Early Production

The Mark 6 was much in demand, but after manufacturing only 100 cars, orders for the pure sports racing cars took priority.  Chapman gave up his job to become fully employed with the production of Lotus cars at the Hornsey factory.

The Mark 8 became even more popular and Lotus was pressed for supply in both the larger and smaller engine capacities.

The company went on to develop the very agile Mark 9 and the more powerful  Mark 10, and was accepted by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders as a member, allowing them to display their cars at the Earls Court Motor Show for the first time.