Lotus is an iconic British made car manufacturer. Their cars are fast and racetrack worthy. Maintaining a car of this prestige isnít always easy but our Lotus service manual makes it easier. Simple to navigate and with step by step instructions, the Lotus service manual is a life saver when it comes to keeping the Lotus up to date, for owners and workshops alike.
The history of the Lotus began in 1948 by Colin Chapman. The company now manufactures cars to be shipped worldwide. The first Lotus was actually built in the garage of Colin Chapman. The first Lotus factory was built in North London. Splits were made between original owners of the company several times over the years.
The Lotus Elite from the 1950ís featured a fiberglass and steel body. In the 1960ís the Lotus Elan began as a two seater, later transformed to a 2 plus 2, and it found huge success. The Lotus Europe was produced starting in the 1970ís and was another success. It had a lightweight body and Renault engine which was upgraded to the Lotus-Ford twin cam unit. The engine inside of Lotus is what really helps to make the car. It is fast and powerful, it really will take your breath away.
In the 1980ís Lotus did have a dip in sales, from 1,200 to 383. Lotus then paired with Toyota to begin production on new cars. The company was saved in 1983 when David Wilkins took over ownership. The Lotus is now still in production as an elite sports car. In 2002 Lotus was awarded the Queenís Award for Enterprise. The award was given for Lotusís contribution to International Trade. Keeping production local and selling and shipping to countries such as the United States keeps the work and trade going.
With upgraded Lotus models still being produced, the car remains an icon. Car enthusiasts worldwide hold the Lotus close to their hearts. They want to make sure their cars are kept up to date and if repairs are needed, they want them done efficiently. Maintaining a car from a company with this much history is so important to the history of the car world. Cars need repairs and the Lotus is no different. Our Lotus workshop manual can help with those repairs. Our eManual makes your life easier and contains all the information you should need in order to keep the Lotus name alive.