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Lotus News

Meet Our New Lotus in Michigan

We're headed to the Concours d'LeMons in Plymouth Michigan tomorrow.

Classic Motorsports Car Catcher: Fiberglass Renewal

Play along with our Lotus Elan restoration.

Classic Motorsports Car Catcher: Super Seven

An original Lotus Super Seven S4 emerges.

Classic Motorsports Car Catcher: No Restoration Required

Want something like our "Restoration Impossible" car without all the labor?

Classic Motorsports Car Catcher: Who Wants a Bread Van?

It's a very well-equipped Lotus Europa.

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Lotus articles

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

Buyer's Guides: Which legendary Lotus is the better purchase, 7 or Elan?

These two ’60s roadsters couldn’t look more different, but they’re based on the same Lotus design philosophy: less weight, more power.

Features: Sport Wagon: The Lotus Cortina Estate

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

Buyer's Guides: Buyer Guide: 2005-2011 Lotus Elise and Exige

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

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Lotus project cars

1964 Elan

It may not look like it now, but this Series 1 Elan was once little more than a broken, rusty body sitting in an overgrown field.

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Lotus project car updates

How much power did we get after dyno tuning our Elan? | Restoration Impossible Lotus Elan

Thanks to some help from Lotus expert Chris Tchorznicki of Sevens & Elans, LLC, our Lotus Elan project has quietly been receiving a bit of sorting.

Should you also buy a Lotus Elan?

Could a Lotus Elan be the right choice for you, too? Well, our editor is here to present a case: 5 reasons why you might want a Lotus Elan in …

Lotus Forum Topics

It followed me home
FS: +4 Miata Locost project, $2,000.
Thank You Graham, RIP
FS/FT 2001 Suzuki Esteem 5 speed
What's faster, Volvo 122S or Lotus Exige?
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Lotus Readers' Rides

Aug 17, 2021 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 …

Aug 17, 2021 by Keith Tanner
Lotus Seven replica

It's not a real Lotus, but it runs like one. It takes all the good bits from the Miata and weighs right around 1300 lbs. The engine has been worked …

Aug 17, 2021 by Jay
1992 Lotus Elan m100

1993 Elan, turbo, manual, soft top, fun. My autobahnstorming runabout here in Europe. Pulled it out of storage in England and then proceeded to drive it across three countries home. …

Aug 17, 2021 by SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
2006 Lotus Lethal Locost

  • Corolla GT-S donor.
  • Megasquirt with GSX-R ITB's and Ford EDIS.
  • Factory LSD.
  • Fibreglass from Curtis Unlimited.
  • Hyundai Excel radiator.
  • Chevette spindles, Datsun 210 hubs.
  • Porterfield R4S brakes, twin Wilwood …

Aug 17, 2021 by DUTCH 73 tcs
Lotus Europa Twin Cam Spl

'73 TCS currently in mid disassembly for a respray/rebuild

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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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