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65 Elan S2 for sale SOLD

PostPost by: Geoffers71 » Tue Mar 14, 2023 8:47 am

1965 Lotus Elan S2

As I’m now beginning my 9th decade (yeah I know I can’t believe it either). I have to consider the sale of my beautiful Elan. I’m just not using it as much as I used to and it’s a great shame. It deserves better. Here’s a summary of the major restoration recently completed.

Complete body off, nut and bolt restoration
Spider subframe with Spyder wishbones and new front and back suspension
Restored callipers and new pads
New copper brake lines
Original k/o wheels, powder coated and painted silver
Engine rehoned, new pistons, bearings, reground crank
Head completely renovated with new valves and seats, new springs and guides, big valve and SE cam on inlet only giving ~ 115 bhp at the flywheel
Carbs ultrasonically cleaned with replacement jets, balanced. Electric fuel pump in boot for only priming the carbs, not permanently on.
Electronic ignition
Original Marston radiator, refurbed, fitted with two 9" electric fans manually operated
New starter motor
New front wiring loom with extra relays for lamps,
Body taken back to bare gel coat, cracks and repairs made good and primed with high build 2-pack primer. Finished in cellulose LO4 Cirrus White. A couple of very small cracks have reappeared on the bonnet(hood) since and one or two other tiny flaws can be found if searched for, but otherwise very very good still.
New Hood
New tonneau
OEM hardtop in matching Cirrus White ( needs headlining re-fitting)
New windscreen
As original "rhino hide" rubber flooring - very expensive from USA (nearly £1000 !)
Seats restored sympathetically reusing the original centre panels
New dashboard
Original Springall steering wheel
Doors rebuilt with newly chromed interior/exterior locks and window strips. SS to replace other interior steel. New armrests to original pattern
New inertia seatbelts
New ali fuel tank
New Stainless exhaust system
Oh I should say that there's a short , 3". Crack in the crash pad
Actually reading all that makes me wonder if I really want to sell...? But if I can get anything like what I think it's worth I'll let it go, if I don't I'll probably be relieved and keep it for a bit
Would take £33,000 ovno
Club Lotus valuation £42000

Not sure if this is enough, but I'd be happy enough.........I suppose :?.
Regards
Geoff
I’ll post some pictures (hopefully) below

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Last edited by Geoffers71 on Mon Mar 27, 2023 12:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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PostPost by: Geoffers71 » Tue Mar 14, 2023 9:40 am

Having a problem posting photos. Can someone help? Told you I was old :roll:
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Tue Mar 14, 2023 4:43 pm

Stunning vehicle, what a delight it must be.
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PostPost by: andyj007 » Thu Mar 16, 2023 8:19 am

thats lovely !
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Mar 16, 2023 6:34 pm

A proper early Elan shell, just look at the pictures of the front where the headlamp pods meet the bumper (unequal distance between the pods and the bumper/fender).


I would think that £33k is a bargain price for such a nice example.
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PostPost by: Geoffers71 » Fri Mar 17, 2023 11:09 am

Thanks Alan,
Not a lot of people know that !

Are you still taking your doughnuts ( they were doughnuts weren’t they?) to Castle Combe? If so save one for me :roll: :D
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Fri Mar 17, 2023 11:44 am

Hi Geoff,
Yes I will be taking doughnuts again this year, I'll save one for you!


They will be labelled as follows: accept no substitutes

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PostPost by: quaybook » Sun Mar 19, 2023 9:26 pm

Such a shame to sell your beautiful Elan Geoff. It is such a fabulous example and I reckon worth a great deal more then your asking price! I'll miss parking my S2 next to yours at future Club Lotus meetings, and our banter about my need for your hardtop!

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