LOTUS ELAN S3 HISTORIC RALLY CARAdvert ID: 43945 To Be Auctioned
LOTUS ELAN S3 HISTORIC RALLY CAR
UK-supplied, right-hand drive Elan, competent and beautifully prepared for fast road or historic rally events
Very versatile. Suitable for Period Navigational Road Rallying, Endurance Rallying and Historic Stage Rallying
Just successfully completed the 2020 Monte Carlo Historique – a tough nut to crack, performing brilliantly
Offered with a substantial history folder including the current V5c and a fresh FIVA 10-year Identity Card
Properly prepared, carefully set up, and with a £35,000 recent spend is now ready for its next adventure
This, home market, right-hand drive Elan S3 is classically finished in Lotus Yellow and BRG and has recently been extensively upgraded to reliably compete in historic rally events. Purchased in 2016 from a highly regarded Lotus specialist, and following a £35,000 + spend, this lively Elan and driver successfully completed this year's (2020) Monte Carlo Rally Historique. The specification includes
- JS Motorsport-built Lotus twin-cam engine 152 bhp
- Alloy radiator /header tank
- Koni and TTR shock absorbers /suspension
- Monit trip meter
- Sabelt 4-point belts
- Minilite centre-lock wheels
- Heated windscreen
- FIA fire extinguisher
- Competition heavy duty clutch
- Big bore manifold
- Hydraulic handbrake
- Uprated prop/driveshafts
As such, the car is offered rally-proven and dialled-in with fresh 10-year FIVA papers and ready for its next outing, be that one of the Historic Rally Car Registers championships, a 10-day HERO adventure, another trip down to Monaco for the Historique or simply a local car club regularity event. As always with a car used in competition, it's essential to check the currency of any dated safety items and whether they meet the organising club's requirements. Our vendor informs us that KKD 56D remains ‘on-the-button’ and, as a result of the chassis tuning and performance upgrades, performs very well with excellent road manners.
The Elan is accompanied by its substantial history folder containing the relevant rebuild and preparation invoices and many documents supporting the car's history including the current V5c. This is a great opportunity to own a versatile little sixties sports car that has been professionally prepared for fast road, historic rallying or just having fun. It's always ideal when the previous owner has already invested, where needed, to get a car just right, leaving the new owner with nothing more than routine servicing and desire to pin the throttle wide open – a well-sorted Lotus Twin-Cam on full chat is music to any motoring enthusiasts ears.
Silverstone Auctions are proud to be offering these exciting classic cars to the market via a live online auction on 23rd May 2020. Meaning we will have an auctioneer live which you can watch and participate with online, on the phone or via a commission bid.
Subject to Government advice in the lead up to the event we will, by prior appointment, be offering private, relaxed, one to one viewings in a central location .
19 Dec 2013
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