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Lot No. 222 - 1969 Lotus Elan + 2 Race Car

Sold for: £15,525

A stylish entry into the world of club motorsport.
Details Specification
  • The Elan +2 (Type 50) was introduced in 1967 with a longer wheelbase and two rear seats
  • This example (50/2072) dates from late 1969 and was converted to a race car three years ago
  • 180bhp, 1600cc Twin Cam built by the legendary Gathercole Race Engines. Only three races
  • Standard rear chassis, clad space-frame front. Straight-cut 3J gearbox
  • Billet rear axles, Billet front hubs, 26R-type with 5-peg fittings and Bilstein dampers all round
  • Well prepared and race-ready. Full mechanical spec and safety equipment on request
  • Eligible for Classic Sports Car Club 'Swinging 60s', sprints, hill climbs and more

Elan + 2 (50/2072) appears to have been completed on the 10/11/1969 and presumably was sold to its first owner in early 1970. We understand that it was prepared for club racing around three years ago and certainly looks to be professionally put together. The rear chassis is standard with a clad space-frame front. We are advised that the 1600cc Twin-Cam was built by the talented engine builders, Gathercole Race Engines in Peterborough, and has only raced on three occasions. Power output is 180bhp fed through a straight-cut 3J gearbox and a limited-slip diff. It utilises Billet rear axles, Billet front hubs, 26R-type with five peg fittings and Bilstein dampers all round. The car sits on silver Minilite-style alloys with three-eared knock-offs.

The interior is functional with a 6-point roll cage with driver's side door bar, bespoke alloy dash, competition seat with a full harness, Firesense plumbed-in extinguisher system, ignition cut-outs and data-logging etc. Fuel is pumped forward from the competition fuel cell by a Facet pump and Aeroquip lines. Smartly presented in red and white the whole car seems well prepared. As always, we advise potential buyers to check the currency/validity of any dated/lifed safety items.

Eligible for Classic Sports Car Club 'Swinging 60s', possibly HSCC Guards Trophy and lots of Hill Climbs and Sprints, this rare Elan + 2 racer could be a stylish entry into the world of club motorsport.

Year of manufacture:
1969
Make:
Lotus
Chassis number:
50/2072
# of cylinders:
4
Transmission:
Manual
Engine capacity:
1600
Body colour:
Red
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
N/A
Model:
Elan + 2 Twin Cam
Interior colour:
Race

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