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1960 Lotus Elite

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This 1960 Series 2 Lotus elite was shipped from the factory on October 19, 1960 to Jay Chaimberlain, race driver and the first Lotus US importer, in California. It was initially sold to Jerry Golden. In 1966, the car was sold to Dennis Ortenburger who kept the car for 47 years. Dennis is the author of several books on Lotus, including 'Lotus Elite, Racing Car for the Road,' which is considered one of the best books on the Elite. Dennis showed the car in many concours events and extensively vintage raced it as well. Like many Elites raced in the United States EB 1461 is now equipped with a more powerful 1,500cc FWB Climax engine.

The current owner purchased the car in 2013. It underwent a thorough restoration in 2014/15.

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1960 Lotus Elite Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Lotus Elite

(Data based on Model Year 1960 sales)
1960 Lotus Elite Race Car
Chassis#: EB2021692
Sold for USD$67,200
  2020 RM Sothebys : The Elkhart Collection
 
1960 Lotus Elite S2
Chassis#: EB1998
Sold for USD$78,131
  2019 H & H Classics - Imperial War Museum, Duxford
 
1960 Lotus Elite série 2
Chassis#: 1257
Sold for USD$102,214
  2018 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1960 LOTUS LX GRAND TOURING TWO-SEATER
Chassis#: 1255
Sold for USD$212,495
  2014 The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1960 Lotus Elite Series II
Chassis#: 1296
Sold for USD$97,900
  2014 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction
 
1960 Lotus Elite Series II
Chassis#: 1296
Sold for USD$93,500
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
 
1960 Lotus Elite- Ex Jay Chamberlain
Sold for USD$115,237
  2012 Coys Auction - Monaco 'Legende et Passion'
 
1960 Lotus Elite
Sold for USD$63,754
  2007 Coys Auction - Legende et Passion
 
1960 Lotus Elite Coupe
Chassis#: 1295
Sold for USD$71,808
  2005 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques a Monaco
 
1960 Lotus Elite S1 Coupe
Chassis#: 1220
Sold for USD$32,858
  2005 Bonhams - Collector's Motor Cars
 
1960 LOTUS ELITE COUPE
Sold for USD$47,000
  2002 Kruse Auction - Auburn, IN
 

Lotus Elites That Failed To Sell At Auction

1960 Lotus Elite's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1960 Lotus Type 14 Series 1 Elite Two-Seat Grand Touring Coupé11822021 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival : Collectors Motor Cars and Automobilia $100,000$150,000
1960 Lotus Elite11872017 RM Sotheby's : Paris $75,000$85,000

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