March 2004

1964 Lotus Elan S1 1600 Convertible

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When a seller lists "a magnet with associated nuts and bolts stuck to it" among the spares offered, it's time to run for the hills





As described by the seller on eBay Motors: I'm listing this car for a friend. Wow! Super-rare! 1964 Lotus Elan S1. Red with black interior and black convertible top. 44,500 miles showing on the odometer.

This 1964 Lotus Elan has been sitting for years in a garage and will require a full restoration. I looked under the car and didn't see any significant rust or damage on the frame or suspension. The car is not running. It appears to be complete, including convertible top and tonneau cover, tire jack, etc. The roof framing is in nice condition. There are three original Lotus hubcaps, an extra steering wheel, radiator and air intake hoses sitting in the trunk.