• 78,386 miles
• Enthusiast owned
• Rare two tone factory fitted leather interior
• Front brake overhaul 2018
Produced at a time when Lotus was part of General Motors, the new Elan of 1989 was a Lotus not like any other Lotus. It was front-wheel drive, for a start. There was even a rumour that it was reliable.
No longer short of R & D funds and with the General Motors parts bin to play with, the new Elan was a very good car and only the depressed market of the early ‘90s stopped it being a sales success. It was, however, a hoot to drive. It still is.
This Elan SE is a pre-production car, chassis number 13, that survived being road-tested on Top Gear and by a variety of motoring journalists.
That G397 KEX is still with us is a testament to the improved quality of the GM-era Lotus but also to the fact that it has been enthusiast-owned for much of its life. There is a sheaf of invoices (mostly from Lotus Cars Ltd) going back to the early ‘90s when the car was owned by a Lotus employee who spared no expense and only parted with it in 2002, since when it has had only two owners.
In recent years the car has had a custom exhaust and Gaz springs and shocks fitted (2017); the front brakes were overhauled in 2018, the rears in 2016, and the car has always been run on synthetic oil (critical on the 165bhp turbo Isuzu engine). In January of this year the car had a new road speed sensor fitted at a cost of £464.00.
There are 78,386 miles recorded and the 21 MOT certificates with the car support this figure. The current MOT expires in September 2019 and has four minor advisories (brakes and a wheel bearing). Other documents include a handbook and service book, workshop manual, old tax discs and a huge file of invoices. It even comes with a sheet of Royal Mail first class stamps featuring this very car – how many cars can claim that?
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
*SOLD DEPOSIT TAKEN*
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 .....