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*Please note that this vehicle is titled 500292N.
Lotus Cars described its special-edition Elan +2S 130 as built for “economy, reliability and smoothness.” The exquisite example offered here was completed in July 1972 as one of 153 special Elan +2S 130 models produced for the US market and one of 16 finished in the definitive combination of Blue Lagoon Metallic with a Silver Metal-Flake roof. This car was purchased new in 1973 and remained with its original owner in Stamford, Connecticut, until 2007, when the consignor acquired the car.
Under the dedicated care of its two owners, this car has been superbly maintained. It underwent a partial repaint at some juncture, but the overall condition is in keeping with a well-preserved car. The consignor states that the original chassis has not been restored; however, the brakes have been upgraded and the gearbox and suspension rebuilt. In 2010, at 13,600 miles, the original engine was replaced with a 1,720 cc twin cam. The replacement engine was rebuilt with new Weber carburetors, and it comes with its spec book from PHP Race Engines. This Elan has been driven approximately 1,200 miles since the rebuild. Accompanying the sale is the car’s original engine, numbered W/27142, which is listed on the Lotus Classic Certificate of Vehicle Provenance. Also included with the sale are a DVD of photographs and letter from the Lotus Archives.
Showing less than 15,000 miles at time of cataloguing, this high-performance Elan is sure to delight the Lotus lover, both with its performance and presentation.