Lotus 1960-1969: Type 18 to Type 65

The Sixties saw Colin Chapman’s persistent combination of dedication, design skill and astute commercialism, bring Lotus from the ranks of specialist constructor, to major British manufacturer. By the end of the decade, and with new premises established at Hethel in Norfolk, Lotus were producing over 3000 cars a year. With Elite production at an end, the Seven was joined by the Elan, the Elan +2 and the race-bred, rear-engined Europa. Lotus were now the dominant force in world motor racing, taking multiple GP wins and titles in Formula 1, 2, 3 and sportscar racing, as well as an historic victory at the Indianapolis 500.

Lotus Type 18

Lotus Type 18

Formula Junior - 1960 - 120+ built

Lotus Type 18

Lotus Type 18

Formula 1 - 1960 - 30 built

Type 14 Elite S2

Type 14 Elite S2

Road Car - 1960 - approx. 749 built

Lotus Seven S2

Lotus Seven S2

Road Car - 1960 - approx. 1,310 built

Lotus Type 19

Lotus Type 19

Sports Racer - 1960 - 16 built

Type 14 Elite SE

Type 14 Elite SE

Road Car - 1960 - ? built

Lotus Super Seven S2

Lotus Super Seven S2

Road Car - 1961 - inc. in S2 total

Lotus Type 20

Lotus Type 20

Formula Junior - 1961 - 118 built

Lotus Type 21

Lotus Type 21

Formula 1- 1961 - 11 built

Lotus Type 22

Lotus Type 22

Formula Junior - 1962 - 77 built

Lotus Type 23

Lotus Type 23

Sports Racer - 1962 - 108 built appx

Lotus Type 24

Lotus Type 24

Formula 1- 1962 - 15 built

Lotus Type 25

Lotus Type 25

Formula 1- 1961 - 7 built

Type 26 Elan (S1)

Type 26 Elan (S1)

Road Car - 1962 - 1,205 built

Lotus Type 27

Lotus Type 27

Formula Junior - 1963 - 35 built

Type 28 Lotus Cortina

Type 28 Lotus Cortina

Road Car - 1963 - 2,894 built

Lotus Type 29

Lotus Type 29

Indycar - 1963 - 3 built

Lotus Type 23B

Lotus Type 23B

Sports Racer - 1963 - 23 built

Lotus Type 26R

Lotus Type 26R

Elan Racecar - 1964 - 97 built

Type 14 Elite Fastback

Type 14 Elite Fastback

Road Car - 1964 - built by A.N.E. Bates

Type 26 Elan (S2)

Type 26 Elan (S2)

Road Car - 1964 - 848 built

Shapecraft Elan

Shapecraft Elan

Elan Racecar - 1964 - approx 20 built

Lotus Type 30

Lotus Type 30

Sports Racer - 1964 - 33 built

Lotus Type 31

Lotus Type 31

Formula 3 - 1964 - approx. 31 built

Lotus Type 32

Lotus Type 32

Formula 2 - 1964 - 12 built

Lotus Type 32B

Lotus Type 32B

Tasman Car - 1964 - 1 built

Lotus Type 33

Lotus Type 33

Formula 1 - 1964 - 7 built

Lotus Type 34

Lotus Type 34

Indycar - 1964 - 3 built

Lotus Type 35

Lotus Type 35

Formula 2, F3, Tasman - 1965 - 22 built

Type 36 Elan Coupe (S3)

Type 36 Elan Coupe (S3)

Road Car - 1965 - 1,200 built

Type 45 Elan dhc (S3)

Type 45 Elan dhc (S3)

Road Car - 1966 - 1,450 built

Lotus Type Three-7

Lotus Type Three-7

Clubmans Formula - 1965 - 1 built

Lotus Type 38

Lotus Type 38

Indycar - 1965 - 10 built (all 38s)

Lotus Type 39

Lotus Type 39

Tasman Car - 1965 - 1 built

Lotus Type 40

Lotus Type 40

Sports Racer - 1965 - 3 built

Lotus Type 41

Lotus Type 41

Formula 3 - 1966 - 61 built

Lotus Type 41

Lotus Type 41

Formula FB - 1966 - (inc in F3)

Lotus Type 42 & 42F

Lotus Type 42 & 42F

Indycar - 1962 - 2 built

Lotus Type 43

Lotus Type 43

Formula 1 - 1966 - 2 built

Lotus Type 44

Lotus Type 44

Formula 2 - 1966 - 3 built

Lotus Type 46 Europa

Lotus Type 46 Europa

Road Car - 1966 - 644 built

Lotus Type 47

Lotus Type 47

Group 4 Racecar - 1966 - 71 built

Lotus Type 48

Lotus Type 48

Formula 2 - 1967 - 3 built

Lotus Cortina Mk2

Lotus Cortina Mk2

Road Car - 1967 - 4000+ built

Lotus Type 49

Lotus Type 49

Formula 1 - 1967 - 12 built (all 49s)

Lotus Type 50 Elan +2

Lotus Type 50 Elan +2

Road Car - 1967 - approx. 2,000 built

Lotus Type 38

Lotus Type 38

Indycar - 1967 - 10 built (all 38s)

Lotus Type 51

Lotus Type 51

Formula Ford - 1967 - 200+ built

Lotus Type 54 Europa S2

Lotus Type 54 Europa S2

Road Car - 1968 - 2,750 built

Lotus Type 56

Lotus Type 56

Indycar - 1968 - 4 built

Type 36 Elan S4 fhc

Type 36 Elan S4 fhc

Road Car - 1968 - approx. 1,450 built

Type 45 Elan S4 dhc

Type 45 Elan S4 dhc

Road Car - 1968 - approx. 1,200 built

Lotus Type 57

Lotus Type 57

Tasman Formula - 1968 - 1 built

Lotus Type 58

Lotus Type 58

Formula 2 - 1968 - 1 built (from Type 57)

Lotus Seven Series 3

Lotus Seven Series 3

Road Car - 1968 - 340 built

Lotus Type 49B

Lotus Type 49B

Formula 1 - 1968 - 12 built (all 49s)

Lotus Type 50 Elan +2S

Lotus Type 50 Elan +2S

Road Car - 1968 - approx. 1,000 built

Lotus Seven S3 SS

Lotus Seven S3 SS

Road Car - 1969 - 13 built

Lotus Type 59

Lotus Type 59

Formula 3 - 1969 - 42 built (inc FF)

Lotus Type 59B

Lotus Type 59B

Formula 2 - 1969 - 10 built

Lotus Type 60 Seven S4

Lotus Type 60 Seven S4

Road Car - 1969 - 625 built

Lotus Type 61

Lotus Type 61

Formula Ford - 1969 - 248 built

Lotus Type 62

Lotus Type 62

Group 6 - 1969 - 2 built

Lotus Type 63

Lotus Type 63

Formula 1 - 1969 - 2 built

Lotus Type 64

Lotus Type 64

Indycar - 1969 - 4 built

Lotus Type 65 Europa S2 Federal

Lotus Type 65 Europa S2 Federal

Road Car - 1969 - 865 built