Started on May 6 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.

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May 6, 2009, 6:57 p.m.

Awesome! My dad used to have one of these (in fact, he sold it in 2001) and it was a fun and very unique car. Nice to see one rescued and in such good shape.

May 7, 2009, 5:25 p.m.

gorgeous, i love the bubbletop

May 17, 2009, 9:53 p.m.

Love it.

Aug. 2, 2009, 1:15 a.m.

And wire wheels too. Fantastic. Is there a "build thread" anywhere? I'd like to salivate over the kind of work it took to bring it back to the land of the living..<g>

Aug. 2, 2009, 2:55 a.m.

You can follow the restoration process at: Then click on the "Restoration" tab.

Sept. 2, 2009, 10:10 a.m.

Its an absolutely beautiful car and your restoration was well executed. I, however, wanted to cry a little when looking at the price break down and found myself saying out loud "When will it stop?"

Nov. 16, 2009, 11:51 a.m.

Absolutely stunning. One of the most beautiful Lotus's ever imho.

Feb. 26, 2010, 6:03 p.m.

Beautiful resto. The Elite is my favorite Lotus... In British Racing Green though

Jan. 3, 2011, 11:48 a.m.

What a beauty. Fantastic.

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