Classic Cars / Lotus / Car for sale

Lotus : Other SE

Sale price: $15,000.00 make an offer

Car location: Ladysmith, BC, Canada

Seller's notes: Known IssuesBack plate between engine and bell housing not installed (in trunk)Battery hold down - front bolt stripped threadsmotor mount left side bracket crack (photographed)Dash has been recovered for cracksFuel Gauge bezel is not chromeHelicoil inserted in left rear brake caliper bleed screw.Paint on roof bubbling (photographed) Note: part can of paint in trunkPlastic on center console has repaired cracks (photographed)Spare Tire missingTurn signal indicator bulb in Tach not lighting (turn signals work)Veneer on dash is not perfect (photographed)

Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Got questions?
Ask here!

Lotus : Other SE for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car(2.15) based on 380 votes

Lotus Elan S4/SE. Fixed Head Coupe

Background Information

 I have owned the car 40 years.  It is in original condition. with no modifications. except

-   high flow air cleaner replacing stock canister.

-   clutch master cylinder larger diameter.  and

-   Weber DCOE 40 replacing DCOE 36 carburettors

The car is an occasional ‘driver' and is not a show car. During 1975-77 the car was used for autocross. track days. and teaching competition license students. In the late 1970s it was used as a daily driver.  Since the mid-1980s. I have used the car very little.

When purchased. the car was painted in Gold Leaf Racing livery. It has been kept the same - Red. over White with a gold stripe along bumper line. The original Gold Leaf Team Decal and Goodyear Racing Tire Decal in the trunk have been removed.


All instruments and (original) radio work. All switches work except. four way flasher and kill switches which are disconnected. Brake fluid has been flushed and the differential and transmission oil replaced.

The car has always has had 165/13 tires instead of the original 155/13 size. This is the reason for the ellipse wear on the front fenders above the tires.

I have not kept invoices. From memory. the major service record on the car is;


replace wiring loom



engine rebuild

I believe the engine now has about 10. 00 miles since rebuilding



replace timing chain and distributor gear

I believe the engine now has about 2. 00. since replacing the timing chain



replace all rubber parts in suspension

I believe the car has about 300 miles since replacing suspension parts



replace veneer on dash


There are a number of photographs of the car at: https://www. dropbox. com/sh/jb9vf6cvy7q7j7s/AAB8byw0JHMXFZdglAPw3bWLa


Known Issues

Back plate between engine and bell housing not installed (in trunk)

Battery hold down - front bolt stripped threads

left side motor mount bracket crack (photographed)

Dash has been recovered for cracks

Fuel Gauge bezel is not chrome

Helicoil inserted in left rear brake caliper bleed screw.

Paint on roof bubbling (photographed) Note: part can of paint in trunk

Plastic on center console has repaired cracks (photographed)

Spare Tire missing

Turn signal indicator bulb in Tachometer is not lighting - turn signals work

Veneer on dash is not perfect (photographed)


Purchase Information

I have done my best to accurately describe my car. It has a clean. clear British Columbia Canada. title. Please ask questions you might have about it. Bidders are welcome and encouraged to have the car inspected or to inspect it in person before the auction ends. The car is being sold as-is. where is. with no warranty.  The descriptions and representation in this advertisement are for identification purposes they are not a warranty.  No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness. imperfection. defect or damage.  It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle. asked any questions they might have about the vehicle. having satisfied themselves about condition and value. and. to bid based upon that judgment. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is due via PayPal within 24 hours after the end of the auction. The balance (certified bank/cashier's check. electronic fund transfer or cash in person) is due within 10 days after the end of the auction. All financial transactions must be cleared into my account before vehicle delivery.

This vehicle should be picked up within four weeks of auction end unless arrangements are made in advance. Shipping arrangements and costs are the responsibility of the winning bidder. Transportation can be arranged through eBay Motors. or another auto transport company of your choice. If you decide to pick up the car in person. I can provide transportation for you from the local ferry terminal.  

Also published at

Want to buy this car?

Comments and questions to the seller:

Name E-mail
Antispam code: (enter the number)

Other classic Lotus cars offered via internet auctions:

Latest arrivals: