Buying or Selling a 1968 Lotus Elan?


1968 Lotus Elan
1968 Lotus Elan

Introduced in 1968, the Lotus Elan Series 4 featured additional horsepower over the Series 3, thanks to two Weber 40 DCOE carburetors with a reinforced differential. Top speed increased to 112 mph and 126 hp were now available at 6,500 rpm. The Lotus Elan was popular for its light body designed by Colin Chapman to provide high handling capabilities and efficiency. The Elan was built on a backbone frame with a fiberglass body and featured four-wheel independent suspension and disc brakes all around. The Lotus Elan was available as a coupe model, as a Plus 2 with four seats and as a convertible roadster with an optional hardtop. The pop-up headlamps and curved windshield were the main design cues of the model. The car came with a full-width dashboard made from a single piece of walnut wood and the cabin provided minimal equipment. The Lotus Elan was simple, agile, and efficient, and became an icon of its generation.


1968 Lotus Elan Seller’s Guide

According to most sources, over 10,000 models of the Lotus Elan were made between 1962 and 1973—after a fire at the factory, most records disappeared which can make finding accurate information difficult. When looking to sell a particular model, be sure to present the car in its best condition. Potential buyers will want to inspect the car and maybe request a pre-purchase inspection. If you have a trusted classic Lotus mechanic you can take your model to, they might be able to do some small fixes to help you increase the value of your 1968 Lotus Elan. This is only one of the many tips that Alex Manos and his team often share with their clients and friends. Don’t hesitate to call the friendly staff and ask for more.



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