1970 Orange Lotus Elan [Pre-76]
Essex, United Kingdom
Lotus Elan Sprint S4 DHC. Concours Restored.22,000 documented miles from new
This car is the lowest genuine mileage Elan Sprint S4 Convertible known to exist.
Recently subject to a completely correct, full nut & bolt restoration, commissioned by its last owner , who is a well known & respected Lotus collector,oficionado and former Lotus factory engineer,at a cost of around £70,000.
The car has 4 folders of history, dating right back to 1970
The car was built on a new galvanised Lotus replacement chassis,correctly finished in the correct colour,using red oxide powder coat.
Every painstaking stage of the restoration was sympathetically carried out to be as correct to original as possible, retaining original parts wherever possible.
Oportunities such as this very rarely arise, so please don't miss out on this wonderful car.
Lotus Elan UFS 89H was built early 1970 and was duly registered 18 February 1970 and was given chassis number 45/9749 the car was road tested and stored untill December 1970 and then returned to Lotus cars service department under supervision of the owners good friend ,a manager within Lotus ,Dennis Jewell who worked within Lotus engineering Lotus service department and Lotus after sales over the years and he supervised UFS89H being transformed into the new Elan sprint model
The car was completed ,having had every Elan sprint upgrade ,then duly inspected and track tested . The car was returned to its owner around may of 1971 who was apparently over the moon . The car was used and changed owners a few times untill approx February 2012 when ex Lotus powertrain engineer David Monument found the car for sale in Glasgow . David bought the car on a Saturday morning and astounded the current owner by saying I will give it a check over and drive it home to Norwich ,a testament to the car as it had only been used to drive to the garage and back each year for many years to obtain an m o t !! David drove the car nearly 400 miles with 2 stops for coffee with no dramas . David and his son Stuart drove the car for approximately 1 month ,but then David decided the car needed to be restored to its former glory and then the strip down and total restoration began .
The Body was removed from chassis , stripped out and sent away to the specialist paint shop . Chassis & running gear went to Alan Nobbs ,David’s old powertrain boss who worked first in Lotus service garage then head of powertrain then a senior engineer in the main office ,until retirement . I am sure nobody has more knowledge of Lotus than nobby . David sourced a new lotus replacement chassis which was taken to Arch motors checked for alignment then powder coated over the galvanised chassis to make it correct in colour then returned it to Nobby . The mammoth 6 year restoration then started to include total engine rebuild with cylinder head ports fettled and polished ,every engine part checked and replaced as necessary ,gearbox striped and rebuilt as required, differential again stripped and rebuilt, all suspension replaced ,all brake discs calipers replaced and all brake lines replaced . The chassis was built up all new bolts cables ect wheels powder coated, new tyres fitted & rolling chassis finished . Body back from paint shop and lowered onto chassis, then body fitted out with new carpet ,complete new into trim new dashboard ,some new gauges ,new wiring ,new hood ...the list is endless
The car was finally completed and mot inspected in 2017 .
David has now changed direction with his Lotus collection and had changed his emphasis to single seat lotus race cars of the sixties
We will always take another classic car in part exchange and can arrange delivery .
We appreciate that since the Coronovirus pandemic,it may now be difficult to come and view our cars, so we would be happy to offer a walk round video for all our stock, if required.
I am lucky that I live and work in the same place , so I have full access to our vehicles. I will happliy provide an honest description for our cars, and we can still arrange delivery at the moment. I've been in the motor trade for over 30 years, and feel like i'm fully qualified to provide an honest and accurate accessment, plus we only deal in quality vehicles here.
We have also been paranoid about cleanliness here, to the humour of others at times , and every car, key set , door handle,switch,know etc etc is thoroughly wiped.
Thank you for reading, and stay safe...
Please contact Andrew on 07836 226228
Thank you for reading . We are always actively looking to purchase similar sorts of vehicles, and always pay the best prices.
- LayoutFront Engined
- AspirationNormally Aspirated
- Driven wheelsRear Wheel Drive
- Body typeConvertible
- Previous owners7
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