Upon its launch in 1967, the Lotus Elan +2 fitted very snugly between British sports car manufacturers such as Marcos, TVR and major manufacturers such as Triumph and MG. The Elan +2 was a development and evolution from the original Elan of 1962 and saw a totally new closed coupé body designed to accommodate a couple of children or useful storage for shopping. The two Elans; the original still being produced alongside the +2, had many interchangeable parts except for the body; this was a benefit to the +2 as the mechanical parts had proven very reliable. The Lotus Elan +2, as with the original, was also sold in kit form but to get away from the heritage of kit cars, Lotus introduced an improved Elan a year later which was only available to buy factory built. The improvements were a more luxurious interior and fog lamps fitted under the front bumpers, designated the Lotus Elan +2S. The next major change was in 1971 when a big valve engine was offered resulting in the Lotus Elan +2 130S with another option of a very attractive metal-flake roof paintwork. This is probably the best race prepared Lotus Elan on the market. Literally tens of thousands of pounds have been spent with specia
Lotus Elan S2 Turbo Limited Edition No. 037, 1994 with Air-Conditioning. 3 owners from new and two owners for 14 years. A truly outstanding example in the iconic and most popular Elan colour of Norfolk Mustard with contrasting half cloth raven interior. Very rare to be supplied with factory fitted air-conditioning. Comes with a wealth of documented service history and Certificate of Provenance from Lotus Cars Limited. The paintwork is in spectacular condition, including in the engine bay area. The hood is “as new” and unmarked. We have just had all four wheels refurbished. Sony CD stereo system with all manuals. Fitted with AA Tracker. Continuous service history from new, having been maintained by Paul Matty Sportscars, Graypaul, Nick Whale Sports Cars and Ryland in the early years. Just 59k miles. This is a truly superb example and will be freshly serviced with a full MOT. We have not seen a better example of an S2 for many years.
Lotus Elan+2S130/5, 1973. Fantastic example in original Cirrus White as confirmed by the Lotus archivist and rare not to have the silver roof when new. This is matching number car with a Certificate of Provenance confirming that the original engine was fitted at the factory. This is one of the best 5 Speed big valve Plus Twos we have ever driven. The gearbox is particularly sweet with a lovely smooth and precise action. The engine is very willing indeed and delivers the power smoothly from low down in the rev range. This example comes with the benefit of a galvanised Lotus chassis with pin-point handling and masses of service history. The 80k miles on the odometer are backed up by MOT certificates going back to 1980 and the mileage latterly has only been a few hundred a year. Lovely chrome and nicely patinated paintwork which is in super condition. The car has many original features and the trim is in particularly fine condition commensurate with the relatively low mileage. Superb engine bay. Road tax fee exempt. Comes fully serviced and a 12 months MOT.
Lotus Elan S4/SE DHC, 1970. Last two owners for 30 years! During tenure of the previous owner the Elan has had a replacement galvanised Lotus chassis and a fully rebuilt engine by the well-known Miles Wilkins of Fibreglass Services. Miles has written the book on rebuilding the iconic Lotus Twin-Cam engine. Bills for over £12,000 from Fibreglass services for the full chassis and engine rebuild etc. etc.. Lots of MOT certificates going back to 1983 and they seem to point out that the Elan has done about 48,000 in total. The Elan was resprayed two years ago in original Lotus Yellow and has a stunning glass-like finish. The car drives extremely well with a good strong engine and excellent chassis. Fully serviced and MOT’d.
Beautiful Lotus Elan Sprint roadster in perfectly restored condition in the great color combination of red over white. The Lotus Elan was first introduced in 1962 and was available as roadster and coupe. The model served as the successor to the Elite who did not have such a good reputation for reliability. The legacy of Colin Chapman, director of Lotus, was to build cars with the least possible weight and maximize power. This formula would live long in the future Lotus models and still used in Lotus these days. The Elan completely meets this requirement with a weight of 680kg and a powerful 1.558cc Lotus modified four-cylinder Ford engine. This Lotus-Ford engine would later be used in many racing cars. The special feature of the Elan was the combination of the steel chassis and fiberglass body. The Elan would remain in production until 1975. It is said that there are about 1200 Elans worldwide remained. Therefore, the model has achieved the status of a popular classic. This Elan Sprint is on Dutch EU registration and in perfect condition.
Elan S4 roadster, black in immaculate, restored condition. Very original but with subtle performance upgrades. Located in Sydney. Please note that the price below is in Australian dollars. If interested please email me and I'll reply with a complete detailed description. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Extensively restored during the 1980s and large history file - Engine, gearbox, body, paint, electrics and interior rated as 'very good' - 57,200 miles (unwarranted), Black upholstery, MOT'd till April 2017 Vendor Condition Ratings: Bodywork: 'Very Good' Engine: 'Very Good' Electrical Equipment: 'Very Good' Paintwork: 'Very Good' Transmission: 'Very Good' Interior Trim: 'Very Good'
Ronnie Peterson.It is virtually impossible to describe the affect this young, good looking, quiet and shy but seriously talented Formula 1 driver has had upon, not only the aficionados of the sport, but the public in general, creating a huge ripple of affection that is still felt today by the huge fan base that still exists. Nicknamed Super Swede, Ronnie Peterson rose from karting to Formula 3 to become European Formula 2 Champion in 1972 and came closest to winning the Formula 1 World Championship in 1973 and 1978. Peterson's first Grand Prix was in 1970 at Monaco driving for the Colin Crabb privateer team, Antique Automobiles Racing Team then progressing to drive for the March Team in 1971. In 1973, Ronnie signed for the John Player Team Lotus, partnering Emerson Fittipaldi, a team led by the ever-charismatic Colin Chapman with Peterson achieving his first win in a Lotus 72 at the 1973 French Grand Prix held at the Paul Ricard circuit. Three further wins that year led Peterson to third in the Championship. By 1975, the Lotus 72 was showing its age resulting with Peterson signing for Shadow; however, Chapman convinced him to stay at Lotus, promising faster development of the Lotus
Lotus Elan+2S, 1970. Excellent example in original Carnival Red. Really good history and invoices for engine work and replacement Lotus chassis and much other work. Original interior which is in good condition and commensurate with the low mileage of 61,000 with plenty of MOT certificates going back over 30 years. Re-trimmed sliding sunroof. Re-chromed front and rear bumpers. Comes fully serviced and with a 12 months MOT.
Lotus Elan S3/SE DHC, 1967. An amazing surviving unrestored/never been resprayed Elan featured in two magazine articles, one in a four page “Classic Drive” article in Practical Classics in November 2012 and a two page spread in Octane magazine in June 2012. There are so many original features on this car, that is a collector’s dream. Original Lotus Sales Invoice (Order Form) showing the new price of £1,462 and 10 shillings! Masses of paperwork and original documentation including original factory Warranty. Amazing owner’s diary/pocket book listing every mile and journey meticulously logged and the intriguing places the car visited (many in the Kent area). Service invoices going back to the Sixties and a wonderful historic record. Two original Service Voucher books and original Owner’s Handbook and Test Certificate from 1967. Superb original leather-bound steering wheel that are virtually unobtainable and worth a small fortune alone. Original horn-push, gear-knob, instruments etc. etc. The car has a replacement Lotus chassis and the engine has been overhauled in it’s lifetime. An absolute dream to drive in such original form. My first baby Elan (S3/SE DHC) was virtually identical to
1990 Lotus Elan SE Turbo. Calypso Red with Black and Red leather upholstery. Huge history file with a stamped up service book and lots of bills, invoices and old MoT's back to the first in 1993. The cam belt was replaced 7,000 miles ago along with a new water pump. Having been with its last owner for 5 years it has been used sparingly covering very few miles during his ownership. Totally unmolested and original. The oil pressure is very good and the car drives without fault. Everything works as it should with the central locking and electric windows still operating correctly. The original OZ alloy wheels and tyres are in good order. The hood is free from damage with no leaks and a clear rear screen. The Elan is fitted with an alarm and immobiliser. Viewing is highly recommended. Absolutely any inspection is welcome. All major debit and credit cards accepted. Please contact us for any further information. Delivery can be arranged.
We are delighted to offer for sale this beautiful Elan Sprint finished in Lotus yellow over white. She has a new Spider chassis and has had thousands of pounds spent. She has recently been re commissioned and serviced in our Maldon workshop, is in immaculate condition and ready to be driven away for the Spring sunshine.
Lotus Elan S2 Turbo, 1994. Limited Edition No. 243. Beautiful example and a chance to own one of these very desirable M100 Elans. The S2 in particular is very sought after and values are currently rising. In the most popular selling colour of Pacific Blue metallic with matching dark blue leather and blue hood. Freshly MOT’d and serviced and has a thick history file and original Sales Brochure and Owner’s Handbook with 9 stamps in the service schedule from SGT of Taplow the supplying Lotus Main Dealers in Maidenhead at the time in November 1994. Then 8 service stamps by Lotus Main Agents Bell & Colviill the long established dealership in Surrey. Fitted with a stainless steel exhaust and Sony CD player. A great car to drive with the nicely weighted power steering and Nardi steering wheel. Electric windows, electrically heated mirrors. Good value at £9,995.
About this Lotus Elan Turbo First registered in the UK in 1990 this car was exported by its then owner to Singapore in 2001 and then repatriated back to the UK in 2009 and would appear to have been kept SORN until August 2012. This is the quick and exciting turbocharged model Rated at 0-60 in 6.5 seconds when new. In its traditional Lotus colour scheme this clean 162bhp Elan is now an iconic car in its own right – along with the MG RV8, perhaps the last true British-made sports car and certainly a fitting modern example of the Colin Chapman legacy. With soft-top in good order and riding on very clean alloy road wheels it drives very well and handles like a dream. With good examples of early Elans getting harder to track down, this example has a large file of invoices showing much money spent on maintenance at home and abroad and it shapes up as an excellent opportunity to experience top-down, turbocharged motoring for a modest outlay.
--Cirrus White and Black Interior, 104,950 original miles, 4-speed manual transmission, Chassis #50/1781, Special Edition Engine 119753. The Lotus Elan Plus 2 as envisioned by Colin Chapman (Founder of Lotus Cars) was to have the following basic design concept… “it must combine the very best features of the Elan Coupe with reliability and yet be able to carry two adults and two children on a long holiday-in comfort” and that’s just what they created! The Elan 1558cc Twin-Can engine produces 118bhp at 6250 rpm and combined with its light weight make for an extremely exhilarating sports car. This Elan Plus 2 spent the first 40 years of its life in California with only 3 owners. The current owner has stored the Elan in climate controlled secure storage for much of the last 6 years. According to ownership history and discussions, the Elan received a repaint in the 70’s. Today the paint is fair and a respray would be welcomed. Body panels are straight, chrome is good, headlight covers work and fit properly and all glass is good. Interior is very original and in nice condition, the center console was recovered and dash is nice, but shows some age cracking. As pictured, the headliner is g
Lotus Elan 1.6 SE TURBO! Drives well, nice condition throughout, lots of history, Cat D 15 years ago, priced to sell!! Cheapest on the net
Lotus Elan S4 1600CC finished in Pistachio Green and Cream with Elan Decals manufactured in 1969, Full Engine Rebuild by Tiger Racing in 2012 and Covered only 1200 Miles Since, Setup and Dyno''d by BD Engineering in 2013 running approx 130BHP, Gearbox Rebuild by Tiger Racing in 2012 with Stainless Steel Manifold and Sports Exhaust Fitted, Spyder Integral Roll Bar Footwell Protection, Tony Thompson Racing Front and Rear Adjustable Suspension, Bushes and Springs, Solid Drive Shafts, Brake Calipers and Pads, Solid Race Mounts with New UJs, New Air Horns, New Walnut Dash and Gauges, New High Flow Enlarged Radiator and Fan, Conversion to Evans Coolant, New Brake and Clutch Master Cylinders, Custom Made Minilite Wheels, Recovered Seats and Centre Console, Headlamps Converted to Halogen, New Carpets, Custom Mota Lita Steering Wheel, Huge History File and Featured on an Album Cover. Finance available on request subject to status. Part Exchange welcome.
Lotus Elan S4 1600CC finished in Lotus Yellow registered March 1971, Featured on the cover of Club Lotus News January 2008, Major Restoration work by Mick Miller Classic Lotus Restoration Suffolk in 2003, Engine Overhauled by Rapier Services Lotus Specialists in 2004 with New Carburettors and Con Rods, MOT until 06/09/14, Huge Detailed History File. Finance available on request subject to status. Part Exchange welcome.
Lotus Elan SE Convertible 1.6 Turbo 165 bhp 5 Speed Manual Registered March 1992 Finished in Metallic Pacific Blue with Black Roof, 15" OZ Alloys, Kumho Tyres, Electric Windows, Electric Mirrors, Sony Stereo, CD Player, AUX Input. Large file including lots of history and invoices from Lotus Specialists. Extensive Service carried out 11/06/12 at 13,765 miles including Timing Belt, spark plugs, P.A.S Fluid, Gearbox Oil, Alternator Belt, Gearbox Oil and more. Gearshift cable replaced in 2007. Vehicle was stored and maintained by TigaStor from September 1992 until October 2006. Three owners from new, first owner kept from 1992 until 2007 and the second from 2007 until 2013. Finance Available on Request subject to status and terms. Ask about our Company Directors Packages. Fully Valeted; UK Wide Delivery Available; Part Exchange Welcome. Follow us on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Description: We are pleased to offer for sale this gorgeous and very quick RHD Lotus Elan S2 which was bought by the current owner in 2000 and was subsequently completely build-up to the latest 26R specification. Upon completion, the car has been raced very successfully at both the national and international level up to 2012. The owner then switched to racing a 2 litre prototype which is why the Elan is now up for sale. The engine has been built by John Smirtwait delivering 190 bhp and only has 10 hours of running since its last rebuild. The other specs are as follows: Strengthened chassis Magnesium gearbox and differential casing (with LSD) Magnesium center lock wheels Alu bell-housing New magnesium uprights with original alu calipers Close ratio magnesium gearbox Fuel cell 60 litres (valid until 2016) with separate catch-tank and pumps KONI adjustable shocks all round Renewed electrics Large core alu radiator 1” front anti-roll bar+ 3/4” fr. a-r bar TTR half-shafts Lexan side and rear screens The car comes with extensive spares which include a spare set of wheels and spare diff. with LSD 4.1-ratio. Given that this Elan racer sat idle for a few years, the following would need to b
1967 Lotus Elan S3 coupe s/n 3616647 Light Blue with Black Interior The Lotus Elan was launched in October 1962 at the British International Motor Show at Earls Court, just as the sixties started swinging. Jaguar had launched the E-Type the previous year, while AC had the Cobra and Ferrari the GTO. These were big, powerful, and expensive machines. The Elan was very different, and typically Lotus – ultra modern, lightweight, nimble and tremendous fun. From arch enthusiast Jay Leno to Gordon Murray, designer of the McLaren F1, the accolades bestowed upon the gritty Elan typically call it “the greatest handling car of all time” or something equally grandiose in nature. We couldn’t agree more. In the same year that Lotus revolutionized racing car design with the monocoque 25, they also packed the Elan with technically innovative features like the first backbone tube chassis of any road car as well as a fiberglass body, four-wheel independent suspension, weight of 1500 lbs (670kg) and the new Lotus Twin Cam engine, produced by significantly modifying a Ford 116E block. The new unit yielded over 100 horsepower and provided endless entertainment for the featherweight Elan package. Right a
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Burnt Sand with black interior. Currently undergoing restoration by ourselves, this Lotus Elan S4 FHC was first registered in June of 1968 and has had only four owners since. Having undergone a total bare body restoration at a cost of over £16,000 this Elan drives superbly and is ready for this years anniversary of 50 years of the Elan. *Viewing by appointment only*
Chassis Number 3616949 Original UK Right Hand Drive Car which was exported to Greece in 2009 and has recently been reimported In 2012 it was driven from Greece to the Le Mans Classic and from there it went to Paul Matty for a full checkover and service including new brakes,new clutch and all new suspension . It was fitted with Aldon Electronic ignition plus the top end of the engine was rebuilt by Lotus specialist Lakeside Engineering with new water pump,valves ,seats etc also a new alternator and recored radiator Fitted with knock on wheels with Vredestein Classic Tyres Classic Motorola Radio with iPod and phone connectivity Correct original tool roll Large History file with all Invoices etc Original Owners handbook Original Plate LBA 14E now given to the vehicle by DVLA and correct Historic Vehicle V5 issued This car is in outstanding condition and drives faultlessly
Prototype Italdesign produced One in the world >>>>> Oldtimerfarm specializes in consignment sales of vintage and collection cars and we are proud to present you this car. Oldtimerfarm is located in Belgium, 9880 Aalter, Steenweg op Deinze 51C, where this car is in our showroom. We are open from Tuesday to Saturday 10-17h (also without appointment). We are closed on Sundays and Mondays. Mondays on appointment only. Make sure you scroll down to look at the extensive photo report (100 pictures). Of course, a more detailed description can be obtained by telephone. Contact us: Antoine (sales): 0032 476 83 2817 (NL, DE, EN) email@example.com Xavier (sales): 0032 472 40 1338 (NL, FR, DE, EN, IT) firstname.lastname@example.org Olivier (after sales): 0032 473 11 7300 (NL, FR, DE, EN) email@example.com Oldtimerfarm from Aalter would also like to sell your classic car or car collection. For more information, please contact Xavier. Exhibitions where you can find us: 29-01/05/2016 Opendeurdagen @OLDTIMERFARM 09-11/09/2016 Opendeurdagen @OLDTIMERFARM
LOTUS ELAN S2 1995. This totally immaculate “Peter Stephens” designed Elan was locally delivered and has full history and books and has travelled 77,600kms.
, This car is in the rare colour of Tawny / White one of only 25 Sprints made by the factory in this colour between September – December 1972. It had like most cars a Lotus factory replacement chassis some 8-10 years ago, it has a very original interior and a correct Big Valve engine fitted with Dellorto carburetors as standard. Four new tires are fitted and the wheels are in good condition. In the history file is a Certificate of vehicle Provenance supplied by the Lotus factory confirming the cars original colour and details. It also comes with a letter by Andy Graham giving the cars history from new via the Lotus archives at Group Lotus PLC in 2014. This rare colour today is now very popular and hard to find a fixed head as many have been turned in to drop heads MOT’d until May 2016 *Viewing By Appointment Only*
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