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Lotus Elan
Lotus Engineering, Hethel, Norwich, Norfolk, NRI4 8EZ. Telephone (0953) 608000 Telefax (0953) 606884

LOTUS ELAN (1962 - 1973) The first Lotus road car to use the now famous steel backbone chassis over which a glass-fiber body was fitted. Technologically advanced and a trendsetter. Twin Cam 1558cc engine, 4 wheel disc brakes, 4 wheel independent suspension incorporated into a lightweight package that offered a comfortable ride and incredible road holding. Available as a roadster at first and a optional hardtop was later offered as well as coupe version.

LOTUS ELAN PLUS TWO (1967 - 1973) Lotus enlarged the backbone chassis of the Elan and kept the Twin Cam engine, the disc brakes, the independent suspension but was able to offer two jump seats and a roomier cabin. This was Lotus' first ''family'' car. The Elan Plus 2 retained all of the sporty performance of the standard Elan but, added practicality.

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