Lotus Elan 2S 1971
Classic Classics are pleased to offer this very nice Lotus Elan +2S from our indoor heated showroom.
The subject of an older restoration this Lotus Elan +2S has since been treated to a much cosseted existence with a well documented history file containing numerous invoices, previous MOT certificates and tax discs from years gone by and also photographs supporting the very presentable yet usable status of the vehicle.
The Lotus’s 1558cc ‘twin cam’ engine is in great condition with an excellent oil pressure and pulls with vigour, mated to the much preferred four-speed manual gearbox which offers a much sprightlier performance and increased reliability.
Sitting on a replacement galvanised chassis, with semi solid drive shafts the Elan +2 does bear a few age related marks which do not detract from its overall appearance, and if anything, give the car a gentle patina that a more recent refurbishment would lack.
It was in 1967 that the Elan +2 was launched and was regarded as a “fast and agile sport coupe”. With the longer wheelbase it was also hailed as a true 2+2 meaning with the extra space came passenger comfort.
With impressive stats it had 108-126 bhp, 0-60 mph in under 8 seconds and top speed of 120mph. Of the 5200 Elan +2’s that were made less than 1200 exist today on the roads.
There is without doubt an increase in demand for these cars today. They are practical, they look beautiful, they handle well and are the numbers left of them in good condition are relatively low.
In its time, the Elan was deemed as “technologically advanced” because of its DOHC 1557 cc engine and 4-wheel disc brakes. This along with 4 wheel independent suspension plus rack and pinion steering all made the Lotus Elan +2 a pleasure to drive then and a treat to drive today. Contact us for more information.
We would always recommend that to protect your investment you take time to consider the care of your vehicle once purchased. We at Classic Classics offer storage and maintenance packages, talk to us about the right package for you.