1957 Lotus Eleven XI (1 of 270)

  • Price
    Price On Request
  • Model
    Lotus Eleven XI (1 of 270)
  • Year
    1957 January
  • Condition
    Original
  • Body Type
    Other
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol
  • Power
    55 kw (75 hp)
  • Mileage
    41,221 km
  • Address
    Via Mandolossa, 65, 25030 Roncadelle BS, Italy
  • Country
  • Published
    about 1 month
Luzzago 1975 Srl
Luzzago 1975 SrlVia Mandolossa 65, 25030, Roncadelle (BS), Italy
Average response time: about 2 months
  • ID
    #169828
  • VIN
    N/A
  • Color
    Green
  • Metallic
    No
  • Engine
    1098
  • Engine Number
    FWA1-7122
  • Chassis Number
    MK11-298-
  • Gearbox
    Manual
  • Steering Wheel
    RHD
  • Drive Wheels
    RWD
  • 1st Reg. Country
    Italy
  • Doors
    2/3
  • Interior Color
    Red
  • Leather Seats
    Yes

Description

Built from 1956 to 1958 by Lotus, the Eleven Lotus 11 model built in 270 units in all its versions including the last made in 1958 also called 'Thirteen'.

The car we offered took part in eight Mille Miglia. Italian registered in 1996. FIVA/ASI certified..

HISTORY OF THE MODEL:
The Eleven was designed by Colin Chapman, while the streamlined shape derives from a study by the engineer Frank Costin. Its standard version, nicknamed Le Mans, was equipped with an 1100 cm³ Coventry Climax engine mounted in front of a tubular frame and had De Dion rear suspension and 240 mm disc brakes. It was an extremely light car with a laden weight of around 450 kilograms. Versions with 1100 and 1172 cm³ displacements of the same Climax engine were also produced, however, equipped with drum brakes. Other versions of the Le Mans were then modified to meet the requirements of the GT class, with the addition, for example, of gullwing doors on a fully enclosed body.

Lotus Eleven in Donington Park
Despite the wide range of engines installed, the car was mainly built to compete in the 1100 cm³ class where it actually proved to be among the most competitive of the 1950s. Some other Eleven were later equipped with the 1500 cc Coventry Climax to compete in the same displacement class. The Eleven is one of the most successful Lotus cars: it has broken several records, the most important of which belongs to Stirling Moss for a lap in Monza at an average speed of 229 km / h. He also reported class victories at Le Mans and Sebring.

In 1957 the Eleven underwent a substantial design change, with new front suspension and an improved transmission. Officially called Eleven Series 2, this successor model is also known as Lotus 13, although it is not an official name (perhaps due to the fact that it was launched in production between the Lotus Twelve (model 12) and the Lotus Elite (model 14). The number 13 was never officially used by Lotus.

PRATICAL CAR

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