Lotus Elans. We are about Lotus Elans. The Lotus Elan, to this day, is still considered one of the best handling cars of all times. Not bad for a sports car that was sold from 1963 to 1974.
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This 1991 Lotus Elan M100 SE shows 85k miles and remained with a single owner from 2000 until it was purchased by the selling dealer in 2017. Just 559 M100 Elans were produced for the US market, all Series I cars, and to date this is Lotus’ only front-wheel drive car.
This 1992 Lotus Elan shows only only 13,832 km (approximately 8,600 miles) and was acquired by the current owner in 2014. The Calypso Red fiberglass exterior covers a steel backbone chassis.
Wheels – Minilite Genuine uk manufactured. Spydercars, in conjunction with one of the country’s leading wheel foundries, have developed an alloy version of the original Minilite to suit the Lotus Elan Series 4 and Sprint and all models of the Elan Plus Two.
The inboard ends of the Spyder tubular wishbones for the Elan and the +2 are reinforced by unequal length wraps. The outer ends of the lower front wishbones (where the spring/damper and trunnion attaches) have been designed to combat bolt hole elongation.
Questions: Is the Elan reliable? Answer: The Elan is probably the most reliable car Lotus has ever made. It was designed and built at a time when General Motors owned Lotus. The financial backing of such a large corporation and the fact that GM wanted the car to sell in the US ensured the Elan was subjected to far more rigorous testing than earlier models.
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