1969 Lotus Elan on 2040-cars
Rock, Kansas, United States
This is a beautiful clean Lotus Elan. It has new paint from a high level restoration paint shop specializing in
fiberglass. This car shows 27000 miles. I can’t guarantee it but believe it’s true. The body was extremely
clean when stripped of paint. The engine had the head removed to fix an oil leak that happens from the ageing of a
rubber hose on the side of the engine that occurs on all twin cam lotuses. While we were in there we put in a new
water pump -- with the head being off. Brakes and steering area tie rod ends bushings and etc. replaced. The rubber
donut drive axle couplings which are part of the rear drive mechanism were replaced. New master cylinder and brake
cylinders rebuilt. New rear main engine seal replaced and while there the clutch was replaced. Top, wood dash, and
center console are also new. Seats seem good except for small cut in passenger seat that you have to look for.
Speedometer does run too fast and will need to be sent off for repair. Electrically I think everything works. This
car runs beautifully. It's fast and it handles amazing like a Lotus should.
The rubber donuts are new with restoration.
Tires are approximately 3 years old and are lower cost tires but have almost new tread.
99% sure frame is original. I do not have a full history of this car.
Leaks were fixed with rear main seal replacement and side engine hose. No other leaks are known.
Radiator was removed and cleaned and the car never over heats. Gas tank was cleaned and coated.
This car has never been driven in the rain while I’ve owned it. The wipers work great but I've never paid any
attention to the washers.
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Auto blogThu, 20 Feb 2014
When we first laid eyes on leaked images of the Lotus Motorcycles C-01, we wondered if its laid-back, sport cruiser shape was really appropriate for a motorcycle bearing any connection with Colin Chapman and the company's famous "add lightness" mantra. We've now seen official pictures of the bike in multiple color schemes, including classic black and gold, British racing green and even a variant that resembles Martini livery, and while we think it looks pretty cool, our opinion hasn't really changed.
Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised that the C-01 isn't an embodiment of the Lotus ethos, as the company that intends to build it isn't really Lotus at all, its builders - German racing firm Kodewa and tuner Holzer Group - merely having licensed the name of the British sportscar maker. It was designed by Daniel Simon, who once worked for Volkswagen and consulted for Bugatti and is the man credited with creating the reborn Tron Light Cycles. Still, looking past its questionable heritage, the C-01 looks pretty darn awesome, and there are some interesting bits that have us looking forward to the production version that's reportedly due within the next two months.
As expected, power comes in at 200 horsepower, courtesy of a modified version of KTM's 1,195-cc V-twin engine. The chassis is made up of steel, titanium and carbon fiber, with a seat height of about 28 inches. Its wheelbase, at about 65 inches, is a full 10 inches longer than a real street-legal superbike, and its front end is raked way out in front with a 19-inch wheel. Those dimensions mean we shouldn't expect much racetrack prowess, unless its rider is only planning on going in a straight line. Indeed, with a claimed dry weight of under 400 pounds, the Lotus Motorcycles C-01 ought to be mighty quick down the quarter mile.
Thu, 23 May 2013
"We are delighted to open our doors to customers so that they can collect their new car from us direct." - Jean-Marc Gales
Buying a Lotus sports car now comes with an added perk - you get a peek behind the curtain at the famous factory in Hethel, England.
The first thing you need to know is that this is the Lotus Exige S Roadster, unchanged from the Exige S even in price and officially the fastest convertible Lotus has ever made. The second thing you need to know is that if you live in the US, you won't be getting this car.
Now that that's out of the way, the lack of a roof, rear wing and front splitter help make it 22 pounds lighter than the coupe, coming in a 2,565 pounds, and the supercharged 3.5-liter V6 in this topless blossom discharges 345 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. For historical comparison with a non-convertible, those numbers nearly match the 2004 Lotus Esprit V8 Final Run edition - which had twin Garrett turbochargers. Yet the Exige S gets from a stoplight to 60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds, nearly a full second quicker than that Esprit. Fair play, though, the Esprit did weigh 3,040 pounds.
It will be fitted with a six-speed manual only, and cost 52,900 pounds ($79,667 US), 55,378 euros ($71,404 US) or 8,500,000 yen ($82,078 US), depending on where you live. Here in the US we'll be sticking with the track-only Exige V6 Cup and Cup R models. The press release below offers more on the fine points.