Taylor Made Classic Cars
Specializing in the classic car hobby for over 30 years!
"I just love to buy, own, drive , flip and "rescue" classic Lotus cars!"

Past Inventory (SOLD)


1966 Lotus Elan Coupe "pre-airflow", a true barn find, 81K miles, #36/5736 with "matching numbers" original engine #LP5909, both engine and rear rebuilt only 3,500 miles prior, Weber carbs, has frame rust (spare frame included), wood steering wheel,  new windshield & surround included, very complete, last on road 1986, spinner K/O's, workshop manual, Lotus Certificate of Provenance, car needs total restoration.

SOLD via Car and Classic UK
went back to England
1973 Lotus Europa "John Player" Special #059 two owner history, Big Valve TC, #2933R, 5-speed, 30K miles, the real thing, not a clone, completely original configuration, unrestored, no modifications, nearly perfect interior, beautiful original paint.

SOLD via EbayMotors 
went to Florida
1971 Lotus Elan Plus2 "S" Type 50 VIN# 0094N in Bahama Yellow, original owner car, very complete with only 35K miles, original "matching numbers" engine runs, sliding spline rear u-joint half shafts, A/C equipped, stainless steel muffler, fog/driving lights, nice Nader K/O wheels, nice interior, shop manual included, last on road 1986, dry storage ever since, clear open title.

SOLD - via EbayMotors
went to California 
1967 Lotus Elan S3 "pre-airflow" coupe #36/5835, shows 39K miles, twin Webers, Lotus twin cam engine turns over freely, fairly complete project. Came from Louisiana.

SOLD via TMCC
went to the Netherlands

1973 Lotus Elan Plus2 "S" project, for parts or for a very ambitious restoration, has frame rust, engine stuck, K/O wheels w/ Nader nuts, front driving lights, all glass good, nice original rear bumper, rear corner body damage.  Came from Connecticut.

SOLD via EbayMotors
went to Georgia

1970 Lotus Europa S2, original Renault motor, upgraded twin cam alloy wheels, nearly complete project, very good interior, last on road 1995, long term indoor storage since, excellent easy restoration candidate

SOLD via TMCC
went back to England
1978 Lotus Esprit S2 (734H) 79K miles, open "pass-through" title, NO engine/trans, otherwise nearly complete, original paint, desirable Monaco white, no apparent accident damage, original Speedline wheels, presentable condition, nice seats and fair interior, you do the mechanicals.

SOLD via TMCC (commission sale)
went to Pennsylvania
1973 Lotus Elan Plus2 #500314N equipped with A/C, body shell and frame only, no title and no VIN plates.  Other parts from this carcass available for sale under "PARTS" section.

SOLD via TaylorMadeClassicCars
went to Pennsylvania
1979 Lotus Esprit S2 (166S) nearly complete project, 32K miles, matching #'s engine (stuck), rear louver hatch, snowflake wheels, A/C equipped, NO title, bill of sale only. Missing seats, windshield, driver door panel, engine cover.

SOLD via EbayMotors (commission sale)
went "down under" to Australia
1970 Lotus Europa S2 project #65/2666, Cosmic wheels, 72K miles, "matching numbers" Renault engine needs rebuild, pretty nice seats, good glass, missing lights, bumpers and door panels, engine/trans installed for transport only. NO title, Bill of Sale only, last on road 2006.  Came from Pennsylvania.

SOLD via TaylorMadeClassicCars
went back to England
1997 Lotus Esprit V8 twin turbo, 42K miles, smoked glass top, twin center exhaust, updated wheels, owner's handbook, original Kenwood stereo system that is I-pod ready, newer alternator, A/C not functional, maintenance history file included, no accident history. Overdue for "C" service. Looks, runs, and drives beautifully.

SOLD via TMCC (commission sale)
went to Illinois
1972 Lotus Elan Plus2 'S', very complete project (missing only windshield), 52K miles, one minor area of frame rust (repairable), Big Valve twin cam (engine turns free), Strombergs, Air Conditioning, 4-speed, fog lights, K/O wheels, nice seats, original Owner's Handbook & Service Vouchers.
Came from Roanoke, Virginia.

SOLD via EbayMotors
went to California
1977 Lotus Esprit S1 (127H) parts car (no title - Bill of Sale only) What you see is what you get.  Early "gel coat" car w/ AC, Wolfrace wheels, Buick V8 engine block mounted/mated to transaxle, prior attempt to make a convertible St. Tropez?  Buyer promises to restore it back to original condition !

SOLD via TaylorMadeClassicCars
went to Ohio
1969 Lotus Seven S3 SB2491  Ford/Kent 1600 crossflow engine (turns free), Weber carb, frame AM110, Escort rear, needs full restoration, front frame rust, just out of long term storage, extra new parts included, title VIN discrepancy.  Came from North Jersey.

SOLD via TaylorMadeClassicCars
went back to England
1978 Lotus Esprit S1 (515H), "James Bond 007" nice white older repaint, nice blue velour interior, runs and drives, stylish Revolution-type star mag alloy wheels, extensive maintenance history file, previous owner spent thousands to restore/maintain, driver quality collector car.  Came from Delaware.

SOLD via EbayMotors
went to North Carolina
1969 Lotus Elan S4 DHC, complete car, engine rebuilt, starts and runs, but not driveable, nice dash pad, new dashboard included, older repaint, high miles, new tires, top irons only, perfect door shut lines, been sitting couple years so all hydraulics will need refreshing.  Came from Maryland/Virginia area if I recall.

SOLD via TaylorMadeClassicCars
went back to England
1969 Lotus Elan S4 DHC, 27K miles, complete car, matching numbers engine turns over freely. Last on road 2001. Older repaint over straight body. Accessory trunk lid rack, has jack, ratchet, hub nut wrench, new Dunlop spare, nice dash pad, low back seats w/ new upholstery sets.  Came from Maryland.

SOLD via EbayMotors 
went to Florida
1974 Lotus Europa Special, 5-speed, 35K miles, oatmeal interior, running and driving condition, cracked windshield, mid 1990's frame-off documented restoration.  Newer tires and brakes. Decently maintained and would make an excellent JPS clone project.  Paint is tired, but car is worthy of club shows, display and road rallies as is.  Came from Connecticut.

SOLD via EbayMotors
went to Nevada
1969 Lotus Elan S3 DHC, Type 45 complete car, Weber carbs, engine turns over freely, oblong tail lights, Last on road late 1980's, prior owner started stripping for repaint years ago. Excellent restoration project.  Very original and unmolested. Came from behind a shop outside Philly airport.

SOLD via EbayMotors
went to Georgia
1967 Lotus Elan S3 Coupe (pre-airflow) Type 36 Has tranny only, no engine, no differential, 27K miles, in storage since early '70s, wheel arches trimmed back for larger tire size, Nader hub nuts, rare front marker lights, missing passenger seat and gas tank. Clear open title, worthy restoration project or vintage race car candidate. 

SOLD via Taylor Made Classic Cars
went to Iowa
1974 Lotus Seven S4, Steel Brothers of New Zealand, excellent original "survivor" condition, right hand drive, rare factory hard top, side curtains, new upholstery, Big-Valve twin cam, Lotus alloy wheels, successfully completed 3,000 mile "LA to NJ" cross country trek (read about it here). Featured on LOG36 promotional video (click here)

SOLD via Ebay Motors
went to Pennsylvania
2005 Lotus Elise, only 33K low miles, Starlight black, matching factory hard and soft tops, red leather interior w/ Probax seats, factory optional driving lights, HID headlight upgrade, alloy wheels, prior "WireWheel" car w/ professionally replaced front clam.  Excellent condition.  

SOLD via LotusTalk
went to North Carolina
1967 Europa S1 # 46-0276, last on road 1970, at only 17K miles met with front end accident, start of long-term dry indoor storage ever since, matching numbers engine, nearly complete car overall, needs forward nose clip, windshield and center dash, has excellent tail lights and Sparto marker lights, original wheel trim rings, frame appears sound, has all the S1 goodies, rare opportunity to own the original sleek Europa design.  No title, bill of sale only.

SOLD via EbayMotors
went back to England
1969 Lotus Elan S4 drop head coupe, one family owner since new, car ran when placed into dry storage 1981 after water pump bearing failure, complete project car, has rear frame rot, (good spare frame included) 69K miles, motor turns free, bolt on roll bar.  Came from Illinois.

SOLD via Taylor Made Classic Cars
went to Michigan
1967 Lotus Elan S3 SE DHC, motor runs, but not driveable, safety knock off spinners, Weber head & carb set up, bolted in roll bar, solid frame, workshop manual, very complete car, worthy restoration project. Came from Oregon.

SOLD via EbayMotors
went to west coast
1970 Lotus Europa S2, Hermes intake, Weber carb, Renault powered, 2nd complete motor and transaxle included, fender flares nicely done, great for race car, autocross, or restoration project. Clear title and Shop Manual.  Many spare odds & ends parts included.  Front box frame rust present. Runs but not drive-able.

SOLD via EbayMotors
1972 Lotus Elan Plus2 'S', weber head, 93K miles, extra spare engine included, complete restoration project car, last on road 2000, clear title, many extra spare parts and Shop Manual included.

SOLD via Taylor Made Classic Cars
went to New York
1975 Lotus Elite 503 (A/C, power steering), 5-speed overdrive, 4 passenger "2+2", matching numbers engine turns over freely, was running when stored back in 1995, local warehouse find, desirable black color, classic "wedge" design. 

SOLD to fellow "Lotus PALS group" member
stayed in New Jersey
1970 Lotus Europa S2, parts car or track car project basket case, NO title, NO VIN plates, has chassis suspension, but no engine, no trans. Most other parts there.  Will not part out, entire lot only.

SOLD via Ebaymotors
went to Maine
1974 Lotus Europa "John Player" Special #185 of 200 produced.  Big Valve Twin Cam, 5 speed, 48K miles,  well maintained older restoration.  A real JPS with numbered dash plaque, not a clone. Excellent investment.  Bought from a past deceased member of PALS.

SOLD via Taylor Made Classic Cars
went to Illinois 
1977 Lotus Esprit S1(441H) Complete, original one-owner car.  Rare air conditioned car. Tan molehair interior needs recovering, 21K miles, complete tool kit & jack, engine top-end apart, hole in piston, but all there ready for a rebuild. 

SOLD overseas via Taylor Made Classic Cars
went to Belgium
1977 Lotus Esprit S1(213H), only 12K miles, matching numbers, early gel coat paint, one family owner car, tan interior, just brought out of long term indoor storage, new motor mounts, should run, but needs restoration.

SOLD overseas via Taylor Made Classic Cars
went to Belgium
1971 Lotus Elan S4 Drop Head Coupe, 62K miles, one owner history, new paint, stainless steel exhaust, knock off spinner hubs, new carpet set, great investment.  Found this on a scenic drive along the Delaware river in North Jersey with a tarp over it.

SOLD overseas via Taylor Made Classic Cars.
went to Santo Domingo
1977 Lotus Esprit S1 (207H), original gell coat paint, tartan interior, 24K miles, 2nd owner, parked since 1985, very complete and restorable classic "James Bond 007" car.  Found in an open air garage in Boston, Mass. 

SOLD to fellow "Lotus PALS Group" member
went to Pennsylvania
1971 Lotus Elan S4 SE drop head coupe, 33K miles, one owner Texas car, beautiful original condition, excellent interior, unmolested, runs.  This was owned by a relative of my neighbor's who gave me the lead.

SOLD via Taylor Made Classic Cars!
went to Virginia
1970 Lotus Elan S4 Drop Head Coupe.  Very original "barn find" in complete and unmolested condition.  One owner history.  Original owner towed it from California to Pennsylvania where he died.  I bought it from the estate.
 
SOLD overseas via "LotusElan.net"
went to Uruguay
1979 Lotus Esprit S2 World Champion #036 JPS edition.  I bought this from a guy in Michigan.  I flew halfway to Cleveland airport and he drove it to meet me there.  I made the deal and drove it straight home.  This is one I regret selling, but I really didn't fit in it well at all.  Bruce Philbrick from Connecticut bought it and still owns it to this day. A beautiful original condition example.

1970 Lotus Europa S2 project.  This was my 2nd Lotus ever owned and found it in a storage garage unit in Collingswood, NJ  It needed total restoration and I sold it to a couple but don't remember where they were from or where it ended up.  This was the first of my "barn finds" with Lotus and certainly not the last!
1971 Lotus Europa S2.  My very first Lotus.  I actually traded a 1956 Jaguar XK140MC drop head coupe very rusty project car for this and towed it all the way from Alabama.  Little did I know how the price would soar for old Jags back then.  Oh well, at least I got my first running and driving Lotus.  It had Austin Healey hubcaps because I couldn't find Lotus ones.  I sold it to a guy in Salem, NJ.  I wonder where it is today?