Price: - Item location: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Lotus
  • Model: Elan S2 Roadster
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year:1965
  • Mileage:68,674
  • Color:White
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1965 Lotus Elan S2 Roadster

The purest sports car of all time? Perhaps. The inspiration behind the Mazda Miata MX5, he best selling two seater in history? Unquestionably. The vehicle of choice for the uber-stylish Emma Peel in the Avengers. Certainement! However you care to label it, here is no doubt that the Elan is a phenomenal car. The very embodiment of Lotus founder Colin Chapman's design philosophy, t is incredibly lightweight, owerful and possessed of unparalleled handling. Evolved from the Elite (Chapman's first real offering) and developed by Ron Hickman (beloved by DIYers the world over as the inventor of the WorkMate portable workbench), t featured the now familiar steel backbone in place of the all fibreglass chassis used in the Elite. The engine was a simple (and cheap) Ford UK production four-cylinder block, itted with a twin-cam head, esigned by Harry Mundy. Independent suspension and disc brakes at all four corners rounded out the package. Tipping the scales at under 1,500 lbs., t was a miracle of engineering.
Offered here, s a basically unmodified, ong-term California car with full weather equipment. Never wrecked or rusted and with just 68,000 miles, t runs and drives just as Mr. Chapman intended! Also, eing a very early Series 2 car, espite having the full width dashboard, t still has the more desirable separate taillights of the Series 1. Something of a Series 1 1/2, f you will!
These early cars, ith their individual taillights, re the most sought after versions of the Elan (which would ultimately go through four series) and with just 1,250 S2 built, t is virtually impossible to find an unmolested, ry-climate example any more. This therefore, s a rare chance indeed.
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