1971 Lotus Elan Plus 2S RHD - £14,995

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We have here a lovely 1971 Lotus Elan Plus 2S, finished in Red with Black Interior, it is a standard car in a good useable condition and driving perfectly. It is fitted with classic Revolution alloys and presents very well indeed.

It has been said of Colin Chapman that while he always claimed that he designed cars he wanted to drive, as he matured so those designs kept pace. The Lotus Elan +2 certainly offers the early middle-aged family man Lotus handling and performance allied to accommodation for two adults plus two small children, or a third adult in the rear. When first introduced in 1967, the Lotus Elan +2 cost £1,672 in component form (still offered then) or £1,923 fully built, including UK purchase tax. The Lotus +2 remained in production until December 1969 while from that October a new +2S was marketed as a more luxurious variant with improved interior trim, fog lamps and an alternator amongst other former extras. For the first time here was a Lotus that was offered only in fully-built form, and not as a kit.

The end result was a two-plus-two of considerable charm and style that was capable of genuine 120mph cruising, and blessed with a 0-60mph acceleration time of around 8 seconds. The first +2S 130 then replaced the +2S in February, 1971. This enhanced model offered much-demanded extra horsepower in the 126bhp Big Valve Twin Cam power unit, and externally the model was instantly recognizable thanks to its self-coloured contrasting roof, in silver.

Our car is MOT'd and Taxed and ready for its new home. It has spent some time in France recently but is now back and ready to go. We do not have much history with the car but a cursory inspection will show the quality of the car.