Lotus Elan S3 SE - Very Good Condition
Up for sale is my Lotus Elan S3 SE in hill climb spec.
Genuine reason for sale as I’ve bought a TVR Vixen project to build into a race car so need the money.
The car is in very good condition. Chassis and tub are very clean. The car has hardly been used for a number of years. It was raced in the HSCC from 86 onwards. I still have the original HSCC vehicle identity form for it. The car was then used for hill climb events around 2004 onwards as I have an MSA competition log book for it. The car has just under 60,000 miles on the clock.
Spec is as follows:
Built originally by Twincam Techniques (3000 miles ago). Still have the original spec sheet with all the build measurements etc. Engine includes:
· Big caps and line bored
· Fully ported and polished head
· Fully balanced
· Tuftrided crank
· Twin plate clutch
· Extra light steel flywheel and ringgear
· High capacity oil pump
· Race plugs and lead set
· Competition exhaust manifold
· Oil cooler
· Twin Weber 40’s fully rebuilt
· +30 thou overbore
· Powermax pistons
· Race valve retainers etc
· 10.53/1 compression ratio. Will give 11.5/1 with forged pistons with no extra head work
· Purpose built larger radiator
· Electric fuel pump
· Filter king fuel regulator
· Car was last on a rolling road with Aldon where it produced 135bhp at the flywheel at 6500 rpm.
Engine had a refresh in 2010 around 1200 miles ago
Ford 2000E semi close ratio box rebuilt when engine was done
Alloy bell housing
Spax competition adjustable damper
Spring rate 225
Heavy duty competition roll bar
Koni competition dampers
Spring rate 130
Stiffened Spyder Chassis with modified front box section
Complete with Spyder full roll over bar with side protection
Federal dual master cylinder
Adjustable brake balance valve
Cobra SFX low back buckets with Harness (out of date for circuit racing but ok for hill climb)
The car is currently set up for hill climb so runs quite lumpy at idol so if planning to use as a road car, a retune would be a good idea.
Car is essentially ready to Hillclimb. If planning for circuit racing, belts and fire extinguisher would need renewing abd a re-fresh advised etc
Genuine offers invited.