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.
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1969 Lotus Elan - Jay Leno's Garage
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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.
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'!
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.
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.
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.
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