Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Mileage 
    53 088 mi / 85 437 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    50/0487
  • Engine number 
    LP11635LBA
  • Lot number 
    8
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- Sold new in New Zealand

- Repainted and five speed gearbox fitted in early 1990s

- c.53,000 recorded miles, MoT to November 2017

The Elan+2 could so easily have been an automotive compromise and there are numerous examples from rival marques of how adding space so often destroys both pace and grace. But the ever-resourceful Ron Hickman proved more than up to the task of adding two seats to his original masterpiece. No longer did a new father need to forsake his sports car when the kids came along, he just bought an Elan +2 and installed them in the back.

Having recently returned to the UK from New Zealand, where it was sold new, the vendor advises FND 961F is in "excellent" condition in regards to its bodywork, dark yellow paintwork and engine with "very good" black interior trim. With no signs of stress cracking to the bodywork, its condition would certainly concur with it having led a cared for existence. Retaining its original chassis, the car was repainted in the early 1990s at which time a 5-speed gearbox was also fitted. Displaying some 53,088 miles which though unwarranted could well be genuine, this appealing Elan comes with a Swansea V5 document, MoT to November 2017, Lotus Heritage Certificate and a large folder of invoices.