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1991 Lotus elan se turbo 165 BHP low mileage For Sale

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  • £8,495 As stated
  • 1991
  • Gravesend
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Price £8,495 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Lotus
Model Elan
Year 1991
Mileage 60,000 miles
Country UK
Region Kent
Town Gravesend
Telephone 07957 342354
Status Private
Date 28-Jul-2020
Ref C1244547


With the resurrection of the Elan name in 1989, Lotus offered front-wheel drive for the first time. Employing patented interactive wishbone suspension on a floating front sub-frame, the resultant new model was, in fact, enthusiastically reviewed by a motoring press who had been expected to be sceptical of such a major change of direction by the Norfolk firm. Indeed, some contemporary road tests rated the fwd-Elan as being the finest handling front-wheel drive chassis ever, the lack of torque-steer through power-assisted steering being particularly noteworthy.
As with previous Elans, the chassis was of backbone-design and the bodywork made from corrosion-free composite material, although the engine, an ‘Isuzu Lotus’ badged 1558cc power unit, was transversely-mounted, another first for the famous British sportscar maker. The double overhead-camshaft, 4-valves per cylinder four of Japanese manufacture, which Lotus had helped design, produced 130bhp when fuel-injected, 162bhp when turbocharged with 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds and up to 135mph top speed potential. A total of 3855 Series 1 Elans were built with all but 180 being turbocharged SEs.

This particular Lotus was first registered in 1991 and finished in rare Metallic silver coachwork with recent black mohair hood.

It has substantial service history backed up with £12000 worth of specialist invoices mainly from Christopher Neil,Bell & Covill , Paul Matty major cam belt service 1500 miles ago.

The car starts ,drives and handles superbly without fault as a Lotus should and is a thrilling drive through the A and B roads .

This car is an unmolested cherished example with only 63000 from new - 6 recorded changes in log book 3 of which were due to cherished plate transfer.

CAT1 remote alarm immobiliser
3 sets of keys
Lotus book pack
Original Lotus Leather Seats
stainless exhaust system
period Sony Faceoff

plus much more

do not confuse this car with those that have 90000 miles plus advertise for the same price - due to its low mileage and overall condition , this car is well below showroom price tag which makes this Lotus a great investment that you can enjoy for many years without running up mega miles on the clock .


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