1970 Lotus Elan + 2S

Well sorted example with replacement galvanised chassis; rebuilt engine with uprated cams and many other goodies tuned to give 154bhp - lots of fun potential here

Dating from June 1970, this angular, yet neat and pretty Elan +2S is finished in Glacier White and features the proven 1.6-litre in-line four-cylinder petrol engine which develops (as an earlier S2) c.118bhp in original form driving the rear wheels via four-speed manual transmission.

Inside, we find black vinyl seating with the +2 for children in the back, Mahogany veneer dash, electric windows, heated rear screen and retro-fit Kenwood radio/CD player with six-speakers.

The car shows 28,982 miles (which we assume to be 128,982 given the lack of supporting history) and largely presents well bar the minor cosmetic imperfections pictured – its an old, fibreglass car, cracks are common to find. The car was driven to the sale, but we have not managed to successfully leave the car idling so do bare this in mind if you aim to drive it away – it may need some tuning or a good run to get it right.

The history file includes the V5C showing six former keepers and it has been with our vendor since June 2021, an original unstamped service booklet showing only the supplying dealer Sports Motors of Manchester Ltd, the Kenwood manual, a photo of the car going up Shelseley Walsh, brochure for the +2S, 12 old MOTs dating back to 2003 and 25,805 miles (revealing little usage in the last 19 years) and an info sheet on the car. The car is of course MOT and Tax exempt.

The info sheet on the car reveals it to have had a replacement galvanised steel chassis, new wiring loom, new dash, new sound proofing, new black carpets and gearbox rebuild in 1992.  Later, in 2000, the engine was re-built by Paul Fisher (ex.BRM) being balanced and lightened and Blue-printed. It was also phase two tuned to 154bhp with an unleaded, ported and polished head with CPL 2 cams, adjustable vernier pulleys, lightweight Cosworth cam buckets with large REC big valves, Powermax BDA pistons with T/C sprockets and Vendervell competition bearings.

The spec goes on to include a large bore exhaust, twin Dellorto DHLA 40’s with braided fuel lines, Lucas sport electronic ignition, AP racing clutch and uprated koni shocks and Spyder springs.

Quite the spec, it must be properly good fun when on song, on the right road!

For more information contact - will.daniels@brightwells.com

Reg No: WOT389H
Chassis Number: 7001030070L
Engine Number: F21803
Engine Size: 1558CC
Docs: V5C, Workshop manual; invoices; brochure; photos; spec sheet; 12 old MOT's

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £15,500-17,500

Lot 345

Lot ended

Thursday 23/06/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

Not Sold

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