This beautiful Lotus Elan was recently purchased from Richard Reventlow. Richard is the half brother of Lance Reventlow of the Scarab race car fame. Richard bought this Elan S4 about 5 years ago and then commissioned Steve Smith at Twin Cam SportCars of Sarasota, Florida to do a complete frame off restoration on this Elan.
The instruction for the restoration was to build a very nice, reliable and fast Elan incorporating updates and improvements for better performance and reliablility. The body was finished in a beautiful Blue Sikkens paint as a tribute to lance Reventlow's memorable and very successful Scarab race cars.
Everything new or rebuilt with photo documentation
Rebuilt original Lotus twin cam engine with Weber conversion and new Weber carbs
Excellent compression: 195-180-180-180
CV joint upgrade on the rear axles
Aluminum radiator, with a modern electric fan
Alternator conversion and electronic ignition
Electrically operated headlight system for raising and lowering the headlights. More reliable than the original vacuum system.
The body was taken off of the chassis, and then the chassis was stripped and repainted in the origina Oxide Red finish
All suspension completely rebuilt, new AVO adjustable shocks
Talbot racing mirrors
New Kumho tires, (5)
New Burl walnut dash
Alll new interior and rubber seals
4 hardbound books of photo documentation of the purchase and restoration of this Elan
Original owner's manual and workshop manual included
Car cover included
This exceptional Lotus Elan runs and drives well, as a proper Elan should!