1962 Lotus Elite Series 2
Price: US $15,100.00 Item location: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Lotus
- Model: Other
- Trim: Elite Series 2
- Year: 1962
- Mileage: 37,829
- Color: Light Blue
- Engine size: 4-Cyl
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Transmission: 4-Speed
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
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1962 Lotus OtherThis particular car is a later production Series II Bristol bodied car fitted with the desirable twin Weber carburetor setup and supplied from the factory with wire wheels and a 4-speed transmission derived from a MG A.
This example displays excellent “driver” quality paintwork over a sound, straight body. The brightwork and emblems are straight and complete, while showing some weathering. The window glass is excellent. The car is still fitted with Lucas PL series headlamps and sits on nicely painted wire wheels with period typical tires.
The interior presents very well with a beautiful wood wheel, backed by the factory gauges, is in very nice unrestored condition. The dash top is painted flat black. The carpets are in very good condition with no noticeable flaws, and the seat and door panel upholstery are equally nice. The trunk appears to have been re-done at the same time as the interior with matching upholstery.
The engine bay is exceptionally dry, tidy and representative of a well cared for and sorted automobile. The Weber carburetor installation was done in a very professional manner complete with cold air intake through the driver’s side inner fender well. The engine in this example is the correct Coventry Climax unit. The underside is dry and well detailed showing evidence of the restoration and mechanical work performed.
The light and agile nature of the Lotus Elite makes this a very gratifying car to pilot. The engine pulls strong with no smoke and a lively exhaust note.