1965 Lotus Elan Roadster
Psychedelic paint job was removed following some left side body damage that was repaired. Spider cracks in the fiberglass body have been ground and glassed. The car was primed with a high quality primer six years ago and garaged since. Also, the windshield was replaced and a tonneau was added. The interior was redone with black naugahyde and black carpet, and a Momo steering wheel.
The car's slightly pumped motor (est 150hp) was rebuilt along with the rest of the drive train (clutch and transmission) and has about 15,000 miles. Joe LaCosta headers were added to the engine. Also, the front and rear suspension were rebuilt, and include adjustable Koni shocks and a differential stiffening bracket. The frame was reinforced. The wiring was thoroughly inspected and was repaired, and a modified starter motor was installed. The dash was covered with Brazilian rosewood and an oil-temperature gauge was added. The gas tank was replaced and an electric fuel pump was installed. The Mickey Thompson "Competitor" 245-13 tires have less than 1000 miles, mounted on American magnesium wheels.
Details remain to be addressed such as, door locks if desired, and the heater core which leaks when connected, and needs replacement.
The magnesium wheels are tarnished. The convertible top is not original.
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Loaded another container for Durban, South Africa this morning. This one loaded with a 1965 Lotus Elan racing car.
Source: private party
Posted: 24 Dec 2005
From WikipediaLotus Elan is the name of two convertible cars and one fixed head coupé produced by Lotus Cars. The original Type 26, 26R Racing version (of the S1 Elan), 36R Racing version (of the S2 Elan), 36 Fixed Head Coupe, 45 Drop Head Coupe, and the "Type 50" +2 Coupe, circa 1962 to 1975, are commonly known as the '60s Elans. The Type M100 from 1989 to 1995, is also commonly known as the 1990s Elan.
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