S1 S2 S3 S4 & SPRINT (62-73)

S1 S2 S3 S4 & SPRINT (62-73)

The original Elan 1500 was introduced in 1962 as a roadster. After a very short production run of just 22 cars the engine was enlarged and the car was redesignated the Elan 1600. An optional hardtop was offered in 1963 and a coupe version in 1965. The two-seat Lotus Elan replaced the elegant, but expensive to produce  Elite.

It was the first Lotus road car to use a steel backbone chassis with a fibreglass body. At 1,600 lb (726 kg), the Elan embodied the Chapman minimum weight design philosophy. Initial versions of the Elan were also available as a kit to be assembled by the customer. The Elan was technologically advanced with a DOHC 1557 cc engine, 4-wheel disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, and 4-wheel independent suspension. 

The Elan 1600 of 1963 was replaced by the Elan S2 in 1964. The S2 gave way to the S3 in 1965 with a fixed-head coupe now offered alongside the 2-seater sports. The S4 followed in 1968 and the Elan Sprint was introduced in 1970. Production of Sprint ceased in 1973.

The Lotus TwinCam engine was based on Ford Kent Pre-Crossflow 4-cylinder 1498 cc engine, with a Harry Mundy-designed 2 valve alloy chain-driven twin-cam head. The rights to this design was later purchased by Ford, which renamed it to "Lotus-Ford Twin Cam". It would go on to be used in a number of Ford and Lotus production and racing models.



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BADGE SET LOTUS

BADGE SET LOTUS

LOTUS BADGE SET Spruce up your Lotus with a new LOTUS badge set.Fits Elan, Europa, Elite and Ec..

Model: PNMM0000

£32.50

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BONNET PROP

BONNET PROP

LOTUS BONNET PROP This handy hood/bonnet prop (Blue point product supplied by Snap-on) is used ..

Model: PNMU4590

£34.95

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CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER 0.625

CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER 0.625

LOTUS ESPRIT 0.625 CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER 0.625 Clutch Master Cylinder for Lotus Esprit, Elan a..

Model: PNMQ3619

£48.95

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ELAN & PLUS 2 REAR PAD

ELAN & PLUS 2 REAR PAD

LOTUS ELAN & ELAN PLUS 2 REAR BRAKE PADS EBC Ultimax 2 brake pad axle set (4 pieces)Standar..

Model: PNMJ0145

£21.95

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ELAN 240 FRONT 4 POT KIT

ELAN 240 FRONT 4 POT KIT

LOTUS ELAN 240mm FRONT 4 PISTON BIG BRAKE KIT Lotus Elan 4 Piston big brake kit for all Elan S1..

Model: PNMJ5240K

£495.00

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ELAN 242 FRONT 4 POT KIT

ELAN 242 FRONT 4 POT KIT

LOTUS ELAN 242mm FRONT WILWOOD 4 PISTON BIG BRAKE KIT Lotus Elan front big brake Wilwood kit fo..

Model: PNMJ5242K

£465.00

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ELAN 62> REAR DISC

ELAN 62> REAR DISC

LOTUS ELAN '62 ON REAR DISC Standard replacement rear brake discs fitted to all early Lotus Ela..

Model: PNMJ0821

£26.50

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ELAN SPARK PLUG

ELAN SPARK PLUG

LOTUS ELAN NGK SPARK PLUG NGK has become the brand leader in the UK spark plug market and the n..

Model: BP7ES

£2.35

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STAINLESS OIL FILLER CAP

STAINLESS OIL FILLER CAP

LOTUS STAINLESS STEEL OIL FILLER CAP New polished stainless steel oil filler cap.For Lotus 907/..

Model: PNME0415S

£49.50

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