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Lotus Elan S3
Classic and Vintage Cars
No: 10083   Contributor: John Southall   Year: 2012   Manufacturer: Lotus   Country: United Kingdom
Lotus Elan S3

24/5/2012. Haynes Motor Museum Sparkford Somerset.

FVV 2E 1967 Lotus Elan S3.

Introduced at the 1962 Motor Show the Lotus Elan with it's Ford based 1600cc twin overhead engine was the star of the show.
The unstressed fibreglass body is carried on a strong steel box section, backbone frame and has independent suspension on all four corners.
Top speed of 112mph and many can be seen in classic car races today.
Picture added on 24 June 2012 at 08:30
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I owned this car in 1972/3 when it was a darker shade of yellow and had black wheels and bumpers. Sad to sell it, but my wife was six months pregnant and could no longer reach the pedals...

It looks in far better condition now than then!

Added by Paul Stanley on 21 June 2018.
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