This is a Lotus Elan SE Turbo that we’ve just acquired from a good friend / customer of ours.
As you can see, the car is finished in its original Norfolk Mustard coachwork, with immaculate complimentary black / yellow leather interior, and looks splendid.
The car was supplied by SGT of Maidenhead, to its first owner, in 1992, and the original service / handbook details servicing up to 60k miles. Current mileage is 84k. From then on, servicing was completed by yet another enthusiastic owner, and is recorded in great detail on the continuation pages in the service book. I could write a novel here if i listed all of the work that has been completed over the years since, but over and above the usual servicing, the car has benefitted from a comprehensive brake upgrade, full gearbox overhaul, full stainless steel exhaust system, complete clutch, full set of Mille M alloy wheels with Goodyear F1s, Magnecor ht lead set and DIS coil, new alarm / immobiliser, etc, etc.
Just prior to the car being garaged in 2008 due to personal circumstances, It had a major cambelt service and head gasket replacement, and covered only a few hundred summer miles.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago, and we get a call from the owner telling us that it was looking unlikely that he would be returning the car to the road, and would we like to buy it. Now we’ve sold a number of these Lotus Elans over the years, and it’s understandable that they’re now coming into their own as genuine classics. They’re fast, reliable, comfortable, handle superbly, and are increasingly a gilt edged investment. The history file accompanying the car is huge, and also contains an agreed valuation certificate @ £9000.
Disappointingly, this car had recorded accident damage around 17 years ago, but other than a good quality respray in the original colour, we can find little evidence of repairs. Service records also show that the car was in regular use and being maintained / upgraded for many years after the repairs.
We’ve undertaken a light re commissioning of the car over the past week, and this has included fresh oil and fuel, new battery, and general service. This resulted in it flying through a fresh MOT with only very minor advisories.
The car now starts, runs, drives and stops faultlessly. Having said that, we’re selling the car with the strong advice that consumables such as tyres and cambelt should be considered for replacement. The cambelt has only covered hundreds of miles since being renewed, and the tyres look like new, but both are several years old.
In summery, this is a very genuine and well maintained Lotus Elan, and having researched its history, we feel that we’ve priced it WAY below the market price for a car of this quality. The current registration is a personalised plate that will remain with the car (B20 STH), but we can offer E18N SE as an interesting option ! Please feel free to contact us if you would like any extra detail or pictures of the car, you’ll find us both enthusiastic and honest!
Even at this price, we’ll consider YOUR classic car or motorcycle in part exchange
Now fully restored with new, Mick Miller interior, I am the 2nd owner buying the car in 1986 when the engine had a top end overhaul with Big Valves, new water pump and clutch assembly. The car has since had a full chassis and body restoration with a genuine Lotus Replacement Chassis, the bodywork stripped .....
A super 1967 Lotus Elan DHC Left Hand Drive
Low Mileage, low ownership, originally left hand drive, correct Type 45 in very good condition. I can supply spare parts to convert to right hand drive. Has been restored a few years ago at considerable cost with Lotus galvanised chassis, upgrade engine .....
For sale is this lovely low mileage (6830 mls) example of one of the best loved British small sports car.
It has a very interesting documented history making it ideal for the enthusiast.
Viewing is highly recommended, for anymore information please call 07754553414
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Lotus Elan S3 FHC Type 36 1967
1600 Big valves
Weber 40 DCOE
4 Close Ration (Ford Competition)
26R type Driveshafts
Competition Shock absorbers
Adjustable front and rear triangles (26R)
Large radiator with additional electric fan
External and internal electric cut
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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 .....
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Lotus Elan S4 SE DHC 1968 correct Factory Type 45 DHC & Factory LHD
The Lotus has been dry stored in a dry climate and has just been re-commissioned including new radiator, rebuilt front and rear suspension including bushes, front and rear brakes, overhauled brake and clutch cylinders, .....