Classic Cars for Sale on Car and Classic UK.

CLASSIC CARS


1968 Lotus Elan Plus 2 Five Speed For Sale

Lotus Elan Plus 2, Big valve head, sprint cams and Five speed gearbox. Chassis number 50/813
It is with great reluctance that I’ve decided to sell my Plus 2. I purchased the car from John Clegg in January 2018 but, most of the time it has been in one of my garages. I have probably only done about a 1000 miles in the car. The truth is I have too many projects, I have nine other classic/kit cars. I will probably have to live till I’m 150 years old to finish all the projects I’ve invented in my retirement. I’ve also in my 70th year, been learning to fly Gyroplanes and having nearly finished my training, now need to purchase a share in a Gyroplane.
The car has been modified by John and has some very nice driving aids in such an old car, things like wash/wipe, immobiliser, ABS brakes, electric headlight lifts, rewired the whole car with modern relays and fuses. It has modern sportscar seats, so is comfortable to drive. I do have the original seats, if required. John has also fitted a sunroof, which is not to my taste, so I have had a new roof panel made. This can also be supplied with the car if required.
The car was first registered in July 1968 and has been fitted with a galvanised chassis and outriggers (sills), so no major work needed there. The engine is a standard twin cam but has been fitted with a big valve head and sprint cams. It is not matching numbers. The gearbox is a Lotus five speed. I do have a type 9 gearbox in stock, but it needs a rebuild. I did around trip of 190 miles last weekend and the oil pressure stayed at a steady 40 PSI. The water temperature was just over 90degrees for the whole trip, which was excellent; as it was one of the hottest days of the year. The body is straight and true with no major cracks or starring. As standard it does have some osmosis, but I have removed the blisters to get rid of the moister. The bodywork is acceptable if you do not stand too close. The car would benefit from a respray, but it is perfectly acceptable as it is, if you don’t mind it not being concourse. The interior is acceptable and comfortable, but again, not concourse! The tyres and wheels are all good.
To sum up, the car is maybe not one for the purist, unless you would want to put it back to original specification. Overall, it is a very comfortable and usable car, with no major works to do, unless you want a show car. The car is tax and M.O.T. exempt. If you purchased this car you could just drive it home, no trailers needed. When I purchased the car, I believed it was a good investment, hopefully with prices coming into line with its baby sister in time.
I’ve looked at all of the other Plus 2’s for sale now, (September 2019) with running cars priced from £12750 to thirty odd thousand for a Zetec show car. So, I’ve decided to offer this car at £13000. I’m located in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Price £13000 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Lotus
Model Elan
  Elan Plus 2
Year 1968
Mileage 68,000 miles
Country UK
Region Tyne and Wear
Town Newcastle upon Tyne
Telephone 07909 903203
Status Private
E-mail
Date 02-Sep-2019
Ref C1150735
  This advert viewed 848 times Login to edit this advert

Similar Adverts
1967 LOTUS ELAN DHC LEFT HAND DRIVE ***SOLD DEPOSIT TAKEN**

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......

  • £27995
  • 14-Sep-2019
  • Surrey
  • Trade
1969 Lotus Elan SE4 with very interesting history.

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.....

  • £39995
  • 05-Aug-2019
  • Surrey
  • Trade
1967 Lotus Elan S3 FHC

Lotus Elan S3 FHC Type 36 1967

1600 Big valves
AC Vergantum
Weber 40 DCOE
4 Close Ration (Ford Competition)
Diff 3.90
26R type Driveshafts
Competition Shock absorbers
Adjustable front and.....

  • £27000
  • 21-Sep-2019
  • Belgium
  • Private
1968 LOTUS ELAN S4 SE 68 TYPE 45 DHC LHD *SOLD DEPOSIT TAKEN*

*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,.....

  • £23850
  • 02-Aug-2019
  • Surrey
  • Trade
1969 Lotus Elan 2+2

Fully rebuilt including chassis and engine. New interior including dash, New head, servo and door hinges and alloy radiator - a Superb Car!

Please link to our site for more photos.
Online Finance.....

  • £29995
  • 01-Sep-2019
  • Surrey
  • Trade
1969 Lotus Elan Plus 2 Coupe # 21899

The 1969 Lotus Elan Plus 2 Coupe is a great find and a highly sought after original classic just out of a large British sports car collection. Red with black interior. A great buy for only $23,500.....

  • As stated
  • 16-Jul-2019
  • UK
  • Trade
1969 Lotus Elan S4 Coupe # 21898

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......

  • As stated
  • 01-Aug-2019
  • UK
  • Trade
1970 LOTUS ELAN +2 S '70 BEEN ***SOLD DEPOSIT TAKEN***

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......

  • £9995
  • 20-Aug-2019
  • Surrey
  • Trade
1973 LOTUS ELAN +2 S 130/5 SPD JPS COLOURS NEEDS RESTORING.

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.....

  • £10995
  • 01-Sep-2019
  • Surrey
  • Trade
1964  LOTUS ELAN S2
10
1964 LOTUS ELAN S2

If you haven't owned one of the original Elan series of Lotus you should make amends and add it to your bucket list. A well sorted example like this is a sheer joy to drive. 
The early cars without.....

  • £37500
  • 16-Jul-2019
  • Surrey
  • Trade