EVANTE 140 TC ( LOTUS ELAN ) ONLY 101 MADE,,,,,,,VERY RARE CAR
Sale price: £9,995.00 make an offer
Last update: 31.05.2013
Pending offersDate: 2014-06-19
Paul harrison offered ??9000 gbp
ed dyson (from bb9 8qp) offered 7500 gbp
Mike offered usd
Tony Saberwal (from Bath Somarset) offered usd
Paul Sharoglazov (from Adelaide, Australia) offered usd
Phil offered 8000 gbp
Car location: WEST MIDLANDS, United KingdomSale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
THANK YOU FOR LOOKING INTO MY SALE OF THIS VERY RARE CAR
VERY RARELY OFFERED FOR SALE ONLY A HAND FULL NOW REMAINING IN THE UK
1988 EVANTE 140 TC
IN BEAUTIFUL CONDITION WITH 30K MILES FROM NEW. LAST OWNER FOR 17 YEARS. EVERY M. O. T FROM NEW. ORIGINAL BILL OF SALE. INVOICES AND HISTORY FROM NEW (VEGANTUNE) INC ORIGINAL SALES BROCHURE. SUPERB BODY/PAINT/INTERIOR WITH EVERYTHING FUNCTIONING CORRECTLY. FACTORY ORDER DOUBLE DUCK HOOD. SPECIAL DASH. ROLL BAR. MINI-LITE ALLOYS PLUS ORIGINALS. STAINLESS EXHAUST SYSTEM. A SUPERB ENGINE AND A REAL GEM THAT LOVES TO REV. JUST A DELIGHT TO DRIVE.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE EVANTE
This pretty little car was produced by the tuning firm VEGANTUNE. when they were based in Spalding. Lincolnshire. They were restoring Lotus Elans. and made some logical developments. including using the Spyder chassis with double wishbone rear suspension. and more up to date running gear. They decided to produce the car in total. from new. and the company became Evante Cars Ltd. The main changes from the Elan are fairly obvious. but there were many more beneath the surface. The engine was Vegantunes own VTA. initially in 1600cc. and later as a 1700cc. They were sold as the “140TC” or with a bit more power. the “160TC”. Gearbox and Final drive came from Ford. Twin 40 Dellorto's were installed. giving the car quick response and a lovely sound. Suspension is double wishbone all round. which gave the car exceptional handling. Many Road Testers found the car an exciting and enjoyable drive. rating it above most of the other sports cars of the day. The first production cars were built in 1986. and some 30 or so produced in 1987. '88 and 89. giving a total of around 106 Mk 1's. Quite a number of these were LHD and exported. to Germany in particular. There were small changes and improvements introduced with almost every production batch. and of course the individual requirements of potential owners could be incorporated into their car. For those who don't know. the VTA ENGINE has a twin cam alloy head on a Crossflow block. with some other special castings. Produced for some years prior to the birth of Evante it was used in Formula Atlantic racing and wherever a 1600 twin cam was eligible. The output of 100Bhp per litre. for a two valve engine was. at the time. “state of the art” ( In the Evante it was produced with 140 and 160 Bhp outputs)
THIS IS A VERY GENUINE CAR IN LOVELY ORDER THROUGHOUT. MECHANICALLY SPOT-ON AND READY TO ENJOY WITH TAX AND MOT. BENEFITING FROM MASSES OF HISTORY FROM DAY ONE MAKES THIS EVANTE A VERY ENJOYABLE AND PRACTICAL INVESTMENT.
WHY BUY AN ELAN AT TWICE+ THE PRICE AND NOT AS GOOD?
PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL TO DISCUSS FURTHER AND WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE. VIEWING AND TRIAL ARE MORE THAN WELCOME.
IF VIEWING IS NOT POSSIBLE. PLEASE BUY WITH CONFIDENCE. STUDY THE PICTURES CAREFULLY. I GUARANTEE YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!
PAYMENT TO BE MADE BY CASH ON COLLECTION PLEASE
P/EXCHANGE MAY BE POSSIBLE SUBJECT TO E-BAY RULES
MY PRICE IS SET VERY SENSIBLY SO NO SILLY OFFERS PLEASE
THANK YOU FOR LOOKING IN
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Comments and questions to the seller:from Adrian, dated 17 may 2016
Could you please tell me if this is still for sale, please?
from Iain, dated 10 january 2014
Hi ,is this car still for sale? thanks
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