Lotus might not have the recognition of other sports car brands like Ferrari, Aston Martin, or Lamborghini. True car enthusiasts, though, know that this British brand’s coupes and convertibles can more than compete on both the freeway and the racetrack.

That is why it’s no surprise that two Lotus models featured famously in two separate James Bond films. The Lotus Esprit S1 appeared as a submarine in The Spy Who Loved Me while the Esprit Turbo was an exclusive special commission for the film For Your Eyes Only. A brand that’s beloved by Bond himself? That’s a good car.

How to Sell a Lotus

Looking to sell your vehicle? Not sure where to start?

We Buy Exotics is here to help.

Selling any vehicle can be a hassle; selling something as special as a Lotus can be even more so. Most car buyers aren’t ready to pay for the full value of your vehicle, meaning you have to waste time haggling.

At We Buy Exotics, we understand just how valuable your time is. That is why we offer a hassle-free way to sell your used vehicle while offering you the best price possible.

Wondering how it all works? See if we’ve answered your question here.

Do you have a Lotus for sale?

We Buy Exotics specializes in buying luxury sports cars like Lotus, Porsche, Ferrari, and more. Just send us information on your vehicle, and we’ll send you an obligation-free offer just minutes later.

How can I sell my Lotus today?

Sell your vehicle in one day and get the best price for your car.

All you have to do is send us your car’s information (make, model, mileage, and VIN) with a short description. Based on that information, you’ll receive a nearly instantaneous cash offer.

Accept the offer, and we’ll pay you immediately and schedule a pick up for your vehicle. The best part? This is all at no cost to you!

What’s the best way to sell a Lotus?

We guarantee we offer the best way to sell your used car.

Any thrill seeker would love to test drive a luxury vehicle. To get the chance to do so, they may pose as potential buyers without any intention of actually purchasing your vehicle.

Don’t deal with any of that.

At We Buy Exotics, we offer you the best value for your car. All you need to do is accept a great deal and move on with your day.

What are Lotus cars worth?

The answer to this question varies greatly. It all depends on factors like the model, exterior color, interior color, condition, and vehicle history.

That being said, exotic vehicles rarely experience significant price drops. A private seller can therefore struggle to find a buyer who’s willing to pay for the full value of the vehicle.

Luckily for you, we know this brand and its models well, so you can find out how much your car is worth in just minutes. Send us your information to inform our car valuation process, and we’ll send you a serious offer with no strings attached.

Can I get a better offer somewhere else?

We are confident that we give the best offers for luxury cars. That is why we encourage you to ask around and see what other potential buyers are willing to pay for your vehicle. Then, come back to us and discover just how much money you can make off your used car.

Make We Buy Exotics Your Last Call. You won’t regret it.

Still want to know more? Not a problem. Contact us today with all of your questions so we can show you just how easy it is to sell a luxury car with We Buy Exotics.

We make selling your Lotus easy.

When you choose a luxury dealership like We Buy Exotics, you’ll be getting a fast, accurate price. We know Lotus models inside and out, so we can give you a legitimate offer that’s worth your valuable time.

Before you sell your vehicle, get to know the history of the car to help you give us all the information we need to give you a free, no-obligation bid in just minutes.

Learn about Lotus

This brand has humble origins, beginning in 1948 when Colin Chapman built a racing car in his garage. Officially co-founded in 1952 by Chapman and Colin Dare, Lotus Engineering Ltd. this British brand of supercars quickly established itself as an industry leader.

The company is now officially organized as Group Lotus Plc and divided into Lotus Engineering and Lotus Cars, each with their own specialty.

Widespread Recognition of Excellence

Other brands in the industry recognize just how innovative the minds at Lotus Engineering are; that is why this division has helped design and realize the designs, body styles, engineering, and other aspects of cars from the likes of Tesla, Vauxhall, Aston Martin, Toyota, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Volvo, and Jaguar.

Their own cars, though, are the real story here.

Stellar Beginning Models

Since 1948, starting with the Mark I sports car, this brand has been well-known as a Formula 1 car manufacturer. Despite such strong beginnings, this brand refused to sit on its laurels, instead releasing a new, improved model nearly every year since its inception. 

Some of the brand’s most famous models include the Elite, Elan, and Europa, although they are far from the only noteworthy models. From the classic Mark I to the Mark X, to the eye-catching Eleven, then to 12 and all the way to 130, this company continually innovates to break barriers and redefine what it truly means to be a top-performing vehicle.

Current Models

Current models – including the ones most road drivers own – include the following.

Lotus Elise

Car enthusiasts with a need for speed love this lineup, and for good reason. This convertible roadster with RWD (rear-wheel drive) goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds. If that weren’t impressive enough, it reaches a max speed of 150 mph. The 111S edition is even faster! Many enthusiasts envy those who could get their hands on the limited-edition, roofless 340R.

This lineup isn’t just fast, though; they’re also becoming safer with each iteration. The Series 2 Elise, released in 2000 to meet new European crash regulations, has a slightly different body style that many couldn’t help but praise since its release.

Lotus Exige

The coupe version of the Elise that’s been in production since 200, this model comes in several variants, including:

  • Exige S 240
  • Exige S 260
  • Exige 265E
  • Exige Scura

Lotus Evora

Released in 2010, the Evora and was the first all-new car from the brand since the Elise. The company released the Evora S for use by police in Rome, Madrid, and Romania. The Evora 400 eventually replaced the Evora S. This model features leather seats and gets 21 mpg in the city and 49 mpg on the highway.

Newcomers to this lineup include the Evora Sport 410 and the Evora GT430.

Lotus 3-Eleven

Released in 2016, this 0-door speedster is available as both a race car and a road-legal vehicle.

Learn More Now

If you’d like more information before making a decision, be sure to check out our Complete How-To Sell Your Exotic Car Guide and our in-depth research piece Leasing vs Owning.

How It Works

Getting Paid for Your Luxury Car is FAST and HASSLE-FREE.

1. Submit your information.

We only need minimal information from you to get everything started: make, model, mileage, and vehicle identification number (VIN). However, you can also add extra information, like a short description, pictures, and vehicle accessories.

2. Receive your offer in just minutes.

We save you time and money at every turn. You’ll get a competitive, no-obligation CASH offer shortly after submitting your information. We use market conditions as well as your vehicle information to help us decide the right offer for your luxury vehicle.

3. Get your cash within minutes.

Don’t stress about the legalities. If you accept our offer, we will handle all the legal documents and process the entire deal. All you need to do is collect your money, which we will send to you within minutes of receiving your documents.

4. We schedule the pick up.

Our hassle-free experience ends with us picking up your luxury car for you, no matter where you are located, and at no extra cost to you.

In Our Clients Words

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