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1968 Lotus Elan S3 SE Special Equipment ex Don Tingle Vintage Classic Race

Sale price: $18,300.00 make an offer
Last update: 04.02.2014

Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Lotus
Model: Other
Year: 1968
Mileage: 15,000
Engine: Twin Cam Lotus Weber Head Headers
Trim: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1968 Lotus Elan S3 SE Special Equipment ex Don Tingle Vintage Classic Race for sale

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1968 Lotus Elan S3 SE Special Equipment ex Don Tingle Vintage Classic Race Photo
  • 1968 Lotus Elan S3 SE Special Equipment ex Don Tingle Vintage Classic Race
  • 1968 Lotus Elan S3 SE Special Equipment ex Don Tingle Vintage Classic Race
  • 1968 Lotus Elan S3 SE Special Equipment ex Don Tingle Vintage Classic Race
  • 1968 Lotus Elan S3 SE Special Equipment ex Don Tingle Vintage Classic Race
  • 1968 Lotus Elan S3 SE Special Equipment ex Don Tingle Vintage Classic Race
  • 1968 Lotus Elan S3 SE Special Equipment ex Don Tingle Vintage Classic Race
  • 1968 Lotus Elan S3 SE Special Equipment ex Don Tingle Vintage Classic Race
  • 1968 Lotus Elan S3 SE Special Equipment ex Don Tingle Vintage Classic Race
  • 1968 Lotus Elan S3 SE Special Equipment ex Don Tingle Vintage Classic Race
  • 1968 Lotus Elan S3 SE Special Equipment ex Don Tingle Vintage Classic Race
  • 1968 Lotus Elan S3 SE Special Equipment ex Don Tingle Vintage Classic Race
  • 1968 Lotus Elan S3 SE Special Equipment ex Don Tingle Vintage Classic Race

No Reserve Auction Originally owned by Lotus Elan Expert and Specialist Don Tingle of Tingle Lotus Center. in Cambridge. Mass is this 1968 Lotus Elan S3 SE (Special Equipment Model) Roadster (Drop Head Coupe). It is Chassis # 45/6460. with engine # LP 6989 which is Matching to the Chassis. The car came standard with electric windows (work perfectly). Over the years Don Tingle improved and modified the car so it would not only be stronger. but highly competitive. as well. Items improved are:  A new. gusseted chassis (10 years ago) Solid rear axles Custom Isky cams Webers Exhaust headers Oil cooler and aeroquip oil lines Competition shocks Momo steering wheel Roll barThe engine puts out 155 HP. The car was campaigned in local sports car events throughout the years Don Tingle owned it. Don Tingle fully maintained the car. even after he parted with it. as the full box of records (included with the sale of the car) indicate. Approximately $40. 00. 00 in receipts from Don Tingles shop were collected by the fellow Don sold the car to. Local to Cambridge. Mass sports car enthusiast. George Zahakevich purchased the car from Don Tingle and continued to campaign the Elan in sports car events. 10 years ago George had Don Tingle rebuild the engine. transmission. the solid mounted rear end and service everything else (as the records show). George put 2. 00 miles on the car during his ownership and stated that the car had 13. 00 original miles on it when he purchased it. Making for a total of 15. 00 miles. The speedometer is working and the odometer is not. The Florida title shows 2. 44 miles and the cars odometer shows 2. 45 miles.  George moved to Florida and his health began to fail. The car was parked about 5 years ago and sat. George had intended to replace and repair the items that needed attention. These items are: The seats covers need to be replaced (new original type upholstery. black are included) The carpet is not in the car (new original type carpet. black are included) The car should be repainted (paint crazing and chips. as well a small repairs that have been done around the trunk hinge area need sanded and resprayed) There is a 5 square inch area on the lower left side of the windshield that is de-laminated The windshield gasket and the door gaskets should be replacedThere is a new dash board (already installed). A new glove box and glove box door. new head light rings. new interior windshield trim pieces. a new center console and a arm rest pad are included with the car. A new starter was install within the month. The original radio is also included.  Missing are the SE badges. one interior door handle trim ring. one tag light. four wheel trim rings and a few roof frame cover buttons.  The top is in good overall condition and quite usable. The body is very straight and solid (even the floors). The wheels are not bend. but do have scratches from the trim rings that were once applied to them. The wheels should be repainted. The tires are period correct Michelin XAS's and have plenty of tread. (as shown in the photo). Since I have owned the car I have been able to get the engine running. the brakes work properly and the transmission shifts fine. with no crunching or grinding. No unusual noises from the rear end. I am in the midst of trying to separate the clutch disc from the flywheel. It is a standard issue with these cars. when sitting for a period of time.  With very little effort this wonderful Elan can be made to be quite presentable and it will have remarkable performance capabilities. With provenance. this 1968 Lotus Elan S3 SE is available at NO RESERVE for a staring bid of $18. 00. 00
Sold as is and void of any warranty. A $1. 00. 00 deposit. through paypal must be received within 24 hours of the close of this auction. The balance  must be received within 7 days of the close of this auction by way of either cashiers check or bank wire. Shipping soley by the buyer
         

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