Lotus Elan+2S, 1970. Stunning example in Lagoon Blue metallic with original black interior and walnut dashboard. Very original example fitted with Lotus alloys. Superb chassis and engine making this an excellent package in terms of a well-sorted Elan+2. Rebuilt engine with Sprint cams with photographic documentation of rebuild. Unleaded head conversion. Electronic ignition. New front suspension fitted by Sherwood Restoration in 2016 and overhauled brakes. New Rotoflex couplings X 4 in 2014. Re-chromed bumpers. Speedo showing 56k miles which is backed up by many old MOT certificates showing the slow progression of the mileage. Road tax fee exempt. A stunning example in all departments. Fully serviced and MOT’d.
Lotus Elan+2 1969. Last owner 26 years. Stunning example in pristine Calypso Red with excellent interior trim condition. Lotus galvanised chassis with a photographic record of the restoration. Just two owners since 1984. Massive history file going back over 30 years with old invoices and old MOT certificates. Paul Matty Sports Cars have been looking after the car for over 20 years and over that period various upgrades have been done. Lovely dashboard with period PYE radio. Engine, gearbox and differential have been rebuilt over the years and the car performs very well indeed. Has the upgraded aluminium radiator and uprated cooling fan fitted. Lovely chrome-work and a beautifully shiny paint finish which is most eye-catching indeed. A lovely cabin with correct instrumentation and switchgear. A very desirable early Elan+2. Fully serviced and MOT’d.
Lotus Elan+2S130/4, 1973. Brilliant in Lotus Yellow (LO7) which is it’s original colour when it left the factory. Fully restored 1,200 miles ago and in fantastic condition throughout with bills totalling £15,000 for the restoration work. Rebuilt engine. Beautiful paintwork which is matched by the quality and condition of the interior with a lovely burr walnut dashboard and correct instruments. The interior trim is worthy of note as it is in such great condition, which matches up with the indicated mileage of 60,300. The chassis has been replaced and solid drive shaft conversion fitted, overhauled brake callipers, new brake discs, adjustable shock absorbers. Aluminium fuel tank. Refurbished original Lotus alloy wheels fitted with original specification Dunlop SP Sports tyres as would have been fitted when the car was new. Stainless steel exhaust system. All chrome work in beautiful condition with two new bumpers, door handles, boot-lid hinges etc. New front and rear light clusters. New top-tint windscreen. A stunning vehicle in every respect. Fully serviced and MOT’d.
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
Type: Used Year: 1971 Make: LOTUS Model: ELAN Trim: manual Body: Sedan Trans: Manual Mileage: 95000 Engine Size: 1558 Ext Color: BLUE OVER SILVER
Type: Used Year: 1969 Make: LOTUS Model: ELAN Trim: PLUS 2 Body: Coupe Trans: Manual Mileage: 21000 Engine Size: 1598 Ext Color: carnival red
This stunning Elan Sprint has benefitted from an extensive restoration in recent years, including: •Lotus chassis shotblasted and powder coated •Body stripped and repainted Carnival red •Engine rebuilt •Seats retrimmed •New carpets •Original dashboard re-polished •New hood •Re-wired •New brake pipes •New shock absorbers In addition the Elan has been uprated with the fitment of Minilite wheels (originals also included), solid drive shafts, an electric water pump and Brembo discs all round. The detailed history file includes invoices and a full photographic record of the work carried out. Originally supplied to Hexagon of Highgate in February 1973 this immaculate example began life in the less popular optional single colour scheme of Tawny Metallic. Invoices and MOT certificates on file are consistent with the low recorded mileage of only 33,000 miles, which is believed to be correct. The car drives superbly and is admired wherever it goes. It has just been fitted with a complete stainless exhaust system, been freshly serviced and is ready to enjoy.
Lotus Elan Sprint DHC, 1971. Last owner for 31 years! Fabulous Mick Miller respray and in glorious condition inside and out. Repainted many years ago by one the the best Elan restorers ever and the gleaming bodywork is testament to his high standards. Lovely original interior with original Colin Chapman signature steering wheel. Lovely original dashboard and instruments. Rare early Sprint with the reversed “LOTUS Big Valve” on the cam-cover. A really superb example with gleaming paintwork and a replacement chassis and thick history file. Full service and MOT.
Lotus Elan Sprint DHC, 1973. Stunning in Red/White Gold-Leaf Team Lotus colours. Impeccably repainted a number of years ago. Lotus galvanised chassis and rebuilt engine which performs exceptional well. This is one I have personally driven over the last 3 years and it has been an exceptional experience. It ticks all of the boxes in terms of originality, looks, handling, braking and engine performance. It feels just right! This is the 20th from last Sprint ever produced. Massive history file with old MOT certificates going back to 1977 and a copy of the first registration document in 1973. Certificate of Provenance from Lotus Cars archive department and supporting letter to confirm the authenticity of if this very fine example. Has to be one of the best Sprints in existence in terms of all round appeal and quality with that extra ingredient that is difficult to describe. It has to be seen and driven to be fully appreciated. Original dashboard and instruments. Original leather-bound Colin Chapman signature steering wheel. The engine had a complete rebuild which is detailed in the history file and the Weber carbs fully overhauled. A stunning example which is very hard to find in this c
Lotus Elan SE Turbo (M100), 1991. Stunning example with just 53k miles with full service history from new. Superb Steel Blue metallic which is a rare and desirable colour. A new hood was fitted last year. Thick history file with old MOT certificates going back over the years to prove the slow progression of the mileage. Lots of service invoices from the likes of the London Lotus Centre and latterly by Lotus specialist Lakeside Engineering who replaced the cam belt just over 1,000 miles ago. This actual Elan was featured in October 1999 Classic & Sports Car magazine in a five page colour article up against the Mazda MX-5. This is a superior example in splendid cosmetic and mechanical condition and is an absolute joy to drive. Fully MOT’d and serviced.
Lotus Elan S2, 1964. Very early example with the round rear lamps as fitted to the S1 Elans. 56,000 recorded miles which can be traced back in the history file and only 7,000 miles were travelled from 1970-1995. A really lovely example in stunning Lotus Yellow with a very elegant hard-top in silver. One of the prettiest Elan hard-tops we have seen with the rear quarter-lights. The whole car oozes charm and is a real joy to drive with pin-sharp steering and handling. Very lively engine which was rebuilt (cylinder-head by QED) and good brakes to match. Replacement Lotus chassis in red-oxide paint and then overpainted in black for extra protection. All running gear in excellent condition and tidy and original engine bay with the classic larger S1/S2 radiator. Heritage Certificate and letter for the Lotus archives to confirm the authenticity of this fine example. A superbly detailed history file which is fascinating to read through. Comes with a full MOT and service.
Yellow with black interior. Restored 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. *Viewing by appointment only*
In the 1960’s, technology such as fully independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, and twin overhead cam engines combined with an aerodynamic fiberglass bodies were very rare attributes to find in road cars. These items coupled with lightweight materials were early in their development with scattered implementation of them by manufacturers. However, Lotus managed to engineer a car boasting all of these advancements. The Lotus Elan, a small, light, and simplistic sports car that was clever in design and performed marvelously on the road. It utilized an extremely rigid steel backbone frame which the extremely light fiberglass body was mounted to. A 1,558cc power plant, largely engineered by Ford, produced 106bhp which does not sound like much but in a car that narrowly weighs 1,500 pounds, makes the Elan a swift roadster. This progressive sports car was able to go toe to toe on the track with the hairy chested Corvettes, stunning the motoring world with its clever design and performance. The Elan was also utilized by the lovely Emma Peel in the British television series The Avengers as her preferred mode of transportation. The example on offer, an early 1965 Lotus Elan S2, chass
Year: 1969 Make: Lotus Model: Elan Plus 2 Coupe Stock 21899 Transmission: Exterior Color: Red Interior Color: Black
Lotus Elan S4 Black Badge Special Equipment Drop Head Coupe (DHC) 1.6 litre Sprint Colours with Sprint decals Built/Restored to Concurs Standard - you will really not find another like this. It is incredible, responsive, well balanced, it is great fun to drive - it sounds like an angry Harley and just wants to fly! The car is a rare example in barely used condition with just 31340 miles on the clock and having had just 3 owners since 1970. The third owner (my Mother) has never driven the car. Last year the car’s full nut and bolt restoration was completed. A labour of love, it took over 18 months and cost in excess of £20,000. As part of the restoration it has had a full engine rebuild and has only being driven 30 miles since. It's practically a brand new 47 year old car. We decided to keep the car as original as possible so any parts that could be were restored & reused. Any replacement parts were bought of quality and fitted to their original specification. It has been certified by Club Lotus - clublotus dot co dot uk The project was undertaken by eleven-engineering dot co dot uk Currently insured for £40,000. I have included some further details below; 1558 CC (1.6 litre) unleaded petrol, Drop Head Coupe (Convertible). Painted classic Lotus sprint colours with sprint decals. It has just had 3 owners in the 47 years since its manufacture. 34 of those years it sat unused in my Dads garage. The 3rd owner my Mum has never driven the car. The steering wheel features Colin Chapman’s signature (very rare) worth circa £1500 alone. As the car is a certified classic it is exempt from tax in the UK! Come May 2018 it also won't need an MOT (in the UK)! the DVLA are changing the law. The doors sit better than the originals did from manufacture, in fact in every way the car has been restored and now exceeds its original construction. We have included a kill-switch on the vehicle for security along with an electric ignition. The only items missing from factory are the extra badges (the originals will be included) but have not been added to the body as they don’t look in great shape). Replacement badges can be found online but we have chosen to not pursue these. The car is an incredibly rare example of a Lotus Elan S4 in sprint colours. For a 46 year old car, it is now pretty much a brand new car, you will not find another in this condition. It passed its first MOT after restoration with a clean bill of health. Currently declared SORN it will need a new MOT but I can have that done for you if you wish, it will pass 100% no problems. The mechanic who completed the restoration has suggested that 400/500 miles should be put on the clock in-order to ‘bed it in’ – he has said he will then re-tune the car - he will do this for me or for the buyer free of charge. We have chosen not to drive the car but to leave this to the new owner. Spec; 1970 Lotus Elan S4 Special Equipment Black Badge Colin Chapman signature edition Lotus 1.6 twin-cam engine (1558 CC) unleaded petrol Drop head coupe (DHC) soft top £20,000 nut & bolt restoration 31340 miles on the clock (However its only done 30 miles since the rebuild) Electric windows Secret kill switch (for security) New continental tyres with Chrome spinners Added Electronic ignition Adjustable front suspension New springs / shock absorbers Stromberg carburetors which are better for everyday use than Webbers Added Chrome bullet wing-mirror (driver’s side) Added wrap around the exhaust Solid Lotus chassis – newly coated with an epoxy mastiff resin Doors sit flush which is better than at original manufacturer as they tended to ‘over-hang’ Chrome Ariel cover I will also help with the logistics of getting the car shipped outside of the UK if you want to export. Thank you. SENSIBLE OFFERS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
Type: Used Year: 1971 Make: LOTUS Model: ELAN Trim: Elan S4 FHC Body: Coupe Trans: Manual Mileage: 58840 Engine Size: 1558 Ext Color: WHITE
This excellent driving Lotus Elan Plus Two has been with a classic car enthusiast who lives in our local village (West Knapton) for the past six years. We’ve seen the car being driven out over summer months and it’s always proven totally reliable. Over the six years it has been serviced by a local Jaguar specialist and has cost very little maintain. The Elan has just covered a few hundred miles per year during recent ownership and has done around 7000 miles since complete rebuild between 2003-2008. The car was subject of a five year rebuild having spent eighteen years off the road. The car was rebuilt on a brand new Spyder chassis and still retains its original engine and gearbox which have both been rebuilt. For reliability, a Burton Cartridge water pump was fitted along with QED pistons, electronic ignition, high torque starter and in improved radiator with electric fan. The Lotus was fully re-wired with two new looms to accept modern fuses and relays, a new alternator fitted and a very expensive stainless steel manifold was handmade and fitted. The Lotus was also treated to new galvanised inner sills, Sue Miller solid drive shafts and Tony Thompson Racing adjustable front suspen
Variant name:1600 ,Derivative:S4 ,Variant: Elan S4 FHC Completely restored with accompanying Lotus Certification, restoration file and photographic record - Elan S4 FHC. Originally built in February 1969 and supplied by the LOTUS factory in March 1971. One of the very last standard S4 supplied by Lotus. Nut and bolt restoration with documented engine and running gear overhaul. Original chassis. Re-painted bodywork in the original factory finish Cirrus White, reupholstered seats and trims and a new full carpet set. Glass and bright-work as new. Some sensitive enhancements to the mechanical specification make this a delightful example to both own, appreciate and use.
Type: Used Year: 1990 Make: LOTUS Model: ELAN Trim: The Lotus M100 Elan SE Turbo was launched in August 1989, production starte Body: Convertible Trans: Manual Mileage: 78736 Engine Size: 1588 Ext Color: Red
Sunburst Yellow with black interior and soft-top. Chassis No.113, one of the oldest surviving examples. Current owner for 35 years. The subject of a meticulous restoration 15 years ago with a new steel chassis, original cylinder head rebuilt with big valves and other recommended engine modifications. Superb throughout. £49,995
Description Yellow with black interior. 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 to be enjoyed and cherished.
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