Lotus Elan

'69 Elan S4 SE FHC street/ track

PostPost by: upnorthelan » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:06 pm

I know I'll regret this, but I'm reluctantly putting up my 1969 S4 SE FHC for sale. My goal was to make a car that felt like a FF for the street, race reliably in vintage events and satisfy my sculptural education in pure aesthetic joy. Dave Bean told me he thought an ?lan with 26R flares rivaled the voluptuousness of a 427 Cobra and after having done the bodywork I have to agree.

Purists may balk, but I've gone to great lengths to lighten and simplify the car in ways I imagine Chapman would approve, while maintaining the aesthetics of the 60?s. Some concessions will not be for everyone, such as the lack of heater or having to manually raise or stow the headlights from under the hood. Beyond that it still maintains functional turn signals, wipers, emergency flashers and interior lights. I love survivors and although the car received a professional paint job within this past year the interior remains mostly stock and certainly shows the patina of age I think most will appreciate.

The TC has been left stock with longevity in mind. Lightened flywheel, semi-close ratio box, 3.55 rear end. New water pump, oil cooler and accusump. Hawker dry cell battery, ATL 10 gal. fuel cell, elec. fuel pump, 7 lb. halon remote fire system, transponder, VSCDA log book. Custom roll bar that ties in/ triangulates the rear shock towers, 5pt. harness, oil press. light, front adjustable A-arms, Spax adjustable shocks, 180lb. springs front, 120lb. rear, narrow adjustable rear spring perch kit . Brand new knock on 6x13" aluminum minilites shod with A70 Hoosiers. Car weighs approximately 1430 lbs.

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$32,000.

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Ported D-production big value TC weber head, high lift cams, +.40 pistons also available.
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PostPost by: upnorthelan » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:09 pm

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PostPost by: upnorthelan » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:12 pm

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PostPost by: ken ob » Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:42 pm

I totally agree with you and Dave Bean on the aesthetics. That is a gorgeous looking car.

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PostPost by: uglyduck » Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:59 pm

very nice and tastefully done. The white body and black wheels are a nice contrast.
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PostPost by: cal44 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:47 pm

Yep..........you will regret it. One exception.........to help buy a house. Sweet ride.

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PostPost by: LaikaTheDog » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:42 pm

just popped up on bring a trailer earlier in the week, did anyone buy it for christmas ?

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PostPost by: upnorthelan » Fri May 23, 2014 3:53 pm

After a lot of interesting trade offers and a sale that fell through I still have the Elan.

$29,900. obo

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PostPost by: upnorthelan » Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:52 am

I know ebay posts in the classifieds are sometimes frowned upon, but I'm hoping it's ok since this post has been a legitimate attempt to sell the car for some months now? After lots of thought I've listed her...

To view this ad on eBay, please go to the eBay website at eBay.com and enter item number 301263100044 in the search box at the top of the eBay home page.

May she find a happy home where someone can appreciate her for the fine car she's been and all the fun she's provided over the years.

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:40 am

Not frowned upon. That's why there's a section called "Listed for Sale on some other website" here in the classifieds. To make it easy:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/301263100044?ru ... 26_rdc%3D1
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PostPost by: gordont » Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:56 am

Very nice ?lan mike.
Good luck with the sale
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PostPost by: Karter7 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:43 pm

Yes, I like it too.
Just too far away!
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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:22 pm

Probably sold "This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available."
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