1966 Lotus Elan S3 FHC (Right-Hand Drive)

Stock # C11-004
Year 1966
Make Lotus
Model Elan
Body Fixed-Head Coupe
Trim S3
Engine 1700 Built 4 Cylinder
Transmission 4 Speed Manual
Color Dark Blue
Mileage 61,000 (approximate, odometer replaced)
Serial # 36-6138
Price SOLD

British Racing Group presents this stunning 1966 Lotus Elan SE Fixed Head Coupe (FHC). Famous for it's exceptional handling, the Elan S3 is considered by many enthusiasts as the best version of the car. Roughly 2,650 examples were built between 1965 and 1968 weighing only 1,600 pounds! Motivation comes from the legendary 1600cc twin cam 4 cylinder engine with braking provided by 4 wheel disc brakes.

This Right Hand Drive example has been owned by the same enthusiast for the past 31 years. It has won Best In Class at the Lotus Owners Gathering (LOG) 10 times and Best of Show twice. Specifications include:

Chassis:
Tony Thompson Racing (TTR) 26R spec racing frame

Front suspension:
solid steering rack mounts
Tubular adjustable a arms, upper and lower
TTR fast road spec shocks and springs with adjustable ride height

Rear suspension:
Tubular adjustable a arms
DBE adjustable ride height/narrow spring conversion
TTR /Koni shocks
TTR fast road spec springs
TTR billet hub shafts

Engine:
Upgraded 1700cc Twin Cam dyno'd at 139HP 133 ft/lb torque, sheets available
Built with a brand new Ford crank, race prepped 125E rods, square main caps, steel center cap, Omega pistons. Balanced and blueprinted.
Street baffled oil pan.
AVO cassette water pump
Stainless freeze plugs
Ported and polished cylinder head as used on the SCCA Rodriguez Europa from the early 70's
DBE 112 grind cams
Custom polished cam cover with leakproof cap and auxiliary breather
Recurved distributor by Advanced Distributors
Pertronix electronic ignition
DBE super starter
Magnecor wires
Radiator recored with extra row
All silicone hoses


Fuel System:
Dellorto DHLA 40E carbs
Deepened airbox with K/N filter in the nose
Fuel safe fuel cell
Facet electronic fuel pump
All fuel hose is braided steel
In line fuel filter and pressure regulator

Exhaust:
DBE 4-2-1 big bore header
Stainless 2 inch intermediate pipe
Borla muffler and tip

Transmission/ Differential:
Heavy duty clutch and pressure plate
Ultra close ratio transmission with Kelvedon quick shifter
3.90:1 final drive
TTR diff stiffener
CV axle conversion with uprated output shafts

Brake System:
All brake calipers with stainless pistons
Stainless handbrake tree
Lockheed brake servo
Braided steel brake hoses
Braided steel clutch hose
braided steel oil pressure line

Additional Specification:
Safety Devices roll bar
TTR 26R replica steering wheel
26R replica wheels by UK Racing castings
26R replica spinners by TTR
New Vredestein Sprint+ tires

Items that need attention:
Fuel gauge and tach are inaccurate, minor oil leak, horn inoperative. No owners book, but vehicle does have copies of service manuals. Jack is not original, no factory tool kit, special tools for the car are included.