Lotus Elan

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Lotus Elan Plus 2
File:Lotus-Elan-'66.jpg
Manufacturer Lotus Cars
Production 1967-1974
Model years +2 1967-1969
S2 1964–1966
26R 1964-1965
Assembly Hethel, England
Body style 2+2 door coupe
Layout Front Engine/Rear Drive
Engine Lotus 1,558 cc Straight-4
Wheelbase 2,134 mm (84 in)
Length 3,683 mm (145 in)
Width 1,422 mm (56 in)
Height 1,156 mm (46 in)
Curb weight 688 kg (1,517 lb)

The Lotus Elan +2 was introduced in 1967 with a longer wheelbase and two more rear seats. The Elan +2 embodied the Lotus spirit: It was a fast and agile sport coupe, with very elegant lines. It combined the performance and reliability of the Elan "Coupe" with genuine 2+2 passenger comfort. Well, as long as the +2 do not have legs or are normal size people.

The Lotus Elan Plus 2 in 1975.

Contents

History

Plus 2 (1967-1969)

Paragraph about the Plus 2.

Plus 2S (1969-1970)

Paragraph about the Plus 2S.

Plus 2S/130 (1971-1974)

Paragraph about the Plus 2S 130.

Racing

Special Models

JPS

Chis Neil Convertible

Awards

Production

Lotus primary focus was on racing with building road cars as a way to finance racing. Accounting and detail tracking of car production figures was not a high priority. Production figures for the Elan +2 vary from 4526 to 5228. This is based on a variety of published reports. The general belief was approximately 4,600 Plus 2's were built.

Date Type 50 Type 50 Comments
September 1967 50/0001 +2 Introduced
March 1968 50/0857 +2 Federal version available in USA
April 1968 50/0929 +2 Federal version available in all markets
December 1968 50/1280
March 1969 50/1593 +2S Introduced
November 1969 50/2447 +2S Federal version available
December 1969 50/2536 Last +2S on old VIN system
January 1970 70.xx.yy.0001z xx - Month of Production
yy - Batch Number
z - Car Type Identity
L - +2S & +2S/130 UK Market
M - +2S & +2S/130 Export
N - +2S & +2S/130 Federal (USA)
January 1971 71.xx See January 1970 explanation.
February 1971 71.02 +2S/130 Introduced
January 1972 72.xx.0001z See January 1970 explanation.
October 1972 72.10 +2S 130/5 Introduced
January 1973 73.01.1132z See January 1970 explanation.
January 1974 74.xx.0001z See January 1970 explanation. 
December 1974 74.12.1990 +2S 130 Production ceased.