1956 Lotus Eleven
|Model History||Auction sales research||Specifications||Body styles and Chassis Data|
This Lotus Eleven Series 1 Sports-Racing Two-Seater has been in its present ownership for no fewer than 30 years. It has competed in more than 250 Historic Sports car races on the world's leading motor racing circuits, including Silverstone, Goodwood, Brands Hatch, Snetterton, Donington Park and Oulton Park in the UK, plus the Nurburgring in Germany, the Monte Carlo street circuit in Monaco, Zolder and Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, Zandvoort in Holland, Vancouver in Canada, and at such American venues as Laguna Seca, Phoenix, Willow Springs, Portland, Tacoma and Palm Springs.
This example took the checkered flag first at the Monaco Historic Grand Prix meeting of 1983, and it won its capacity class in the British Lloyds & Scottish Championship race series of 1981-83.
In 2009, this car was offered for sale by Bonhams at the Exceptional Motorcars and Automobilia at the Quail Lodge in Carmel, CA. It was estimated to sell for $130,000 - 150,000, but failed to find a willing buyer capable of satisfying its reserve.
|Auction Sales Information|
|Auction||Bonhams - Quail Lodge Sale|
|Lot was not sold|
|Bonhams - Quail Lodge Sale||1937-1960|
|Bonhams - Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club||1939-1961|