1966 Lotus Elan

Coupé H71

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    7/1966
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    36/5728
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    1
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Yellow
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    165 PS / 122 kW / 163 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

This Elan Coupé was meticulously prepared without cost restrictions without cost restrictions by a highly accredited specialist.

Lotus/B.R.M. engine with dry sump pulling around 165 hp, Safety Devices rollcage, fire extinguisher, ATL fuel cell with FIA approval, Caterham bucket seat, Oreca safety harnesses, circuit breaker master switch, safety pin locks on the hood and boot, etc.

Set up with huge competitive potential in the H71 class. Ready to race.

The Lotus Elan was the first Lotus road car to use a steel backbone chassis and fiberglass bodywork, design typology that would be repeated in subsequent Lotus models for nearly three decades.

At approximately 680 kg, the Elan was designed according to a design philosophy than emphasis on the minimum possible weight, a characteristic of Colin Chapman design.

The Elan was technologically advanced, using a 1,558 cc DOHC engine, four-wheel disc brakes, rack-and-pinion steering, and four-wheel independent suspension.

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