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1972 Lotus Elan +2 S Coupe

Posted Apr 05, 2024 | Hits
Make: Lotus
Model: Elan
Country: USA
Region: NJ
City: Jersey City
Zip: 07306
Body Style: Coupe
Year: 1972
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Gasoline
Doors: 2
Color: Green
Engine: 1.6L Inline-4
Condition: Used
Introduced in 1967, the Lotus Elan Plus 2 S followed in the tradition of the Lotus brand; a peppy motor in a very lightweight and nimble car. The twin-cam Cosworth engine in the Elan produces 120 plus HP, and paired with the 4-speed synchromesh, it's a spirited ride to say the least. The slightly larger Plus 2 model is a bit more stable than the smaller Elan for those looking to take longer trips.

Mechanically, I've recently done all of the fluids including oil, trans, rear diff, brake, and coolant. It has a few small oil leaks stemming from the oil pan. It will put a few drips here and there over the course of a few weeks, but no excessive puddles. The tires have plenty of tread left and are in good condition.

I have gone through the carbs and ignition during my ownership period and the car runs well. She's always been a little cold blooded on startup, but runs well after a minute of warming up with the choke pulled out. The motor revs strong into the higher RPMS where it is really at home and is a blast to rip around.

Cosmetically, the car is in driver condition. It shows well from 10 feet, but upon close inspection, it has an average base/clear paint job with some touched up chips. Realistically, it is a $4,000 paint job, and not a $15,000 paint job. The body has remained in good condition without any major cracking to the fiberglass. The frame is also rust free and in good condition. As for the interior, it's largely original although it does have a newer headliner. The carpeting is an older, fair condition, and the seats and door panels show well. The dash has some minor cracking and a few scratches, but is in better condition than many we have seen.

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