For sale in our forthcoming auction in Paris, on 17 June 2019:
Chassis No 26-S2-4
- Rare 26R version
- One of 97 examples
- Known history
- Beautiful restoration
Introduced in October 1962, the lightweight and powerful Lotus Elan (code 26) turned out to be one of the most successful cars in its category. During the same period, Lotus also produced a lightweight competition version (code 26R), fitted with a reinforced chassis and dual-shift engine which developed close to 150 hp, while the brakes and running gear were improved. Only 97 units were made, series 1 and 2 combined.
The 26-S2-4 chassis is part of this series and was bought new in 1965 by the Lotus importer and racing driver Rolf Mark from Austria. According to a list that he put together, this green car was then sold on 12 April 1965 to Peter Peter, Austrian driver who was racing it in the 1966 season. The car was then acquired by Richard Gerin for the 1967 season and it got severely damaged, as evidenced by a picture taken at the time. It seems that the next buyer was known as S. Kornher, who registered the car on 14 February 1973. This 26R will again change hands in 1980, and in 1996 it is acquired by the current owner's husband. The car was not driveable at that point and a major rebuild initiative would then be put in place, like the replacement of the chassis and bodywork while retaining the original parts within. The engine block has been replaced while keeping the BRM preparation. Driven by Peter Peter, this car was then entered into various historic rallies and is authenticated by Tony Thomson from the Historic Lotus Register. Barely used following the death of its owner, the car was repainted in its original colour in 2016 and recently rebuilt by a friend, but it will have to undertake some roadworthiness testing.
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.
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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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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 .....
M100 Turbo. Average condition with some cosmetic attention needed to the interior and paint. Garaged. Mechanically very reliable car. Comes with custom made Tonneau cover and new uprated brakes.
Some service history plus lost of improvements made by previous owner.
If you are willing to give .....
Lotus Elan +2 S 1970***SOLD DEPOSIT TAKEN***
Has just been removed from long term storage (12 years). Has previously had a Lotus galvanised chassis fitted. Requires a little TLC. Excellent project. Engine runs but requires a new water pump which is normal for a car that has been in storage. Excellent .....
Lotus Elan +2 S 130/5 Speed Big Valve Factory 5 Speed Gearbox in JPS colours. Was originally Tawny Metallic, Oatmeal trim and brand Lotus alloys. Low ownership vehicle, engine has been removed for the start of a restoration but unfortunately the owner passed away. Chassis will restore as would the .....