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£ 23,500

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





Front suspension 

Spax competition adjustable damper

Spring rate 225

Heavy duty competition roll bar 


Rear suspension 

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

Aeroquip hoses

Adjustable brake balance valve 

Silicone fluid



Cobra SFX low back buckets with Harness (out of date for circuit racing but ok for hill climb)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.


Seller: DTomkinson
  David Tomkinson
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Country: United Kingdom
City: Macclesfield
Phone: 07432 733217
Currency: GBP
Trade or Private: Private
Price: £23,500
Added: 15/10/2019
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