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1970 Lotus Elan SOLD

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Serial Number: # 70-06-0062E (Verified by Lotus Cars Ltd.)
Frame Number: 0062E
Condition: Excellent
Price:  US $37,500  Currency_Convert
Location: Danbury CT 06810
 

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SOLD SOLD SOLD This is a unique Elan, a truly turnkey racecar, recently prepped for the track.It is built to 26R Standards and a proven winner. The fresh all steel dry sump 1600cc Twin Cam has dyno time only, completely rebuilt by Kiwi Engineering CT in August 2007. 200 HP and 150 lbs torque. The gearbox is newly rebuilt, June 2007, never raced.

History

History This car was exported from Lotus Engineering to South Africa in 1970 and has been a race car ever since according to Ian Hebblethwaite, the Historic Racing Car and Lotus registrar there. It is one of the few Elans with the chassis number stamped on the chassis. Lotus Engineering provided documentation of the build date in 2007. It was last owned and raced in South Africa by Nick Webber who exported it in 1996. It was sold it to David Hinton, Technical director of HSR in 1998. David rebuilt it from the ground up to 26R mechanical specs and documented the rebuild photographically.It has 26R body flares but does not have the 26R lightweight body) All the fundamentals like gusseting, suspension and stub axles were meticulously done to factory race specs. He raced it in 1999 and the sold it to veteran driver, Joel Weinberger. He is the son of John, who was elected to membership of the USRRC in 2007. Joel an automotive dealer, further developed the car to a perfectly neutral set up. Joel says the car handled better than his 26R and was always quicker He won many races with the VSCDA, USRR Masters and SVRA. He participated in some of the classic battles between Nick Hammís lightning quick 26R at the BRIC at Road America each year where the car still holds the overall Group 8 lap record, under 2:34. He replaced the engine in 2002. I bought the car from Joel in 2003 and GMT Racing further developed the car which continued itís podium finishes in SVRA and VARAC including 3rd place in the SVRA Enduro Championship Series in 2004. (see Racing Highlights-timing sheets available for all races) I replaced the engine in 2007 which has dyno time only and installed a new dogbox which has no race time.(An optional extra, the list price includes a rebuilt Ford gearbox) Since the ground up rebuild in 1998, the car has raced incident free and the chassis has never been bent. Other than the odd agricultural trip the car has never been off track. See full History attachment

Recent Competition History

Race History (From results provided by JW and documents) Logbook SVRA 3036 Car # 76 Group 8 Lap Record Holder Road America -2:33.9. (Documented) 1999 USRRC Championships, 4 tracks GTU Champion 1999 VSCDA Blackhawk Group 8 1st Place 1999 SVRA Elkhart Lake Group 8 1st Place 2000 BRIC Elkhart Lake Group 8 1st Place (No Docs) 2001 BRIC Elkhart Lake Group 8 1st Place (No Docs) 2002 BRIC Elkhart lake Group 8 Outside pole Qualifyer 2003 BRIC Elkhart Lake Group 8 Outside pole Qualifyer 2003 SVRA Elkhart Lake Group 8 1st Place All Lotus Race 3rd overall (Vintage Motorsport report) 2004 SVRA Endurance Championship 2nd Group 8, 10th overall Championship 2004 SVRA Savannah Enduro 1st group 8 Sprint 2nd BP, 4th overall Group 8 2004 SVRA Mid-Ohio Enduro 2nd Group 8 Sprint 2nd group 8 2004 VARAC Mosport Enduro 1st Group 3, 5th overall Sprint 3rd Group 3 2004 BRIC Elkhart Lake Sprint 4th CP, 5th Overall group 8 2004 SVRA Watkins Glen Enduro 1st Group 8 Sprint 3rd group 8 BP, 4th overall 2007 SVRA Savannah Sprint 3rd Group 8 BP, 4th overall

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