1968 Lotus Elan

Series 4 SE Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Left-hand drive
1968 Lotus Elan Series 4 SE Roadster
Chassis no. 45/8395
No lesser judge than Professor Gordon Murray – creator of so many Formula 1 World Championship-winning Brabham and McLaren cars, plus the Le Mans-winning McLaren F1GTR and its road-going three-seat Coupe sisters, cites the Lotus Elan as being not only his favourite car but also the exemplar for his entire design ethos.

Sharing this immensely influential regard for the neat, pretty, fabulous road-going production Lotus, Olav Glasius bought this immaculately presented little Elan Series 4 sports two-seater in July 1993. He is only its second owner. First registered in 1968, the then 25-year-old car required full restoration,and in 2004 Mr Glasius entrusted the car to Ken and Neil Myers of Northampton for them to work their magic upon it.He recalls "I asked them to do an absolute last nut and bolt restoration, for this Elan to become the best in the world...if necessary in fact to emerg