E L I T E / E C L A T / E X C E L
the 70s. Volume 1: Elite, Eclat, Excel, Elan.
Graham Robson, Full information along with the usual comprehensive
appendices covering specs, production figures and performance. 130 pgs.,
130 b/w ill., 8 colour
Lotus since the 70s.
Vol. 2: Esprit, Etna, V8 engines. A collector’s guide
from Graham Robson. This popular book brings the history,
development and the competition history of the Esprit up-to-date. Comprehensive
appendices cover specs, production figures, performance. Recommended by
Club Lotus GB. Hdbd. 130 pgs., 130 ill.,
Lotus Elite, Eclat,
1974 - 1981. Brooklands. These cars were never cheap and were
not meant to appear to the everyday motorist. They exist in various forms
with lots of optional equipment and are all fast, nimble Grand Tourers.
All Elites and Eclats are based on the same backbone chassis, twin-cam
Lotus four-cylinder engine, all-independent suspension and glass fibre
bodywork. They share the same nose styling, screen, front doors, facia
and controls and are of the same wheelbase. The only real difference is
in the level of optional/standard equipment and body styling rear of the
doors. All cars built up to the spring of 1980 had engines of 1973cc and
later 2174cc. This is a book of contemporary road tests, technical and
specification data, long-term reports, buying second hand, driving impressions.
Models covered include: 501, 502, 503, 523, Sprint, V8, 504 Auto, 2.2,
Riviera. 104 pgs., 250 illus., b/w
Lotus Elite Workshop
Manual. For the 1974 model, 500 pgs., many illustrations
Lotus Elise Parts List
do not exist.
Workshop Manual. 500 pgs. Up to S II models 1982. 2 heavy volumes.
Lotus Elite/Eclat Parts
List. 500 pgs. 907 (2-litre engine) and 912 engine (2,2- litre).
Up to the S II models 1982, with many extensions.
Lotus Excel Workshop
Manual. 2 heavy volumes, very good. Please state your model
year or chassis number.
Lotus Excel Parts List,
All models and specifications. Colour front plate.