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1961 Lotus Elite S1 Coupe Vehicle Profile

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1961 Lotus Elite S1 photograph

1961 Lotus Elite S1 photograph

1961 Lotus Elite S1 photograph

1961 Lotus Elite S1 photograph

1961 Lotus Elite S1 photograph

1961 Lotus Elite S1 photograph

1961 Lotus Elite S1 photograph

1961 Lotus Elite S1 photograph

1961 Lotus Elite S1 photograph

1961 Lotus Elite S1 photograph

1961 Lotus Elite S1 photograph

1961 Lotus Elite S1 photograph

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Founded in 1952, Lotus is synonymous with high performance and world class racing. A Lotus Formula One car driven by Stirling Moss won the marque's first Grand Prix in 1960 at Monaco and was followed in 1963 when Jim Clark gave Lotus their first F1 World Constructors Championship.

By the time of founder Colin Chapman's death in 1982, the former innkeeper's son oversaw a marque that had won seven Formula One World Championships. Lotus became known for fiberglass bodies, backbone chassis, and twin cam powerplants. It's also credited with popularizing the IndyCar mid-engine layout as well as pioneering F1 wings to create downforce.

Powered by a Coventry-Climax FWE 1216cc SOHC engine and tipping the scales at 1,100 pounds, the Type 14 Elite won its class at the 24 Hours of LeMans six times. It featured a fiberglass monocoque construction using a stressed-skin unibody to replace the previously steel subframe supporting the engine and front suspension. Just 1,030 Elites were built from 1957 to 1963.

The SE debuted in 1960 as a high performance version with 85 horsepower. It can be identified by the silver roof, irrespective of body color. The Super 95 followed with a stouter engine tune. This car is a SE Super 95 and features twin Weber carburetors, a ZF transmission and the original NACA duct. Rescued from a barn in 1996, it has undergone a complete bare-shell restoration.


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1961 Lotus Elite S1 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1961 sales)
1961 Lotus Elite
Sold for USD$71,331
  2019 Silverstone - Classic Cars & Competition Cars
 
1961 LOTUS ELITE SERIES II
Chassis#: 1998
Sold for USD$78,472
  2016 Coys - Thoroughbred & Vintage at Fontwell House
 
1961 Lotus MK14 Elite 'Super 95'
Chassis#: 1947
Sold for USD$66,375
  2015 Silverstone Auction - Competition Cars
 
1961 Lotus Elite
Chassis#: 1336
Sold for USD$102,592
  2015 RM Auctions - Paris
 
1961 Lotus Elite Series II Coupe
Chassis#: 1205
Sold for USD$96,250
  2012 RM Auctions - Monterey
1961 Lotus Elite S1 image  1961 Lotus Elite S1 image  
1961 Lotus Elite Series II Coupé
Chassis#: 1628
Sold for USD$60,695
  2011 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars
 
1961 Lotus Elite Series II Coupé
Chassis#: 1628
Sold for USD$69,061
  2010 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1961 Lotus Elite S1's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1961 Lotus EliteE112 15932019 Silverstone The Sale of British Marques   
1961 Lotus Elite Series 2 Super 95 Coupé18642015 Bonhams : Bond Street Motor Car Sale $75,000$90,000
1961 Lotus Elite Series II (Type 14)EB13917852015 Historics at Brookland $56,000$58,000
1961 Lotus Elite Series II Coupé16282010 Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia $20,000$25,000
1961 LOTUS ELITEPXEA11932003 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auction November 2003$32,500  
1961 Lotus Elite S2 Coachwork by LotusEB 14932003 Bonhams An auction of Collectors Motor Cars and Automobili $30,000$35,000

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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

1961 Lotus Elite S1

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