Lotus Type 50
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|Body style||2+2 door coupe|
|Layout||Front Engine/Rear Drive|
|Engine||Lotus 1,558 cc Straight-4|
|Wheelbase||2,134 mm (84 in)|
|Length||3,683 mm (145 in)|
|Width||1,422 mm (56 in)|
|Height||1,156 mm (46 in)|
|Curb weight||688 kg (1,517 lb)|
The Lotus Elan +2 was introduced in 1967 with a longer wheelbase and two more rear seats. The Elan +2 embodied the Lotus spirit: It was a fast and agile sport coupe, with very elegant lines. It combined the performance and reliability of the Elan "Coupe" with genuine 2+2 passenger comfort. Well, as long as the +2 do not have legs or are normal size people.
The Lotus Elan Plus 2 in 1975.
Plus 2 (1967-1969)
Paragraph about the Plus 2.
Plus 2S (1969-1970)
Paragraph about the Plus 2S.
Plus 2S/130 (1971-1974)
Paragraph about the Plus 2S 130.
Chis Neil Convertible
Lotus primary focus was on racing with building road cars as a way to finance racing. Accounting and detail tracking of car production figures was not a high priority. Production figures for the Elan +2 vary from 4526 to 5228. This is based on a variety of published reports. The general belief was approximately 4,600 Plus 2's were built.
|Date||Type 50||Type 50||Comments|
|September 1967||50/0001||+2 Introduced|
|March 1968||50/0857||+2 Federal version available in USA|
|April 1968||50/0929||+2 Federal version available in all markets|
|March 1969||50/1593||+2S Introduced|
|November 1969||50/2447||+2S Federal version available|
|December 1969||50/2536||Last +2S on old VIN system|
|January 1970||70.xx.yy.0001z|| xx - Month of Production|
yy - Batch Number
z - Car Type Identity
L - +2S & +2S/130 UK Market
M - +2S & +2S/130 Export
N - +2S & +2S/130 Federal (USA)
|January 1971||71.xx||See January 1970 explanation.|
|February 1971||71.02||+2S/130 Introduced|
|January 1972||72.xx.0001z||See January 1970 explanation.|
|October 1972||72.10||+2S 130/5 Introduced|
|January 1973||73.01.1132z||See January 1970 explanation.|
|January 1974||74.xx.0001z||See January 1970 explanation. |
|December 1974||74.12.1990||+2S 130 Production ceased.|