1968 Lotus 12,000-16,000 GBP - Estimate

Lotus Elan 2

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Launched by Lotus in 1962, the two-seater Elan which had been a classic GT style 2 2 model was developed using a stretched chassis and widened track to accommodate two small rear seats. Improvements to the interior and the addition of front fog lights, in 1969, characterised the new Elan 2S but it wasn't until the much-awaited big valve head engines arrived early in 1971 that the Elan 2 really came of age thanks to the new 126bhp output. Known as the Elan Sprint, the same engine was transplanted into the 2S to create the Elan 2S 130. This version was capable of 125mph and 0-60 in just 7.4 seconds. It wasn't just the rapid performance that boosted Lotus's image but the fact that this model was the first that Lotus chose not to supply in kit form.
This example is finished in red with a black leather interior and is an older restoration showing a mere 74,204 miles on the odometer. Fitted with a replacement Lotus galvanised chassis and Roto-flex driveshaft couplings, this Elan is generally presented very nicely. The paintwork is in good order although does show some blemishes, as you might expect with a fibreglass body. The interior is well with both seats, door cards, and dashboard all in fine fettle. Offered in SE specification including Weber carburettors, the 1558cc twin cam engine is mated to a stainless steel exhaust and is reported to be in good driving condition. Ready to be enjoyed by a new custodian, this Elan comes complete with a history file detailing previous maintenance work, sundry invoices, previous MoT test certificates and the current UK V5 registration document.


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Reference Number 632292

as of 11/21/2020

Dealer
 

Lot 96912

Historics Auctioneers - November  Contact  Location
Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands Drive  Phone  +44 1753 639170  City  Weybridge
WEYBRIDGE
SURREY
KT13 0SL
 Fax  0844 372 2387  State  Surrey
United Kingdom  Mobile    Country  United Kingdom United Kingdom
Overview
Car 1968 Lotus
VIN 50/1070 
Registration BGU 853G 
Mileage 74,204 miles 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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