Lot 324 - 1978 12978 Eclat
|Odometer reading||29,700 miles|
Lotus Engineering Ltd. was formed by engineer Colin Chapman, a graduate of University College London, in 1952. The first factory was in old stables behind the Railway Hotel in Hornsey, North London. Team Lotus, which was split off from Lotus Engineering in 1954, was active and competitive in Formula One racing from 1958 to 1994. The Lotus Group of Companies was formed in 1959 which was made up of Lotus Cars Limited and Lotus Components Limited which focused on road cars and customer competition car production respectively. The company moved to a purpose built factory at Cheshunt in 1959 and, since 1966, the company has occupied a modern factory and road test facility at Hethel, near Wymondham, Norfolk. This site is the former RAF Hethelbase and the test track uses sections of the old runway. The Eclat was launched in October 1975, designated a 2+2 by Lotus Cars, and very similar to the Elite apart from fastback rear body styling.
This Lotus Eclat starts, runs and drives, although she is in need of some time and investment. The white paintwork is in average condition and the seats would benefit from re-trimming, although perfectly useable. The automatic transmission functions as it should, as does the car generally. A good collection of paperwork accompanies this Lotus, including 15 previous MoT' confirming the low mileage.Having not been used for a while, although stored well, this Lotus Eclat is sure to attract attention especially as it is being offered at no reserve.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.