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ONR 920F has been with its most recent owner in Chelsea, SW11 since August 2010. During this time, the Elan has covered around 4000 miles and has proven reliable and fantastic fun to drive both in the City and out on the open road. The car has been owned by the Managing Director of a London based Investment Company and it has been maintained and extensively improved over six years with no expense spared. In six years over £15,000 has been spent on the Elan and having had restoration work carried out in 2001, we can confirm over £35,000 has been spent on this car in the past fifteen/sixteen years. As a result this Lotus offers exceptional value and is a superbly well maintained, usable car that can be enjoyed with full confidence.
In 2001/2002 restoration specialists in Oxfordshire were commissioned to carry out major work to the Elan. The body was totally stripped down and treated to various new rubbers, seals and trims. Invoices detail new door panels, new headlamp bowls, original Lucas number plate lights, rear lights, new front wishbones, new trunion bushes, brake hoses, all new weather seals, window seals and some interior re-finishing. The same company also stripped down the engine and fitted new piston rings, big end bearing shells and all new gaskets. Further receipts document new shock absorbers and front springs, new exhaust manifold and brand new wiring loom. The £15000 of work since 2010 include a brand new chassis, brand new inner sills, A frame wishbones and brackets, new propshaft universal joints and diff mounts, all carried out by a Lotus specialist. We also have invoices for a brand new windscreen, brake servo, master cylinder and slave cylinder, new alternator and removal and cleaning of the fuel tank. The most recent work was carried out in 2016 and this included new brake calipers and pads, new track rod ends, engine mountings and new rear driveshaft rubber donuts.
ONR 920F presents very well with lovely, sharp older paintwork. The Yellow finish is of a very high standard and bodyshell appears in excellent order with good panel gaps. The very minor, small blemishes reflect an honest, usable example and the car is in ideal condition for regular use. The chassis and underside is like brand new, the chassis looks stunning and can be polished revealing a first class Black gloss finish. The chrome work is of a good standard and the interior trim is very smart. The seats, door cards, carpets, headlining and wood dash are all in clean, sharp condition offering an all round very attractive finish both inside and out. Mechanically the Elan is strong and will be supplied with 12 months MOT. The engine runs beautifully, offers impressive performance and the gearbox is smooth. With such high quality maintenance and upkeep, the Elan drives superbly with excellent tight handling and brakes. This really is an exciting proposition, not many Elan Plus Two's will come on the market having had such impressive expenditure over recent years. This is a fabulous car to jump into and drive and should offer excellent value.