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1965 Lotus Elan S2

1965 Lotus Other

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Aug 15, 2014
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Des Plaines, Illinois, United States
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1965 Lotus Other
VIN#: 26/4321?
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VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 26/4321?
Year: 1965 Interior Color: Black
Make: Lotus Number of Cylinders: 4
Model: Other Transmission: 4 speed manual
Trim: Convertible Body Type: U/K
Engine: 1.6L 1558CC 95Cu. In. l4 GAS DOHC Naturally Aspirated Vehicle Title: Clear
Drive Type: 4 speed manual. Rear wheel drive Options: Convertible
Mileage: 50,000 Fuel Type: GAS
Exterior Color: Red For Sale By: Friend of owner

Early S2 Lotus Elan in good running and good looking condition. Starts easy, runs nice and is a real head turner.

I'm selling this car for my friend who is a great wrench and does some amazing things with fiberglass, but he struggles painfully with a pc. So this is one of his daily summer drive toy cars. Time to thin the herd for some parking space so this one was tagged to go.

This car was rear ended about 15 years ago but it was properly rebuilt. The frame was straightened and reinforced. The back of the body was sawed off and a new/used rear clip was professionally grafted on by the owner at Fiberglass Solutions in Addison Illinois. The car was then professionally painted by the local paint shop down the street. The car has been driven as often as the weather allowed since it was rebuilt.

The Twin Cam, weber head engine starts easy and runs well. The car handles fine and gets lots of thumbs up and double takes wherever it is driven. The dark green cloth seats are a bit overstuffed so they are comfortable. Trans was rebuilt and shifts great. New drive donuts were installed about 7 years ago. The problematic headlight vacuum system was replaced with real nifty gas struts. Miniature versions of what holds up the back of a hatchback. You pop up the headlight pods when you want the lights on at night and pop them back down when you don't. Adjustable height coil over shocks in the back. Clutch and brakes are good. Clutch master and slave cylinders were recently rebuilt. Rear fenders have slight flares. Stock generator was replaced with an alternator.

 The paint is just so-so. It has some scratches and chips and a few cracks here and there. A little TLC would make it better. The engine starts easy and runs good but it is a bit lumpy. Could maybe use a good carb tune up. There are the usual engine oil leaks. Nothing terrible but you want to stay away from fresh concrete driveways.

As this is a Lotus, there will be a certain amount of fiddling you will have to do on a regular basis.

The car has adjustable coil overs in the rear, so it can and has a little larger tires.


If you follow ebay, you will have seen plenty of "project" Elans go for $15-$20k.  Why buy a chopped up car that is missing parts and hasn't run in years when you can buy this one, drive it and enjoy it right away and tinker with it later!


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