1968 Lotus Elan S3 Special Equipment For Sale

£34,995 Or near offer

Price £34,995Or near offer
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Lotus
  Elan S3 S/E
Year 1968
Mileage 11,500 Miles
Country United Kingdom
Telephone 01302 977441
Seller's phone number is protected behind a forwarding service
Status Private
Ref C1480627
Lotus Elan S3 Special Equipment 1968.
This is one of the last 500 S3's, and as such, has a number of the "Super Safety" features.
I have owned this very car twice, the first time being in the early 2000's, and again for the last two years.
Age, space, and the need to restrict myself to one classic means that this is a very reluctant sale.
This Elan was highly specified from new, with both the ultra close ratio (2. 5:1 first) gearbox, and the 3. 55 diff, making it one of very few left with this combination of drivetrain.
The engine was completely rebuilt in December 2019 (for the very first time), and had only done 40 miles when I bought the car. I've since completed 2500 miles, and it is nicely run-in.
It is a "matching numbers" car, and in a 4" thick history file, I have the original green logbook.
In 2008, the chap I sold it to, spent many £000's getting it as near perfect as he wished. The body was completely refurbed and painted by SMS, who also did the chassis change to a TTR 26R one.
The paint is still wonderful, and this S3 is surely one of the best examples in the UK today.
At a similar time, a TTR "comfort spec" complete adjustable suspension kit was fitted, along with new dash, hood, half tonneau, carpets, rear lamps, stainless exhaust , full suspension bushes, diff mounting rubbers, and much more.
Note that the car is still positive earth (as original), as the system was assessed during the restoration, and found to be in good order, and everything electrical still works perfectly.
The car has only completed c. 9500 miles since the body restoration.
I fitted a pair of Spyder driveshafts shortly after buying the car in 2020.
You would have to go a long way to find a better one.

Interested parties please reply in the first instance by email.
Car and Classic logo Compare classic car insurance quotes Get a quote
Login to edit this advert
Similar Adverts

In 1962 Lotus launched the new and ground-breaking Lotus Elan. Following on from the Elite, the new car offered improved handling and better performance. Below the bonnet sat a new 1558cc, twin cam four cylinder engine which would go on to power other classic Lotus models including the Cortina sporting saloons. The ...

3 Jun 2022

AWAITING WATER PUMP REPLACEMENT 1972 K Lotus Elan Sprint Drophead Coupe. Gold Leaf Team Lotus Formula One Racing Colour Scheme. Owned since 1981, detailed receipts for just under £35,000 spent since 2003 at three different well known Lotus Specialists including a full mechanical rebuild including engine, gearbox, differential, ...

5 Jun 2022
Picture of 1962 Lotus Elan For Sale

Issued to world champion Jim Clark as a pre-production factory development car, and the earliest surviving Lotus Elan Famously photographed with the kilted Clark on his family farm for Lotus advertising campaign – “I drive my Elan for pleasure – not because I have to.” Later the property of Clark’s mentor Ian ...

31 Jul 2022
Premium Dealer (see stock)

1994 LOTUS ESPRIT 2.0 TURBO SE Rara vettura in ottime condizioni generali 243 cv, Italiana con targhe e libretto d’origine. Youngtimer di grande fascino. 1di sole 55 prodotte con alettone alto. 1994 LOTUS ESPRIT 2.0 TURBO, 243cv rare version 1 of only 55 produced with High Wing, Italian original plates and ...

12 Jul 2022