1965 Lotus Elan

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This 1965 Lotus Elan is 2.0 Liter Cosworth BD powered and was built without any regard to cost. Everything was rebuilt and all wearing parts were replaced, and there is less than 500 miles on build. It has a clean California title and weighs 1251 lb. (with 5 gallons of fuel).


  • New Spyder tube frame powder coated light gray
  • Roll bar ties the center backbone to the towers


  • 2000cc alloy block BD engine
  • Forged steel crank ,3.05 Stroke
  • Carillo rods5.260 C/C
  • New JE pistons. 3,540 Bore, 1.210 Comp Ht,  1.5mm, 1.5mm, 3/16 Ring pack
  • New cylinder liners with stock bore
  • New valve train
  • Cams: Cosworth In: DA9 @ 102 Ex DA2 @ 104
  • New Titan drysump pump with .7/1.0 rotors, DA2/DA9 cams
  • Custom Dry Sump Tank (mounted in front of passenger footwell)
  • Electromotive crankfire distributorless ignition (mounted behind dash)28 BTDC Full Advance
  • 45DCOE Webers, Italian
  • Deep Airbox
  • K&N Air cleaner
  • Light steel Flywheel
  • New Tilton OT2 Rally (cerro-metallic) clutch
  • Annular slave cylinder

Dyno Reading:

4500 RPM           131 BHP

5000                    162

5500                    180

6000                    192

6500                    208

7000                    220

7500                    224

8000                    244

Body and Interior:

  • New thin shell 26R complete body with doors and deck lids
  • Wide body
  • Popup headlights –  held in up position when required with an aluminum bracket
  • Period “Oddie” fasteners for deck lids
  • The body has a vertical panel which mounts the radiator
  • Excellent paint
  • Corbeau seats
  • Tank style harnesses
  • MOMO steering wheel
  • Stock S2 windshield assembly


  • Big spindle upright on front
  • Spyder tubular front arms
  • Spax externally adjustable shocks with springs with double stock rate
  • Tubular front and solid adjustable rear sway bar (1 ¼ w/.12 wall front and 9/16 rear)
  • Shocks mounted to a slot in front bar (which isolates shock and sway bar functions)
  • Heim jointed rear arms at outside
  • Heat treated stock rear outboard axles
  • Aluminum hubs –  front and rear. 4 x 100mm bolt pattern, rear hubs are billet 7075.


Close ratio with Mag Bell housing


  • AR calipers on front
  • Stock rear calipers without handbrake bits


  • Custom Griffin radiator
  • Coolant recovery tank


  • Fuel Cell
  • Bendix/Facet pump
  • hard fuel line plumbed in chassis


  • Hitachi alternator
  • Full stock wiring harness
  • Un-pluggable dash
  • Rebuilt gauges
  • No heater or wiper assembly
  • All functioning lights, horn, cooling fan, fuel gauge
  • Map light

Rear end:

  •  3:77 with a Quaife limited slip
  • CV axles with late high strength stub axles (current model)


  • Stainless steel headers
  • Custom stainless steel large bore 304SS rear pipe and muffler


  • New Panasport Lightweight non-DOT 13×6

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