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1966 Lotus Elan S3 s/e DHC SOLD

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  • £27,500 As stated
  • 1966
  • Taunton
Not for sale - it has been sold via a Car and Classic Free Ad
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Lotus
Model Elan
  Elan S3 s/e DHC
Year 1966
Mileage 64,500 miles
Country UK
Region Somerset
Town Taunton
Status Private
Ref C1255454
I have owned my Lotus Elan for over 10 years (I am just the second owner).  In that time it has been completely rebuilt with a full ‘nut and bolt’ restoration as follows:
The car has been repainted British Racing Green (Lotus colour; the original colour was Cirrus White). The re-spray included repair of any defects in the fibreglass/gel coat and improving the door panel gaps. The yellow stripes are vinyl and removable. In addition to the soft-top the car has a Lenham hardtop.
The interior is largely standard, with a leather rim steering wheel and Willans 4-point FIA full harness belts. The original chassis was replaced with a 26R version from Tony Thompson Racing (TTR). The car has a Safety Devices rear roll cage with sill side-intrusion bars.
All rubber suspension bushes have been replaced with polyurethane. Stiffer springs are fitted on adjustable spring platforms with Koni adjustable shock absorbers front and rear.
The car has larger Elan +2 brakes on the front, a Lockheed dual-circuit master cylinder and Goodrich armoured flexible hoses. 
The engine has been completely rebuilt. It has a six bolt crank, is bored +0.020” and was built with new pistons, bearings etc. The original s/e twin cam head has been gas flowed and the cam re-profiled. The engine has a high-pressure oil pump, 13-row oil cooler and new water pump. Fuel is supplied via a Facet electric fuel pump and Filterking variable pressure filter unit. The 40DCOE carburettors have been jetted for this engine. The standard airbox is connected to a Pipercross foam cone airfilter. The engine has Luminition electronic ignition. The tubular exhaust manifold flows into a larger diameter rear pipe and stainless steel silencer. The engine develops approximately 130 BHP and has run approximately 2,500 miles since being built.
The standard radiator has been replaced with an alloy 26R radiator with swirl port and high-pressure cap (all TTR). The car is fitted with silicone water hoses and an electric thermostatically controlled fan.
The car has a close ratio gear set, an AP Racing clutch and a 26R propshaft. The final drive is 3.77:1 with a Quaife ATP limited slip differential. The differential output shafts and hub shafts have been upgraded with solid TTR drive shafts.
The electrics have been converted from positive to negative earth with a 65 amp output alternator. The starter motor is also an upgraded unit. A new battery is fitted with an isolator switch. Everything works!
The car runs on standard Lotus ‘knock on’ steel wheels fitted with Avon CR6ZZ tyres.
I have a large number of spares for the car, comprising most of the original parts, including: front and rear springs and suspension units, front and rear brake callipers and discs, pan air filter unit, rear wishbones, radio (converted to am/fm), tonneau cover, etc. These will be included with the car.
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