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Mar 05, 2018
1972 Lotus Elan Sprint Convertible

Owned since 1975, was my daily driver at one point. Parked since 1987 when my first daughter was born after I started an alternator conversion. Restoration will include a Spyder chassis and return to the yellow over white two-tone paint …

Jan 03, 2018
1964 Lotus Elan S2

Pin farina Red Body with a Black Chin below Front Bumper, Black Interior, Black Top. Wheels Standard Bolt on with original Hub Chrome Caps and Chrome Trim Rings. Twin Webber Carb Heads ,modified to Big Valve set up with Standard …

Apr 14, 2017
1962 Lotus Elite S-2

Original family car, bought as kit, and built by Carol’s uncle. All mechanics were rebuilt, but it has been in storage for some time now. Needs paint as the original paint is flaking off; a problem with Bristol bodied cars.

Apr 14, 2017
1963 Lotus Elan S-1

Early Elan, in process of restoration. S/N 26-264 (3525) Photos before start of work on car. Frame done, body blasted and waiting for some minor repair. Lots of trim parts will be needed.

Nov 02, 2015
1964 Lotus Elan S1 (1964)

Frame off rebuild. Twin Cam breathed on by Quicksilver Racing. Very quick road car.

Jul 28, 2015
1967 Lotus Elan S3 conv.

I have known this car since new. It had been parked in 1974. I just recently purchased it and plan on restoring it this winter. The plywood wheels make it easy to move around the shop.

Dec 12, 2014
1973 Lotus 1973 Lotus Europa Special TWIN CAM

Currently being restored at my sons shop , upgrades include Toyo R88’s,electric fuel pump, solid state ignition and relays.

Oct 08, 2014
1971 Lotus Europa S2

My Europa has been modified wuth a 1.6 20 valve Toyota 4age Black top.

May 24, 2014
1983 Lotus Replica Lotus 7

Book” Chassis, Toyota 3TC engine, Dellorto carbs, 5 speed, MGB (Smiths) instruments, Bugeye seats, Harley muffler.

May 10, 2014
1967 Lotus Europa

Rolling chassis with interior.

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