This 1960 Lotus Elite has a known pampered history and is ready for summertime. It sports a stress-fracture free fiberglass monocoque, original paint and interior, original numbers-matching engine, and BMC 4-speed transmission. “Whether winding through the canyons, bombing down the highway or even just tooling through the town on Sunday morning on the way to ‘Cars and Coffee,’ the Elite is a joy to drive,” says the seller.
The car’s three owners drove it just 33,500 miles. Only a handful of minor chips and dings mar the exterior and the worst issue mentioned inside is a tear in the shift boot.
“Mechanically, the car is superb.” A specialty marque mechanic recently went through the car and brought everything back to factory specs. The light weight derived from the fiberglass allows sports car performance from the 75-horsepower engine. Elites won their class six times at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, although with race-prepped engines.