We have over 100 pictures available on our website. 1971 Lotus Elan SE S4 Coupe Twin Cam 181HP Cosworth Motor Original California Imported Fresh Frame Off Build Stock #0963 VIN # 0047-J 47,700 Miles on Odometer Less than 1,000-Miles on Build Cirrus White on Black Leatherette 4-speed manual transmission Clean and Clear California Title Clean, straight, and dry example By the early 1960s, the culmination of Colin Chapman’s success in racing and missteps in automobile manufacturing provided the foundation of one of his greatest contributions to sports cars: The Elan.
torque (1600cc) Engine block was sleeved, honed, and decked Lightweight and balanced stroker steel crank Cosworth connecting rods JE forged pistons (custom specified) 48 DCOE dual Weber carburetors Lotus wiring loom/harness Upgraded CV joint drive shafts Toothed belt drive for water pump/alternator Odyssey lightweight dry cell battery (mounted in trunk) Big bore exhaust system Magnesium bell housing New brake system (stock style) New factory spec suspension New front wishbones and bushings Powdercoated chassis Fresh street clutch and master cylinder (just installed…Tilton race clutch included) Lightweight/racing flywheel (new) New fuel pump (just installed) New starter (just installed) The restoration was finished 4-years/1,000-miles ago and it’s only been used for light weekend events. As a result, this example is still in very good condition. The exterior looks nice and stock with very with minimal signs of wear.
This Elan starts easily and holds a smooth idle. It does not require the use of the choke. Power is quite strong (no surprise here with the hp to weight ratio).
1971 Lotus Elan Elan S4 SE FHC 1971 Lotus Elan S4/SE FHC 1k Miles since Frame of Restoration 181HP Orig. CA Car