Lotus Elan 1.6L +2 S130/5


Vehicle Information

  • Odometer 105,000 Miles
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Transmission Manual
  • Road Tax £148.50 / £270
  • Year 1973
  • Body Coupe
  • Engine Size 1.6L
  • Colour
  • Doors 2

About this Lotus Elan

Finished in Roman Purple and Silver flake with the contrasting Oatmeal interior, fitted with the desirable original 5 speed gearbox, this stunning Plus 2 S130/5 has a large history file with a huge amount of work being carried between 2018 and 2020 by a Lotus enthusiast. The car was subject to a QED engine rebuild in 1992 (50,000 miles ago) and has .020" oversized QED pistons, giving a very healthy 195 PSI on all four cylinders. It has electronic (contactless) ignition which the previous owner mentioned has been very reliable, the original wheels have refurbished in the past and are still fitted with the original chrome plated spinners. Fitted with Kumho Solus KH17 tyres with around 4000 miles on them. Original spare wheel, jack and lead headed hammer present (in the boot). Jacking points are still strong and usable (appears to have Spyder sill strengtheners fitted) - Sue Miller CV Jointed driveshafts - New dashboard (walnut veneer) - Instruments overhauled with electronic clock protection circuit fitted - Fused relays fitted to nosecone for lights, horn, radiator fan - Suspension refresh - bushes, trunnions, uprights, ball joints, tie rod ends, steering rack bushes - Engine bay refresh - New clutch and braided clutch hose fitted - 4 speaker bluetooth stereo with hands free and bluetooth streaming - Gearshift overhauled - New oil seals fitted: Gearbox, engine - Differential professionally overhauled, new bearings, seals and brace rod bushes - Huco electric fuel pump with inertia cutout fitted - New air horns - Spyder chassis - NS/Rear wheel bearings and billet driveshaft (O/S in good shape, and already billet) - Steering column overhaul (proper U/J, new bushes) - Heater box overhauled - MX5 fuel filler one way valve - NOS genuine Lotus mild steel silencer - New anti roll bar bushes and ARB / droplinks repainted - Airbox, plenum, engine repainted, carb bodies cleaned - Propshaft rebuild (new U/Js and sliding joint) - New speedometer and throttle cables - Countless other service items including battery, oil and air filter, plugs, plug leads All the works supported by a fat receipt file, spreadsheet, and many photographs. Please call for an appointment and further details. Supplied fully inspected, serviced and with a 12 month RAC warranty.

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Technical Specification

Cost and Efficiency

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Tax (6/12mo) £148.50 / £270
Euro Status
Insurance Group (1 - 50)
Engine and Performance

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Engine Size 1.6L
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  • Seats 4
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Note: These figures show the typical specification for this vehicle, actual figures may vary.
Disclaimer: Please note, the vehicles registered on/after April 1st 2017 and with an original retail price of £40,000 and over will incur an additional tax charge of £310 per year from the second year for 5 years. After 5 years the RFL will revert back to the normal rate.

Slades Garage is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. We work with a number of carefully selected lenders who may be able to offer you finance for your vehicle. We are only able to offer finance from these providers. Postal Address: Church Road, Penn, Buckinghamshire, HP10 8LY