This car was first registered in April 1967. Owned by the first owner until 5 July 2008, 41 years, when he sold it to Lotus specialist Vincent Haydon.
During the first ownership the invoices were kept in a comprehensive history file. A full rebuild was completed between 1980 and 2008 (28 years!) including a new replacement Lotus chassis zinc sprayed with polyurethane finish. Stove enamelled suspension, new bushes and Lotocones, new Spax dampers and springs front and back with Mick Miller drive shafts. The brake pipes were renewed, callipers overhauled, with new discs and pads, new handbrake mechanism and a new master cylinder.
A new aluminium fuel tank was fitted, the steering rack overhauled and a three core matrix radiator fitted. All new clutch components were fitted including a new master and slave cylinder.
A new wiring loom and interior and trim were installed. All chrome parts were re-chromed and the engine rebuilt. SMS Autospray Ltd did a full glass fibre repair and re-spray and the wheels were re-sprayed and stove enamelled.
The third owner bought the car from Vincent Haydon in 2009. I bought the Elan, via Vincent Haydon, in 2013. So I am the fourth owner in the car’s 51 year history. Over its history the car has had replacement odometers and I estimate its total mileage as about 65,000 miles.
I have had the engine rebuilt in 2014, and cwp replaced and I fitted a complete stainless steel exhaust. I have also converted to the electrics to negative earth, fitted an alternator and electronic ignition and advance, a thermostatic controlled electric fan, electric screen wash, TEX door mirrors and Motorola Classic radio with iPod input all to make driving in modern traffic easier.
The car comes with its original hand book, Lotus Classic Certificate of Vehicle Provenance, Club Lotus Valuation Certificate, and history file of invoices and work record. Current MOT is to 8th October 2019.
This car is pristine and Club Lotus valued the car at £44,000 in October 2018.
Asking price £40,000
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