Lotus Elan

Ian Walker Racing Elan for sale.

PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:44 pm

This is a rare little beast, and it can be yours....

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C66677

I've copied the pics and this description across for future reference.

Aluminium bodied Lotus Elan Coupe.
One of only 2 cars made in alloy by Ian Walker Racing on special order.
Designed by the late Ian Walker himself and bodied by Williams & Pritchard.
Very original car in unmolested condition.
Car was featured in Classic and Sportscar Magazine in October 1987.


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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:56 pm

Mark,
Is buyer's remorse setting in after the Elite?
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:15 pm

No, the opposite has happened....I'm getting more and more interested in the early stuff!!

Just bought an old Climax fire pump engine, which has nothing in common with the Elite engine, but I'm having fun pulling it to bits!

Luckily, at 6ft4inches, I can't fit into anything other than Elans and the Elite (just), otherwise there would be an S1 / S2 Seven here as well.

However, as for this IWR Elan, I suspect the limiting factor would be ???...lots of them.

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PostPost by: twincamman » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:42 pm

NOW YOU WILL HAVE TO BUY A FIRE TRUCK -- :lol: --ED
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PostPost by: peterako » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:45 pm

All was looking good...till I saw the front :shock:

Maybe it'll grow on me?
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PostPost by: rjaxe » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:51 pm

Did anyone really think this was an improvement over the standard bodied Elan?
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:55 pm

Three people, Richard. Ian Walker, and the two customers!

Just shows how good the original Elan shape is, eh? Although I do like the fastback treatment, so the Shapecraft is probably the one for me.

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PostPost by: elansprint » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:00 pm

Looks like someone used to work for Gordon Keeble
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:14 pm

Oh yes......
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PostPost by: twincamman » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:18 pm

ohhhh noooo----not the shapecraft thing again ----- :lol: ----ed
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PostPost by: stuartgb100 » Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:42 pm

Hey Ed,

Better than that:

At least it's not the "26R thing" again.

2nd thoughts ........ forget I said that.

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PostPost by: twincamman » Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:50 pm

hey Stuart ---come look------ if it aint you can drive it home free ------ :lol: ----------forget I said that-------ed
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PostPost by: r.agnew » Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:07 pm

Anyone know the asking price?
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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:24 pm

There's no price on the selling dealers site, but there is additional info for anyone who has not yet had a look at that site:

'Ian Walker Racing Lotus Elan , 1965

According to information from several publications and from the late Ian Walker himself this particular car was one of only 2 aluminium bodied Elan?s they had constructed.

During the early 1960?s the Ian Walker Racing Ltd was involved in running various Lotus Elan?s, driven by both Jim Clark and Pete Arundel.
Their experience with these cars came in handy when they decided to design and construct their first aluminium bodied Elan in May 1964.
Ian Walker designed the car himself with the Le Mans 1964 Index of Thermal Efficiency in mind.
The bodywork of the car had been made in alloy by Williams & Pritchard.
Testing of that car started soon and Jackie Stewart took 1st place with the car at the Coup de Paris GT race at Monthlerey.

Then a Swiss gentleman, named Hermann Huber, contacted Ian Walker to ask him to sell the aluminium bodied Elan to him for his father. But Ian Walker refused and after continuous requests by Mr. Huber Ian Walker finally decided to make him a second car.
This second car, serial-number IWR/GT/2, was intended to be strictly a road-going Elan.

Car IWR/GT/2 was painted in French blue paint by Harold Radford Limited who also fitted the red Connolly hide interior before it was delivered to Mr. Huber in 1965.
The Huber family kept the Elan in their family for 37 years and they did not make any modifications to the car and left it untouched until it was sold. '

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:57 pm

Frua? :twisted:
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