Lotus 1963-2006 - 2018 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

Lotus 1963-2006

Lotus 1963-2006 - 2018 Market Review
Lotus Essex Turbo Esprit

Weird as it might seem, the most basic cars in this grouping are some of the more expensive.

Finding a really good Super Seven is tough and minimum spend will $50-60,000.

An early Exige comes with air-con and a stereo and not a lot else and will cost nearly $70,000.

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Climbing in value and not before time are original twin-cam Elans which get $60,000 here in top condition and make A$80,000 on the UK market. The Plus 2 Elan remains below $40,000.

Esprit Turbos have led a tortured existence at the bottom of the ‘supercar’ pile and struggle even today to do better than $60,000.

Europa Twin-Cams in the $30Ks look to be value, as is an early Elise at less than $30,000.

Seven 1964-78 $52,335 [5]

Elan 1963-74 $61,985 [3]

Europa $30,765 [3]

Esprit Turbo 1982-96 $57,580 [6]

Elise 1998-2003 $34,175 [13]

Exige 2004-06 $65,340 [6]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2018 Euro & Brit Car Value Guide.


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