Property from a Deceased Estate,1970 Lotus  Elan S4 SE Drophead Coupé   Chassis no. 7006150079C

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Lot 74
1970 Lotus Elan S4 SE Drophead Coupé
Registration no. DPB 229J Chassis no. 7006150079C

Sold for £ 16,875 (US$ 22,065) inc. premium
Property from a Deceased Estate
1970 Lotus Elan S4 SE Drophead Coupé
Registration no. DPB 229J
Chassis no. 7006150079C
Odometer Reading: TBA
MoT Expiry: Exempt

*In the hands of the late owner from 1979 to date
*Offering room for improvement
*Known ownership from 1975


Coming from a deceased estate, this Elan SE comes to auction in generally good order, having not been used since 2005. The bodywork has been repaired twice, once to the nearside front quarter and then to a wheelarch but this shows signs of deterioration and would require further work. At the time of the first repair the body was re-painted in period Ford Daytona yellow, which is now showing micr-blistering. The black interior is well preserved with the seats, centre console and dashboard. At the heart of any Elan is its engine and notes report that it was re-built at 40,000 miles with a +0.030 overbore while at 55,000 miles later the pistons and bearings were removed and inspected. The car has an auxiliary electric cooling fan fitted. An exchange gearbox was fitted at 50,000 miles along with a replacement clutch and rear wheel bearings at 68,000 miles. A hard top is available, plus the soft top and tonneau cover. There is a workshop manual and almost complete run of Lotus Club magazines and comprehensive notes from the present owner's files.

Coming from long-term ownership this Elan offers great scope for improvement or could simply be re-commissioned for unashamed open-road enjoyment. Property from a deceased estate. See history file for copies of the owner's notes on the car.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 48/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 12/25
    Body Work: 3
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 2
    Glass: 3
    Paint: 2
    Wheels/Tyres: 2

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 10/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
    Headlining: 2
    Seats: 3
    Trim: 2

    ENGINE TOTAL: 8/20
    Mechanical components: 2
    Running: 2
    Starting: 2
    Under Bonnet: 2

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 10/20
    Axles: 3
    Brakes: 2
    Gearbox/Clutch: 3
    Suspension: 2

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 4/10
    Ancillary components: 2
    Main components: 2

    Car History File: 4

Saleroom notices

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Property from a Deceased Estate,1970 Lotus  Elan S4 SE Drophead Coupé   Chassis no. 7006150079C
Property from a Deceased Estate,1970 Lotus  Elan S4 SE Drophead Coupé   Chassis no. 7006150079C
Property from a Deceased Estate,1970 Lotus  Elan S4 SE Drophead Coupé   Chassis no. 7006150079C
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