1969 Lotus Other ELAN PLUS 2
1969 LOTUS ELAN PLUS 2 --Cirrus White and Black Interior, 104,950 original miles, 4-speed manual transmission, Chassis #50/1781, Special Edition Engine 119753.The Lotus Elan Plus 2 as envisioned by Colin Chapman (Founder of Lotus Cars) was to have the following basic design concept… “it must combine the very best features of the Elan Coupe with reliability and yet be able to carry two adults and two children on a long holiday-in comfort” and that’s just what they created! The Elan 1558cc Twin-Can engine produces 118bhp at 6250 rpm and combined with its light weight make for an extremely exhilarating sports car.This Elan Plus 2 spent the first 40 years of its life in California with only 3 owners. The current owner has stored the Elan in climate controlled secure storage for much of the last 6 years. According to ownership history and discussions, the Elan received a repaint in the 70’s. Today the paint is fair and a respray would be welcomed. Body panels are straight, chrome is good, headlight covers work and fit properly and all glass is good. Interior is very original and in nice condition, the center console was recovered and dash is nice, but shows some age cracking. As pictured, the headliner is good, but does have a slight tear on driver’s side.This car runs and drives exceptionally well, having been previously owned by the father of one of our mechanics, it has been serviced when and where needed. With a little TLC this Elan Plus 2 will make a driver’s car with room for weekend touring.This Elan Plus 2 is has received $5,000 in servicing in the last few years of ownership making it ready for its next owner to use and enjoy.