Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1969
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Tuesday 8 March 2011
Estimate: £13,000 - £15,000
Registration Number: WCV 790J
Chassis Number: 0178G
Immediately successful when launched at the 1962 London Motor Show, the Elan is as popular now as it was then. The rigid backbone chassis was so good that it has formed the design basis of many Lotus models since. Independent suspension under a light and outstandingly pretty GRP body ensured nimble handling with racing car feel and responses, while soft springing also provided an excellent ride - a combination allowing the Elan numerous track successes in little-modified form. At its heart was a four cylinder twin-cam unit of 1,558cc with twin Weber 40DCE carburettors, which produced 105bhp at 5,500rpm and, via a close ratio gearbox, powered the diminutive Elan to 112mph and 0-60mph in 9 seconds.
This classic British sports car was first registered on the 23rd May 1969 and is described by the ven