The Lotus Eleven

Colin Chapman"s most successful sports-racing car
  • 192 Pages
  • 2.26 MB
  • English
Stephens , Wellingborough
Lotus automobile -- His
StatementDenis E. Ortenburger ; foreword by Peter Warr.
LC ClassificationsTL215.L67
The Physical Object
Pagination192p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22405602M
ISBN 10085059913X

This book was a must have for the Lotus eleven enthusiasts. The eleven was the most successful front engined sports racing car and this book was the first about it that I knew of.

Nice period photos of California cars in vintage trim. Reasonable explanations of mechanicals and history. Some minor errors and confusing organization.5/5(2). The Lotus Eleven -- Colin Chapman’s Most Successful Sports-Racing Car: by Dennis E. Ortenburger.

Published by Patrick Stephens Ltd., England ISBN X. This was the first book devoted to the Lotus Eleven, and followed Ortenburger’s superb volume on the Elite.

The organization and style of the book make it lively and easy to read. Exceptional book. This represents the ultimate book on the Lotus Eleven, full of detailed information by a highly regarded personality in the Lotus world.

Privately published in very limited numbers, now exceedingly rare and much sought after.I feel very privaledged to own a copy. Review by Sean Kelly of Atlantic Motor Books.5/5(1).

Description The Lotus Eleven EPUB

The Lotus Eleven ranks as an honored chapter in motorsports history. The Coventry Climax. The majority of Lotus Elevens were powered by Coventry Climax engines; predominantly with the cc DOHC version first made available for automotive use in   Years before motorsport’s greatest innovator upended Formula 1, he turned sports-car racing on its head.

the Lotus Eleven was Colin Chapman’s Bellwether. The Lotus Eleven: Colin Chapman's Most Successful Sports Racing Car by Ortenburger, Dennis E.; Warr, Peter and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at LOTUS ELEVEN LIBRARY.

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The books reviewed here have been selected for their insights into the Lotus Eleven and the people who produced it. Of special value to the historically minded are period photographs and a sense of the contemporary significance of the car. To read a.

The only draw back to owning an original is the currentNZ$ price tag. Having realized that I was not going to get this for selling the wife and kids then the only alternative was to build one from scratch using a copy of the original plans, a dog-eared copy of which appears in Dennis Ortenbergers book on the Eleven.

file which included the green ‘buff’ log book, a huge number of scrutineering tags dating back tocorrespondence, invoices for work done and FIA HTPs. is a fine example of a true Lotus Eleven Series 2 Le Mans, which is no stranger to competition having been raced from   The present owner bought # in early The Lotus has raced a handful of times since, including the 50th anniversary of the Lotus Eleven debut at Sebring in Lotus # continued to claim more race victories during this time.

The Lotus was last. The books briefing: your socially distanced summer-reading list. He said that George Barber wondered if R&T might be interested in doing a story on their old Lotus Eleven cover car. The Lotus Eleven Sports costs £ or £1, inclusive of p.t., and those who can pay this have access to a car which will provide exhilarating motoring and is.

The Lotus-library currently has over books that are either about Lotus, or feature a Lotus on the front cover. The selection of Lotus books shown are all available in the archive and can be used for research, or simply read and enjoyed.

The books are displayed in A-Z order by book title, except. This book chronicles the saga of the Lotus Seven including the Series 2 and 3 during the s – when it won fame in The Prisoner TV series. Caterham continues to build the Super Seven and John Tipler shows how the various structural components of the car are manufactured, and interviews key figures in the Seven’s evolution.

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The Lotus Eleven is still the most successful track car in Lotus history. In some ways the Eleven stayed true to its predecessors — stressed aluminum panels draped over an exceptionally light (some 70 pounds) steel tubular structure — but in all dynamic respects it was a significant step forward.

The Lotus Eleven is a sports racing car built in various versions by Lotus from until The later versions built in are sometimes referred to as Lo although this was not an official designation.

[citation needed] In total, about Elevens of all versions were and performance. The Eleven was designed by Colin Chapman and fitted with a sleek body designed by. The car offered here is a Lotus Eleven Series 2 to 'Le Mans' specification, fitted with a 1,cc Coventry Climax FWB full-race engine and a close-ratio Austin-Healey Sprite gearbox.

The Series 2 Le Mans specification includes De Dion suspension at the rear and improved double wishbone and coil spring suspension at the front. Dennis Ortenburger, in his book Legend of the Lotus Seven, indicates the last known owner of the 7/20 was Dr.

Stu Baumgard of Encino, California who purchased it in and did a full restoration job on the car. See photos of the 'restoration' below. More recent communications with Mr. Ortenburger suggest it may have been more of a re-creation.

Jeff Snook's Lotus Eleven. Jeff Snook owns the thirtieth Lotus Eleven produced. (The serial numbers for Elevens started atand Jeff's car is marked "".) The original owner of Jeff's Lotus Eleven LeMans was Tony Ellis, who enjoyed racing it at Crystal Palace and Silverstone in and The 7-Eleven Honda of Tony Kanaan (11) holds its position as the Lotus Honda of Takuma Sato drives off the track after a near race collision.

Kanaan would finish in the 21st on the day while Sato battled back to 15th in the Camping World Grand Prix at the Glen in Watkins Glen, New York.

Lotus's old records have survived, showing that Series I Elevens and about Series II types were produced; Graham Arnold in the Illustrated Lotus Buyer's Guide reports that 64 Elevens were sent to the U.S.

Like other Lotus cars of the day, however, the Eleven was soon overwhelmed by new models incorporating yet other new Colin Chapman ideas. Lotus Eleven Series II front suspension settings - posted in TNFs Archive: I have researched the web and my reference material but cannot find anything that details the original settings for a Series 2 LeMans Lotus Eleven.

I joined the Historic Lotus Register about a year ago by paying 60 pounds, or at least I thought I had, but all that has come from them is a couple of emails from one of the. The result was one of Chapman's greatest creations - the Lotus 18 - a trendsetting, rear-engined car that was to set new performance standards from the by some of the top drivers of the era - including Innes Ireland, Jim Clark, and John Surtees - it was Stirling Moss who made the car's name, winning four Grands Prix, including his.

This is the Lotus Eleven team car that the late Alan Stacey used to win twice at Goodwood inyet here I am clumsily swinging a leg over the haunch of the offside rear wing and standing, with much regret, on the red leather driver’s seat. Lotus Eleven Series II Le Mans.

The car on offer is a Lotus Eleven Series 1, chassis numberwhich has had an illustrious career. From –, it was raced 40 times around Europe by the Hon. Edward Greenall, of Ecurie Arklow.

He won eleven Firsts, five Seconds, and five Third Places. Lotus Eleven At Classic Driver, we offer a worldwide selection of Lotus Elevens for sale. Use the filters to narrow down your selection based on price, year and mileage – to help find your dream Lotus Eleven.

The Lotus Seven is a small, simple, lightweight two-seater open-top sports car produced by the British manufacturer Lotus Cars (initially called Lotus Engineering) between and It was designed by Lotus founder Colin Chapman and has been considered the embodiment of the Lotus philosophy of performance through low weight and simplicity.

The original model was highly successful with. The Lotus Eleven was also sold as the Sports, which was a street car with a hp four-cylinder side-valve Ford E engine and drum brakes; the Club (same car with hp, liter Coventry Climax engine); and the Le Mans, a single-seater with a 1, cc.

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Free shipping. For Ford Escape Excursion Explorer 2. The car, along with other Eleven GT variants, is covered in Graham Capel's Lotus Eleven book.

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Eleven Chassis & Fifteen Body: Lotus Mish-Mash Kit. This Lotus build is an unfinished project made up of an 11 chassis and 15 bodywork, all of which has been sitting around since imported from England around five years ago.

The seller admits that there’s extensive work still needed to make a complete, drivable car, but sale does include.The Lotus Eleven is a sports racing car built in various versions by Lotus from until The later versions built in are sometimes referred to as Lo although this was not an official designation.

[citation needed] In total, about Elevens of all versions were built. Lotus Elev.Lotus Evora GT Sport exhaust is the best new holiday song A Lotus worthy of the legend | Lotus Evora First Drive Watch the Lotus 3-Eleven run down Porsches and destroy the Nurburgring.