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Lotus Race Sets Revisited

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Lotus Race Sets Revisited
Magazine Title: Road & Track
Published: August 1964
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Last year's introduction of the Lotus race sets was so enthusiastically received that we feel compelled to make a similar offer this season, the Mark II Set featuring the most contemporary offerings from Cheshunt.

It is comprised of one each of four popular models (1) Lotus 30 (1) Lotus 23B (1) Lotus seven American, and (1) Lotus Elan Roadster. Enthusiasts will note that the particular mix provides suitable vehicles for both over-the-road touring and genuine "Let's not dawdle about" racing. This set also affords a symmetrical balance of front and back engine layouts for undecided Indianapolis veterans.

Lotus race sets are ideally suited to the thoughtful gift-giver whose friends number among heads of state or the aristocracy of Texas. However, the busy sportsman will, be drawn by the sheer practicality of this one-stop shopping plan. One should, of course, recognize that the price of the set, is simply the sum of the individual vehicle costs, and will be quoted upon receipt of the purchaser's specifications.

The single thorn in this otherwise beautific concept is the continued shortage of Lotus Elans. The reader must understand that these cars are frequently purchased singly-and we do encourage budding Lotus collectors to consider the Elan an appropriate introduction to the cars that bear the marque of the world's champion.

LOTUS ELAN ROADSTER Four cylinder Lotus twin cam Twin Weber carburetors 1558 cc, 105 bhp@ 5000 rpm top speed 115 mph Four speed close ratio all synchro gear box All independent Chapman suspension Lotus Girling disc brakes Approximate delivery 30 to 90 days $3,922 P.O.E. Los Angeles.


MANHATTAN BEACH, Bob Challman-Ecurie Shirlee Corp., 2301 Sepulveda Blvd.

LONG BEACH, Briney-Gray Imports, Inc. 3515 Atlantic Ave.

SAN CARLOS, Rod Carveth Enterprises, Inc. 770 El Camino Real

SAN BRUNO, Bob Cole Motor Imports, Ltd. 444 El Camino Real

ESCONDIDO, Escondido Imports 183 E. Washington

FRESNO, Foreign Motor Sales 310 Blackstone Ave.

OAKLAND, Stan Peterson-Autocourse Engineering 427 East 12th St.

SANTA BARBARA, Phipps Motors 233 W. Carrillo St.

SAN DIEGO, Dale Shoupe-Quality Foreign 3464 Kurtz

SACRAMENTO, Von Housens Motors 1729 Fulton Ave.

WOODLAND HILLS, Westland Motors, Inc. 20021 Venture Blvd.

TACOMA, WASHINGTON, Geno's Imported Cars 5911 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W.

SPARKS-RENO, NEVADA, Dan Gillum Motors 1840 "B" St.

BOISE, IDAHO, Thompson Motor Company 1112 Bannock St.

ECURIE SHIRLEE DISTRIBUTION CORP. 2409 Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, California. Exclusive Distributors for Lotus Cars throughout the Western United States