Lotus Elan

Lotus Elan+2S (with engine failure)SOLD

PostPost by: Gazm » Tue Mar 01, 2022 5:14 pm

Deposit taken…20/03/22
Sold 24/03/22
I have a 1970 Lotus Elan+2S that was until recently a running car with an MOT.
It was purchased as a Covid lockdown recommissioning project and has had extensive mechanical work done to make it a reliable car. After a year of use I intended to sell it but it was an enjoyable addition to my Lotus collection and I decided to keep it a little longer.
Unfortunately, on a recent run the engine suffered a failure of two pistons. The time and cost of an engine rebuild is not justified to me as the car was never going to stay in my collection.
Therefore, I am now offering it for sale as a project only needing the engine replacing or rebuilding.
As part of the extensive recommissioning work carried out the following Items were replaced:
Vacuum system overhauled and fully functional.
Alternator
Engine mounts
Fuse Holders
Fuel Pump
Head light units
Hi Toque Starter Motor
Rear Shock Absorbers
Airbox and Air filter housing

Some additional photos are in the comments below.
I forgot to add that one alloy wheel was damaged on the inside when the spinner became loose. It would be possible to repair it. The car is currently using the steel rimmed spare.

The paintwork looks good at ten paces but has some blemishes when viewed more closely. The interior is in good condition. With the engine rebuilt or replaced this would once again be a great usable car.
The car is currently located in Accrington, Lancashire.
Offers over £9,000.
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PostPost by: tonyabacus » Wed Mar 02, 2022 2:42 pm

sent you a PM
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PostPost by: Gazm » Thu Mar 03, 2022 3:46 pm

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Thanks Tony, I have replied.
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PostPost by: Gazm » Thu Mar 03, 2022 3:56 pm

Some additional photos...
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PostPost by: Quicksilver » Mon Mar 14, 2022 8:30 pm

Gazm, is the car still available?
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PostPost by: Gazm » Tue Mar 15, 2022 4:10 am

hello, yes the car is still available.
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PostPost by: Quicksilver » Wed Mar 16, 2022 5:27 pm

Gazm, sent you a pm
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PostPost by: Timb » Tue Mar 22, 2022 6:25 pm

Hi, a couple of questions.
When you say a couple of pistons failed, in what way please? lost compression, smoking, breathing heavy?
is it still running?
what type chassis is fitted and what condition is that in?
thanks. Tim
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PostPost by: Gazm » Tue Mar 22, 2022 11:05 pm

Hi Tim.
I’m afraid I have taken a deposit for the car and expect to complete this week.

Thanks for your interest.
Gary.
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