Lotus Elan

Lotus Elan S3 & Europa Project. NE Connecticut

PostPost by: coffeeshopracer » Thu Jun 22, 2023 7:41 pm

Up for sale are two stalled lotus projects that need to find a home with the right Lotus buyer. The Europa was last driven 20 years ago and what started as a simple bodywork repair on the Europa eventually evolved into a complete restoration including full bodywork, custom interior, tall block engine, 5 spd gearbox, fuel injection, rear disc brakes etc. Unfortunately, the project was never realized and the builder passed away and so its time to pass it along. A few of the parts from the collection are listed below. This list is by no means exhaustive as the collection between the two cars is sizeable. The elan was purchased from Don Tingle along the way and was stripped in preparation for paint. A significant amount of paint prep was completed ~ 15 years ago however the car was stored outside and should be considered a full restoration project.

Many of the parts are co-mingled so the preference is to find the right lotus buyer who will purchase both cars. The elan sits with its suspension and so is likely to roll. The Europa is sitting atop a wooden frame with casters and is suitable for moving around the garage. The buyer will be expected to transport both vehicles and parts.

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title in hand.
Originally a 4 speed. 5 speed gearbox as pictured
Big Valve head.
2x big valve cam covers
2x crankshafts
Lightened flywheel (new in plastic)
Original Stromberg carbs+spare set of strombergs
Electromotive fuel injection system with throttle bodies for Stromberg head.
3x bellhousings
3x later style oil pan (lip seal style)
1x set of minilite replica wheels. 1 set of 5 original Europa wheels, 1 set of Europa steel wheels
Dave bean modular water pump
Pair of new aluminum fuel tanks
Engine block 711M
Engine 771M partially assembled
New windshield in box
2x spare doors
1x spare deck lid
1 new tunnel armrest(abs plastic)
Original dash assembled with crash pad
1 covered dash pad
1 bare fiberglass dash pad
1 new wood dash
1 new glove box
1 set of Yokohama AO48 tires for Europa
Custom interior including door cars, seats
Various gauges
Wildwood brake calipers

Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/78AEYZ3DFgHyyHcU6

Elan S3
sold on bill of sale
The elan was a complete car when it was disassembled 15 years ago.
Weber head engine. Engine and drivetrain are a complete assembly outside of the car. Cams have been removed from the head. A total of ~ 8 cams/dist drive shafts are included.
Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/hubM77xxS1YecMTJ8
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PostPost by: MattMiller » Thu Jun 22, 2023 8:59 pm

Hello, very interested in the Elan, I am located in CT as well, could I come take a look at it? Thanks, -Matt
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PostPost by: coffeeshopracer » Fri Jun 23, 2023 2:21 am

Hi Matt,

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PostPost by: coffeeshopracer » Fri Jun 23, 2023 6:54 pm

some better pictures of the Europa
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PostPost by: Bgould » Sat Jun 24, 2023 5:47 pm

I too would be interested in the Elan project. I'm behind Matt, of course, and a little further away, in Maine. Wish I had the project space for both! Thank you, Brian
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