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Lotus : Other SE

Sale price: $20,000.00 make an offer

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Date: 2017-03-09

Max Venegoni (from Milano (ITALY) ) offered 15.000,00 usd

Date: 2018-09-03

Thomas W. Schulz (from Austria) offered usd

Car location: Ladysmith, BC, Canada

Seller's notes: good driver quality car

Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

1558 Lotus Twin Cam
4 speed manual transmission
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Lotus : Other SE for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car(2.5) based on 395 votes
 Lotus Elan S4/SE. Fixed Head Coupe

This Lotus Elan is a 1970 S4/SE model. I have owned it for over 40 years. It is an occasional driver in the summer. and has about 63. 00 miles on the odometer.  

Additional pictures of the car are at dropbox. com/sh/jb9vf6cvy7q7j7s/AAB8byw0JHMXFZdglAPw3bWLa

 The car is in original condition. except.  
- high flow air cleaner replacing stock canister.

- Moto-Lita steering wheel

- clutch master cylinder - larger diameter.  

   and replacement brake master cylinder

- Weber DCOE 40 replacing DCOE 36 carburettors

   (carbs were recently cleaned and balanced

The car was repainted four years ago. and front this past winter. It has been kept in the original Gold Leaf Racing livery - Red. over White with a gold stripe along bumper line. Extra touchup paint comes with the car.  

Body Trim and paint
The car is in original condition. All body panels. hood. doors and trunk lid are original. and all close and open nicely. The Gold Leaf Racing colors have been kept throughout the car's life. There are no cracks or marks in the fiberglass.

Underside of the body and frame are original and solid.  


Instruments. Radio and Switches
All instruments and (original) all-band Pye Clearway radio work. All switches work except. four way flasher and kill switch which are disconnected.  
All trim is installed. there are two repaired cracks on the plastic transmission tunnel cover and one on the bottom of the right window post plastic cover. There is new rubber around the front window. The seats door panels. headliner and rear are original and in good condition. The dash has had new wood veneer cover. and the dash crash pad has vinyl cover as the original vinyl has a crack in the middle.

A MotoLita steering wheel replaces the stock Lotus steering wheel.


Headlights. tail lights. brake lights turn signals. wipers and horn work. A new battery was installed last fall. The generator was cleaned and tested earlier this year.


Engine. Transmission

The original (numbers matching) engine is installed. It has about 10. 00 miles since rebuilding. The weber carburetors were recently tuned and balanced. The engine comes with both standard points ignition and breakerless ignition. The transmission and differential are original and have had new lubricant installed last winter.


Suspension. Wheels. Tires and Brakes

Suspension bushings were replaced several years ago. Original knock on wheels are installed and in good condition. (Note there are wrench scratches). For most of the car's life it ran on 165R 70/13 Pirelli tires. They rubbed a mark in the front fenders (shown in older photographs). New 155 80/13 tires have been installed and the rub marks repaired and car front repainted this past winter. All tires are new. The brakes have stainless steel pistons installed and new hoses connecting the callipers. This past winter DOT 4 brake fluid was replaced.


Known Issues
Battery hold down - front bolt stripped threads

Dash has been recovered for cracks

Helicoil inserted in left rear brake caliper bleed screw.

Plastic on center console has repaired cracks (photographed)

Veneer on dash is not perfect (photographed)


Purchase Information
I have done my best to accurately describe my car. It has a clean. clear title (no accidents or major repair) British Columbia Canada title. Please ask questions you might have about it. You are welcome and encouraged to have the car inspected or to inspect it in person.


Selling price for the car is based on Hagerty value for Condition 2 and 3. Hagerty values include 15% increase for S4/SE Coupe over standard Elan.


Information provided by UK MoT by e-mail indicates no import tax for the car into the UK.

Information provided by shipper is that cost for shipping to Southampton UK is $1. 70 US

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Comments and questions to the seller:

from Terry Milnes, dated 05 november 2018
Is this car still for sale?

from brian, dated 27 august 2017
Still for sale?

from e. grangetto , dated 26 february 2017
Is the LOTUS SPRINT still for sale?

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