The original Lotus Elan roadster was introduced in the early 1960s and produced from 1962 to 1973 in different variants. First Lotus model to use the steel backbone chassis with a fiberglass body, the Lotus Elan was a technologically advanced vehicle. The 1964 Lotus Elan was powered by a 1.6-liter twincam engine and featured four-wheel independent suspension as well as four-wheel disc brakes. Its rear-wheel drive and four-speed gearbox combined to the lightweight body, rack and pinion steering and unmatched handling capabilities made the Lotus Elan quite famous among enthusiasts. The top speed declared by factory was 112 mph and the 0-to-60 mph acceleration was recorded at 7.5 seconds. Colin Chapman, whose objective was to create a simple, easy, and refined sports car with minimum weight, signed the design.
One of the most enjoyable features of the Lotus Elan was its fine steering and handling. Gordon Murraydesigner of the ultra famous McLaren F1said his only disappointment with the F1 was that he couldn’t replicate the perfect steering of the Elan. If you’re looking to acquire a 1964 Lotus Elan, you’ve picked a great classic! A Lotus Elan in good condition will bring a lot of satisfaction to its owner, thanks to a very enjoyable driving experience and a simple construction that won’t require over-the-top maintenance expenses. A good tip when looking at a model is to check for rust in the backbone frame, which can be a serious concern. The Beverly Hills Car Club team has many years of experience in the classic car industry and the friendly staff is known for regularly sharing tips and advice on how to make smart purchases when it comes to classic cars.
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