Lotus Elan +2 Coupe 130/ 5, 1973, Big Valve Cylinder Head

• Lotus Elan +2S Coupe benefitting from a full restoration in 2019
• 1. 6 litre Lotus-Ford twin cam inline four mated to a 5 speed manual transmission
• Large file including invoices totalling over £10000 for parts bought during restoration

The Elan 2 was revealed to the world in 1962 with a 1500cc engine and a four-speed gearbox in a small and stylish 2-seater roadster form. The Plus 2 (code-named M20) was introduced in 1967 and had arguably better proportions than the 'baby' Elan. In 1971 the +2S 130 was launched with the Lotus 'Twin Cam' engine, providing an improved 126bhp hence the “130” model suffix. It produced a maximum torque of 113lb/ ft at 5, 500 rpm, providing plenty of power to fully enjoy this lightweight and useable family sports car. The +2S 130 was an appreciable step up in quality with a raft of luxury fittings from quartz halogen fog lights to burr walnut facia and electric windows. In October 1972 the long-called for five speed gearboxes finally arrived as an option, to make cruising smoother, and the Lotus Elan +2S 130/ 5 became ‘the’ version to have.
This 1973 Lotus Elan Coupe has benefited from an extensive restoration in 2019 including a chassis restoration and further recent electrical work in October 2021. Powered by a 1. 6-litre Lotus-Ford Twin Cam inline-four engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission. During the restoration the body and chassis were separated and the body painted while the chassis was restored. The work has been executed to a high standard with flush even shut lines and bright, glossy paintwork in lovely condition while the exterior trim is in excellent order. The door and window seals have been replaced and a period correct set of 13-inch Dunlop alloy wheels with black painted centres and polished rims has been fitted.

Finished in Lotus Lagoon Blue with Silver roof and oatmeal interior.
South West Lotus Centre have just fitted a brand new wiring loom and dash that looks great at a cost of £4, 700.

Additional features/ benefits:
5 Speed Gearbox was rebuilt by Alan Voigts Feb 2022
New springs and dampers all round from Tony Thompson racing 2022. Poly bushed all round
High torque starter motor
Electronic ignition
New CV shafts from ELANTRIKBITS
Synthetic brake & clutch fluid
5 New Blockley 165R13 period tyres fitted

Although MOT exempt, it has a current MOT until August 2024, with no advisories noted on the Certificate.

Insurance valuation by club Lotus May 2022 for £32, 000
U. K delivery available subject to cost.


£24, 500 (or near offer) (Please note this is a classified advertisement, so please telephone me if you are interested).


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