Lotus Elan

1964 Elan 1600 (Roadster) For Sale

PostPost by: gcarter » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:45 pm

1964 Lotus Elan 1600 roadster
US64 260247

An early Elan - perhaps the purest form, no window frames, round tail lights, weber carburetors.?
I've owned this Elan for 8 years. It had a full body off restoration by the previous owner, completed in 2003. A very meticulous restoration.

Driven to car shows with my local British car club and on nice weekends (the mountain roads in my area are perfect for an Elan).? Less than 4,000 miles since the restoration, the odometer now reads 72,543 miles.? Not a trailer queen but a well restored and well maintained example.
Located near Asheville, North Carolina. $30,900

Notes:
Rotoflex couplings and rear axles replaced with RD Enterprises CV joints and axles.
Spyder sill members installed (attached to the original Lotus Frame).
Spyder rollover bar included but not installed.

Please contact me via email.
Gene Carter
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Lotus2.jpg and
Lotus4.jpg and
Lotus7.jpg and
Lotus10.jpg and
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PostPost by: woodcock » Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:10 am

You couldn't wait ! We will all be at your location next year at LOG 34 and could have the opportunity to test drive your beauty. Till next LOG, Ron
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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:08 am

Beautiful engine bay! Soooo clean!
Congrats and wish you a good sale.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:53 am

Superb looking car. Good luck with the sale.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:43 pm

Beautiful! Is it a Bourne bodied car?
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PostPost by: gcarter » Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:18 pm

The previous owner purchased a Lotus replacement body shell due to the condition of the original shell.
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PostPost by: gcarter » Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:35 pm

Several replies have asked for these numbers:

VIN PLATE
Unit No 3260
Engine No LP802
US64
C. No 260247

Current
Chassis LR231
Engine LP2769LBA
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PostPost by: gcarter » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:37 am

I have a listing up on Hemmings now. 24 higher resolution photos.
I've gotten several replies from Elan.net so perhaps the Hemmings listing wasn't needed. Still the photos should help with questions on the car.
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PostPost by: foothill flyer » Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:43 pm

Very nice indeed!

Question: I am looking for that bellows water connection as you have at the radiator top connection. Do you know a source?

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PostPost by: gcarter » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:57 am

I don't know of the source for the bellows hose.
Which vendors have you contacted so far?
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PostPost by: RogerFrench » Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:16 pm

Pretty car, but surely it's a Roadster, not a Drop-Head Coupe?
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PostPost by: ken ob » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:59 pm

gcarter wrote:I don't know of the source for the bellows hose.
Which vendors have you contacted so far?



You could try Cliveyboy who posts on here.

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PostPost by: nomad » Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:26 pm

foothill flyer wrote:Very nice indeed!

Question: I am looking for that bellows water connection as you have at the radiator top connection. Do you know a source?

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Golden Gate Lotus parts reference list's it as a Gates "Vibraflex" #23520. Just looked it over myself on general elan discussions section here.

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PostPost by: AlfaLofa » Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:50 pm

RogerFrench wrote:Pretty car, but surely it's a Roadster, not a Drop-Head Coupe?



I agree with you - the Type26 cars were roadsters
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PostPost by: gcarter » Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:50 pm

A car of many names.
The Road & Track December '63 road test called it
Lotus Elan 1600
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