Lotus Elan S4 drophead, rare and gorgeous original for sale
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A rare all original low mileage and low ownership UK supplied RHD Lotus S4 Elan drophead in Carnival red with a perfect interior in black. on the button and ready to go. Made in 1969 to SE (special equipment) specification with electric windows and centre lock wheels. side trims. wing mounted indicator repeaters and fitted with the rare Colin Chapman signed leather steering wheel. Only 3 owners and 65. 00 miles from new. believed genuine. This car has never been restored but has been carefully looked after all it's life. It drives and presents as only an unrestored car can. and wears its original desirable short registration number. Mechanicals: Only a low mileage has been covered since the car was fully serviced with new Rotoflex. electronic ignition. battery and fitted with all new Dunlop radials. Aluminium fuel tank fitted. A delight to drive. this Elan is crisp and tight with a particularly powerful engine. perfect gearbox and no untoward noises from the drive train. The engine bay is nicely detailed with plenty of evidence of care and attention and there are no leaks. MOT tested to February 2014. Interior: A time warp and correct in every way with no splits or tears to the vinyl trim and perfect teak veneers to the dashboard. Fitted with Kangol belts and a period Phillips radio/cassette player. The condition of the interior is a testament to the loving care this car has enjoyed over the years. The hood is very good and there is a fitted tonneau cover. New boot carpet fitted. Body: Excellent replacement Lotus chassis with no rust or accident repair. Paintwork has a deep consistent shine and could be the original finish. As such. it's delightfully patinated and with paint of this age on any Lotus there is inevitably some micro blistering. and a few very small nicks which have been touched in. There is only one area of crazing. about a 50 pence piece size on the bonnet bulge over the carbs. The wheels have been refinished and what chrome there is is unmarked. Supplied with the original jack. knock off mallet. owner's manual and a genuine factory workshop manual. Please call 07595 770068 or 01424 893362 to view. I've had a few phone calls from people asking if this car is converted from a coupe. For the avoidance of doubt. this is a 100% genuine drophead Elan with chassis number beginning with 45 xxx If you're an overseas buyer. I'm happy to help with transport arrangements. so please get in touch; je parle Francais. ich spreche Deutsch.
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