1969 Lotus Elan Series 4 Fully Documented Restoration California Car

Price: - Item location: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Lotus
  • Model: Elan
  • Type: Other
  • Trim: Series 4
  • Year: 1969
  • Mileage: 49049
  • VIN: 459835
  • Color: Yellow
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1969 Lotus Elan Series 4

What you are viewing is an insanely spectacular '69 Elan with a no expense spare performance restoration and a bit of historical significance. This incredible Elan is extremely dialed in and very well sorted. No corners were cut in this build, and every meticulous step was documented and photographed. In researching the build of the vehicle, we believe that we have uncovered that this was the final '69 Elan S4 produced. While working with a factory historian on the vehicle we have found that the VIN on this particular S4 is three vehicles beyond what the factory thought was the final VIN before Lotus switched to the newer VIN system that began with the Elan Sprint in 1970. The intricate restoration was meticulously documented with hundreds of photos and every receipt was saved. All service records and receipts are present, dating back to the 70's. This car was purchased and lived in San Francisco and Northern California it's entire life. The original Lotus Twin Cam powerplant was rebuilt by Flowspeed with forged internals, flowed heads, Isky Billet Camshafts, 10.4:1 compression and dynos at 141.5hp with 120ft/lb of torque. Clutch is beefed up, and the flywheel is lightweight alloy making this Elan rev fast and pull hard. The higher CFM Webers are perfectly synced, and this Elan starts every time without the slightest press of the accelerator.The body is near flawless and is finished in Lotus Yellow featuring a lightweight bonnet and trunk lid. The frame was refinished and like the 26R was reinforced with the addition of 52 gussets to add rigidity. The interior was completely replaced using OEM Lotus material to recover the existing OEM seats. The Fiddlewood dashboard was customer fitted, and show the addition of a modern sound system and a Mota-Lita steering wheel. Additional safety additions include 4 point harnesses, side impact beams, a painted steel roll cage, emergency power cut-off, and fire extinguisher. Every nut and every bolt was rebuilt, refurbished or replaced, every piece was either OEM or aircraft grade, and all lines are braided stainless steel. Headlamps are the fixed high output lamps from the 26R, as well.The suspension and running gear received the same level of attention with externally 4-way adjustable coil-over shocks with lightweight springs. The driveline was updated to CV joints. Wheels are Panosport Knockoff Alloy wheels powder coated in black. Staying true to Colin Chapman's philosophy, everything that could have been lightened safely was, from the lightweight Tilton starter and lightweight alternator to the lightweight Odyssey battery.At the end of the day, every aspect of this Elan was completed to the highest standards. Over $150,000 was spent on the restoration. This was a restoration of love and not one performed with the idea that this Lotus would ever need to be sold. As our in-house Classic Lotus technical expert said when he first laid eyes on her, "This is the nicest Elan I've ever seen..."1969 Lotus Elan Restored and upgraded to the highest standards300 miles on the most magnificent restoration we have ever seen on a LotusLikely the highest caliber Lotus Elan on the planetComplete body off restoration every part new or rebuilt $150,000 was invested on this restorationFully built Motor dynoed at 141.5hp at 6300 RPMOver 120 ft. lbs. torque from 4100 RPM to 6200 RPM 10.4 to 1 Compression ratio, standard pump fuelFlowspeed built cylinder head tuned and dynoedCustom Flowspeed Isky Billet camshaftsDave Bean supplied internal engine partForged pistonsLight weight Alloy flywheelMost every bolt, nut, and fastener are new and aircraft gradeFlawless yellow bodyLight weight bonnet and lightweight trunk lidComplete new interior, using original Lotus material imported from the UKCustom made Fiddlewood dashboardSony Sound system, 7 speakers with amp, satellite radio, aux inputMoto-Lita steering wheelWillans Safety harnessesfire extinguisherRoll Bar and Side Impact MembersTalbot- Berlin side view mirror26R headlight conversionOriginal frame with matching numbersSuperior to 26R, 52 carefully engineered gussets were added to the frameFrame, suspension and all accessories finished to highest standards.Externally adjustable coil over shocks, adjustable for height and shock rateSmall diameter, lightweight coil springsHD steering column jointLightweight Tilton XLT starterLightweight alternator upgradeElectrical master switchLightweight Odyssey batteryCV joint conversionPowder-coated alloy center lock wheelsAll braided linesAll components new or rebuiltComplete frame up body off restorationAlloy radiator, with electric fan and custom shroudCustom polished alloy coolant linesCustom polished aluminum tig welded Crankcase breather tan, coolant tank and washer tankCeramic coated headers, equipped with O2 sensor bungStainless steel mufflerCustom high capacity intake air box with K&N filterElectric fuel pum, with safety switchFuel pressure regulatorFuelsafe fuel cell in aluminum alloy containerComp distributor and adjustable rev limiterDual 40DCOE weber carburetorsCartridge water pump upgradeHD oil pump with spin on oil filter upgradeUnder hood fuel pressure gauge and starter buttonAluminum alloy bell housing, painted inside and outNot equipped with side windows or topMore info about the incredible motor available here: http://www.flowspeed.com/brady-tc.htmOur site posts content to many other sites all over the world. 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