Lotus Elan

1968 Elan +2

PostPost by: theelanman » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:32 pm

For Sale
1968 Lotus Elan +2 (50/0456) left the factory in April 68 for the Lotus dealer in Preston
This car is my 3rd Elan +2 and has been with me for 6 years during which time it has been an absolute joy.......
The car was rebuilt by Chris Neils the Lotus Dealer in Northwich for the previous owner in the early 2000’s in excess of £32,000.....for which I have all the receipts........
Included in this rebuild was a chassis change, engine rebuild, gearbox rebuild, complete body restoration and repaint and a complete new interior (in cream Conoly Hide)
The car had also had new side rails fitted, Luminition ingnition, stainless exhaust and additional electric cooling fan (only fitted as a precaution for the cars first trip to Le Mans Classic in 2012....just incase the weather was exceptionally hot........and the car never needed it....but Ive never taken it off).....the car has been fitted with an alternator....it also has a period Lucas battery cut off
The car now shows just over 9000 miles on the clock which is from the rebuild
The car has at present got the later +2S/130 alloy wheels fitted as I prefer these to the standard steel wheels.......however I do have the original steel wheel which were restored/powder coated in correct ‘silver’ and fitted with new Dunlop Street Response tyres
The car is completely standard and original as I have tried to keep it so with the exception of the interior which would have originally been black vinyl
I have added Porsche 356 racing mirrors rather than the original bullet type which I didn't feel suited the car.
I have put all the switch gear back to factory spec as well as the steering wheel......but I do have a MotaLita if you prefer aftermarket.
The car really must be seen to be appreciated and gets comments and look from all whether it be at car shows or on the road.
The car is currently valued at £35,000 by the insurer and his inspection Engineer who came and gave it the report.
I am looking for £25,000 ideally but am also looking for the car to go to a good home so naturally this number will be flexible
Please feel free to drop me a line with any questions
Thanks
Gareth
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PostPost by: denicholls2 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:59 pm

That's a purdy one. Too bad she lives on the wrong side of the pond. :)
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PostPost by: theelanman » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:08 pm

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PostPost by: theelanman » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:34 pm

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PostPost by: theelanman » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:59 pm

Any thoughts or comments appreciated........
I have a couple of folk booked in to see it but at present due to the fact I'm about 6ft under in the wonderful winter wonderland these are on hold.........
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PostPost by: theelanman » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:36 am

Preseason shake down complete with no issues
it has new toad tax.........and is a couple of weeks short of the MoT free date so will have a new Mot in a couple of weeks too....(Mot free starts mid May.......the MoT runs out 10th April......so I need one to use it all be it for 4 weeks.......however I always said Id keep getting it MoTd anyway)

just took the cover off and drove it out of the garage.....

if anyone is interested please feel free to drop me a line.......
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:31 pm

This couldn't be better timing or more local....

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Go on , you know you want to....

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:42 pm

Lot 118 is blue , you've not resprayed it have you ?

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PostPost by: theelanman » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:55 pm

Now with full MoT........
Flew through with no problem
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