The Elan was commercially very successful for a Lotus during the 60's and sold more than 17,000 units over its 8 year lifespan -- most of them the simple 2-seat roadster version seen here (there was a 2+2 model that added rear seats for short people and a coupé version that added a hardtop).
Under the hood is a Lotus Twin Cam 1.6 liter inline-4 that puts out something around 105 horsepower into a 4-speed manual gearbox. A minimized vehicle curb weight allows a 0-60mph time of around 7.5 seconds (that was really fast for the era) and perfect steering at every
The seller imported this car from the United Kingdom in 1983, so it features right-hand drive, which might make it a non-starter for a few bidders. It does have a few needs, cosmetic, mechanical and otherwise -- but if you are looking for a survivor, it fits the bill for a small billfold.
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