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Sold for: £11,270
The Lotus Elan was first introduced in 1962 as a roadster and then as a coupé version in 1965. Over the years the Elan evolved into one of the most legendary compact sports cars ever created.The Elan was technically advanced with its twin-cam 1558cc engine, 4-wheel disc brakes, and 4-wheel independent suspension. It could reach 60mph in just 7.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 122mph. SE variants featured an increased power output of 118bhp and an upgraded close ratio gearbox. This striking example is a 2 plus 2 finished in blue with black interior and has at some time in the past benefited from a replacement chassis. A recent engine overhaul included water pump replacement and precautionary cylinder head gasket renewal has been undertaken, and all roto-flex drive couplings have been replaced. As such we are told it is now in good order all round and benefits from a no-advisory fresh 12-month MoT and historic road tax meaning, subject to insurance, can be driven from the sale. The interior and dashboard are all in good condition, as is the majority of the chromework and ancillary items. The contrasting black wheels set the car off perfectly which makes it an all-round very presentable and usable example. Lotus Elans are purist driving cars based around being lightweight. The twin-cam engine is powerful and the car agile. The Elan is a great car to drive and even nowadays there are few cars more satisfying to own.