Lotus Elan Plus Two

Year – 1974, Engine Size – 1,557 cc TwinCam, Mileage – 18,072, Colour –  Carnival Red, Interior – Black Leather

Vehicle Description

Year – 1974
Engine Size – 1,557 cc TwinCam
Mileage – 18,072
Colour –  Carnival Red
Interior – Black Leather

An Elan +2 was introduced in 1967 with a longer wheelbase and two rear seats. The Elan +2 embodied the Lotus spirit: It was a fast and agile sport coupe. It combined the performance and reliability of the Elan “Coupe” with genuine 2+2 passenger comfort. Tested maximum power: 108–126 BHP.  Top speed: 120 mph (190 km/h), 0–60 mph in 7.9 seconds, 0–100 mph 21.8 seconds. 5,200 Elans +2 were made: fewer than 1,200 of these cars remain in the roads today. Their relative rarity, beautiful lines, impressive performance and practicality are the main factors for the rising interest on these cars among collectors. The Elan ceased production in 1973 and the Elan +2 in 1975, replaced by the Elite II and Lotus Eclat. An estimated total of 17,000 original Elans and Elans +2 were built. Because of its successful design and rigorous attention to cost control on the body, chassis, engine and the transmission, the Elan went on to become Lotus’ first commercial success, reviving a company stretched thin by the more exotic and expensive to build Lotus Elite with fiberglass monologue body/chassis and all-aluminium Coventry Climax engine; and enabled funding of the Lotus success in racing over the next ten years.

Currently in stock we have this stunning Lotus Elan Plus Two finished in Carnival Red which compliments the black leather interior, red piping and wood finish. With only 18,072 miles on the clock, this is now becoming sought after as they are the purest example of what Lotus were trying to achieve with the expansion of the Lotus range in the 1960’s.

As always this car comes with our Sales Package (12 months warranty, tax, mot as well as a car cover and optimate…etc).

Additional information

0 to 60

8.9 Seconds

BHP

118

Body Style

Coupe

Engine Capacity

1,558cc

Top Speed

118mph

Transmission

Manual

Engine Layout