The modifications that this neglected car has had would make Colin Chapman roll over in his grave, but with the price talked down a bit, and if the flares, air dams, added lights & vents and fiberglass damage could be corrected, this car could make an excellent restoration or race project. Engine had 5,000 miles on a rebuild when parked and runs with petrol (gasoline) down the carburetors, and the overused claim of "barn find" was used yet again. This Lotus looks like a lifelong California car, so the chances of a rusty frame are lower, but still worth looking into.
Find this car here, in Fresno, California, for $4,000. (or look here once ad disappears)