Lotus Elan

+2 S130/5 NOW SOLD!

PostPost by: JTLotus » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:49 pm

CAR IS NOW SOLD!

I bought this car in 1989 from a very well known classic Lotus specialist and used it as my everyday transport for approximately 18 months.

Prior to me buying the car, a new Lotus galvanised chassis was fitted, the bottom end of the engine was rebuilt with a +20 rebore and the car was repainted metallic blue, from its original Tawny with metal-flake roof.

After 18 months of trouble-free and very enjoyable motoring, the head gasket blew. At this point, I decided to retire the car from everyday use and carry out a light restoration, intending to then use the car purely for fun and keeping it forever, I loved driving it so much!

I started by removing the head and stripping it, coating all the components in oil and carefully storing them away. The head itself was sent off to QED who repaired corroded waterways,polished the combustion chambers, fitted new valve seats and guides and honed the cam follower sleeves, supplying new +001 followers.

I inspected the bores of the engine and found them to still be perfect, with absolutely no scoring or lipping and the honing marks from the rebore still looking like the day they were done. I completely filled the sump with oil, coated the bores with grease and covered the block in situ, to protect it.

I completely gutted the engine bay and stripped back the wiring loom, replacing any wiring that showed any signs of deterioration and replacing all the connectors with new.

I was never really happy with the quality of the repaint and so, decided to strip the body back to the original primer/gel coat. As you can see from the photos, I started to do this but then.... the usual story..... other projects and life in general and, the car has sat, in dry storage, ever since. I am now preparing to emigrate in a year or so and therefore, I am reluctantly forced to sell her.

The car is totally complete - anything you can't see in the photos is included, including the camshafts, all the other head components (all still soaked in oil and perfect!)and the bonnet. The car did not come with an original steering wheel when I bought it but, I have the aftermarket one that came with the car.

I can confirm that this is an original UK, matching numbers car, that the engine turns freely and, having cleaned the grease from the bores to inspect, the cylinders are all still perfect!

Car is located in the West Midlands, near Birmingham
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PostPost by: yargnitram » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:32 am

have you still got the car,i am looking for a project
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PostPost by: JTLotus » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:55 am

Hi! Yes, car is still for sale, though I am in advanced talks with a prospective buyer. I will email you shortly.
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PostPost by: oligoni » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:52 am

Hello, can you confirm the status of the car: for sale or sold? Thanks
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PostPost by: JTLotus » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:35 pm

Hi! Sorry, the car is now sold. I forgot to update the ad.
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PostPost by: Slowtus » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:17 pm

JTLotus wrote:Hi! Sorry, the car is now sold. I forgot to update the ad.


Can't you just edit the first post to show it as SOLD?
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