1966 Lotus Elan S3 Pre-Airflow Fixed Head Coupe, Barn Find, Clear Title

  • Location: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Make: Lotus
  • Model: Elan
  • SubModel: Elan S3 FHC, Type 36
  • Type: Coupe, Pre-airflow, Type 36
  • Trim: Coupe 2-door
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 9,703
  • VIN: 365525
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 4 Cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1966 Lotus Elan Coupe 2-door overview

This listing is for a 1966 Type 36 Lotus Elan Coupe with a clear MA title. This particular car is an FHC (Fixed Head Coupe) pre-airflow car. This car came from a local estate where it had been stored in a covered and enclosed garage since (we believe) the early 1980's as that was the time of the car's last known registration. The car was stored properly with fresh oil and all coolant drained. Please see pictures for car in its stored state and immediately after removal from garage. The mileage listed is the number on the odometer and on the title, but as the odometer is a 5 digit gauge, it could be in excess of its mechanical limits.
When the car was pulled from the garage, air was put in the tires and it rolled freely. The motor turns over by hand freely, and we were able to start the motor on remote power and remote fuel. See pictures for overall condition of the vehicle. For its vintage, the undercarriage is in great shape with no visible rot. There are Weber carburetors on the motor. The wheels on the car are the desirable Lotus OEM knock-off style wheels. The car is a perfect candidate for a full restoration, although should run and drive down the road with minimal effort.
Please look at all of the pictures to review the cosmetic condition of the vehicle. There are many imperfections, most notably the passenger side door and rear quarter panel. The interior is in very nice condition for its age, again, please see pictures.
This Lotus has some racing provenance. It was owned and driven by well known auto enthusiast and multiple class SCCA driver Walter Grocki. It won multiple races to include the 1973 New England Division Solo II Championship. Other time sheets and trophies are included with the sale and can be seen in photographs in listing. It was raced predominately in the SCCA Solo II class. It should be eligible for the SCCA Vintage racing classes.
There are additional parts and items included in the sale. The larger items are:
- OEM steering wheel - The wood is in good shape, the spring is behind the center plate, but the interior bezel is missing
- Engine Block - Ford 1598cc TI4 711M6015BA Kent Crossflow Block. This is the most desirable replacement non-OEM block for these cars.
- Set of OEM wheels - See picture for condition
- "LOTUS-E" License Plate
- Racing and personal items to include trophies, jackets, speeding ticket, pictures, time sheets, and more
Additional items include but are not limited to a new set of brake pads, bearings, CV parts, time sheets, original workshop manual, photocopied master parts list, and more - please see pictures for all items.
As this was a stored estate vehicle, we were unable to locate the keys.
Please review description, pictures, and ask any question BEFORE bidding on the car. Additional pictures available upon request. Zero feedback bidders will be denied unless they contact me first. I will answer questions within 24 hours.
This vehicle is for sale locally, as such I reserve the right to end this auction early if car is sold locally. $500.00 deposit required within 24 hours of auction close via PayPal, full payment due within one week of auction close.

On Mar-03-17 at 08:05:33 PST, seller added the following information:

**** To all, there is no buy it now price, and is not actively being listed locally. The car was shown to a few people, and a number was given that would buy the car. If one were to come back with the previously agreed upon amount, I would have to honor it. The chance of that happening is close to 0%. There is no buy it now, and the car will be sold for the ending auction price. *****

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