Wednesday, July 25, 2018

BuY ThiS cAR oR eLSE: 1976 Lotus Elite

Have you ever sat in your driveway and looked at two cars and thought...what would it look like if I combined these two?  Yeah, me too.  And probably the designer of this next car..who clearly was inspired to combine the front end of a Triumph TR7 with rear end of an AMC Gremlin...which really isn't as bad as it sounds once you get the throw-up taste out of your mouth properly prepared...I suggest bourbon.  Find this 1976 Lotus Elite offered for $5000 somewhere near Atlanta, GA via craigslist. Tip from Hugh.

From the seller:

1975 Lotus 
VIN: 75/080353B 
condition: fair 
cylinders: 4 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 75513 
paint color: red 
size: mid-size 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
type: other 
This is a nice example of a rare car. 
You won't find a shooting brake this original, this rare and at this price point again!
This is the perfect car to bring to the next level.
The Elite was Lotuses attempt at making a Luxury car.
This car is all original except for the poor repaint 
I had it shipped from Vancouver BC . 
It was owned by a member of The Lotus Club of Canada.
Mechanically sound, interior is all original, original wheels.
I removed, cleaned and painted the gas tank, replaced the fuel pump. Runs and drives as it should.
Ac blows cold
Heat blows hot
Needs hatch glass.
If not sold by August 1st , it will be listed on BAT. 
Please text or call as I don't check my email
I Don't need help selling my car.
Not interested in trades.
Cash only
No checks . Scammers don't waste your time
Did I say Cash only?

See a stranger looking British car?


  1. It's like a late 80's Camaro and an AMC Gremlin had a kid...

  2. You know, the Aztek somehow made the mental transition from (barf) to ugly enough to be cool for me. These... still have a ways to go.

  3. bro i lost my juul bro pls lemme borrow ur juul i promise just 1 hit plsssss

  4. The Lotus Elite predates the TR7 by a few months, so I don't think the Elite was influenced by the TR7. The Lamborghini Espada on the other hand...

    This one is a pretty nice example, Most Lotus Elites are pretty ratty especially the interiors.

  5. “Mechanically sound”... oh, goodness. If only that could do it for me.

    These have a following and someone with that affliction will surely appreciate this example for sure. If it makes it to BaT, I guess we will know the reserve.


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