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  • EFN507
  • 32,767km
  • Lagoon Blue, 2 door, Convertible
  • 2
  • Petrol
  • 4 cylinder, 1558cc
  • Manual
  • Imported
  • Jun 2019
  • Sprint
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Few, if any, cars are more involving especially on a twisty road with the roof down. Indeed as Gordon Murray, designer of the McLaren F1, remarked ..."the Lotus Elan is the ultimate, better than the F1. We tried to get its delicious steering feel in the F1 but we just missed it."



I purchased the car in 1980 and after doing a fair amount of work ended up having a ‘blank cheque’ restoration in 1988/89 by Kelveden Motors, where everything was either refurbished, e.g. diff, or renewed, including:

new shell/doors/boot (faired bumper)

alternator and loom

new Spyder chassis

leather upholstery

dashboard

all parts either re-chromed or plastic coated



Additional mods included:

big radiator in nose, cooling fan and swirl pot

Cambridge performance starter motor

Revised reservoir location

Stiffer anti-roll bar

close ratio gearbox

stainless exhaust



I further modified the car in the mid 90’s, because the refurbished original wheels weren’t sufficiently true, to include:

roll bar

Spyder twin wishbone rear conversion (single CVT + donut)

Revolution 5 spoke wheels

semi-solidly mounted steering rack



In 2007 we moved to New Zealand, shipping the elan, and have added 11k miles since importation (21,932->32,767).



In 2013, the engine and gearbox were again rebuilt, including dyno run-in, at a cost of NZD$16,000+.



More recently the suspension and brakes have been overhauled with new tyres fitted and suspension set up.



The car has not been tracked.



Unsurprisingly she drives superbly but is not cosmetically perfect - see recent

photos attached. Change of circumstances means we have decided to sell her.



Located in Russell. Subject to interest can arrange viewing in Auckland.



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  • Seller location: Paihia, Northland, NZ

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