LOTUS ELAN +2 (Plus 2) (1969)




Lotus Elan +2, built November 1968 and first registered 1 January 1969. Chassis 50/1151, with original matching numbers engine (comes with Lotus provenance certificate). Super S/E twin cam engine, with twin Weber carburettors.
I bought the car two years ago, and since then I have had a lot of work carried out (costing over £9,000) to get it to a good reliable mechanical standard. Since purchase I've had the following (all at my local classic garage and using parts from Lotus specialists):
- new rear cross member and 4 point harnesses in the rear seats
- new front seatbelts and mounts
- new sill members and closing plates front and rear
- new solid rear driveshafts
- new brake calipers, pads, discs and pipes all round
- new handbrake pads
- replacement wheel hubs all round
- replacement steel wheels all round (blasted and powder coated, with new stainless steel trims) including spare
- new Michelin tyres all round (including spare)
- new alternator
- full service
- new twin electric radiator fan setup and auto thermostat fitted
- new air filter and trunking
- new Odyssey racing battery and mount
- new high-torque starter motor
- new under-dash panels - trimmed in black vinyl
- new interior light lenses
- new carpet overmats front and rear
- new steering upright joint
- and lots of other details (wipers, flashers, track rod ends etc)
It passed its MOT in December 2016, and I recently did a round trip of nearly 200 miles in a day in it without missing a beat.
The mileage shows 3,306 so I presume the clock has been replaced in the past. I have many receipts for the historic maintenance of the car (filling a lever arch file) dating back to 1980. It has been resprayed at some point: the paint is generally good but with some micro blistering on the roof, and a few small areas of touched up paint.The seats are very good, with no rips or tears. There are a couple of cracks in the plastic centre console, a small one inch tear at the rear of the headlining, and a few cracks in the dashboard lacquer. Overall however this is a very good car ready for the spring.
Part exchange:Elise, S2000, TVR or similar

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  • Mileage: 3,306
  • Year: 1969
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Coupe
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: White


  • Engine layout: Front Engined
  • Engine size (Litres): 1.6
  • Engine configuration: 4 cylinder
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Previous owners: 5

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Bristol, United Kingdom