Lotus Elan

FS: 1969 Lotus Elan S4 DHC (UK)

PostPost by: DJW » Mon Jun 10, 2024 8:01 pm

Lotus Elan S4 DHC, 1969 ifully restored circa 2008.

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- Finished in red over white “Gold Leaf” colours.
- Interior has correct black vinyl seats which have been restored
- Replacement carpets and hood (Mick Miller)
- Paint iwas done by Steve Williams Lotus.
- Twin cam engine fully rebuilt, water pump, clutch, unleaded head done by QED
- Documented history. Matching numbers

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The car was taken back to bare glass fibre and painted by Steve Williams Lotus in Maidenhead. The car was painted in “Gold Leaf” colours

Engine work was done by QED (hardened valve seats, valve guides, fully balanced bottom end, rings, shells, high capacity oil pump, heavy duty clutch etc. The engine has Weber carburettors as originally fitted.

Gear box and brakes were rebuilt, radiator was upgraded. It a S3 style (wider) radiator and I had it upgraded by making it “two and a half” rows of cooling pipes.

Dash was replaced, rev counter changed to modern internals, seats have been rebuilt with the correct vinyl covers, carpets and hood were replaced (both from Mick Miller). At some point in it’s history a Moto Lita steering wheel was fitted. Radio is a period correct Motorola unit, and it has been fitted with a 3.5 mm connector for an MP3 player or phone.

Electric fuel pump is fitted and I will supply the old mechanical pump.

Masses of documentation, car manual, usb stick of rebuild photos

Car has done approx 12,700 miles since the full restore.

An article from Classics Monthly published in January 2009, this shows most of the process of rebuilding the car https://elan842276593.wordpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/elan-article-1.pdf

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The previous owner had the car for 17 years. I have owned the car for 2 years, but due to limited spare time I have not driven the car since Nov 22 until this week when I did a 20 mile shakedown test, Criminal I know and reason for selling the car, as it should be out on the road being enjoyed, not stored in a garage

The car is in overall good condition but there are a few small areas that could do with some improvement to bring it up to excellent standard. I am happy to talk these through with any serious buyers.
Car is located in Evesham Worcestershire.
Serious buyers only please

Offers over £26,000.

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PostPost by: gherlt » Tue Jun 11, 2024 7:36 am

Great pictures !
1964 S1 (at paint shop)
1967 S3 DHC
1969 S4 FHC (at BB's home)

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PostPost by: cdingram » Fri Jun 14, 2024 9:36 am

Hi DJW,

I'm interested in this Elan. Would it be possible to arrange a viewing? Sorry but I can't message you directly as I am a new member.

Thanks

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PostPost by: DJW » Fri Jun 14, 2024 4:53 pm

Hi Chris, responded to your PM.

Cheers Dave
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