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1962 Lotus Elite Coupe / EB 1695 Vehicle Information

1962 Lotus Elite photograph

1962 Lotus Elite photograph

1962 Lotus Elite1962 Lotus Elite
Sold for $140,250 at 2012 Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, Fl.
The Lotus Elite, also known as the Type 14, was designed as a GT car to compete against the successful Alfa Romeos, Abarths and Simcas of the period. Lotus produced just 1,015 Elites and approximately 800 examples of all types remain.

The Series II Elites had a revised rear suspension, upgraded brakes, twin carburetors, an auxiliary oil cooler, a close-ratio ZF gearbox, a long-range fuel tank and a more rugged, five main bearing crankshaft. Other changes included higher-quality coachwork constructed by Bristol Aircraft featuring an NACA duct on the bonnet and a distinctive silver-colored roof.

This example is a Series II Super 95 model built during the final year of production. The original owner is not known; the second owner acquired the Elite early and retained it until his passing. In 2004, the current caretaker purchased the car from the long-term owner's estate. Over the following next seven years, the car was given a ground-up restoration carried out by Essex Racing Services of Cumming, Georgia. The Coventry climax engine was meticulous rebuilt and dyno'ed by Nelson Engine Services. Since that time, the car has been driven less than 150 miles.

The car is finished in blue with a silver roof section. There is an external fuel-filler, painted wire wheels and Pirelli Cinturato tires. The interior is trimmed in black vinyl upholstery, highlighted by grey carpets and a correct wood-rimmed steering wheel.

The 1216cc single overhead cam Coventry Climax four-cylinder engine is fitted with 2 Weber Twin-Choke carburetors and offers 96 horsepower. There is a four-speed ZF manual gearbox and 4-wheel Girling disc brakes (inboard at the rear).

In 2012, the car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Amelia Island, Florida. It was estimated to sell for $100,000 - $130,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for $140,250 inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2012


2012 Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, Fl

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $100,000-USD $130,000 
Sale Price :
USD $140,250

1962 Lotus Elite Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1962 sales)
1962 Lotus Elite Series 2
Chassis#: EB2131569
Sold for USD$72,800
  2020 RM Sothebys : The Elkhart Collection
 
1962 Lotus Elite Series II Super 95
Chassis#: 1334
Sold for USD$79,200
  2017 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1962 Lotus Elite image  
1962 Lotus Elite 1½-Litre Coupé
Chassis#: EB2181718
Sold for USD$92,421
  2016 Bonhams : The December Sale
 
1962 Lotus Elite Series II Super 95 Coupé
Chassis#: 1959
Sold for USD$137,436
  2016 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1962 Lotus Elite Mk. 14 Series II
Chassis#: 1765
Sold for USD$58,585
  2016 Historics at Brookland
 
1962 Lotus Elite S2
Sold for USD$36,992
  2015 Coys at Ascot
 
1962 Lotus Elite
Chassis#: 1318
Sold for USD$110,000
  2015 Gooding & Company - Arizona
1962 Lotus Elite image  
1962 Lotus Type 14 Elite Series II Coupe
Chassis#: 1825
Sold for USD$70,340
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia at Goodwood
 
1962 Lotus Elite Super 95
Chassis#: EB 1695
Sold for USD$140,250
  2012 Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, Fl
1962 Lotus Elite image  1962 Lotus Elite image  
1962 Lotus Elite Series II
Sold for USD$91,260
  2008 Bonhams & Butterfields Sale of Exceptional Motorcars and Automobilia
 
1962 Lotus Elite S2 Coupe
Sold for USD$66,697
  2008 Coys Auction - Lord‘s Cricket Ground
 
1962 Lotus Elite S2
Chassis#: EB2003
Sold for USD$33,040
  2004 Coys - True Greats
 
1962 Lotus Elite S2
Chassis#: EB 1911
Sold for USD$33,058
  2004 Coys Auction - Autosport 2004
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1962 Lotus Elite's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1962 Lotus Elite CoupéEB 16112020 Bonhams : Goodwood Speedweek $70,000$80,000
1962 Lotus Elite Super 9516592018 RM Sothebys : London $150,000$200,000
1962 Lotus Elite Series 2 CoupéU563EB 17952018 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $110,000$150,000
1962 Lotus Elite S2 Type 14EB23115852017 Silverstone Classic   
1962 Lotus Elite Mk.14 Series 2EB21217072016 Historics at Brookland $48,000$56,000
1962 Lotus Elite Series II CoupeEB23319482014 Silverstone : Salon Prive   

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Lotus Elite S1
1959 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1052
Engine Num: 7566

Chassis information for the Lotus Elite S1
1959 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1089
Engine Num: 10382
Chassis information for the Lotus Elite S1
1959 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1096

Chassis information for the Lotus Elite S1
1961 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1205
Engine Num: 8163
Chassis information for the Lotus Elite
1962 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1318

Chassis information for the Lotus Elite
1962 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1334
Engine Num: 8945
Chassis information for the Lotus Elite
1962 Coupe
Chassis Num: EB 1695

Chassis information for the Lotus Elite
1963 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1921
Engine Num: 10746

Chassis information for the Lotus Elite
1963 Coupe
Chassis Num: EB 1509/1982
Engine Num: 9298

1962 Lotus Elite

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