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Lotus twin cam engine for sale, from a +2 s130

PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:07 pm
by chrisban
I'm replacing this engine in an 1973 lotus elan +2s130, with a modern zetec unit. Runs perfectly (can be seen and heard running in the video), and it doesn't leak!!

Comes complete with everything except the carbs and altenator.

Has Lumex optronic ignition and rev limited (included in the sale)

Can be viewed in Goresbridge, kilkenny, Ireland. Happy to ship anywhere.

any questions please ask.
Serious offers only!

If you want to buy it, I'll need a 300 euro deposit via paypal, then either cash on collection or a bank transfer of the balance if shipped.

Video of engine running: http://videobam.com/wavDH

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Re: Lotus twin cam engine for sale, from a +2 s130

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:14 am
by gino1
Hi Chris,

What's your best price on this ?

Can you pallet and ship to Chichester UK ?

Best regards,
Gino

Re: Lotus twin cam engine for sale, from a +2 s130

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:20 pm
by chrisban
Hi Gino, I'll be honest with you, I have no idea what it's worth. Been looking on ebay incase something similar was for sale, so I'd have something to gauge it by.

Not sure of the cost but no problem with the shipping.

Anybody reading the thread want to chip in, if they know a fair current price for one?

Re: Lotus twin cam engine for sale, from a +2 s130

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:57 pm
by adigra
Sadly, without a proper examination, it's a case of "How long is a piece of string?". It could be great, or could need a rebuild (or worse), so could range in price from anywhere around £1500 to £4500-ish (that seems to be the going rate for a good road engine).

If possible, I'd have the engine examined by an expert with a written report, if all is well, it could really help the sale and double the price.

Good luck!
Adi

Re: Lotus twin cam engine for sale, from a +2 s130

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:11 pm
by chrisban
yup, I figured it was a 'how long is a piece of string' question, after I posted it. :oops:

Re: Lotus twin cam engine for sale, from a +2 s130

PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:11 pm
by chrisban
As far as I tell it's a damn good engine, pulls stronger than my other +2, seems to rev quicker too, so I suspect it's been mildly tuned. Apart from a loose tappet, I can't find anything wrong with it; plenty of thread on the timing chain adjuster, no smoke, oil's clean and plenty of pressure, Crank case breather isn't chucking out anything more than normal.

Going on the above, I think a fair price would be the 3k mark.

I guess the best test would be to come and see the engine for yourselves and take the car for a blast.

Chris

Re: Lotus twin cam engine for sale, from a +2 s130

PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:08 am
by ArnoCaterham
This could be interesting..
http://www.caterham.nl/cars-for-sale/pa ... 8/adid/349

Kind regards, Arno

Re: Lotus twin cam engine for sale, from a +2 s130

PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:18 pm
Hi Chris,

is the engine complete with exhaust and starter motor ?
How much would it cost to ship to Belgium ?
Thanks and regards,

Jean-Paul

Re: Lotus twin cam engine for sale, from a +2 s130

PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:48 am
by gino1
Hi I think this one has just come up on e bay and if it's the same does not have a 701 block but a 711.
Gino

Re: Lotus twin cam engine for sale, from a +2 s130

PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:46 pm
by rgh0
Sounds like it needs its cam followers and sleeves looked at from the video sound track

Re: Lotus twin cam engine for sale, from a +2 s130

PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:06 pm
by chrisban
[email protected] wrote:Hi Chris,

is the engine complete with exhaust and starter motor ?
How much would it cost to ship to Belgium ?
Thanks and regards,

Jean-Paul



Yes comes with exhaust and starter, not sure of the shipping cost, would rather the buyer arrange shipping.

atb.
Chris

Re: Lotus twin cam engine for sale, from a +2 s130

PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:06 pm
by chrisban
gino1 wrote:Hi I think this one has just come up on e bay and if it's the same does not have a 701 block but a 711.
Gino



Yes just put it up on ebay, and yes it's a 711m block.

Re: Lotus twin cam engine for sale, from a +2 s130

PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:08 pm
by chrisban
rgh0 wrote:Sounds like it needs its cam followers and sleeves looked at from the video sound track



Yep there's a loose tappet in there clacking away.

Re: Lotus twin cam engine for sale, from a +2 s130

PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:32 pm
by pharriso
Can someone please post a link to the eBay auction? I'm not finding it.

Re: Lotus twin cam engine for sale, from a +2 s130

PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:41 pm
by gino1
Here it is ...already at 1000 pounds

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-twincam ... 20e8a94bad