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Lotus Elite History

In December 2015, there were 446 registered

By December 2019, 440 of those were left and 70 cars had been newly registered

On average, 1 were lost each year, or 0.3%

At that rate, it will take 204 years until half of those left today are lost

By decade of registration

Decade Licenced SORN Total
1950s 7 3 10
1960s 78 23 101
1970s 87 174 261
1980s 12 50 62

How many are on the road?

By year of registration

Read the Honest John Review

  • Lotus Elite 1958
    Beautiful, amazing chassis, and uncorrupted steering, a driver's car almost beyond compare
  • Lotus Elite and Eclat 1974
    Elite is surprisingly commodious, both are powered by the brilliant slant-four 16-valve which is powerful and revvy, excellent dynamics and steering, wedgy styling is a must for all '70s fans