Lotus Elan

1968 Lotus Elan +2

PostPost by: rcourtney » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:19 pm

Hi All,

I'm thinking about selling my beloved +2. Its an early +2 (transverse exhaust etc). Saturn Silver / Black.

When I bought the car it came with a large history file including old bills dating back into the '80's, MoTs etc. I even spoke to one of the previous owners who rebuilt the car about 10-15 years ago.

I bought the car a couple of years ago and after driving it for a year or so, I decided to get the car sorted. I became slightly obsessed with getting the car 'up to speed' and making it reliable / usable.

Since I have owned the car I have done the following -

- Full Engine rebuild. Inc re honing the block, lightly skimming / polishing the head, new rings (slight oversized +0.040" pistons), Vernier Sprockets, Cam bearings, Chain, Tensioner, Jack Sprocket, Gaskets, Breather tube, Filter etc etc
- Fully refurbed original Weber DCOE 40's - stripped, cleaned, re jetted etc. Professionally Balanced
- Aldon 103TC Distributor / HT cables
- New, Wrapped, manifold
- S/S Exhaust Y / Link
- Refurbed / Rebuilt Rear Calipers, Handbrake mechanism,
- New Pads / Discs
- Spyder drive shafts (Solid sliding spindle with 2x New (old stock) Rotoflex / U/J)
- New Radiator / Twin Elec Fans
- Anti Roll Bar Bushes
- New Alternator
- Fuel Pump - Fucet with pressure regulator
- Battery
- Tyres

Plus prob some stuff i have forgotten!

Bad Bits -

-Heater doesn't have eyeball ducts behind dash and only works on 1 speed, Although I have a whole new heater / ducting etc that I will include - i just haven't had time to fit.
- Wheels have mirror surface rust around the edges and could do with a paint - see pictures

I'm open to sensible offers, but at the same time am not desperate need to sell

Based in London

Happy to answer any questions
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1968 Lotus Elan +2 (Saturn Silver / Black)
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PostPost by: Tom D » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:54 pm

Love that body color, is that a clear coat paint? Hope your car finds a good home.
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PostPost by: rcourtney » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:55 am

It was painted a few years ago by a prev owner - the colour is great, always gets loads of comments. The car was was originally Carnival Red.

I don't really know much about paint - but it does has a deep finish and good glossy shine, which suggests clear coat. Although its very robust - it doesn't scratch easily.

Long story short - yes i assume its clear coat Lotus Saturn Silver (which i believe is an Elise colour)

Lotus Paint Name - Saturn Silver
Lotus Paint Code - B26
Dupont Ref Code - F0189
Dupont Microfiche No - M1699
Primer Vaule Shade - 4
Touch Up Part No - A082B6339F
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PostPost by: Tom D » Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:21 pm

Thanks for the information, I will tuck it away and perhaps refer to it when it comes time to respray my +2!
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PostPost by: Jana » Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:02 am

This car is stunning! I really love it in the silver, it looks sleek and long. Have you decided upon selling it? I'm in California, and am looking for an early Plus 2. Thanks.
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PostPost by: gibbon » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:35 am

Where in london are you based please? Do you have a price in mind?


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PostPost by: alexkirkham » Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:24 pm

hello,

it looks really gorgeous!

did you sell it yet? please get in touch if not!

thanks

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PostPost by: GuyC » Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:02 pm

Hi,

Is this car still for sale?

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