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1964 lotus elan for sale

PostPost by: ridesgallery » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:32 pm

I have for sale my 1964 Lotus Elan Convertible. Right-hand drive in yellow with a black interior. Manual transmission, dual Weber carburetors, center lock wheels, roll bar and custom houndstooth door panels and roll bar. Recent services w oil change and brake bleed. Toyo R888 tires. I bought this car about 4 years ago and selling because I hardly drive it and need garage space. Clean title in my name. Contact me if interested. Asking 32500 OBO
Located in Irvine, CA

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PostPost by: gherlt » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:41 pm

If it is an S2 (and the rear lights indicate so), it can't be from 1964. What's the chassis number ?
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PostPost by: bitsobrits » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:33 pm

Interesting. The car has the lower dash trim of an S3, and what looks to be an S3 dash, but interior door handles look to be S1. S1-S2 style radiator, and an early die cast cylinder head. Arm rest panels are missing. Would be instructive to see inside the boot and under the car.

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PostPost by: ridesgallery » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:51 pm

previous owner told me its an S1/S2.. he said it was late S1 and there were some S2 parts used, like the tail lights etc.
I also removed the arm rest door panels and its a custom door panel that I made.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:14 pm

Rear lights are S3...
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:45 pm

pharriso wrote:Rear lights are S3...

.........and S2.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:50 pm

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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:30 pm

It appears to have slightly flared wheel arches, certainly not standard, so it may be on wider rims. Also has an alternator so perhaps is -ve earth too. S2 Elans, like mine, left the factory before Nov 1964 and didn't have Vauxhall rear lamps. This was probably a private export as it is RHD and there are lots of other non-standard items, like the radiator top and is that an oil radiator in front of it? Dash is basically S2 with an ash tray but door panels are home-made.

It is a bit pricey for a non-original car but perhaps that's the way we're going.

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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:28 pm

I like the possibilities!

It is most likely a Series 1 1/2 which had many of the S1 parts part was a transition before the S2 and has many of the S2 parts also such as the taillights.

Obviously has 26R flares installed and bumpers. Lots of mods.

For my info, do you have any pics of the frame, suspension, etc. Any frame rust? or Repairs?

Do you still have all the door parts such as the arm rests, the chrome trip, etc?

Does it come with the Tonneau Cover?

Does it come with the Soft Top and Bows?

Any trunk pics?

Do you still have the original seats?

Does it have a hard top?

The paint and color look great in the pics depicted. Is the paint that nice up close or are there any cracks, stress cracks, etc?

Do you know if there have been any mods to the engine?

Any idea what rear end is in it?

Does it still have the donuts?

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