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Lotus : Other Elan "S" Plus Two Big Valve

Sale price: $13,900.00 make an offer

Car location: United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Lotus
Model: Other
Year: 1972
Type: Coupe
Color: Yellow
Mileage: 56,818
Engine: 1.6 Big Valve
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Elan "S" Plus Two Big Valve
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Lotus : Other Elan "S" Plus Two Big Valve for sale

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  • Lotus : Other Elan "S" Plus Two Big Valve
  • Lotus : Other Elan "S" Plus Two Big Valve
  • Lotus : Other Elan "S" Plus Two Big Valve
  • Lotus : Other Elan "S" Plus Two Big Valve
  • Lotus : Other Elan "S" Plus Two Big Valve
  • Lotus : Other Elan "S" Plus Two Big Valve
  • Lotus : Other Elan "S" Plus Two Big Valve
  • Lotus : Other Elan "S" Plus Two Big Valve
  • Lotus : Other Elan "S" Plus Two Big Valve
  • Lotus : Other Elan "S" Plus Two Big Valve
  • Lotus : Other Elan "S" Plus Two Big Valve
  • Lotus : Other Elan "S" Plus Two Big Valve
  • Lotus : Other Elan "S" Plus Two Big Valve
  • Lotus : Other Elan "S" Plus Two Big Valve
  • Lotus : Other Elan "S" Plus Two Big Valve
  • Lotus : Other Elan "S" Plus Two Big Valve
  • Lotus : Other Elan "S" Plus Two Big Valve
  • Lotus : Other Elan "S" Plus Two Big Valve
  • Lotus : Other Elan "S" Plus Two Big Valve

1972 Lotus Elan "S" +2 Big Valve
Thank you for your interest. I purchased this vehicle with the intent of having it fully restored. and have begun some of the basics toward this goal. Over the past several months I have spent several thousand dollars making the car road worthy at a reputable car restoration company that specializes in antique and vintage vehicles. Unfortunately. my physical height has deterred me from pursuing this goal. I am 6'6" tall and am not comfortable in this car. despite toying with the idea of relocating the seats. As much as I would love to keep this car. I cannot justify the expense for something that I cannot operate.  
This car was purchased in a non-running condition and essentially this was a barn find. An older gentleman had the car for years and was part of a larger collection of cars. some completed projects and others waiting indefinitely. After several weeks of chasing him and the car. it was mine. The car has aged gracefully and is not perfect by any standard. however I purchased this car because it has great potential and will be a joy for the new owner. I will describe this vehicle to the best of knowledge and try to convey these findings honestly. However. due to the inherent nature of purchasing a vehicle of over 40 years. this Lotus will be sold as-is. where-is. Most of the issues are typical of older fiberglass cars. Appointments to see the car in person are more than reasonable and can be made upon request. The car is being stored at the restoration facility in Campbell. CA.  

Engine and Transmission: 
Engine starts easily. idles well. runs great. great oil pressure. no bottom end noise. Really is a great runner.
- At some point. due to the age and unknown prior history. the timing chain should be replaced.  
New Carburetor Rebuild and Tune
Clutch and Transmission in good condition. smooth shifting. no grinds. positive clutch engagement 
Brakes Rebuilt
-New pistons. seals and brake lines.
New Dual brake boosters and
Fuel tank flushed and cleanedFuel Pump providing good fuel pressureNew Battery


Interior: 
Front and Rear seats in great condition. Vinyl is intact. no tears or significant wear.  
Leather interior trim in good shape.  Dash laminate is cracking throughout. needs to be restored. Leather trim under steering wheel needs replacingRadio is non-functioningWindow motors are slow and probably need better groundingHeadliner and B-pillar leather show stainsDash has some cracking but otherwise in good shapeNeeds carpet kit for discerning buyers

Exterior:
Weather stripping good aged condition (some cracking)Paint in good condition as a vintage respray. Age of respray unknown. Typical fiberglass body issues with the paint. The car exhibits stress cracks along seems. but mostly isolated to the roof. Also a few knicks. dings and blemishes around the vehicle but all in all the car looks good.  No rust- California car Missing lower bumper trim and foglightFront chrome trim bumper hit an object and is slightly bentElectrical system needs TLC. Again. a common issue with a fiberglass vehicle.  Most lights do not function or function correctly. Turn signal. brake lights. etc. Needs parts like a brake light switch. available for $7. 00Headlight vacuum mechanism needs service
Wheels are in good condition with matching spare


This car to me is a wonderful platform to build a great car. It needs some TLC. but it is a fun and exciting vehicle.  
I have thought long and hard about selling this vehicle as I already have so much time and money into her. but it is time to move on.

Please contact me and I can provide video showing the car running.

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