LOTUS ELAN +2S 1970 (1970)




Carnival Red 1558cc Lotus Elan+2S manual.  January 1970 car, first registered in July 1974.  This car has historic vehicle status and is tax exempt.  The history file includes a letter of authenticity provided by Lotus Cars Ltd.
A very thick history folder provides a heavily detailed history dating back to 1988 and fully supports the very low 17k mile indicated mileage covered since a detailed full restoration carried out around that time.
The last owner, from 2006 to 2016, was a retired couple who had cherished the car during their ownership.  In 2014 the car was taken off the road and received a full engine rebuild and replacement wiring loom.  It was towards the end of this work that poor health had halted the project.  It was at this time that the project was taken over as an ongoing hobby project by the current owners, who are long term Lotus enthusiasts, experienced with restoring and building classic/competition cars.
Mechanically, the car has been finished to a very high standard.  In addition to the engine rebuild, the suspension has received a full refresh and the electrics have been thoroughly overhauled.
The car runs and drives as new.  The steering is tight and precise, as a Lotus should be.  The suspension is very comfortable with no knocks or rattles over the unforgiving modern British roads.
This is a genuine unmolested example of one of the ultimate original Lotus sportscars.  It is rare to find one so well presented and in such great mechanical order.
A collector’s dream and a very usable classic car that could easily be a daily driver!

In addition to the engine rebuild, recent work includes:
•    New carpet and boarding in boot
•    New wiring loom
•    New headlight bowls and bezels
•    New starter solenoid & relay
•    New starter motor
•    New under-bonnet and boot lights
•    Tachometer fully refurbished
Brakes & Suspension:
•    New rotoflex couplings
•    New front bottom trunions & fulcrum pin bushes
•    New front brake discs & pads
•    New rear brake callipers
•    New rear wheel bearing
•    New top king-pin ball-joint
£19,990 - open to sensible offers

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  • Mileage: 17,000
  • Year: 1970
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Coupe
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Red


  • Engine layout: Front Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 1.6
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom