Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1970
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Grand Prix, Competition, Touring & Rally Cars and Collectors' Items
Autosport International
National Exhibition Centre
Birmingham
B40 1NT UK

Saturday 10th January 2009

Apart from the Lotus Cortina, Lotus cars had been mainly concerned with two seater sports cars. The Elan +2 represented a more mature, family orientated version of the Elan and a definite move up-market. The idea was to squeeze in an extra passenger or extra luggage. A new steel backbone chassis was developed along similar lines to the Elan but was slightly larger. Braking was by Elan-type disc, but for the first time for a Lotus a brake servo was fitted. For power Lotus stuck with the twin cam engine in 118 bhp form with twin Weber carburettors. Top speed was in excess over 120mph and 0-60 dash was reached in 8 seconds. Typical to Lotus cars, the handling was amazing with the wider track making it easy to hustle along twisty B-roads. Another significan