Lotus Elan

Lotus 5 speed gearbox for sale (in bits)

PostPost by: seriouslylotus » Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:54 pm

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As per title i have a 5 speed Lotus gear box, Looking at the bell housing i believe it actually came from and Elite or Eclat. Looks all there but who knows??? The box has been in the container for over 25 years so needs a dam good clean and so rust removal. Casings look good. With the prices of good boxes being so high and parts hard to get hold of thought i should offer it here first...Price...you tell me..I really dont have a clue but must be worth something,
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PostPost by: mbell » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:02 pm

Yes Elite/eclat box.

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PostPost by: nmauduit » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:22 pm

The specific nose and bell housing are the most valuable parts for an elan application, so short of these the remaining parts are most likely only of interest for someone looking for spares... not a 4 figure price I'm afraid (even 3 may require some patience). Good luck !
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PostPost by: seriouslylotus » Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:09 pm

mbell wrote:Yes Elite/eclat box.

Where are you located?

UK Hull
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PostPost by: seriouslylotus » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:30 pm

Gone to a good home!!
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PostPost by: Mick6186 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:10 pm

Just for information the uk company Lotusbits.com (no affiliation) does Lotus Excel 5 speed boxes for ?400. Obviously no bellhousing or tailshaft for an Elan but the central gearbox is the same.
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PostPost by: vxah » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:00 pm

Wasn?t that a Toyota box though? Too big to fit in an Elan chassis?
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PostPost by: mbell » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:13 pm

I think the excel box is toyota. But lotusbit.com certainly sell used 5 speed boxed from the eclat/elite that share the main assembly with the Elan/+2 5 speed box.
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:00 pm

Mick6186 wrote:Just for information the uk company Lotusbits.com (no affiliation) does Lotus Excel 5 speed boxes for ?400.

there is one of the Austin Maxi type (same internals as Lotus Plus2 5 speed) on their site right now for 300, don't know if it's rebuilt or checked... I've seen some on EB for 50-100
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PostPost by: Mick6186 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:48 pm

Sorry my mistake, I meant Eclat. They have been selling these gearboxes for a while now,
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