LOT 155: Lotus Elan Series 2 1964
Estimated Value : £25,000 – £30,000
This very rare and desirable 1964 “S2 Elan” has lived most of its life in sunnier climes and has recently under gone some major recommissioning by a previous owner. During this process he met the vendor that was selling a Manx Norton motorcycle, a deal was struck and the car became the vendors. He had been told that part of the work carried out was a rebuilt engine, but having had an S2 before he was not happy with the performance, so shipped it to the UK where a Lotus specialist stripped it revised the cylinder head, fitted a performance cam shaft and over hauled the cooling system “Now” the car is performing as it should.
As you can see by the pictures, much work has taken place and many new parts fitted. Things like the headlamps actuators have been replaced by new ones, the inside trim has been upgraded by a specialist firm, the dynamo and control box are new and set to give 30amps, the rev counter and speedo were overhauled in UK as well.
The car does run and drive but does still need further recommissioning but as the vendor says ” This car is an early S2 is also the lightest of Elans (620 kg) and the most demanded for classic and historic rallies, hill climb and circuits” He is not wrong.
While needing some further work and detailing, this car represents an excellent investment for the next owner. Supplied with French papers so will require registration in any other country at the buyers expense.