A 1969 Lotus Elan Plus 2, registration number OVG 124J, carn...

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A 1969 Lotus Elan Plus 2, registration number OVG 124J, carnival red. Introducted by Lotus in 1967 the Plus 2 was a move by Colin Chapman to elevate the Elan to a higher level. The new car had a longer wheelbase, chassis and true 2+2 seating. In period the car was advertised “for the discerning motorist who requires renowned Lotus handling coupled to an attractive 2+2 body”. This it achieved in spades with the new body being very elegant and in some peoples eyes more attractive than the original. This beautifully presented Elan has been the subject of a full restoration to a high standard. Originally finished in white, the Elan was stripped to its gel coat and fully resprayed in a period correct Lotus carnival red. The interior is now finished in oatmeal rather than the original black and has been re-trimmed to a similar high standard as the body. The original chassis was retained having found to be in very good condition. Further noteworthy works carried out include a full engine rebuild to original specification, refurbished 5 speed gearbox, refurbished/rebuilt suspension and brakes, a new large capacity radiator has been installed, the exhaust is stainless steel and the Lotus sits on Mini-Lite style alloy centre lock wheels. All of this extensive refurbishment had resulted in a fine example, which has only covered approximately 100 miles since the restoration was completed two years ago. V5C, MOT to June 2020, tax exempt See front cover and other illustrations

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11th Sep 2019 1pm BST (Lots 1 to 30)