Elan S3 Special Equipment / Super Safety Drop Head Coupe (45/7603) for sale.
Car went thru a body and paint restoration in a Eastern fiberglass restoration
shop about 20 years ago. The body is
still in great condition and the paint looks
like it was sprayed yesterday. Both front and rear bumpers have recently
been re-sprayed the original lotus silver. The Lotus replacement frame is in good
condition. The twin cam engine (original to the car) has been rebuilt and
upgraded to Sprint specifications. Recent compression test shows 200psi across
all cylinders. Pulls very strongly to its redline. Webers are in good condition
with stock lotus air ducting in place. Radiator re-cored and all cooling hoses
replaced. Exhaust consists of Dave Bean header and a stainless steel lotus s3
muffler. Car shows 47,000 miles which are believed to be original, as car was
stored for a number of years prior to the restoration.
end and rear suspension has been rebuilt with all new bushings and bearings.
Springs and shocks have been replaced. Brakes rebuilt, calipers sleeved with
stainless steel, pistons also stainless. Entire handbrake system has been
rebuilt. U joints on main drive shaft replaced and rebuilt rear end has been
upgraded with solid drive shafts. Panasport wheels are used with 165 65R13
speed close ratio transmission works well, with the usual “snick” as you shift into
the gears. The clutch assembly has been
replaced as well as the hydraulic lines and the slave unit.
is in very good condition. Carpeting replaced, Seats recovered, original signed
steering wheel, factory seatbelts, newer convertible top, new dash
incorporating additional gauges with glove box.
All gauges work well with exception of Tachometer, which works off and
on as it decides, as does drivers window switch.
Car has been
maintained by local Northwest vintage Lotus restorer and is in good mechanical
and cosmetic condition. Yearly servicing has just been completed. Car is very
clean and has won best in class at three Northwest All British Field Meets
(ABFM) and a number of “best foreign” in local shows. Owner is member of
Evergreen Lotus Car Club (ELCC). Car comes with Owner’s Manual, Elan workshop
manual, custom car cover, mounted fire extinguisher and knock off wheel wrench.
as part of collection reduction. No trades – Also, have my 2005 Lotus Elise
supercharged for sale.