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Lot No. 112 - 1969 Lotus Elan S4 Special Equipment FHC

Sold for: £21,645

Completely restored and rebuilt with motorsport in mind - a 26R for the road.
Details Specification Condition Report
  • Supplied new to Dicksons of Perth. Considerable period competition history mostly in Scottish hill-climb and sprint events
  • Complete rebuild in 2009 by Classic Autosports around a galvanised Spydersport chassis
  • Engine rebuild by Agra Engineering, twin Weber 45s, uprated radiator and oil cooler 
  • Suspension upgraded to Spydersport wishbones, coil-overs and adjustable Protech shocks
  • 26R bodywork mods by Tony Thomson (arches, bumpers and perspex headlight fairings)
  • Further engine rebuild in 2014 by Halcyon Engineering (rebored to 1704cc, forged internals) 
  • Gearbox rebuild and paddle clutch. AP Racing front brake upgrade. New fuel tank 
  • A delightful, fast road specification, S4 with all the right bits - exactly what Mr Chapman had in mind

 

Year of manufacture:
1969
Make:
Lotus
Chassis number:
368350
# of cylinders:
4
Transmission:
Manual
Engine capacity:
1.704
Body colour:
Red
MOT Expiry:
Monday 28 February 2022
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
KTS 45G
Model:
Elan
Engine number:
E6015
Odometer Reading:
78739
miles

CCA Vendor Condition Report

Overall:

108 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork:

Glass:

Paint:

Chrome:

Trim:

Remarks

Complete rebuild around Spydersport chassis (including roll bar and sidebars). 26R bodywork modifications from Tony Thomson including front and rear widened arches, bumpers and perspex racing headlight fairings.

Interior

Door-cards:

Carpets:

Seating:

Headlining:

Dashboard:

Boot:

Engine

Components:

Starting:

Appearance:

Running:

Remarks

Engine rebuild by Agra Engineering, twin Weber 45s, uprated radiator and additional oil cooler. In addition, a further engine rebuild was carried out in 2014 (@ approx. 2,000 miles) by Halcyon Engineering. Rebored to 1704cc with forged internals (10.5:1 compression ratio).

Transmission

Gears:

Drive-shaft:

Clutch:

Remarks

Gearbox rebuilt - Heavy-duty Helix paddle-clutch fitted.

Running gear

Axles:

Chassis:

Suspension:

Bearings:

Brakes:

Wheels and tyres:

Remarks

New suspension including Spydersport wishbones, coil-overs and adjustable shocks - AP Racing front brake upgrade, and steel driveshaft conversion to replace Rotoflex.

Electrics

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Vehicle History

Remarks

An S4 with some provenance in Scottish Motorsport circles, this Elan was supplied new by the Lotus factory to Dicksons of Perth. In the hands of a Dundee based owner, the Elan is understood to have had considerable period competition history mostly in hill-climb and sprint events.

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