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Red | Coupé | 5 Speed Manual | 1.5 litre | 88,586 kms | AU$69,995
The Lotus Elan +2 was launched in 1967, penned by Ron Hickman for the storied Colin Chapman.
One of the best kept classic motoring secrets, today the Elan +2 is coveted for its styling, build quality and out and out driver appeal.
With two feet of additional length, 10 inches of additional width, plus rear seats over the standard Elan, the +2 manages to pair classic and sporty good looks with it’s pop-up headlights and beautiful sloping lines with real-world practicality.
A backbone chassis, lightweight fiberglass body and a magical screaming Twin Cam 1600cc engine give the Elan +2 supreme handling and performance character and although exact production figures are relatively unknown it’s estimated that only 3,300 units were ever made, with fewer than 1,200 of these believed to survive today.
The car offered is original right-hand drive chassis number 7308161L sold new to the UK through Lotus Cars, Norwich and privately imported to Australian in 2015.
Ordered with the ultimate specifications including the Limited Edition +2S 130/5 “Big Valve” engine and 5 speed manual gearbox this rare find still retains it’s numbers matching chassis and engine and features CIBIE driving lights and electric windows.
An authentic and very original car, the recorded mileage is 88,600. A major service was recently completed that included the adjustment of valve clearances, a new head gasket and a new set of tyres.
A twist of the key and the famous Lotus Twin Cam fires into life, a sound that has to be heard to be believed- do yourself a favor and watch this Petrolicious video to see what we mean- https://youtu.be/y38T_4o7Shc
Cornering is this car’s forte, with minimal body-roll, direct steering and a sharp gear change- firing in and out of a twisted road section in this sports classic is the reason we drive for driving’s sake.
Workshop manual included and a comprehensive file of service receipts and importantly, the original sales invoice this late production Lotus Elan +2 is something very special.
In 1967 Motor Magazine hailed it as a benchmark car that “dictated a reappraisal of some of the standards by which we must judge and assess all future cars”.
Ready to drive off the showroom floor, this collectable and thrilling to drive Elan +2 is a must experience.