1971 Elan +2S 130/4 - Fully Rebuilt inc. Engine For Sale
This white Lotus Elan turns heads and puts smiles on peoples faces inside and out of the car. It is in very good working order and a joy to drive! I'm selling as sadly, despite spending a lot of money on the car, I don't drive it enough to warrant keeping it.
The car is not concourse but it is perfect for someone looking for a well maintained, upgraded car that does not leak and starts first time, all whilst driving and sounding like a classic sports car should.
The car was fully rebuilt in 2014-2015 - (supporting photographic folder and £5000 of receipts included) after which I bought her and have spent £12000+, mainly with Lotus specialist Allon White.
In 2017 she had a full Engine rebuild, with much new wiring (eg. reading light, clock work and electric windows work), the Philips turnlock stereo was upgraded to a bluetooth, handsfree Tadpole Radio paired with powerful Pioneer speakers plus many other upgrades.
She pulls well through all gears, with no overheating or oil pressure issues. There's not even any sign of oil on the garage floor! HPI clear with no advisories.
Sitting on a gold Spyder chasis (c £2000) with upgraded drive shafts, the engine does not leak and the big aluminium radiator with electric fan (inc. manual overide) keeps the engine at optimum temperature, even on a hot day in standing traffic.
Note to Lotus newbies: the Elan+2 chassis is considered to be the fibreglass body and not the the metal spaceframe, hence these are regularly switched to Spyder chasis which offer better mechanical access and rust proofing.
130 BHP big valve engine with 4 speed gear box and Britax sunroof. The car has had a full off body rebuild with performance modifications. The list of work covers -
Full engine rebuild (£5k)
Camshaft (Agra Ebgineering)
Twin wishbone suspension
Adjustable shock absorbers
Spyder drive-shaft conversion
Coolex Aluminum radiator
Brakes rebuilt with master / slave cylinders replaced or overhauled
Petrol tank lining
New ignition coil
Numerous rubber and chrome parts
Many stainless steel items used in the rebuild
Tadpole hifi conversion (£750)
New Panasonic speakers
New parcel shall
The headlights benefit from being driven by electric motors so they open and close quickly and also stay closed, unlike mosy of those with the original vacuum system.
The car had also benefited from a total body respray and 4 years later there are still no spider web cracks as is commonly visible on cars that have not been prepped and painted properly.
In the region of £20k has been spent on the car in recent years.
5k - exhaustive new parts from the rebuild 12k - engine rebuild, electrics, carpet set, hifi, reconditioned alternator, petrol tank lining, new tyres
body prep and respray
Now fully restored with new, Mick Miller interior, I am the 2nd owner buying the car in 1986 when the engine had a top end overhaul with Big Valves, new water pump and clutch assembly. The car has since had a full chassis and body restoration with a genuine Lotus Replacement Chassis, the bodywork stripped .....
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Iíve been in business working with classic cars for over 30 years. Mostly, my experience is with classic British sports cars from the 1950s onwards, such as Lotus, Aston Martin, Jaguar, AC, Austin Healey, Triumph, MG, Morgan, but over the years Iíve .....
A super 1967 Lotus Elan DHC Left Hand Drive
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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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