ELITE & ECLAT

ELITE & ECLAT

From 1974-82, Lotus produced the larger 4 seat Type 75 and Type 83 Elite. With this design Lotus sought to position itself upmarket and move away from its kit-car past. It replaced the ageing Elan +2

The Elite was configured as a small shooting brake with a rear hatch opening into the luggage compartment. It was front engine with RWD. The Elite's fibreglass bodyshell was mounted on a steel backbone chassis evolved from the Elan and Europa. The Elite was Lotus' first car to use the 907 aluminiumblock 4valve DOHC, four-cylinder 2.0 engine that developed 155 hp. The 907 engine had previously been used in Jensen-Healeys. The 907 engine ultimately became the foundation for the 2.0 L and 2.2 L Esprit power-plants.

At the time of launch the Elite was the world's most expensive four-cylinder car. Elites were available in 4 main specification variations, 501, 502, 503, and lastly 504.

The Lotus Eclat (Type 76 and Type 84) is a front engine rear drive coupe built from 1975 to 1982. It was based on the Elite but had a fastback body style which offered more practicality with storage in the boot albeit with less headroom above the rear seats. The car was initially to be called the "Elite Coupe". The lower half of the fibreglass bodywork was actually identical to that of the Elite.



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AIR FILTER - 900 ENGINES

AIR FILTER - 900 ENGINES

PNM standard replacement air filter for your Lotus 907/910/912 and 920 engines. You may also want to..

Model: PNME0487

£9.95

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BADGE SET LOTUS

BADGE SET LOTUS

Spruce up your Lotus with a new LOTUS badge set...

Model: PNMM0000

£32.50

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DRIVESHAFT U/J

DRIVESHAFT U/J

PNM replacement driveshaft universal joint for Lotus Esprit (up to 1981) and Elite/Eclat. Includes g..

Model: PNMR0166

£14.95

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FRONT INDICATOR LENS

FRONT INDICATOR LENS

Our replacement lens for early Esprit, Elite, Eclat and Elan's is sold as a single unit. The orange ..

Model: PNMM6119

£24.95

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FRONT WILWOOD KIT

FRONT WILWOOD KIT

PNM Wilwood performance front big brake kit for the Lotus Elite and Eclat offers a significant impro..

Model: PNMJ8975K

£555.00

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K&N AIR FILTER 900 ENGINES

K&N AIR FILTER 900 ENGINES

K&N High Performance Air filters are extremely popular with performance Lotus enthusiasts and of..

Model: PNME2784

£44.75

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LC CAM COVER GASKET

LC CAM COVER GASKET

Lotus original equipment cam cover gasket for all LC engines...

Model: PNME0001

£8.50

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SPARK PLUG - LC / Turbo

SPARK PLUG - LC / Turbo

 NGK has become the brand leader in the UK spark plug market and the number one choice of the p..

Model: BPR6ES

£2.25

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STARTER MOTOR HI-TQ

STARTER MOTOR HI-TQ

Improve the reliability of your cars starting with this superb high torque starter motor. ..

Model: PNME9100S

£149.95

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TENSIONER BEARING

TENSIONER BEARING

PNM supply an original equipment tensioner bearing for considerably less than the cost of the Lotus ..

Model: PNME6249

£52.95

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TIMING BELT - LC

TIMING BELT - LC

PNM supply original equipment Gates timing belts for this engine. The LC engines use a square tooth ..

Model: PNME0191

£29.95

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VALEO WIPER BLADE KIT

VALEO WIPER BLADE KIT

Our 24" Valeo wiper blade and pin kit is used on Esprit, Excel, Elite and Eclat. It comes supplied w..

Model: PNMM1020

£17.95

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