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Lotus Elan

There have been some Elan derivatives, please click here for more information

Elan S1 (Type 26)

period: 1962 - 1964

engine: Lotus Ford twin-cam 1.498cc  100 bhp/ 1558cc 105 bhp

# made: 848

Convertible only, originally called Elan 1500 and soon Elan 1600, subsequently referred to as the S1.

Elan S2 (Type 26)

period: 1964 - 1966

engine: Lotus Ford twin-cam 1.558 cc 105 bhp twin cam (Special Equipment model 115 bhp)

# made: 1.250

Convertible only

Elan 26R S1 and S2

period: 1964

engine: Cosworth Mk 15 Twin Cam, 140- 160 bhp

# made: 97

The factory-built 26R incorporated chassis and suspension modifications, but also included a 1/3 thinner, lightweight body and the replacement of several cast iron parts with magnesium ones in an effort to reduce overall weight.

 

Elan S3 FHC (Type 36)

period: 1965 - 1968

engine: 1Lotus Ford twin-cam 558 cc 105 bhp twin cam (SE 115 bhp)

# made: approx. 1.200

Called 'Elan Coupe' originally, the first Fixed Head Coupe

 

Elan S3 DHC (Type 45)

period: 1966 - 1968

engine: Lotus Ford twin-cam 1.558 cc 105 bhp twin cam (SE 118 bhp)

# made: approx. 1.450 

Elan S4 FHC  (Type 36)

period: 1968 - 1973

engine: Lotus Ford twin-cam 1.558 cc 105 bhp twin cam (SE 118 bhp, Big Valve Sprint 126 bhp)

# made: approx. 2.000

Elan S4 DHC (Type 45)

period: 1968 - 1973

engine: Lotus Ford twin-cam 1.558 cc 105 bhp twin cam (SE 118 bhp, Big Valve Sprint 126 bhp)

# made: approx. 2.400

 

There have been some Elan derivatives, please click here for more information