’66 Lotus Elan with rebuilt engine on new Spyder chassis, needs paint

’66 Lotus Elan with rebuilt engine on new Spyder chassis, needs paint

There just isn’t another sports car as pure as an original Lotus Elan. These tiny, lightweight cars make a Miata look huge in comparison. (Kind of like a real Mini compared to a “new” Mini.)

That being said, the original sheetmetal wishbone structure under the Elan’s fiberglass body was relatively fragile. That’s why UK supplier Spydercars developed a spaceframe to replace the original Elan chassis, even the newest of which are 40 years old. Spyder also offers optional side protection bars and a roll bar that ties into the chassis, certainly improving the safety of this dynamic little car.

This RHD Elan has all the good Spyder bits, a rebuilt engine, and needs only a few details completed before it’s ready for paint.

Find this 1966 Lotus Elan S2 in California here on eBay.

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