1975 Lotus Elite (503)
Colin Chapman's bid for entry into the close-coupled, four-seater Grand Touring market resulted in a vehicle demonstrating classic Lotus handling combined with outstanding comfort.
Excellent performance is achieved from the two-litre, twin OHC,
16-valve, four-cylinder, light-alloy engine, creating a highly enjoyable and
As new safety and environmental regulations came on line Lotus anticipated the need of a car that would address these future concerns. The resulting Elite was a four place car with a glass-fiber body and a steel backbone chassis.
The ride and handling, from a four wheel independent suspension system, is superb.
Interior - front left
Interior - front right
Interior - dash
Interior - rear seats
Enjoyed for 15 years but, with some reluctance, passed on to another enthusiast in the fall of 2005.