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Introduced at the 1962 London Motor Show, the Lotus Elan has all the qualities hold dear by its designer, Colin Chapman. Small, light, and agile, the Lotus Elan marked the beginning of a successful line of production sports car. Design-wise, the Elan is recognizable to its pop-up headlights, and soft, smooth lines. The dashboard was made of a single piece of walnut wood, and the interior offered simplicity and minimal comfort. An optional hardtop was made available for the roadster and a coupe version was offered from 1965. Powered by a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine capable of 105 hp, the Lotus Elan was well equipped to follow more powerful but way heavier competitors such as the AC Cobra or the Jaguar E-type. An engine evolution was introduced in 1966, named the SEfor Special Equipment. Linked to a synchronized Ford gearbox with shorter ratio, the Lotus Elan SE produced 115 hp at 6,000 rpm.
Looking to purchase a classic Lotus?
Thanks to its high numbers and long production run, finding a 1967 Lotus Elan is relatively easy. However, finding a good example at a fair value can be a real hassle. Whether you’re looking for the more desirable later version or the coupe Plus 2 with four seats, The Beverly Hills Car Club is a good place to start. The team specializes in buying and selling classic cars of all makes, models, and conditions. Thanks to their experience and extensive knowledge of the market, they’re familiar with the latest sales and current value of models such as the 1967 Lotus Elan. In addition, they’ll share useful tips and advice on how to make a smart transaction. For example, they’ll recommend hiring an expert to carry out a pre-purchase inspection. You’ll want to put the car up and have a close look to the frame and chassis to evaluate the integrity and potential rust damage.
The Beverly Hills Car Club is looking forward to speaking with you about your project of purchasing a 1967 Lotus Elan. The friendly team will share their best practice advice for buying a classic at the right price and make a trouble-free transaction. Come visit their Los Angeles classic car dealership today and view the current inventory of classic cars for sale!
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