1971 LOTUS ELAN PLUS 2 S COUPE #0115N. (Stock #4173.)
Colin Chapman was known as a brilliant inventor and car-maker. His Lotus cars won races around the world and were noted for sophisticated suspensions and great handling ability. In 1963, Chapman introduced the Lotus Elan to great acclaim. In 1968, a longer wheelbase hardtop version of the Elan was built—the Elan+2S. Powered by a 1.6 litre, twin cam, twin carb, Cosworth 4-cylinder engine, the car had 118 horsepower and, in the very lightweight car (1800 lbs.), was able to produce a 0-60 acceleration time of 7.7 seconds—very competitive at the time and a top speed of 120 mph. With its 4 wheel independent suspension and 4-speed manual transmission, the Plus 2S is an enormously fun car to drive, can travel at any highway speeds and is most fun on back roads. Our car is finished in virtually unmarked cream with gorgeous black interior featuring an amazing display of gauges set into its polished walnut facia. We have the full the provenance of our car from new, It is accompanied by its original manuals and has been winning Best of Class and Best of Show awards consistently since being restored in 2012. 29,288 miles. $45,000.