There are times when certain car models are not high sellers, and occasionally one of these cars would remain on the dealer lot for years. Such is the case with Lotus Evora sold last week, as the oldest new car in the United States. It is a 2014 model that was on the dealer’s lot in Connecticut. The buyer got a good $20,000 discount on the manufacturer’s retail suggested price. Although the original factory warranty expired, the car is in excellent condition, maintained by the general manager of the local dealership.
- Last week, a Lotus dealership in New London, Connecticut sold what is believed to have been the oldest new car in America.
- The rear-wheel speedster isn’t the most imposing vehicle, but it has a pleasingly modern shape and is powered by a peppy 3.5-liter V6.
- “Zombie cars,” or vehicles that continue to sell years after they are released, are actually a bit of a thing. Last month, Dodge revealed that it had sold four examples of the Dodge Viper in 2020.
“A big part of why the car lingered on the dealer’s lot for so long is because Plona refused to steeply discount the car earlier, something that set Secor Lotus apart from the brand’s other American dealerships. “It was a protest to some schemes of the pricing people had,” he told Car and Driver. “I think it’s an undervalued brand.””