For Sale: 1966 Lotus Elan in Sylvania, Ohio

$36,900 (OBO)

Vehicle Description

1966 Lotus Elan SE

The essential 1960s British sports car, the tiny Lotus Elan, remains a benchmark for handling. With its pop-up headlights, curved windshield, and roll-up windows, it was a symbol of Swinging London, immortalized in The Avengers television series.

  1. Elan was built with a backbone frame and a fiberglass body, and had four-wheel independent suspension. It’s Ford 1600-cc four-cylinder engine developed 105 hp and featured Lotus’s own twin-cam head, like the Lotus Cortina. Weighing only 1,420 pounds, early cars could do 0-60 mph in 7.1 seconds, with the quarter-mile in 15.7 seconds at 87 mph. The second series Elan arrived in late 1964, offering a full-width dash with glove box, oval taillights, the battery in the trunk, and optional knock-off wheels. Only about a total of 10,000 Elans were built during its model run.


  1. Elan has been cared for very well over the years. The car has spent most of its life in Arizona and Florida. It is a rust free example that has been restored to a beautiful level.

Details on the restoration, up-grades and maintenance:

Body/paint: accident and damage free, totally restoration, paint has been wet sanded and buffed to a beautiful high gloss

Frame and suspension: restored, adjustable shocks

Brakes: rebuilt

Drivetrain: professionally rebuilt engine (modified to “Sprint” specs, 125 HP, polished hi lift cams), new Webers. Professionally rebuilt transmission. New clutch. Restored/rebuilt rear end. New universal joint conversion to axel shafts, replacing the rubber donuts (a really wonderful up-grade, from Australia).

Cooling system: rebuilt radiator with additional electric fan

Electrical system: new wiring harness, rebuilt gauges, electric ign., new side window motors

Top: new

Glass: excellent condition

Brightwork/chrome: excellent condition

Head lights: the pop up head lights work perfectly.

Wheels and tires: newer Panasport wheels freshly painted, new radial tires (3-17)

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-963274
  • Price:$36,900 (OBO)
  • Location:Sylvania, Ohio
  • Year:1966
  • Make:Lotus
  • Model:Elan
  • Exterior Color:red
  • Interior Color:black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Inline 4
  • Odometer:92859
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Trim Level:SE
  • VIN:67V46046455896
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Bucket Seats:Yes
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive