Lot 248 - 1969 Lotus Elan 4SE Drophead Coupé
|Odometer reading||8,265 miles|
|Estimate||£24,000 - £32,000|
- Private ownership for 38 years
- Recently restored
- An original DropHead Coupé example
This car can be viewed in person from 14th to 18th July 2020 at our the auction site, Windsorview Lakes, Datchet, SL3 9HY
Designed by the legendary Colin Chapman, the Lotus Elan made its debut in 1962 and became known for its brilliant, lightweight chassis design and impressive handling. The Elan was fitted with a steel backbone chassis whilst retaining similar fibreglass bodywork to the Elite. So successful was this chassis, that it still forms the basis of Lotus cars today.
In March 1968 the final Series 4 was introduced which was fitted with various upgrades including dashboard fresh air vents and improved interior trim and fittings. The fibreglass coachwork was lighter and incorporated flared wheel arches, side repeater indicators and larger Elan + 2 rear lights.
This well-presented example is offered in very good order throughout and has been the subject of much restoration work in recent years. The Elan has been treated to a full respray in its original black colour scheme as well as various other maintenance work totalling over £8,000. The interior presents well as does the engine bay and paintwork. It is reported that the car runs and drives very well and comes with a comprehensive history file that details its history. Included in the file is a Heritage Certificate, current MoT test certificate, a V5C registration document, and various sundry invoices. As a result of this Elan’s continuous maintenance and restoration work it is presented in truly lovely condition and is ready to be enjoyed all summer long.
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