ...

Lotus Ran When Parked

Found a Lotus in San Dimas, CA on Nov. 7, 2009

This 1962 Lotus Seven was parked by the original owner in 1974. His intention was to rebuild it and continue using it as his daily driver. Unfortunately, he was not able to complete the …

Found a Lotus in Davidson, Sk on Nov. 27, 2010

Hi there, I was visiting my friends in Saskatchewan, Canada in September and I took some pictures of my friend backyard in Davidson, found some pretty decent Minis and 1 cut off Lotus Europa

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