Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham UberDork
8/8/17 2:46 p.m.

[Editor's Note: This article originally ran in the January 2016 issue. Some information may be out of date. Of note: We had a project Lotus Elan, the updates for which can be found here.]

The Lotus Elan was the climax of the golden age of British roadsters. The fiberglass-bodied sports car served up a fantastic driving experience that is …

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Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela GRM+ Memberand Digital Editor
9/19/19 3:54 p.m.

Slightly updated. 

joeymec New Reader
10/16/22 6:56 p.m.

The only car I regret not still having.  I acquired a 65 Elan in 1975 in rough shape for $1100.  Twin Webers, pull up windows and yes... a factory hardtop!!  Brought it back to life, drove it as a daily driver for two years and sold it for $3500.  I thought I did good!!  I put an ad in the NY Times to sell and a guy fly up from Fla and drove it back home.   Very slick driver, always started with those Webers and had a growl that always sounded fun!!  Wish it was still in my corral!  But alas....at least i an glad I had the thrill!!

wspohn SuperDork
10/17/22 9:53 a.m.

If I could have found a 26R I'd probably have jumped at it, but they were always too rare and most often too expensive.

Today, usually somewhere North of $100K

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