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 mileage covered since a detailed full restoration carried out around that time.
Mechanically, the car has been finished to a very high standard and is ready to use and enjoy.  The drive is superb and it is very comfortable!
The car has recently received a full engine rebuild, brake and suspension refresh and a replacement wiring loom.
The paintwork absolutely gleams in the sun, but on close inspection does suffer age related marks and some micro-blisters on the roof.  I have not been able to show these up on photographs.  These add to the patina to the car - it is not a concourse show-car, but very tidy and one can be proud to own it and present it at car meets and shows - it does attract a lot of attention and nice comments!
It is rare to find one so well presented and in such great mechanical order.
A very comfortable and usable classic car that could easily be a daily driver!  It is an absolute pleasure to drive and will be sorely missed!!
(Mileage may slightly go up as now we have some nice weather we are getting out and enjoying it!)

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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