Buying or Selling a 1969 Lotus Elan?


1969 Lotus Elan
1969 Lotus Elan

The Lotus Elan was first introduced in 1962 at the London Motor Show and produced until 1973 in different variants. The Lotus Elan was designed by Colin Chapman to be light and agile and used a backbone frame with a fiberglass body construction. The model was quite small, even for the Plus 2 version. A 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine with Zenith-Stromberg CD175S depression carburetors powered the 1969 Lotus Elan series 4. The car had a power output of 126 at 6,500 rpm and a top speed over 112 mph. The engine was linked to a four-speed Ford gearbox with shorter ratios. Thanks to its great design and mechanics, the Elan competed directly with more powerful but heavier models such as the AC Cobra or the Jaguar E-type. The pop-up headlights and the curved windshield were the main design cues of the Lotus Elan, adding a bump on the hood for the models made in 1969, due to new higher carburetors.


1969 Lotus Elan Seller’s Guide

Thinking about selling a 1969 Lotus Elan? The Alex Manos team can help. Their staff composed of knowledgeable classic car enthusiasts has been in the industry for many years. The experts can tell you what models sold recently and at what price. If you’re hoping to get a good price for your model, they’ll give you good tips and advice to help you increase the value of your classic. One recommendation is to present the car detailed and in a nice environment to improve the buyer’s experience. In addition to sharing best practices for selling a classic Lotus, the Alex Manos team is known for their top dollar offers on classics of all makes, models, and conditions.



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