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1978 Lotus Eclat

The Type 76 and Type 84 Lotus Eclat, were built from 1974 to 1982.  It is a front engine rear drive coupe.  Based on the Lotus Elite, the Eclat has a fastback body style which offered more practicality with storage in the trunk/boot.  The Eclat Series 1 (1974-1980) used a 1973 cc 160 hp Lotus 907 slant four engine.  Later cars (1980-1982) used a larger 2174 cc Lotus 912 engine.   However, because of emission regulations it only produced 160 Hp as well.   Both were versions of the Lotus 900 series engine which was also used in naturally aspirated and in turbo charged versions in the Lotus Esprit.

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Donated by: Michael Tickner of Los Angeles, CA