1974 Lotus Elite Project Car – $1600 (Dryden)

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So many angles, so little time.  This is a cool and unique car but I just can’t get past the 70’s wedge mixed with Gremlin back end… and apparently the gremlins that ate the interior and wiring.  Still at $1600 bucks, might be worth the investment.

The photo I posted is a “stock” photo.  Mike who owns the car didn’t post any pictures. 

Find it here in Michigan on Craigslist.

“Rare high perfomance sports car project. 1974 Lotus Elite, Has been sitting in a storage garage for the last 30 years, 44,000 original miles. All fiberglass body with a very unique shape. Motor is a rare high output aluminum alloy 4 cylinder twin 16 valve over head cam, with dual intake and stromburg carbs. Has Rack & Pinion steering, Independent floating 373 posi rear axle, 5 speed close ratio manual transmission. Produced in England, Only 2535 were made between 1974 – 1982. The all fiberglass body & Steel X body Frame under carrage componants are in great condition from being stored inside most it’s life, Has Pop up head lights. The Fiberglass body panels are not crackeling, dry rot, or chunks missing, Outer Door shells have become seperated at the top from the inner structure, But just needs some strong epoxy. The seats inner fabric cushion material was used as nesting material by squirrels, But the Dash, side panels, windshield & all glass are fine, 5 factory Turbine rims. All there never smashed, interior complete but looks very rough because of squirrel damage to the seats, They also chewwed up the wiring under the hood. Not running. Rare complete drive train ( Same as in the Esprit ) Excellent project. $1600 Mike 248 245-1663”

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