Lotus Elan

Super Rare Elan+1

PostPost by: Stevie-Heathie » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:39 pm

Spotted at a garage in Lancashire, England, an example of the extremely rare Lotus Elan+1.

This is a lhd example so presumably reimported from Europe / US.

If I recall correctly road tests at the time noted that they didn’t feel particularly planted or stable, particularly at low speeds.

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PostPost by: pereirac » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:18 pm

Yet another 'rare' Elan.. Love the photo. Seem the front wheel has already been sold! :D

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PostPost by: S2Jay » Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:38 pm

Was this "Air-[plane]-Lotus" before or after the Submarine-Lotus?

Or, now being a "2-seater", is this just an "in-line" Elan?

So like the McLaren F1, this now has "center-of-the-car" driver's position [unless it was a rhd car, in which case, it is now a "driverless" car - clearly way ahead of its time, as is common for Lotus].
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:46 pm

Cutting edge or half baked - groan...:D
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PostPost by: trw99 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:03 pm

Bit like the rare Bedknob Racer or the Federal Snow White Selan.

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PostPost by: Elan45 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:46 am

But Tim, That's just an all white Super Safety. Wonder if the seats were white too?

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