1972 Lotus Elan

S4 'Broadspeed' Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1972
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    r0040
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' The Elkhart Collection event, 23 - 24 October 2020.

  • The famous ‘DUE 886K’
  • Tuned by Ralph Broad for original owner David Pannel
  • 170 hp Cosworth BDA 16-valve DOHC engine with wet-sump lubrication
  • Reinforced gearbox; highly modified steering and suspension
  • Road-tested in Motor Sport, May 1972, and MOTOR, August 1972
  • Featured and described in Chris Harvey’s Lotus: The Elite, Elan, Europa
  • Reportedly capable of more than 140 mph—the ultimate road-going Elan

To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/el20.