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Vintage: 1957 Lotus Elite | Drive it!
Christoph Bauer on the hunt for the classics of automotive history. Looking around Wolfburg's Zeithaus Musem, Christoph Bauer discovers one of the more innovative sports cars of the 1950s: the Lotus Elite. Just over a thousand of this model were built between 1957 and 1963. Founder of Lotus Colin Chapman ventured into new technical territory with this model. The body and the chassis were constructed completely from fiberglass parts, which were then fused together. The Elite also featured a purist interior design, paired with low-slung seating and a snappy gear shift. For more go to http://www.dw.de/dw/episode/9798/0,,15846404,00.html





1968 Lotus Elan
Lotus Elan for sale on ebay ending Sunday March 17th at 8PM PST





1969 Lotus Elan Plus 2
Lotus Elan Manufacturer Lotus Cars Production 1962--1973 Assembly Hethel, England Body style 2-door coupe 2-door roadster Layout FR layout Engine Lotus TwinCam 1,557 cc (1.6 L) I4 Wheelbase 2,134 mm (84 in) Length 3,683 mm (145 in) Width 1,422 mm (56 in) Height 1,156 mm (46 in) Curb weight 688 kg (1,517 lb) Lotus Elan is the name of two convertible cars and one fixed head coupé produced by Lotus Cars. The original Type 26, 26R Racing version (of the S1 Elan), 36R Racing version (of the S2 Elan), 36 Fixed Head Coupe, 45 Drop Head Coupe, and the "Type 50" +2 Coupe, circa 1962 to 1975, are commonly known as the '60s Elans. The Type M100 from 1989 to 1995, is also commonly known as the 1990s Elan. The original Elan was introduced in 1962 as a roadster, although an optional hardtop was offered in 1963 and a coupé version in 1965. The two-seat Lotus Elan replaced the elegant, but unreliable and expensive to produce Lotus Elite. It was the first Lotus road car to use the now-famous Elan steel backbone chassis with a fibreglass body. At 1,500 lb (680 kg), the Elan embodied the Colin Chapman minimum weight design philosophy. Initial versions of the Elan were also available as a kit to be assembled by the customer. The Elan was technologically advanced with a DOHC 1557 cc engine, 4-wheel disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, and 4-wheel independent suspension. The "Lotus TwinCam" engine was based on Ford Kent Pre-Crossflow 4-cylinder 1498 cc engine, with a Harry Mundy-designed 2 valve alloy chain-driven twin-cam head. The rights to this design was later purchased by Ford, who renamed it to "Lotus-Ford Twin Cam". It would go on to be used in a number of Ford and Lotus production and racing models. Lotus Elan +2 Production 1967--1975 Body and chassis Body style 2-door 2+2-seater coupe Layout FR layout Engine Lotus TwinCam 1,557 cc (1.6 L) I4 Transmission 4-speed manual all-synchromesh Wheelbase 96 in (2,438 mm) Length 169 in (4,293 mm) Width 66 in (1,676 mm) Height 47 in (1,194 mm) An Elan +2 was introduced in 1967 with a longer wheelbase and two more rear seats. The Elan +2 embodied the Lotus spirit: It was a fast and agile sport coupe. It combined the performance and reliability of the Elan "Coupe" with genuine 2+2 passenger comfort. Tested maximum power: 108-126 bhp (net) (depending on the model); top speed: 120 mph (190 km/h), 0--60 mph in 7.9 seconds, 0-100 mph 21.8 seconds. 5,200 Elans +2 were made: fewer than 1,200 of these cars remain in the roads today. Their relative rarity, beautiful lines, impressive performance and practicality are the main factors for the rising interest on these cars among collectors. The Elan ceased production in 1973 and the Elan +2 in 1975, succeeded by Elite II and Lotus Eclat. An estimated total of 17,000 original Elans and Elans +2 were built. Because of its successful design and rigorous attention to cost control on the body, chassis, engine and the transmission, the Elan went on to become Lotus' first commercial success, reviving a company stretched thin by the more exotic and expensive to build Lotus Elite with fiberglass monocoque body/chassis and all-aluminium Coventry Climax engine; and enabled funding of the Lotus success in racing over the next ten years. This generation of the two-seater Elan was famously driven by the character Emma Peel on the British television series The Avengers. In 2004, Sports Car International named the Elan number six on the list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s. The original version of the car was designed by Ron Hickman,[1] who also designed the first Lotus Europa as part of Lotus' GT40 project bid and made his fortune having designed the Black & Decker Workmate. The original Elan is usually credited as being the design inspiration for the highly successful 1989 Mazda MX-5 (Mazda Miata in North America). Two Elans were intimately evaluated by Mazda in the process of designing the MX-5. Source: Wkipedia





1972 Lotus Elan +2S 130/4 - in car
1972 Lotus Elan +2S 130/4 for sale. The Elan +2 is absolutely great to drive and sounds fantastic. View the full details here -http://www.hiltonandmoss.com/v/120/lotus-elan--2s/1972/elan/ For more information on the Elan +2 or any other classic Lotus, please get on touch with us at http://www.hiltonandmoss.com





Best of British: Lotus
Documental en inglés sobre la mítica compañia fundada por Colin Chapman





Restoration Blog: 1966 Lotus Elan 26R, Update 9 - Jay Leno's Garage
Restoration Blog: 1966 Lotus Elan 26R, Update 9. Jay and Jim Hall walk you through the latest progress on the Elan. » Subscribe: http://bit.ly/JLGSubscribe » Visit the Official Site: http://bit.ly/JLGOfficialSite THE BEST OF JAY LENO'S GARAGE » Exclusive First Looks: http://bit.ly/JLGExclusives » Ultra Rare Supercars: http://bit.ly/JLGSupercars » Jay's Book Club: http://bit.ly/JLGBookClub JAY LENO'S GARAGE ON SOCIAL Follow Jay: http://Twitter.com/LenosGarage Like Jay: http://Facebook.com/JayLenosGarage ABOUT JAY LENO'S GARAGE A new video every Sunday! Visit Jay Leno's Garage, the Emmy-winning series where Jay Leno gives car reviews, motorcycle reviews, compares cars, and shares his passion and expertise on anything that rolls, explodes, and makes noise. Classic cars, restomods, super cars like the McLaren P1, sports cars like Porsche 918 Spyder and Camaro Z28, cafe racers, vintage cars, and much, much more. Subscribe for more: http://full.sc/JD4OF8 NBC ON SOCIAL: NBC YouTube: http://full.sc/MtLxIM NBC Facebook: http://facebook.com/NBC NBC Twitter: http://twitter.com/NBC NBC Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NBC/posts Restoration Blog: 1966 Lotus Elan 26R, Update 9 - Jay Leno's Garage http://youtu.be/xdIYDRHgiyc Jay Leno's Garage http://www.youtube.com/user/jaylenosgarage





Tour Auto 2009 - Dijon-Prenois - Lotus Elan
Caméra embarquée filmée lors du Tour Auto 2009 sur l'épreuve de Dijon-Prenois. A bord de la Lotus Elan 26R cat. GTS #246 de l'équipage J-P Lajournade / D Bachard ... Jean-Pierre vous fait vivre le tour de mise en place et le départ lancé ... Action!





1969 Lotus Elan - Jay Leno's Garage
1969 Lotus Elan. In the late 1940s, engineer and RAF pilot Colin Chapman decided to utilize the experience he gained in the skies on the ground, by building a racecar in his girlfriend's garage. While still holding down his day job, Chapmen begged, borrowed and bartered to create his prototype, which he entered in a time trial as an afterthought. » Subscribe: http://bit.ly/JLGSubscribe » Visit the Official Site: http://bit.ly/JLGOfficialSite THE BEST OF JAY LENO'S GARAGE » Exclusive First Looks: http://bit.ly/JLGExclusives » Ultra Rare Supercars: http://bit.ly/JLGSupercars » Jay's Book Club: http://bit.ly/JLGBookClub JAY LENO'S GARAGE ON SOCIAL Follow Jay: http://Twitter.com/LenosGarage Like Jay: http://Facebook.com/JayLenosGarage ABOUT JAY LENO'S GARAGE A new video every Sunday! Visit Jay Leno's Garage, the Emmy-winning series where Jay Leno gives car reviews, motorcycle reviews, compares cars, and shares his passion and expertise on anything that rolls, explodes, and makes noise. Classic cars, restomods, super cars like the McLaren P1, sports cars like Porsche 918 Spyder and Camaro Z28, cafe racers, vintage cars, and much, much more. Subscribe for more: http://full.sc/JD4OF8 NBC ON SOCIAL: NBC YouTube: http://full.sc/MtLxIM NBC Facebook: http://facebook.com/NBC NBC Twitter: http://twitter.com/NBC NBC Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NBC/posts 1969 Lotus Elan - Jay Leno's Garage http://youtu.be/gWWzTf3q800 Jay Leno's Garage http://www.youtube.com/user/jaylenosgarage





Spa first laps onboard Paul Tooms Lotus Elan .mp4
Showing onboard view of the first lap from each of two HSCC races at Spa in September 2012. Chasing FIA E-Type Jaguars with a little 1600 cc Lotus Elan.





evo Diaries- Lotus Elan Sprint
Another delve into Harry's Garage. evo's Editorial Director and Founder Harry Metcalfe shows us around his 1972 Lotus Elan Sprint, he takes it for spin and explains why this 40 year old sports car is still very "evo" Follow us on twitter @evomagazine @harrym_evo





Jaguar E-Type lowdrag - Oldtimer Grand-Prix 2010 Nürburgring
Qualifikation zum Rennen "Masters GT bis 1965". Impressionen aus der Boxengassen vom Motorenstart, kurze Aufnahme von der Strecke und zwei Runden Inboard im Qualifying mit Oliver Mathai. Es gab kein Rennen aufgrund des schlechten Wetters am Sonntag





LOTUS ELAN +2 1971
LOTUS ELAN +2 SECOND LIFE





1970 Lotus Elan S4 Roadster
SOLD Offered for sale by St. Louis Car Museum and Sales. For this vehicle and others, please visit http://www.stlouiscarmuseum.com or call (800) 957-5707





Lotus Elise Club Racer test
Over een Lotus wordt al snel gezegd dat hij stuurt als een kart. In het geval van de Elise Club Racer is het aan Michiel om die bewering eens grondig tegen het licht te houden.





Lotus Elan +2 (SOLD)
View it on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261216973886 Lotus Elan + 2 I bought this car with the intention of a complete restoration, but as with a lot of plans they change so I am offering it for sale. The paintwork will need to be taken back to gell-coat and fully re-sprayed. It sustained damage to the drivers door hinge and off-side wing which has been repaired but needs final finishing. I would definitely recommend viewing but I will try to describe it as well as I can. The car has undergone a lot of work mainly to get it running and to pass MOT. The inner sill seat belt mountings have been replaced with galvanised ones and the seat belt plates have been replaced with stainless steel plates, also the four inner wheel arch covers have been replaced. All bolts which have been used are stainless steel. The carbs were stripped and all jets cleaned, the oil and oil filter have been replaced, the distributor cap, leads, points and plugs. I refurbished the fuel tank and she fired up and runs well with a small amount of smoke as she has not been run for years. The front brakes were freed up and the master cylinder sills replaced. Some of the metal brake pipes were also replaced. The servo was dismantled and cleaned but may need a new diaphragm. The clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder are new and it goes into gear easily, the gearbox and differential are good. The engine has a slight oil leak coming from between the head and the front cover. The radiator had a small hole which I repaired. The engine runs up to temperature and the cooling fan cuts in and has no issues with overheating at all. The number plate is non date related and very valuable. 'Reg Registrations' have valued it as a return to me at £1,400. I would assume they will advertise it for £2000+ The Exhaust has an aftermarket stainless steel rear box - it sounds good! but it may not be to your taste as it's not original. The interior has new sound proofing, brand new carpets and the seats and door cards are in excellent condition. The dashboard has its usual patina. The roof lining and the tops of the rear panels are damaged but I do have a new headliner and covering for the side panels which will come with the car. The current roof lining is white, but what I am supplying is black (to match the rest of the interior). Overall the chrome is in fair condition. The rear bumper has a small amount of rust but the front bumper is clean. The front windscreen chrome is in very good condition and is not the plastic type. The electric windows work but very slowly and will need looking at. The front windscreen is slightly cloudy and has a small chip at the top right out of the swept area, which does not affect the MOT. The rear screen rubber is new. The headlamp pods are fixed in an open position and as it is the non fail safe I've had to wire the side lights and headlights to the fog light switches in the car. To get it through the MOT. The original switches are in place and do work, all you'll need is two vacuum pods and some of the piping for the headlights to operate normally. New parts Galvanised sill member kit (fitted) Stainless steel seat belt plate kit (fitted) Brand new headlamp bowls and headlamps (fitted) Brand new O/S/F lamp Brand new N/S/R lense All new anti-roll bar bushes Spark plugs, points, leads, distributor cap rotor arm and coil new Dynomo new regulator new clutch mastercylinder new clutch slave cylinder Overall this is a driving restoration which will need a good respray to get it to a show condition. I have tried to describe the car as best as I can. It will be available to view at the Enfield Car Pageant of Motoring (25th - 27th May). Any questions please call me on 078382020020 or message via ebay.




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