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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.

Classic Motorsports Car Catcher: Seinfeld's Lotus

It's an incredibly green Lotus, not that there's anything wrong with that.

Classic Motorsports Car Catcher: Elan Autocross Champion

Forum member elanracer—go figure—is selling his three-time SCCA Solo champion Lotus.

We Visit Flying Circus English Cars Ltd.

A great place to visit if you're ever in the area.

The Quail to Host 11 Major Debuts and Milestones

The Lotus Evija will be there in all its 2000-horsepower glory.

Car Catcher: A Lotus-Cortina That You Can Race, Drive or Show

This 1966 Lotus-Cortina is ready to conquer the street or the track.

Car Catcher: Lotus Elise Wearing the Always-Fashionable British Racing Green

This 2005 Lotus Elise is almost practical with its optional Touring Package.

Car Catcher: Supercharged, Honda-Powered Lotus Elise Sleeper

And just when you thought the Lotus Elise was fun enough.

Car Catcher: Yellow Over Navy S1 Lotus Esprit

The only license needed for this 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 is a driver's license.

Car Catcher: Track-Ready Lotus Exige S

If you thought the Lotus Elise was fun, try out this 2007 Lotus Exige S.

Car Catcher: RHD Lotus 2-Eleven Race Car

Raced across the pond in the Lotus Cup Series, this 2009 Lotus 2-Eleven has everything needed to make it a true competitor on track.

Car Catcher: Rare, Single-Owner Lotus Elise Motorsport

This 2000 Lotus Elise Motorsport is about as good as it gets: A single owner and one-of-65 kind of rare.

Car Catcher: Factory Supercharged 2008 Lotus Elise

A factory supercharged, low-mileage 2008 Lotus Elise is about as good as it gets.

Car Catcher: Can We Call This Lotus Elise the Best of Both Worlds?

Want the added fun of the Sport Package with the livability of the Touring Package? This 2005 Lotus Elise has you covered.

Car Catcher: Get This 2006 Lotus Elise for the Price of a New Mid-Sized Sedan

Why be responsible when this 2006 Lotus Elise exists for mid-sized sedan prices?

Car Catcher: A 2007 Lotus Exige Cup 255 That's Ready to Take on the Track

This 2007 Lotus Exige Cup 255 takes the Exige formula to the next level.

Car Catcher: Clean Title Lotus Elise

Not only does this 2005 Lotus Elise come in a sharp shade of "Laser Blue," but is also perfect for the person that doesn't want to mess up their hair.

Car Catcher: Purple Over Magnolia Lotus Elise

This 2006 Lotus Elise was configured with a striking shade of Aubergine Purple, that, when paired with the Magnolia interior color, really makes a stand-out car.

Car Catcher: Graphite Grey Over Red 2005 Lotus Elise

Is gray over red the best color configuration for a sports car like this 2005 Lotus Elise?

Car Catcher: Lotus Super 7 in Iconic BRG Tipped With Yellow

Hard to get more elemental than a Lotus Super 7. And hard to get more traditional than one wearing British Racing Green capped with a yellow nose.

Car Catcher: Is This the "Usable" Car From Lotus?

This 2014 Lotus Evora might be perfect if you've ever wanted an Elise, but with rear seats.

Car Catcher: A Quintessential Sports Racer, the Lotus 23B

Making its debut at the Nürburgring in 1962, and despite the horsepower deficit, the Lotus 23 outpaced Dan Gunrey's Porsche 718 with Jim Clark behind the wheel.

Car Catcher: Low-Mileage Lotus Elise

Since you can't get a brand-new Elise from Lotus in this part of the world, this low-mileage 2006 model is the next best thing.

Car Catcher: A Fair Price on a Grand Touring Lotus Evora

Want the fun of a British grand touring car but wish there was an option that won't break the bank? This 2012 Lotus Evora S just might be the ticket.

Car Catcher: Low-Mileage, Solar Yellow Elise

If the stand-out Solar Yellow paint doesn't interest you, the low 18,750 miles on this clean-title 2006 Lotus Elise just might.

Car Catcher: Red Over Tan Lotus Elise

Wearing Ardent red paint over a tan interior, this 2005 Lotus Elise comes equipped with the Touring package that adds air conditioning, additional sound deading and a leather-appointed interior.

Elisa Artioli, the Namesake of the Lotus Elise

Spectators and journalists alike were surprised to see a 2-year-old little girl sitting behind the wheel of the then-new Lotus Elise when the cover was pulled off at the 1995 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Car Catcher: Lotus Evora with Le Mans Racing History

This 2011 Lotus Evora ran at the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans for Lotus Motorsport, the second of two Evoras ran by the team that year.

Car Catcher: One of 12 Left-Hand-Drive Lotus Elise Motorsport

Not only is this 2000 Lotus Elise Motorsport one of only 65 examples worldwide, but it's also one of only 12 left-hand-drive models built by Lotus and imported into the United States.

Car Catcher: Is Green the Best Color for a Lotus Elise?

If you're anything like us, green is almost always an appropriate color choice for British sports cars. Case in point: This 2007 Lotus Elise from Wire Wheel.

Car Catcher: A Single-Owner, One-of-50 Lotus Elise Type 72D Special Edition

This 2007 Lotus Elise Type 72D Special Edition celebrates the 35th anniversary of the Lotus 72's domination of the 1972 Formula 1 championship.

Car Catcher: Factory Supercharged Lotus Exige V6 Cup

Although no longer based on the Elise, this 2016 Lotus Exige V6 Cup from WireWheel attempts to push the formula as far as it can go.

Car Catcher: A Future-Classic Lotus Elise That Won't Break the Bank

This 2007 Lotus Elise offers lightweight, rear-wheel-drive performance with reliable, Toyota-based power for just $29,900.

Car Catcher: A Left-Hand-Drive Lotus Cortina

This left-hand-drive 1967 Lotus Cortina from British Sports Cars is said to be one of only 160 originally sold in North America

Car Catcher: SCCA-Approved Lotus Elise Motorsport

What sets this track-ready Elise apart? It is said to be one of two built by Lotus specifically to meet SCCA homologation rules.

Car Catcher: Single-Owner, One-Of-Nine Lotus Evora 410 Sport GP

This 2017 Lotus Evora 410 Sport GP Edition, available at Wire Wheel Classic Sports Cars, is said to be one of only nine brought over to the United States.

Car Catcher: A Surprisingly Street-Legal Lotus Exige S

This 2007 Lotus Exige S from Wire Wheel Classic Sports Cars adds a factory supercharger to the already hardcore Exige.

Car Catcher: A Lotus Exige With Plenty of Factory-Added Lightness

This 2010 Lotus Exige S260 Sport from Wire Wheel Classic Sports Cars has taken Colin Chapman's advice and received plenty of added lightness from the factory.

Car Catcher: A Genuine Lotus Super Seven

Now is your chance to own a genuine lotus Seven with this 1962 Lotus Super Seven from British Sports Cars.

Car Catcher: A Rare Super Safety Lotus Elan SE

This 1968 Lotus Elan SE from Wire Wheel Classic Sports Cars is said to be a mechanically sound "Super Safety" model that's ready to restore.

Car Catcher: Well-Optioned, Low-Mileage Lotus Evora

This 2011 Lotus Evora available from Wire Wheel Classic Sports Cars comes finished in Carbon Grey over Paprika, and is said to only have 28,750 miles on the odometer.

Car Catcher: Pre-Production Prototype Lotus 340R

What makes this 1999 Lotus 340R particularly special? It's reported to be a pre-production prototype with very low mileage.

Car Catcher: Touring Package-Equipped, Low-Mileage Lotus Exige S

This 2007 Lotus Exige S from Wire Wheel Classic Sports Cars is what happens when you add a factory supercharger to the already extreme Exige.

Car Catcher: A Lotus Evora Ready To Go Grand Touring

This 2012 Lotus Evora for sale from Wire Wheel is equipped with the optional “Intelligent Precision Shift” six-speed automatic transmission.

Car Catcher: Why Get a Replica Super Seven When You Could Have the Real Thing?

Sure, there are plenty of replicas to choose from, but why not go with an original Lotus Seven like this one from British Sports Cars?

Car Catcher: The First Lotus Type 47 Delivered to North America

This 1966 Lotus Type 47 from Fantasy Junction is one of few examples built. It's said to carry the distinction of being the first 47 brought to North America.

Car Catcher: A Silver-Over-Tan Lotus Elise From the First U.S. Model Year

This 2005 Lotus Elise for sale from Wire Wheel Classic Sports Cars is a Series 2 example from the very first year the car was offered for sale in the United States.

Car Catcher: Low Mileage, British Racing Green Lotus Elise

This 2009 Lotus Elise is reported having only 19,600 miles on its odometer and comes equipped with the optional touring package.

A Lotus-Ford 38 Driven by the Likes of Jim Clark and A.J. Foyt | Meet Our Concours Field

Even though this 1965 Lotus-Ford 38 is a rare race car driven by numerous iconic drivers, does that mean it has a chance to win in the Concours d’Cancelation Presented by Hagerty?

Car Catcher: A Nightfall Blue Lotus Elise

The Lotus Elise is unique in that it combines the light weight and responsive handling of a sports car with Japanese reliability.

Car Catcher: One of 50 Lotus Elise Type 72D Special Editions

Only 50 examples of the Type 72D Special Edition Elise were built worldwide to celebrate the anniversary of the Type 72D's victories back in the day.

Car Catcher: Touring Package-Equipped Lotus Elise

Despite a relatively benign engine, the Lotus Elise is still a capable mid-engine sports car.

Car Catcher: A One-of-30, Final-Edition Lotus Exige S 260

Only 30 examples of the Lotus Exige S 260 were built. This is one of them.

Car Catcher: A Factory-Supercharged Lotus Elise

This Elise is unique as it sports a factory-equipped supercharger.

Car Catcher: A Monaco White Elise With a Factory Hardtop

This Elise from 2009 features a factory hardtop and the optional touring package.

Car Catcher: A One of 12, Land-Hand-Drive Lotus Elise Motorsport

Not only one of 65 ever built, but one of only 12 configured as left-hand-drive models for the United States.

Car Catcher: An Upgraded, Ready-to-Race Lotus 30

This Lotus 30 is said to have a number of upgrades from the later Lotus 40.

Car Catcher: Single-Owner Lotus Elise Motorsport

One of only 65 examples ever built by Lotus

Car Catcher: Low-Milage, One-of-50 Lotus Sport Elise

This one-of-50 Sport Elise is a low-mileage example with only two previous owners.

Car Catcher: A Well-Equipped Lotus Exige S

The more extreme version of the already bonkers Exige, good for 218 horsepower and a 0-60 time of 4.1 seconds.

Car Catcher: A Single-Owner, Low-Milage Lotus Elise

This Elise has only 6550 miles and comes with complete records since new.

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

Features: Riding the Rails

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

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 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.

Features: Chapman’s Eleven: The Lotus Eleven Story

We take an in-depth look at the history of the Lotus Eleven.

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.

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?
WANTED: Isuzu 4XE1 engine parts
12 important Lotus cars-
Lotus Eclat, any first hand or second hand info?
Before I do something really, really stupid...
I'm now officially Elise-less
NASA-SE: Spring Brake, Apr 10-11, NCCAR
Tire Time for the Esprit
Help me find a Miata based Locsot frame
HD Vintage Racing Videos for Your Enjoyment
Lotus Europa Body cheap
It is raining cheap Lotus
FS Margay W/Yellow Box Stock $700 obo
2003-2010 Grassroots Motorsports Back Issues
35 Cars You Must Drive... Opinions/Throwdown
Ford Cortina Estate Lotus Twin Cam
FS: Ultrashield race suit SFI 3-2a/5 XXXL
New Lotus WTF?
Lotus is dead.
Lotus WTF Part II
Lotus Elan S2
BMW Jumps the Shark
Nismo Racing seat
FS: Mike Wilson 4 W/ Briggs World Formula
Funny car ads
Logitech MOMO Racing Force Feedback Wheel & Pedals
2 race suits starting at $1.00
2 full face helmet Sa2005 $15 M2000 $20
FS: Honda/Acura parts, Rad house, Misc kart parts
FS: Mike Wilson 4 W/ BSP Clone
1967 Lotus 51
New DGauge now available!
Woah, it's like seeing Jesus.
Elan is on the road again
185/60/13 tires
Someone please reel me back in!
Birel Ar4 125cc Sr Rotax Max Tag kart
FS: Birel AR4 Kart W/ Clone $450
Cell phone picture dump thread
Lotus Race Car on EBay
Fiat X1/9 vs Lotus Europa
Lotus Europa vs. Lancia Scorpion
Restored Lotus +2 at BAT
FS: Locost Frame $600obo
Birel M31 PRD tag kart W/ enclosed trailer
Basket-case Europas
Yo. Floridians. Find me an Elise. Plz. Yo.
2013 Exige - looks like they came to their senses
Berk the Miata, I want an Elise!
4AGE Elan?
Trailer Hitch & cargo net/cargo cover
Truth in 50: More than TWICE as many as other 'Truth in' films."
fs: Complete Birel Kart Package with spares
The Finnish Line - two shirts in one week! - ends 12/11
Various Suspension parts for sale
Simplify - This week's blipshift shirt - sale ends 1/1/13
Quick IRS audit question
How big are my nuts???
Add Lightness - The latest blipshift shirt - sale ends 2/4/13
Mumblish 101 - The latest blipshift restomod shirt - sale ends 2/11/13
2008 Biesse Kart $1200
Targa Newfoundland
Cheap seat sliders
Lotus 7 / Locost Pics & Builds
Locost parts in Wisconsin
FS:Mychron 3 W/Accessories & Alfano Tach
FS: MISC karts parts feel free to make offers
Lotus Elise: time to buy?
Project Build: Lotus Elise GT Widebody - Factory Racer to Street Supercar
FS: Glaxter race prototype
Future car culture?
The "Golden" Power/Weight Ratio
'72 Lotus Europa - time to move on
Cheapest form of Racing! Race kart Biesse W/ Clone
Lotus Elan M100--cool or not?
FS/FT: 2013 KIA Forte SX
Finding the right wheel fitment
Our USGP experiance
FS:Complete HF Clone Engine & Vega Helmet
Multi Project Thread - Lotus', Porsche and Viper oh my!
Happy Holidays Free stuff
FS: 3 coyote karts 5 Briggs engines
Kart Parts, Rims, Seats, and Bodywork
Locost BMOD autocross car
Kart Parts, Rims, Seats, engines, helmet and Bodywork
Burt Levy article on Lotus Elise
Birel R32 Race kart, Parts, ect...
SOLD - 72 Lotus Europa $2800
All Models All Makes Car Show!
FS: One man Kartlift stand
FS: 2005 Margay 1.4 race kart
FS:Margay, Birel, Clone, and L0206 karts
No more US-street-legal Lotuses after this year
Lotus 7 clone - SCCA D-Mod autocrosser
FS: Mychron 4 Tach
FS:Vertical Upright Kart Stand
FS: Goodyear Ultra Grip WINTER/SNOW Tires
1972 Lotus Europa Roller: Seattle, WA Area
FS: Kart Parts/Engines: Kt100 WKA Sr. Pipe with Starter, KPV complete,
FT/FS: 2006 Mazda 5 (5 speed Manual) Get your The Millenium Falcon!
2012 Victory Kart W/ Briggs and Stratton 206
Classic Team Lotus at the US F1 Grand Prix
FS: 2010 Wharton Roadster
Nissan Frontier V.S. Toyota Tacoma
Kart Garage clean up
FS:4cycle White Chassis,kart stand, extra bodywork
SC Locost build ideas
Brunton Super Stalker / Lotus 7 (mine) for sale
WTB Lotus Elan Plus2 or Jensen-Healey body
Just read the article about used/rebuit Lotus's (Lotusie?) ...dammit.
That's a, uh, look. (Elise clamshell replacement content)
Lotus Elise S1 . 399000 EUR.
STAR WARS trivia
Elise ownership while poor: How much of a terrible idea?
What semi-exotics should I consider? Help me choose.
Lotus Esprit: What are they like to own?
Very un-grassroots news - Lotus Evija: 1973hp, 0-60 3s, 200mph, 270mi range, 18min charge, $2.1m
Elise Restoration
Lotus Elite
Did I just describe a Lotus Exige?
Asking the hive to tear this car apart.
Jensen Healey Lotus 907 running engine for sale in Springfield, IL $1500
What Kit is This?
WTB, Renault 1.6 Gordini/Lotus marked aluminum valve cover, Europa parts.
Pimpm3 buys another MR2, again...
Lotus Eclat in CT - NMNA

Lotus Readers' Rides

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 …

Sep 13, 2011 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 …

Apr 15, 2011 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. …

Nov 26, 2016 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 …

Feb 15, 2011 by DUTCH 73 tcs
Lotus Europa Twin Cam Spl

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

Aug 06, 2010 by mainlandboy
Lotus Locost

Here is my Locost, built over the span of three years. I used a 1982 Toyota Corolla donor which provided the entire drivetrain, steering column and wiring harness. Featured as …

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 …

Oct 07, 2011 by modernbeat
Lotus Seven

Bike motored Lotus 7 clone. Outlawed from D-Mod, now competing in B-Mod. Weighs in at 950 lbs ready to run. Fiero spindles, '85 RX7 GSL-SE rear axle and LSD, Wilwood …

Jun 08, 2011 by abrussich
Lotus Type 61

1969 Formula Ford, Lotus 61. Currently competing in CVAR. Team L.O.S.T. #13

Sep 11, 2011 by abrussich
Lotus Lotus 61

In the rain at Hallett Racepark. Oct. 07 This was my first time there and a real eye opener to a relative rookie at the sport. Just passed two Formula …

Apr 20, 2011 by abrussich
Lotus 1989 Esprit Turbo

The other car in the photo for those who asked.

Mar 21, 2011 by abrussich
2008 Lotus 2-11

260hp, 1495lbs. extreemly high chuckle factor. Photo taken on first club trackday. Wife could be heard giggling in her helmet with a series of loud "Woo-hoos" at various points on …

Jul 16, 2009 by abrussich
Lotus Elise

2005 Lotus Elise in Texas Longhorn regalia. Wife unit's car. Lotus runs in the family

Jan 13, 2011 by abrussich
Lotus Type 69

Lotus Type 69, formula B in Gold Leaf livery. Car presently resides in Houston, Tx as part of a private collection. Owned by a good friend who was gracious enough …

Jul 29, 2011 by LocostSmitty
1964 Lotus Locost 7 clone

Locost 7 clone with Rover Aluminum V8. Some body parts and most of chassis is Tiger Avon from England Parts from about everything in the driveway or local Junk yard

Jul 18, 2009 by Winston
1969 Lotus Europa $2009 Challenger

This is my entry for the $2009 Challenge. A couple of weeks back we rolled this 1969 Lotus Europa shell from my friend/neighbor/fellow GRMer modernbeat's backyard (after removing a section …

May 23, 2011 by sws626
1962 Lotus Elite

Colin Chapman's fibreglass masterpiece rescued from decades of neglect in 2001 and restored over the course of five years to its full competitive glory.

Mar 22, 2011 by greilly
2009 Lotus Locost BEC

Scratch built Lotus Super Seven inspired road car powered by a Kawasaki ZX1100 engine. Design criteria: made from "found objects, and resued parts, very low cost project, eligible for GRM …

Feb 01, 2012 by DukeOfUndersteer
1984 Lotus 7

Just the start. Its my dad's car that was disassembled, now going back together. Dont know much about it, but will keep everyone posted on the rebuild... Cosworth 16v BDR, …

Jul 27, 2011 by BunnyCouture
2007 Lotus Elise

HOT PINK...no, it's not a stock color, and Lotus said they had never painted one pink before mine, but for the right price, they were more than happy! See it …

Jul 28, 2009 by drcbike
2005 Lotus Elise

Rear toe control arms and Moroso Oil pan. Cobalt brake pads, track tires and wheels. 4 Pt harness and Traqmate Datalogger with Chase cam. My backup track car when the …

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 …

Sep 04, 2009 by ekauppi7
1971 Lotus Europa

Project car

Mar 20, 2010 by BoxheadTim
1996 Lotus Elise

Very early Elise (chassis #53). Mostly standard, a couple of features that make a very early car have been changed. It doesn't have the MMC disks anymore as you can't …

Dec 29, 2010 by gjz30075
1972 Lotus Elan

Stroker motor, Koni's, Panasports, owned since 1978

Oct 28, 2009 by Wayslow
1964 Lotus Locost

Toyota 3TC powered Locost

Sep 04, 2011 by Wayslow
1969 Lotus Europa

$846 basket case but with enough spares to almost build another car. The picture was taken on the day we brought it home on the trailer.

Sep 25, 2009 by whittdeming
1965 Lotus Elan DHC S2

Green w/ yellow stripe

Sep 25, 2009 by whittdeming
1974 Lotus Europa TC

needs restoration

Jul 14, 2011 by enderw88
2007 Lotus Brunton Super Stalker

I am selling my Brunton Super Stalker (www.stalkerv6.com). I have never raced the car and have only put about 2,000 miles on it since I got it road worthy. I …

Jan 02, 2014 by Dr. Hess (Forum Supporter)
1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo

1989 Esprit Turbo.

Nov 12, 2009 by E_Swift
2005 Lotus Elise

Rebuilt Salvage

Aug 09, 2011 by captjim
1962 Lotus Brunton Stalker W/LS1

Stalk-N-Stien is a 2009 replica of a 1962 Lotus 7 with a modified LS1 / 6 Speed. The car weighs 1600lbs wet, and dynoed at about 371 RWHP and 350 …

Jan 22, 2017 by TxCoyote
2007 Lotus Brunton SuperStalker

SC3800 V6 great on the track and road

Dec 19, 2009 by warpdrvr
2007 Lotus Exige S

Larini exhaust

Mar 20, 2010 by BoxheadTim
1996 Lotus Elise


Jan 28, 2018 by GElliott
1965 Lotus Super 7

This is a '65 Lotus Super 7, RHD with a 1558 Lotus-Ford twin cam. This car was modified in the mid '70's by one of the early owners in the …

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 …

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.

Aug 18, 2010 by Dr. Hess (Forum Supporter)
2001 Lotus Locost


Aug 18, 2010 by Dr. Hess (Forum Supporter)
1974 Lotus Europa Special

Awaiting completion of the Locost.

Oct 07, 2011 by hroundy
2005 Lotus Elise

Hardtop, sport package, Purple, license plate HAZE

May 10, 2010 by MadmanandPoet
2010 Lotus 7 (replica)

Home built 2003 Toyota Corolla 1ZZFE engine Ford Type 9 five-speed gearbox 1992 Toyota Corolla rear diff with LSD kit

Sep 09, 2011 by MT Images
1959 Lotus Super 7 replica

Stalker V-6. Supercharged 3800 with full race cage for hillclimbs and autocross.

Oct 20, 2020 by julian43
2012 Lotus Evora S GP Edition

Komo-Tec Stage 1S

May 21, 2010 by Bullitt
1991 Lotus Elan

Green, mostly stock with Wilwood front calipers/discs.

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

British Racing Green with slight mods.

Jan 15, 2014 by lancer360
2005 Lotus Elise

Lotus Elise in Saffron Yello

Jun 27, 2013 by MacLotus
1999 Lotus Elise Sport 190 (Series 1)

This Sport 190 was one of approximately 50 Elise's pulled from the production line to be factory track prepared for racing. These modifications included integrated roll bar, fire suppression, removable …

Nov 17, 2013 by whenry
2005 Lotus Elise

Miata replacement therapy

Sep 29, 2012 by Dr. Hess (Forum Supporter)
1970 Lotus Europa S2

1970 Europa S2, getting full rebuild (frame up)

Dec 03, 2010 by Bainford
1974 Lotus Europa Twin Cam

The car is mostly all original (for now). After spending over 30 years in proper storage, it emerged into daylight in 2009 with 28,000 miles on the clock. The PO …

Jul 31, 2011 by Chuck
2005 Lotus Elise

2005 Lotus Elise, Ohlin Shocks, BOE Exhaust, Sector 111 Brake Rotors, Hawk HP+ Pads, BWR Hardcore Swaybar. Autocross in SCCA Solo SS Class.

Jan 26, 2012 by JPSeuropa
1974 Lotus Europa Special

Megasquirt Twin Cam

Jan 26, 2012 by JPSeuropa
2011 Lotus Locost Seven

20V 4AGE, Alfa rear, lots of Miata bits. Still under construction

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.

Jul 03, 2011 by 850Combat
1965 Lotus Super Seven Cosworth 1500

Pretty stock street car. Quaiffe LSD rear end, cut down TR7 axels from Chris Beebe, It is a pretty capable autocrosser for a stock 60's street car. Rediculously capable

Oct 12, 2012 by ZOO (Forum Supporter)
2007 Lotus Elise

Krypton Green, yah! Sport Pack, Stage 2 exhaust . . .

May 04, 2011 by mike325ci
2007 Lotus Exige S

Laser Blue Exige S

Apr 05, 2012 by mblommel
2005 Lotus Elise

Laser blue, Hardtop, starshield, touring pack. Currently 17K miles.

Sep 23, 2011 by ckrause
1967 Lotus S1 Europa

Bought this from a TVR specialist in Pennsylvania knowing it needed a full restoration. Rare early series 1 car that there were less than 296 made. Restoration started by cutting …

Sep 01, 2011 by hnguyen037
1969 Lotus Europa S2

Race car in progress

Sep 15, 2011 by lotusboy
2005 Lotus Elise


Nov 05, 2011 by glenbinegar
1999 Lotus Esprit Sport 350

328 X 32mm directional vane rotors and AP 4 piston calipers. Aftermarket ECU.

Nov 25, 2011 by tferg811
1964 Lotus Elan S1

Red convertable

Jan 25, 2012 by john@myhomewebsite.com
2012 Lotus Super 7 (rotery)

Lotus (book spec) hand-build chassis with a rotery power plant with full independant suspension less than 1,500 lbs. Street and race legal.

Apr 01, 2012 by Syncro
1964 Lotus Elan

My dancing partner. I bought it in 1982 from Lake Wales, Florida. I did all the hub bearings, seals and new Sprint donuts. It was my daily driver for 10 …

Apr 03, 2012 by cloud81918
1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo

I bought my 1989 Esprit Turbo a few years ago, I was thinking about going road racing and getting a tow-rig and a cheap car to play with. But I …

May 04, 2012 by redbull
2012 Lotus Super 7 (rotary)

Hand-build Lotus Super 7 using RX-7 Rotery engine powerd my gasoline / hydrogen (HHO), 250 HP, (1500 lbs) book chassis from 1956 Colin Chapin design.

Oct 17, 2012 by gblawson
1991 Lotus Centaur 7

One of the earlier Reproduction Lotus 7 Kits. Unibody tub with fibreglass nose/hood, fenders and cowl. Designed to use a Mazda RX7 rotary engine.

Dec 18, 2013 by Argo1
1976 Lotus Elite

Rotary powered $Challenge car in the making. Here's a "before" shot.

Jul 31, 2012 by tlbrace
2007 Lotus Exige S

2007 Exige S. Canyon Red, carbon fiber roof. Just a big go cart! One of 9 Lotus I've owned over the years.

Jul 14, 2013 by Jake
2007 Lotus Elise

I used to have a poster of the S1 Elise when I was younger... I genuinely love this car. It's been an absolute to drive and fun to work on. …

Sep 04, 2012 by sporqster
2003 Lotus Seven (Locost)

Toyota Silver Top 4AGE power, with Alfa Romeo donor for rear end, brakes and whatnot.

Mar 21, 2016 by Dr. Hess (Forum Supporter)
2006 Lotus Elise

2006 Lotus Elise

Dec 21, 2012 by 07exige
2007 Lotus Exige S


Jun 01, 2017 by Tahoe
1964 Lotus Elan S2

Only project car right now. Getting practicle in my old age :) 10 years ago I had an average of 5 project cars at any one time.

Jan 13, 2013 by Weav65
1971 Lotus Europa S2

Weber DCOE conversion

Aug 11, 2015 by Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
1972 Lotus Europa

This project might be the death of me, but oh well...

Mar 27, 2013 by atm92484
2010 Lotus Locost 7

The car is powered by a 2.0 Ford Duratec. A NC Miata flywheel, clutch, and transmission provides power to the mid 80s RX7 differential. GSXR 750 ITBs, a custom tube …

Apr 11, 2013 by JLK215
1991 Lotus Elan

Red, 5 Speed, a blast to drive & it gets 33 mpg

May 31, 2013 by Smitty
1964 Lotus Super Seven V8

NOT areal Lotus. Home built copy of a 7. Rover alum. V8, T5, Merkur alum. diff. 1465 pounds wet. also in Readers' Rides

Jun 14, 2013 by fastford16
1974 Lotus Europa Twin Cam


Nov 03, 2013 by xcarguy
1964 Lotus Seven

1964 Lotus Seven Replica (Brunton Stalker) by Brunton Automotive w/ LS6 and Tremec TKO600

Aug 14, 2013 by jamesj
1969 Lotus S4 Elan

Recently finished ground up restoration

Sep 19, 2013 by MHKflyer52
1963 Lotus 7 Clone

Scratch built Lotus 7 Clone. BMC 1800cc (MGB) MGB drivetrain and brakes All Aluminum and steel (No Fiberglass)

Sep 19, 2015 by spitfun
1970 Lotus Locost BEC BMOD autocross car

Locost BMOD BEC Autocross car with a Honda CBR1000 in it. Lotus Seven inspired racecar.

Oct 11, 2013 by erioshi
1971 Lotus Europa

project .. of course!

May 23, 2015 by Kreb (Forum Supporter)
2008 Lotus Brunton Stalker V6

kit car

Nov 04, 2013 by clubrcr
1962 Lotus Super 7 (SCCA FP Production)

Lotus 7 (not a copy) -Ford 1500 Non-crossflow engine -Quaife 4 speed Rocket Box trans (dog engagement) -13X6" Compamotive Wheels -Rear Disk brakes (91' Honda CRX)

Nov 12, 2013 by injuneer
1991 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE

Yellow, clean, fast, sleek, a head-turner.

Dec 09, 2013 by kiwis
1973 Lotus Europa Twin Cam

Pistachio green, 4 speed, Big Valve Built 1972 registered 1973 Trying to restore:-(

Dec 12, 2013 by 55mini
1959 Lotus Elite S1

Non restored original car

Dec 12, 2013 by 55mini
1961 Lotus Elite S1

Fully restored series one car

Dec 28, 2013 by JLK215
1991 Lotus Elan

22,000 miles, completely stock

Mar 24, 2014 by SvenHoose
1980 Lotus 7

Viking TT replica of a series 3. Kent w/FF cam and 40 DCOES.

May 05, 2014 by Wayslow
1970 Lotus Elan+2

Yet another project. Needs full restoration. We've pulled the body and stripped the frame. A few other projects are ahead of this one but I want it done for my …

May 10, 2014 by TomCBartlett
1967 Lotus Europa

Rolling chassis with interior.

May 24, 2014 by TomCBartlett
1983 Lotus Replica Lotus 7

"Book" Chassis, Toyota 3TC engine, Dellorto carbs, 5 speed, MGB (Smiths) instruments, Bugeye seats, Harley muffler.

May 10, 2014 by TomCBartlett
1967 Lotus Europa

Rolling chassis with interior.

Aug 14, 2014 by Kill No Cone
1967 Lotus ROTUS Super 7

ROTUS is a Rotary powered Lotus 7 homebuilt. Old school 4 port 13B opened up to a Bridgeport. Miata hubs and brakes, Miata Torsen in a 1st gen Rx7 rear …

Sep 16, 2014 by RallyeRepublic
2006 Lotus Elise

This monster of an Elise is owned by our El Presidente, Ryan Surber. (Mod list coming soon) It's a tiny little fun box.

Oct 08, 2014 by europa_71
1971 Lotus Europa S2

my Europa has been modified wuth a 1.6 20 valve Toyota 4age Black top.

Dec 12, 2014 by thegreentreefrog
1973 Lotus 1973 Lotus Europa Special TWIN CAM

Currently being restored at my sons shop , upgrades include Toyo R88's,electric fuel pump, solid state ignition and relays.

Jan 17, 2015 by xcarguy
1964 Lotus Seven (replica by Brunton)

Lotus 7 replica powered by a mildly modified LS6. Face-plated TKO 600 tranmission by Liberty Gears. LSD straight-axle rear with 3.23:1 gears. Car is street legal but primarily used for …

Jul 28, 2020 by RoddyMac17
1968 Lotus Europa

The current project

Sep 17, 2020 by RoddyMac17
1958 Lotus Eleven Club (rep)

Climax FW powered Eleven, built using Lotus blueprints and a Climax firepump.

Jul 28, 2015 by danielmms
1967 Lotus Elan S3 conv.

I have known this car since new. It had been parked in 1974. I just recently purchased it and plan on restoring it this winter. The plywood wheels make it …

Aug 24, 2015 by mini64
1968 Lotus Elan Coupe

Vintage Racer

Nov 02, 2015 by CertifiedLotus
1964 Lotus Elan S1 (1964)

Frame off rebuild. Twin Cam breathed on by Quicksilver Racing. Very quick road car.

Nov 16, 2015 by fatallightning
2005 Lotus Elise


Jan 09, 2016 by 850Combat
1994 Lotus Esprit S4

1994 Esprit Pretty stock, and so far, no trouble at all. High mileage (for a Lotus) at 49k. According to Carfax, it was driven, registred and smogged every year. That …

Mar 22, 2016 by calteg
2005 Lotus Elise

Daily Driven

Aug 30, 2016 by elise1x
2000 Lotus S1 Elise

Euro-spec LHD car with Honda B16B drivetrain.

Jan 31, 2017 by wetpossum
1967 Lotus Elan DHC

Restoration Project

Apr 14, 2017 by Lotus14
1963 Lotus Elan S-1

Early Elan, in process of restoration. S/N 26-264 (3525) Photos before start of work on car. Frame done, body blasted and waiting for some minor repair. Lots of trim parts …

Apr 14, 2017 by Lotus14
1962 Lotus Elite S-2

Original family car, bought as kit, and built by Carol's uncle. All mechanics were rebuilt, but it has been in storage for some time now. Needs paint as the original …

Jun 10, 2017 by lotus026
1965 Lotus Elan


Jul 25, 2017 by fjohn624
2005 Lotus Elise

Chrome Orange, sport package, no touring package; ~1950 lbs

Aug 29, 2017 by Wrightcomputing
2014 Lotus Scrap Metal

From scratch home made Autocross car started life as a random car and was then adjusted to fit the EMod rules and then modified again to run in DMod. Honda …

Dec 19, 2018 by racr28
2005 Lotus Elise

Has Penske single adjustable shocks. Monoball suspension. Upgraded aluminum radiator and motor mounts. Performance alignment and cornerweighted.

Dec 05, 2017 by Brotus7
1971 Lotus Europa

71 Europa S2 2003 VW Passat 1.8T & 5 speed Custom dual A Arm rear suspension Miata front knuckles MS3 WRX TD04 Flares? https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/project-igor-europa-content/133482/page1/

Dec 31, 2017 by thewris
1969 Lotus Elan S4

McCoy head, Dellortos, stupid fast. Needs paint.

Jan 03, 2018 by Lester
1964 Lotus Elan S2

Pin farina Red Body with a Black Chin below Front Bumper, Black Interior, Black Top. Wheels Standard Bolt on with original Hub Chrome Caps and Chrome Trim Rings. Twin Webber …

Mar 05, 2018 by Les
2006 Lotus Elise

Inter-cooled and Supercharged with Lotus Sport Ohlins suspension and various other track related upgrades

Mar 05, 2018 by wschaub
1972 Lotus Elan Sprint Convertible

Owned since 1975, was my daily driver at one point. Parked since 1987 when my first daughter was born after I started an alternator conversion. Restoration will include a Spyder …

Mar 06, 2018 by VaguelyRandom
1989 Lotus Esprit

1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo.

Oct 06, 2020 by Yourself
1972 Lotus Elan


Apr 12, 2018 by jtplaysdrums
2008 Lotus Elise

I have a 2008 Solar Yellow Lotus Elise. It is almost completely stock, except for getting a new battery and two piece rotors when they each needed replacement. I took …

Oct 24, 2018 by bobtms
1967 Lotus Seven SS

Heart transplant, >350whp. Painted black to match my coffin in case they can't separate the pieces too well.

Jan 01, 2019 by Sofa King
1972 Lotus Europa w/ LS6

Custom chassis with Miata suspension. LS6 V8 Boxster S 6 speed trans Extensive body mods

Aug 20, 2020 by pirate
2006 Lotus Brunton Stalker

3.4 Chevy V6, 5 speed

Dec 19, 2018 by Maniac2
2005 Lotus Elise

Penske single adjustable shocks Monoball bushings Upgraded motormounts Aluminum Radiator Rear toe link brace

Jan 22, 2019 by RoHo
2007 Lotus Exige

Orange *Outside* HkFever side skirts HkFever front spoiler HkFever rear spoiler Reverie CF side scoops Sector111 rear diffuser " aluminDIFFUSER" RLS/NCI allen conversion for undertray/diffuser Lotus S240 MoHawk Roof *Inside* …

Sep 03, 2019 by maisgelb
2005 None Elise

Toyota Heritage Blue, Sport & Touring Packages

Sep 15, 2019 by cyow5
2005 None Elise

Currently being stripped down and repainted

Sep 21, 2019 by Moto_Masochist
2005 None Elise

Being rebuilt

Sep 21, 2019 by Moto_Masochist
2007 None Exige S

Exige S with upgraded BOE supercharger

Jul 28, 2020 by RoddyMac17
1968 None Elan S4

Restoration Project

Sep 29, 2020 by RichardSIA
1971 None Europa

Bought on feeBay this morning, at $5,500 it's the most I've ever paid for a car. I've wanted one of these since they were new back in 1972. This one …

Oct 25, 2020 by I2big47
1966 None Lotus Super 7

This series 2 is currently set up for Vintage racing. Competed in SVRA and VDCA. Currently has a crossflow 1600 with a Quaife 2000E close ratio gearbox

Oct 25, 2020 by I2big47
1966 None Super 7

Restored S2 for vintage racing. Now has 1600 crossflow Kent with 2000E / Quaife CR gearbox

Nov 20, 2020 by maschinenbau
1969 None Europa


Nov 24, 2020 by svxsti
2013 None Exige Cup

Renault Formula V6 swap 370bhp.

Jan 03, 2021 by snowrx
1985 None Esprit

Megasquirted BRG updated driver car

Feb 24, 2021 by MoBoost
2008 None Elise SC

Great car!

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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