Westfield Lotus 11 Review from North America

1982 Westfield Lotus 11

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired11500 miles
Most recent distance15500 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz C220


Brittey Spears running down the street with her hair on fire couldn't attract more attention


Pops out of first gear. Street driven cars really should be more than 3 feet tall..

General Comments:

This was the Westfield Lotus 11 model, of which they produced somewhere around 180 or so. It had been commissioned by two brothers in Ohio and was built by Chris Bebe which is a great friend and collaborator of Peter Egan of Road & Track fame. It was very close to the original with tube frame and aluminum tub. Fitted with a 1275cc BMC motor with Weber DCOE, it had plenty of zip to propel its 1100lbs curb weight.

As this was a no expense spared project, the little car had all the candy : Italian air horns, built-in radar detector, all AeroEquipped lines, plexi hood scoop, leather wheel, aircraft switches, properly stored jack and brass hammer... even a cigar lighter for Pete's sake..

Driven on the streets of Dallas, it caused a sensation wherever it went. One night a Valet pulled Tony Dorset's Escalade so the Westfield could have top spot..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st December, 2007

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 1 review