The Eleven was designed by Colin Chapman and fitted with a sleek body designed by aerodynamicist Frank Costin. Its top version, dubbed Le Mans, was generally fitted with a 1100cc Coventry Climax FWA engine and occasionally with a 1500cc Coventry Climax FWA engine mounted in the front of a tubular space frame and featured a DeDion rear axle and Girling disc brakes. Fully loaded, the car weighed only about 1,000 lbs. There were two main body styles: one with a headrest and one without. This particular example has the headrest and the 1500cc Coventry Climax FWA engine.
We have been able to track the history of ownership back to 1975. Presently we are awaiting further information from the Lotus Registry. This car has had a successful history in Europe, UK and the USA. It has run at such tracks as Nurburgring, Spa Francorchamps, Monza, Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Mallory Park, Outlon Park, Watkins Glen and various races with SVRA and VSCCA. This machine is track ready for many successful miles of vintage racing.