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Michael's 1960 Lotus Elite #EB1190

This engine was orignially designed to serve as a hand carried fire pump engine as fear of invasion heightened during the Korean Conflict in 1950. The 1216 cc block is Brancuzzi cast aluminum with a technologically advanced aluminum cylinder head. The total engine weight is only 215 Lbs.

With the Elite's road weight of 1,250 Lbs and a Stage II configuration (dual S.U. carburettors) providing 83 BHP at 6300 RPM, the performance resulting from this unusual power to weight ratio is considerable and directly responsible for it's racing prowess. Gas mileage for this late fifties vehicle is consistantly 60+ miles per gallon.

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