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The Lotus Elan was a popular British sports car produced between 1962 and 1973 in various sub-models. In 1964, the second generation of Lotus Elan was introduced, featuring improved brakes, optional knock-off wheels, oval taillights, the battery in the trunk and a full-width wooden dashboard with a closing glove box. The 1965 Lotus Elan was an advanced vehicle powered by a DOHC, 1.6-liter engine linked to a four-speed transmission and equipped with rack and pinion steering, four-wheel independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. The style of the Elan was signed by Colin Chapman who believed in simplicity, lightness and streamlining. The result was a practical little roadster with hidden headlamps and great handling capabilities. A series 3 fixed-head coupe was introduced in late 1965.
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The Lotus Elan was a very successful model all throughout its production run. The popularity of the model was increased by the fact that a two-seater Lotus Elan starred in the 1960s British television series The Avengers, driven by the character Emma Peel. If you’re in the market for a 1965 Lotus Elan, come visit The Beverly Hills Car Club team at their Los Angeles classic car dealership. Not only will the friendly staff help you find your perfect example of Lotus Elanwhether or not it’s in their collection of classics for sale, but also they will share tips and advice on how to make a good transaction. One recommendation when purchasing a 1965 Lotus Elan is to hire a classic car expert to carry out a pre-purchase inspection. Special attention should be paid to rust on the backbone, as it can be a serious issue.
The Beverly Hills Car Club is at your disposal to answer any questions on the Lotus Elan and share information on the best practice to purchase the right classic at the right price. Thanks to their long-time experience in buying and selling classics of all makes, models and conditions, the team has acquired valuable knowledge and unmatched expertise. Call the experts today for an enjoyable and hassle-free experience.
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