Light Weight: ’70 Lotus Elan S4
When you hear Lotus, you think of all of the innovation Colin Chapman brought to the art of sports car manufacturing. It became the essential British Sports Car of the ’60s. Light weight, a reasonably stiff backbone chassis, a willing twin-cam engine and a perfectly tuned suspension translated into loads of fun…if you were less than 6 feet tall. Elans are pretty small. At 1517 pounds it could sprint to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds. Not too shabby for a car with 110hp. Today’s Lotus is a little scruffy but you need to look past that. It has a documented engine rebuild that is well seasoned at 13,000 miles, The suspension has been gone through and that too has some miles on it. All good things. Fresh rebuilds are nice to hear but we like rebuilds that are fully sorted. The interior is original and it has the original tool kit, spare and tonneau. The factory window sticker and service records are also included. The seller is looking for $29,500. Sports Car Market Price Guide has a range of $25,000 to $47,000. Click here for the listing.