Norfolk based car-maker Lotus is today refusing to comment on reports that it's about to be sold.
A private collection of Lotus cars is expected to sell for £1.5 million when it is sold at auction.
The Norfolk built cars were collected by Olav Glasius. The Dutch industrialist is hanging up his racing overalls and wants to sell the cars "so that others can enjoy these wonderful machines".
Lotus cars has unveiled two new models at the Geneva Motor Show.
Former F1 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen was on hand to unveil the Exige S Roadster and a Lotus F1 edition Evora GTE.
The Norfolk based car maker is currently waiting to discover its corporate fate after parent company Proton was bought by the Malysian car firm DRB-Hicom.
Norfolk based Lotus has announced a return to international rallying. The team will make its race debut in April in the FIA European Rally Championship.
The iconic black and gold colour scheme, made famous by Lotus in the late 1970's, is returning on the Exige R-GT cars.