1968 Lotus Elan

S3 Drophead Coupe

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Mileage 
    45 000 mi / 72 421 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    457771
  • Engine number 
    LP.11005LBA
  • Lot number 
    55196
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- Light blue with black interior, replacement Spyder chassis

- c.£6,000 spent on recommissioning in 2010 with Bateman's Performance Engineering

- Recent hood, stored last four years, 44,981 miles recorded

The original Ron Hickman-penned Elan looks as fresh as when it burst onto the roads in 1962 and, thanks to its lightweight, stiff backbone chassis, fully independent wishbone suspension and potent twin-cam powerplant, will still show a clean pair of heels to many a far younger rival. The vendor informs us this light blue example has enjoyed just three previous owners since being first registered in February 1968. The second owner was a stepson of renowned Lotus racer Adam Currie. A replacement Spyder chassis was fitted in 1988 whilst some £6,000 was invested in recommissioning works in 2010 with specialists Bateman's Performance Engineering including new CV drive shafts, fuel tank, ignition, brakes etc. A recent hood has also been fitted and a tonneau cover is included. In storage for the past four years, PXE 468F would now benefit from attention to the cosmetics and in our opinion would make an ideal winter project.

PLEASE NOTE: All estimates are subject to a buyer's premium of 15% incl. VAT (@ 20%)