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Lotus Elan plus 2 1973 For Sale - £22,500

A superb opportunity to purchase the ultimate Lotus Elan +2, the 130BHP S130 variant with big valves and high compression together with the rare 5 speed gearbox.

The Lotus Classic Certificate of Vehicle Provenance records this is a matching numbers car and was the 42nd of the last +2's manufactured for the UK market. In addition the car comes with the original sales brochures, owners handbook and service voucher book.

Manufactured in December 1973 and first registered on 10 June 1974, the car has only 3 previous owners.

Having covered 90,891 miles, the new owner can have peace of mind as we have just completed a full engine rebuild including new main and big end bearings, thrust washers and piston rings. The head has been rebuilt, shimmed and the valves reseated.

Sussex Sports Cars have extensive knowledge of the car having looked after it since 2018 with invoices totalling in excess of £5,000, demonstrating the previous owner has fastidiously maintained the vehicle, irrespective of cost.

The car also boasts a Spyder chassis which is light in weight yet stronger and more durable than the original, this has been fitted with new Roto Flex donut rear wishbone system, complimented by adjustable shock absorbers. In addition the redesigned engine bay crossmember and spine mean the sump and prop shaft can be removed without the need to remove the engine and gearbox.

The car also has electronic ignition, stainless steel exhaust manifold and exhaust system. A tasteful, period looking Bluetooth / MP3 radio with USB port and remote control has also been fitted.

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