Launched in 1966 and based on the highly successful Elan sports car, the '+2' version retained the former's independently-suspended backbone chassis but came with a wheelbase lengthened by 12 inches to make room for two occasional rear seats. Aimed at the sports car enthusiast with a young family, the Elan +2 represented a move up market by Lotus and featured an improved interior with a walnut veneer dashboard, electric windows, radio and alarm as standard equipment. The 1,558cc twin-cam engine was that of the Elan SE, and with 118bhp on tap the aerodynamically efficient '+2' was good for nearly 120mph.
Extensively restored in the 1980s, as evidenced by related invoices on file, this Elan +2 has been owned by the current vendor for the last 12 years and has been driven by him in dry conditions only. We are advised that 'TJB 226G' has been maintained regardless of cost and is mechanically sound. Finished in blue with black interior, the car is described as in generally good condition, with excellent mechanicals, and offered with the aforementioned bills, current MoT/tax and Swansea V5 registration document. It should be noted that the rev counter requires repair and has been disconnected.