The Lotus Elan is considered by many to be one of the best handing and performing Sports cars of the 20th Century. A fact confirmed by none other than the legendary Gordon Murray, designer of the mythical McLaren F1. Murray was once asked by Motor Sport magazine, “It’s your last drive, one car, one road.” “What car and where?” Murray replied, “Lotus Elan, Scottish Highlands”.
This rare 1966 S3 Special Equipment DHC model is an absolute gem. And a very special opportunity. Amongst its few previous owners (as confirmed on the original buff logbook still with the car) was Robert Horne, who also owned numerous exotic sports and sports racing cars including the Land Speed Record Ferrari 512M, and a Ford France GT40 – clearly a man who knew the best cars when he saw them.
Following Horne’s ownership the car passed through several hands finally landing with the previous owner, a mechanical engineer, who owned and cherished the car for almost 40 years. During his tenure he personally maintained the car and undertook all of the essential tasks including changing the time-worn original chassis for a Lotus-supplied galvanised replacement. The car was painted by the late, legendary Mick Miller, and the paintwork remains superb to this day.
As a result of this careful ownership, the car has a comprehensive file of paperwork and invoices documenting its history and maintenance records. A check with the Lotus registrar also confirms that this car still retains its original factory supplied twin-cam motor fed via twin Weber carburettors. All of the important detail pieces which are becoming so hard to find for early Elans are present on this car, including, for example, black insert ‘teardrop’ gear knob, rear view mirror, Radiomobile radio, original jack etc.
Most recently this car has received a great deal of refining and servicing by specialists at Bell Classic, invoices for which are available in the comprehensive history folder. A full report on the car was provided by Bell Classics’ chief mechanic (ex Len Street, Chelsea) and all items have since been meticulously taken care of.
I have had the pleasure of owning multiple Elans, and this is by far the most original and rewarding to drive. The steering ‘feel’ is sublime, throttle response immediate, and the four discs pull it up to a halt efficiently.
This is a special opportunity to own one of the very finest examples of this rare S/E derivative.
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 .....
Reluctant Sale of much loved classic. Garaged, regularly serviced, and maintained. All paperwork covering servicing and work including: Underside rebuild including new springs, dampers, suspension, omponents, brake discs, new/refurbished brake calipers and brake lines
Complete coolant hoses renewal .....
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
Lotus Elan +2S 130/5 Low mileage, low ownership car, subject of a restoration many years ago with Spyder chassis, paint work etc. Fastidiously maintained by current owner, recent comprehensive service including top end engine service, valve clearances and re-shimmed and tune carburettors, fitted new .....
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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, .....
Fully rebuilt including chassis and engine. New interior including dash, New head, servo and door hinges and alloy radiator - a Superb Car!
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This 1969 Lotus Elan S4 Coupe is a very desirable find just out of a large British car collection. Red with black interior. 1600 cc 4 cylinder twin cam engine, ford cosworth bock, dual carbs 125hp. It's been sitting for several years in storage and will need mechanically recommissioning and some minor .....