This Lotus Elite was constructed on January 10th of 1963 and was invoiced to Ecurie Shirlee, the American racing umbrella of Bob Challman, who often imported Elites into the United States for distribution to American drivers and teams.
This vehicle is one of 1,035 examples produced and one of only 710 believed to remain today. It is a Special Equipment model that has a close-ratio ZF transmission, a Stage 2 high-lift camshaft, Weber carburetors and Borrani wire wheels with new Pirelli tires.
In 2011, the car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was estimated to sell for $60,000 - $80,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $99,000, which included buyer's premium.Also photographed at :