Introduced in 1960, the Lotus Elan was produced from 1962 to 1973 in many variants. The original modelLotus Elan 1500 or Lotus Elan S1 type 26was recognizable to its pop-up headlights, colored coned rear lights, roll-up windows and curved windshield. The very first models were fitted with a 1.5-liter, twin-cam engine producing 100 hp that was soon boosted to its full 1.6-liter, 105 hp potential. All models pre-1956 were roadsters with an optional removable hardtop from 1963, and were available in kit. A four-seater coupe model was offered later: the Lotus Elan +2or Plus 2, only available assembled. The 1962 Lotus Elan was a very successful sports car that featured a simple, light, and streamlined body, and offered unmatched performance and handling.
Although accurate numbers aren’t easy to find concerning the Lotus Elan production, it can be said that the model was a huge success and still raises a lot of interest from enthusiasts and collectors nowadays. However, finding a good example of 1962 Lotus Elan can be a real hassle. The lightweight body was fragile and serious crashes likely damaged the integrity of the structure. Be sure to investigate the history of ownership, as well as the service and maintenance records. The Beverly Hills Car Club team regularly helps their clients and friends by providing useful tips and advice on how to make a good purchase, so don’t hesitate to call the friendly staff today to ask for more tips.
The Beverly Hills Car Club team has a wide inventory of classics of all makes, models, and conditions for sale. Come visit their Los Angeles classic car dealership anytime and call the experts today to ask about a 1962 Lotus Elan. The team is looking forward to speaking with you soon. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to browse the online inventory to get an idea of the current classics in the collection. Connect today to find out more!
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