1972 Lotus Elan +2S 130/4 - in car
1972 Lotus Elan +2S 130/4 for sale. The Elan +2 is absolutely great to
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David Gidden Lotus Elan +2 Shelsley Walsh 17th July 2010
Practice and Class Runs for David Gidden in the Lotus Elan +2 competing in
the Classic Sports pre-1975 Class at Shelsley Walsh 17th July 2010. 1st
Class run gets a 'bit' out of shape at the Bottom S. He received a round of
applause from the Marshals on the way back down! David proves It isn't only
motorbikes that have a 'Tank Slapper'!
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
1972 LOTUS ELAN + 2 S no rust ?? no metal !!!
While visiting this friendly MG workshop , i took a vid of this goodlooking
Lotus Elan +2 , S type , and since all or most body-panels are made of
glassfiber , there's only a bit of rust on the subframes.
Tour Auto 2009 - Dijon-Prenois - Lotus Elan
Caméra embarquée filmée lors du Tour Auto 2009 sur l'épreuve de
A bord de la Lotus Elan 26R cat. GTS #246 de l'équipage J-P Lajournade / D
Jean-Pierre vous fait vivre le tour de mise en place et le départ lancé
The World's Fastest Lotus? - /TUNED
Frank Profera has spent six years making his Lotus go faster, stop shorter, and corner harder.
Though it only has to move around 2,150 lbs, Frank's Lotus makes 680 wheel
horsepower with a
twin-charged 1.8L engine; giving it a better power-to-weight ratio than
Mario Andretti's Formula One Lotus. It's an ongoing project that may never
be finished, because of Frank's never-ending obsession with speed. We had
to take it for a ride.
1969 Lotus Elan Plus 2
Manufacturer Lotus Cars
Assembly Hethel, England
Body style 2-door coupe
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
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, who also designed the first Lotus Europa as part of Lotus' GT40
project bid and made his fortune having designed the Black & Decker
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
Lotus Elan +2 FOR SALE
This is my Lotus Elan +2 built in 1972 and registered in 1973, therefore
it's classed as a historical vehicle and qualifies for free road tax. The
mileage is currently 38,000 miles with a folder showing the repairs and
maintenance going back to 1973 with old MOTs showing the increase in
mileage until the car was taken off road 10 years ago and recommissioned
It's currently taxed and MOT'd and is in daily use, it has never failed to
start and it runs and drives beautifully. Everything works as it should
including interior lights, door puddle lights, headlamps (that have been
converted to halogen bulbs), the door locks, clock, ambient temperature,
rev-counter, speedo, electric windows and has the original working radio.
All the electrics are good and it is currently running on an electronic
ignition system and a Lucas high power coil. It runs on unleaded fuel. The
cooling fan has been replaced to a nine inch fan that fits directly in the
front of the radiator. I have sat in heavy traffic on a hot day with no
overheating issues whatsoever. The heaters work on both the hot and the
cold position. The heater rear window also works which is excellent for
defrosting the rear screen on those cold winter mornings.
The wheels are steel knock-ons with the chrome outer rims and five brand
new 165 R13 Goodyear GT80 tyres. The brake discs and pads have been
replaced all around. The discs are the drilled and grooved type that give
excellent braking. The callipers and brake pipes have all been replaced and
are all as good as new. The car has been fully serviced including spark
plugs, oil, oil filter, air filter, fuel filter, gearbox oil, diff oil and
The car was resprayed in 1981 at David May Motor Services, according to an
invoice I have. It still looks presentable and shines but as with all of
these vehicles there are some blisters, small lines and imperfections but
overall the car looks fantastic but would benefit from a re-spray if so
required. The chassis is in excellent condition and has been fully
professionally under-sealed. All the seatbelt points are strong and good.
The body has never been separated from the chassis as you would expect from
a low mileage vehicle. It has never been restored, only maintained.
The car is an absolute pleasure to drive. It is an original vehicle with
low mileage and a future investment.
I will put a full years MOT on the car for the sale. The road tax is free,
so you can get that whenever you like, but it is currently taxed until the
end of August.
Lotus Elan +2 (SOLD)
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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.
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 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 -
Any questions please call me on 078382020020 or message via ebay.