1960 Lotus Elite (Type 14) Series 1

Lot: 350

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Offered for sale is a 1.2L 1960 Lotus Elite Type 14 S1 manual that has been with the current owner for the last 2 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 106 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

An older restoration of the Type 14 that continues to sparkle today...

  • The Type 14 was Lotus' first production road car and the world's first fibreglass monocoque
  • Independent suspension, a ZF gearbox, disc brakes, a Coventry Climax all-aluminium engine and a very low drag coefficient of just 0.29 resulted in simply the best driver's car of the era
  • #1180 (right-hand drive) was shipped to Californian Lotus dealer, Jay Chamberlain in March 1960
  • From 1968 to 1988 it was enjoyed by owners in Michigan before being repatriated to the UK (02/11/1988)
  • In 1989 it was purchased by Stan Clark from Leicester who was to own it until 2018
  • He immediately commenced a full restoration and full details are in the huge history file
  • Repainted in British Racing Green Metallic with a Silver roof, beige suede interior and chrome wires
  • Engine stripped and rebuilt by Tony Bates. Gearbox rebuilt, suspension rebushed, cleaned and painted
  • The seats, steering wheel, engine and gearbox are original to chassis #1180
  • Very lightly used at this time. MOT 2007 25,975 miles - currently 26,750 miles
  • Purchased by our vendor in May 2018. £3,262 spent on brakes, dampers etc July 2018
  • The car remains in superb condition with gleaming paintwork and a very smart cockpit
  • The engine bay, with its bright yellow cam cover, presents really well as does the boot interior
  • Workshop manual (S2), V5s, MOTs, dozens of invoices, correspondence, photographs and articles
  • This little Lotus is simply delightful. If you are a fan of early Elites, then you will probably fall in love

 

Lot Details

Registration: MSU 867 RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1960 Engine size: 1.2L
Make: Lotus Odometer reading (miles): 26750
Model: Elite Type 14 S1 MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: 1180

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 106 / 135

Exterior

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Paint: Chrome:
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Remarks

Small scratch to o/s/r quarter panel

Interior

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Engine

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Vehicle History

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history