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1971 Lotus Elan

Convertible Car for sale by Wire Wheel Classic Sports Cars in Vero Beach, Florida 32968

Wire Wheel Classic Sports Cars

Classic Car Overview

Classic Car Overview

1971 Lotus Elan $39,900

Vero Beach, FL Blue · 4 Cylinder

"Scarab" Blue with black interior

Beautiful restored condition

This beautiful Lotus Elan was recently purchased from Richard Reventlow. Richard is the half brother of Lance Reventlow of the Scarab race car fame. Richard bought this Elan S4 about 5 years ago and then commissioned Steve Smith at Twin Cam SportCars of Sarasota, Florida to do a complete frame off restoration on this Elan.

The instruction for the restoration was to build a very nice, reliable and fast Elan incorporating updates and improvements for better performance and reliablility. The body was finished in a beautiful Blue Sikkens paint as a tribute to lance Reventlow's memorable and very successful Scarab race cars.

Everything new or rebuilt with photo documentation

Sikkens paint

Rebuilt original Lotus twin cam engine with Weber conversion and new Weber carbs

Excellent compression: 195-180-180-180

CV joint upgrade on the rear axles

Aluminum radiator, with a modern electric fan

Alternator conversion and electronic ignition

Electrically operated headlight system for raising and lowering the headlights. More reliable than the original vacuum system.

The body was taken off of the chassis, and then the chassis was stripped and repainted in the origina Oxide Red finish

All suspension completely rebuilt, new AVO adjustable shocks

Rebuilt brakes

New Kumho tires, (5)

New Burl walnut dash

Alll new interior and rubber seals

New top

4 hardbound books of photo documentation of the purchase and restoration of this Elan

Original owner's manual and workshop manual included

Car cover included

This exceptional Lotus Elan runs and drives well, as a proper Elan should!

1971 Lotus Elan Specifications

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  • Category

    Import Classics
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  • Doors

    Two Door
  • Suspension

  • Suspension

  • Engine

  • Engine

    4 Cylinder
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  • Transmission

  • Exterior

  • Exterior Color

  • Custom Exterior Color

  • Interior

  • Interior Color

  • Seat Color


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