The company was founded in the year 1969 by three enthusiasts businessmen: Edgardo Boschi, as the soul mater of the project and two young men: Mutio and Vignoles. "Lotus Argentina", with a license granted by Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman, founder and creator of Lotus, the company started to manufacture the Lotus Seven SIII.

With the death of Boschi and Chapman the company went out of business for a period of one year, after which, the rights and the factory was acquired by a new company, Lotus S.A, that restarted the construction of the Lotus Seven under the denomination "MK7" 2000 Series.

In the year 1985, the assets, the moulds and rights were acquired by Néstor Salerno, its current owner, giving place to the last evolution of the Lotus Seven: the 3000 Series, incorporating important developments and improvements.

Salerno introduces five more vehicles to the production line and the accomplishment of special projects that we will detail under the title "Our Production".

Talking about our origins we cannot leave aside the precedents of the current owner, director and designer of the company:

Néstor Salerno was born on August 3, 1933 and grew up immersed inside the passion for sport cars inherited from his father and then strengthened by "Fangio´s Syndrome " which caught everybody´s attention in those days along the country.

His spent his youth as a spectators of those epic battles during the Argentine motor sport golden years which we´ll later have him as a one of the main characters.

In 1956, he made his debut in motocycle races with a Puch 125 cc, obtaining the 7 ° position and later the 5 ° position, falling from his motorcycle in the latter. His father suggested him to give cars a try for "safety reasons", and so he started his carreer as a car driver.

He acquired a Ferrari 212 Barchetta with which he obtained his the fifth position in his first two races, something which took him to take part in the race known as 1000 kilómetros de Buenos Aires, a race with points for the Makes World Championship organized by the FIA.

In this race he competed with some of the world stars of that moment: Graham Hill, Olivier Gendebien, Mike Hawthorn, Jean Behra, Luigi Musso, Peter Collins, Stirling Moss among others, but, overall, he was pretty close to his idol: Juan Manuel Fangio. Salerno finished the race as the best qualified Argentinian, in the 11 ° position.

In 1958, at Reims, Fangio decided to retire...

Salerno continued his career until 1966. These are the most remarkable points of his carreer:

Two editions of the 1000 kilómetros of Buenos Aires (Ferrari 212 and Maserati 300 s), 500 Millas de Rafaela (Ferrari 750), 1000 Km from Nurburgring's Tourism (Lancia Flavia Sport Zagato 1800 - Lancia Official Team, six participations in Formula 3 in Monza ( Wainer-BWA-De Sanctis and Brabham, all of them with an Ford Cosworth 1000 cc engine) and one at Pergusa (Brabham BT 14).
This is his record:
Efficiency %:
Four times Argentine Champion of Furza Libre, receiving a diploma and a gold medal from the FIA, driving the following cars: Ferrari 750-Lancia D24 and Maserati 200.
One has to bear in mind that Mr. Salerno acquired, due to his constant contact with high performance sport cars, a special sensibility referred to the construction of these cars.
This pack of information and experiences is used today for the production of vehicles, taking into account each and every detail: from the behavior of the chassis to the minimum completion details of the cars.