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null Elan S4

Sale price: $14,000.00 make an offer

Seller's notes: Nice "driver", fun car, newer repaint, original car, no mods, new carpet set, good overall condition, no disappointments. Additional pictures on "TaylorMadeClassicCars.com"
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Color: Yellow
Mileage: 62,123
Engine: twin overhead cam 4 cylinder
Trim: drop head coupe
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1971 Lotus Elan S4 Drop Head Coupe.  Very presentable "driver" with a new repaint (it's not perfect. but very nice from 5 feet away).   Original 62K “one owner” miles.   I bought this last winter from the original owner of 42 years.  It is a matching numbers car with no known major engine rebuild history and no known accident history either.   Its original color was French Blue from the factory and previous owner had it painted Lotus Yellow in the 1980's.   All chrome. emblems. and bright work are newly polished up.  Beautiful spinner hubs and stainless trim rings on all newly painted wheels.  

Mechanically. I installed new roto-flex couplings (all four).  I rebuilt the front and rear brake calipers and installed all new brake pads.  Parking brake holds well.   Motor does drip/spot oil a bit.   Chassis is in original driving condition with all bushings original and newer tie rod ends.  New stainless steel exhaust installed and sounds great!  Clutch good. shifts fine all gears. back up lights work.    Drive it anywhere.  

Interior seats are very nice. but not perfect.  I installed a brand new quality interior carpet set. door seal surround molding. and rubber pedal pads.  It's equipped with the Colin Chapman signature steering wheel. custom wood shift knob. and new center console arm rest pad.   I applied a vinyl wood grain veneer over the old dash to dress it up.   Door panels good and interior presents itself in very good condition.  

All glass is good. but convertible top rear window is yellowed.   The top is older. dry and difficult to stretch fit.  A perfect quality original tonneau cover is included.   The heater unit is not installed but comes with the car.   Some things aren't working such as horn. power windows. gas gauge. tach. volt meter (but it does charge well).  All other electrics DO work (headlights.  instrument lights. hazards. parking. turn signals. high beams. wipers. oil pressure gauge. water temp gauge. etc. )   Headlights make their way to the up position since the vacuum pod is not working.  

Spare tire in trunk with jack and a complete original factory tool set in pouch.   Lotus factory shop manual is also included.   Car is registered. insured and being driven.  Feel free to ask any questions.  I can share more pix of specific areas if requested.   Car is 42 years old and in very original condition.   No warranties or guarantees.   Sold where is and as is.   Car available for inspection and I would encourage this.  

Those with less than ten (10) or negative feedback history do NOT bid unless you contact me and communicate first. otherwise your bids will be retracted and bidder banned from further bidding.

Also note that the winning bid is NOT a right of first refusal. but a commitment to purchase the vehicle regardless of anything. so a non-refundable deposit via PayPal is required within 24 hours of auction ending and arrangements to be made for pickup of item.  Vehicle is listed "for sale" by other venues and media. so I reserve the right to terminate the listing at any time.   Additional pictures available on my “hobby” website “TaylorMadeClassicCars. com”

 

 

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