This Lotus Elan SE has been a race car since at least 1972. It was restored 1999-2001 by Todd Gerstenberger. Subsequently it was completely gone through by Carl Thompson in 2014. It has been upgraded to 26R standards with upgraded CV joints, a dry sump engine built by Jay Ivey. It is completely ready to race! At the recent SVRA National Championships in November, 2016, I finished 6th overall and fourth in class out of 38 competitors. This a fast, beautifully prepared, turn key race car.
This Lotus 1967 SE was one of the last SEs built. I have all the original import info plus log books dating back to 1972. I have been told and have some evidence that Don Roberts, noted Cobra driver and race car builder won the SCCA championship Cp in the 1980s with this car
Recent Competition History
6th over all, 4th in class at the SVRA National Championships in 2016. Probable SCCA Champiion with Don Roberts driving awaiting confirmation from Don.
Class: Under 2 liters GT
Weight: 1290 lbs
Engine Builder: Todd Gerstenberger/ Jay Ivey (Engine)
Manufacturer: Lotus Cars Ltd
Type: Lotus Elan SE
Horsepower: 183 bhp @ 7,100 rpm
Induction: Twin pairs of Italian mfg. WEBER 45 DCOE carbs
Total Time: 6 hrs, including dyn
Capacity: 5 gal. US
Fuel Type: 110+ octane race gas
Water Pump: stock modified for racing
Oil Cooler: Aluminum
Data Logger: TraqMate 2 mobius camera system
Type: "Dog Box"
Shifter: 4 speed
Type: LSD TransX
Ratio: 3.91 & 3.70 others a
Case: 1 Alloy
Axles: Dave Bean stubs and CV joints
Type: Steel back bone
Builder: Todd Gerstenberger
Front Suspension: A arms coil over sprngs and Koni shocks
Rear Suspension: IRS, coil over springs and Koni shocks
Shocks: approx three years, raced lightly due to health issues
Brakes: 4 wheel disc
Steering: rack & pinion
Wheels: 2 sets of Panasport Ultra Light 13"
Tires: Hoosier 185/60/13
Color/Finish: Orange, silver trim
Fire System: New OMP
Restraints: Auto Power 4" 6 point belts
Steering Wheel: 10"
3.9 & 3.7 TransX LSD or 4.1 alloy carriers and custom containers