- Sold new in New Zealand - Repainted and five speed gearbox fitted in early 1990s - c.53,000 recorded miles, MoT to November 2017 The Elan+2 could so easily have been an automotive compromise and there are numerous examples from rival marques of how adding space so often destroys both pace and grace. But the ever-resourceful Ron Hickman proved more than up to the task of adding two seats to his original masterpiece. No longer did a new father need to forsake his sports car when the kids came along, he just bought an Elan +2 and installed them in the back. Having recently returned to the UK from New Zealand, where it was sold new, the vendor advises FND 961F is in "excellent" condition in regards to its bodywork, dark yellow paintwork and engine with "very good" black interior trim. With no signs of stress cracking to the bodywork, its condition would certainly concur with it having led a cared for existence. Retaining its original chassis, the car was repainted in the early 1990s at which time a 5-speed gearbox was also fitted. Displaying some 53,088 miles which though unwarranted could well be genuine, this appealing Elan comes with a Swansea V5 document, MoT to November 2017, Lo
1969 LOTUS ELAN SE DHC - DAYTUNE RESTORED Lotus Yellow with Black Trim, Hood and Tonneau, This stunning S4 DHC was restored by the 'legendary' Peter Day of Daytune some years ago to an exacting standard. Utilising a new Lotus Chassis, rebuilt to original factory specification using original materials. Only 7,700 Considerate Miles Since. The condition today is exemplary and ready for the concours circuit if required. SE Spec. includes; Rack and Pinion Steering Close Ratio Gearbox 3.5 ; 1 Rear Axle Ratio Servo Assisted Brakes S/E Engine developing 115 BHP Safety Belts Leather Covered Steering Wheel, Knock On Wheels with Chrome Embellishers Plus ; Michelin XVS tyres Original tool kit and jack, Twin Air Horns Etc. Accompanied by interesting history file with photo record of build and The Original Daytune Build Certificate. Original Sales Brochures Would be impossible to replicate to this standard for anywhere near our asking price This is as good as they come ! PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY HAVING ISSUES WITH OUR 'CONTACT PAGE'. PLEASE CONTACT US ON 01636 812700 OR VIA email@example.com
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 The Lotus Elan was Britain’s preeminent 1960’s sports car. The genius that was Colin Chapman, aided by a talented small team of designers, notably Ron Hickman, had conceived the Elan in 1962 as a replacement for the Elite. Produced from 1971 to 1973, the Elan Sprint was introduced to boost flagging sales. The new Sprint justified its name thanks to a substantial boost in engine power. A big-valve head with high-lift cams and increased compression ratio lifted output to 126bhp. The imaginatively designed backbone chassis, brilliant suspension and sparkling twin cam engine, allied to a pretty body, combined to make a winning car, successful not only amongst the discerning motoring public, but also on the track. This 1971 Elan Sprint was ordered new by Mr John Sargeant, a farmer from Farnham in Surrey. Mr Sargeant attended the launch of the Sprint at the 1970 Earls Court Motor Show and ordered the Elan off the Lotus stand with the following specification. Special order monotone "Bahama Yellow" L10, silver wheels and chrome wheel trims, silver bumpers, electric windows, optional air horns & tonneau cover and no radio. Chassis 0283G was thus o
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.
Simplify, Add Lightness: This is the fundamental principal that Lotus Cars founder Colin Chapman set for all of his racing and road machines. Like many other legendary racing constructors, Lotus started in a shed, where an Austin 7 was deconstructed, modified and rebuilt into a racing special. The seed was sown and soon Chapman was building competition cars as well as customer road cars to fund his racing efforts. Lotus grew into one of the most successful teams in Grand Prix racing thanks to Chapman’s creativity and relentless pursuit of his design edicts. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, road cars had become an increasingly important component to Lotus’ bottom line. The innovative Elite was one of the first Lotus models to feature the revolutionary backbone chassis, paired with a stressed glassfiber monocoque body. With power from the delectable Coventry Climax engine, the pretty Elite was quick and agile but it was also delicate and the body was prone to stress fractures and twisting. For 1962, the Elite’s replacement, the Elan was a much more sensible design that fully utilized the backbone chassis concept as the main structure. The strong and light steel chassis was again mated to a fiberglass body, but this time, the body was unstressed and therefore not subject to the same sorts of problems faced by the Elite. Suspension on the Elan was independent all around and power came via a Ford “Kent” four-cylinder of 1500cc (for only the first 22 cars before the 1600 replaced it) topped by an advanced twin-cam, 8-valve cylinder head designed by Harry Mundy. Ford were so impressed by the performance gains of the twin-cam head, they purchased the rights to the design and renamed it “Lotus-Ford Twin Cam”. The Elan was the mainstay of Lotus production through the 1960s. With seven different variants over 13 years or production, (including the four-seat Elan +2) it was the biggest success the company had seen and proved a winner in racing form as well. Since its inception, the Elan has been a perennial cult classic and an icon among British sports cars. The Elan served as the direct inspiration for the Mazda MX5 Miata and has often been imitated but never duplicated. There are few cars that combine the Elan’s delicate feel, virtually perfect steering and gutsy, eager twin-cam engine. As a result, they remain highly collectible and well sorted examples are always in demand by enthusiasts. This lovely 1971 Elan is an S4 Drophead that has been fastidiously maintained by its enthusiastic previous owner. It has been treated to a quality restoration where it was refinished in attractive and period correct Bahama yellow over a black interior. The restoration quality is very good, and appropriate for a car that is at its best out on the road. While precise panel alignment was never Colin Chapman’s first concern, the body on this example does fit well and is consistent with factory standards. The signature knock-off wheels are finished in silver as they should be and the car sits on proper radial tires. There’s no real chrome or brightwork to speak of on an Elan, but what little there is on door handles and window trims is in good order and well presented. The black interior is trimmed in original spec vinyl upholstery which is both good looking and hard wearing. Another signature of the Elan is the simple, flat wood dash panel, which is in excellent condition. All switches, instruments and electrics work as they should, a sign that this car has been carefully and properly maintained. That careful, specialized maintenance is evident under the small fiberglass bonnet. The Lotus Twin Cam looks great with no leaks or drips to speak of and clean, tidy presentation all around. These are robust little engines, but they do require knowledgeable service and thankfully this car has been treated exceptionally well. Few automobiles capture the essence of the sports car as well as the Lotus Elan. It is a car that is quite literally the benchmark on which other sports cars are measured. Even Gordon Murray lamented that his only disappointment in his masterpiece McLaren F1 was that he couldn’t have the steering from a Lotus Elan. That speaks volumes for what an important and desirable car this is. With this fine, high quality example, you can experience that sensation first hand.
Lotus Elan S4 1971 Left-hand drive Restored 6 months ago (both body and engine) New brake More info to follow.
This lovely Lotus Elan S2 was fully rebuilt by specialists to 26R specification in 2012, using a correct 26R chassis and lightweight body, all steel engine, Quaife gearbox and diff. Initially successful in tour and historic events the car was subsequently exported to South Africa, where it raced with some success. Earlier this year the car had a full engine rebuild and has only competed in two short races since. Recent expenditure also includes a gearbox rebuild in 2015 and a new limited slip differential in 2014. It was granted SA HTP papers in 2016 having previously had an MSA HTP Fitted with a large tank and diff cooler the car is set up for endurance racing, but is equally at home in shorter events. It is also UK road registered, with the highly appropriate registration number ELA 100C. Please contact us for a full specification
For sale is this fully restored Elan S3. The S3 is said by many to be the best looking of the Elans! It’s fitted with a syder chassis with twin wishbone rear suspension and CV joint driveshaft’s. A fully reconditioned big valve twin cam engine running on brand new Weber carbs and electronic ignition. Side impact bar kit with inertia seatbelts have been fitted for extra safety, along with full retrim, wiring loom, electric motor headlamp conversion. This is a beautiful looking little car for anybody looking for a Lotus Elan. Viewing is highly recommended, for anymore information please call 07754553414 Emails may take longer to respond too.
Chassis Number 26-0149 First sold in September 1963 this superb super rare early car has been restored by marque specialist to better than new condition retaining original rubber mats One family owned until 1995 Comprehensive restoration file and supporting invoices Owners handbook
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.
Lotus Elan + 2 1967 Metalic Blue with black trim. This incredible example has only had 2 Owners from new. The second fastidious owner has cherished this car for the last 30 years and now it is virtually better than when it left the factory. Although only having covered 42,000 miles from new, this car has been totally rebuilt to the highest standard having had a new galvanised chassis, new body, new wiring loom, rebuilt gearbox, rebuilt axle, new adjustable shock absorbers, new fuel tank and complete new interior including wood veneer dash. The Twin Cam engine was completely rebuilt with new head and upgraded to Lotus Ford Twin Cam Sprint Special Plus spec producing 137 BHP by Pat Thomas of Kelvedon Lotus in 2009. The cost of this alone was GBP 4800. Also fitted with a special manifold and stainless steel exhaust. The list just goes on. Still fitted with the original steering wheel engraved with Colin Chapman's signature and original Pye radio. The huge history file contains all the invoices for well in excess of GBP 20,000 for the work listed, plus much more, and a work shop manual. As one would expect this 2 Owner 42,000 miles Lotus is in exceptional condition in every area and is a dream to drive.
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