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 The rare sports car of the Formula 1 stars was sold at the price of a Renault Duster (photo)

The rare Lotus Elite belonged to the best American racing driver Mario Andretti. The sports car is equipped with a 158-horsepower engine and develops 200 km/h.

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In the UK, a 1976 Lotus Elite sports coupe was auctioned off by H&H. The car went under the hammer for just £11,250 ($13,650), despite its famous owner and interesting history. She was told on the website of the auction house.

Rare sports car of Formula 1 stars was sold at the price of Renault Duster (photo)

 The rare sports car of the Formula 1 stars was sold at the price of a Renault Duster (photo)

Such a low price at the Renault Duster level is surprising, because this Lotus Elite previously belonged to the outstanding American racer Mario Andretti. The Formula 1 champion played for the Lotus team from 1976-1978 and received a sports car as a gift from the head of the British company, Colin Chapman.

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The Lotus Elite has a steering wheel on the left, but Mario Andretti did not take the car with him to America and it remained in the UK. Since then, the car has had two more owners, and the current owner recently put it in order.

The four-seat Lotus Elite coupe is a rather rare model, because only 2535 of these cars were produced from 1974 to 1982. It has a lightweight fiberglass body, so it weighs just over a ton.

Rare sports car of Formula 1 stars sold for the price of Renault Duster (photo)

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A high-speed 2.0-liter four with 158 hp is installed under the hood. With. With a 5-speed manual transmission, the Lotus sports car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.1 seconds and develops 200 km/h.