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This stunning Lotus Elan Plus 2 has been owned by one of our regular customers, a classic car collector based in Staffordshire. The Lotus has been driven over 175 miles to us performing superbly in poor weather conditions. The car coped with rush hour M1 traffic heading north and has been proven reliable, usable and a true delight to drive. The owner is now only parting with the car due to his plans to concentrate on a mainly Jaguar collection.
The Elan was first registered on 29th November 1968 but we do not have early history. We do know the car was taken off the road in 1996 and was purchased in 2004 needing a full restoration. The Lotus was then subject of a body off restoration that included a new Lotus galvanised chassis that was painted Black during the rebuild programme. The body was professionally re-sprayed in a low bake oven and the engine was stripped and rebuilt with new piston rings, bearings and seals. The cylinder head was treated to new guides and valves and the carburettors were professionally rebuilt. The gearbox and differential were stripped and rebuilt, the brakes were re-commissioned with new pistons and seals and a new servo fitted. New Spyder drive shafts were fitted, as were new tyres. The bumpers, light surrounds and roof rails were re-chromed and the car was put back on the road.
Since rebuild the Elan has had occasional use and still presents beautifully. The paint finish gleams with a lovely deep shine, the chrome work is excellent and the upholstery is incredibly smart whilst still retaining an original feel. The engine bay presents superbly and is impressive. On the road the car is fabulous and is quick, handles very well and is great fun. As proven on the way to us, its usable, reliable and fantastic fun on the road.