1994 Lotus Elan S2 Medina Green FSH 73k miles (SOLD)

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1994 Lotus Elan S2 Medina Green FSH 73k miles (SOLD)

Postby ab2cv » Wed 29.08.2018, 21:29

Lotus Elan S2 1994 Limited Edition. Car now Sold
Medina green
73k miles
Full Service History
MOT August 2019
7 previous owners

General history and condition
- Previous owner, Grahame Calvert - known well to LEC - had the car for over 10 years prior to me purchasing in 2015.
- I’ve added around 5000 miles in the past 3 years and kept the car fully serviced at Craig Moncrieff Cars (local Lotus specialist)
- I fitted the PNM rear calliper kit in 2016 and just replaced the AP Racing discs and pads in 2018 for the MOT in August
- The engine runs superbly - this is my second Elan and the chip and exhaust combination give the car a real useable performance increase over standard
- The AP racing brake upgrade is fantastic and gives the Elan a modern safe braking system - great pedal feel and don't require the annual fettling that the standard brakes need to free off sliding pins etc
- The suspension feels great but the front tyres really need changing for a set of Goodyear Eagles to match the rears
- The cream interior adds some welcome brightness to the usual drab grey Elan interior. However, the cream leather does show up more age related cracks and dirt.

Good points
- 2.5” custom made stainless steel exhaust system - fitted 2004
- Pre-cat removed
- Mountain chip installed
- Adjustable suspension all round (SJ Sportscars) - fitted 2004
- AP Racing front brake kit - fitted 2004
- PNM Engineering rear brake kit - fitted 2016
- Goodrich brake hoses
- Cambelt service done in 2015 at 67000 miles
- Fresh set of Lotus tailor fitted mats - fitted 2015
- Custom fit rain shower cape
- Full size outdoor car cover (never used as this car has been garaged 90% of the time)
- Every MOT certificate
- Fully stamped service book - mixture of Lotus dealers and Lotus specialists
- Loads of receipts arranged chronologically in a big green folder
- Some old tax discs (remember those?)

Parts
- Spare headlamp pod motor
- Durite main beam lights - pair
- Durite high beam lights - pair
- Brand new alternator - NOW FITTED (plus new aux and pas belts)
- Spare rocker cover (to smooth and paint as desired)
- Fresh rear quarter paint protection film

Bad points
- Alloy wheels need refurbished
- Front tyres are cheap brand
- Drivers side electric window has just stopped working (not diagnosed)
- Hood has a couple of imperfections and slight leak on passenger side
- Headlamp reflectors starting to look rusty (hence the Durites)
- Passenger side headlamp sometimes fails to raise (twiddling the knob fixes it - hence the spare headlamp motor to fit)
- Existing paint protection film looks tired (hence replacement kit to fit)
- Scuff on front passenger corner of front bumper
- Small dent in side rear bumper (passenger side)
- Age related paint marks and stone chips
- Suspension wishbones look a bit rusty
- Engine bay looks a bit rusty (heat shields need tidied up)

Summary
- In short, this is (in my opinion) a solid car, which has had a lot of money thrown at it over the years and is an excellent example mechanically. There is still room for improvement in this department by fitting the included spares (headlamp motor, silicon hoses, etc)
- Cosmetically there are quite a few areas needing addressed and the list of included spares go part way to addressing these (paint protection film, stainless steel bolt kits, rocker cover). Additionally the car would benefit from a fresh set of tyres and refurbished alloys and would also benefit from the paintwork being addressed.

Reasons for sale
- Two and a half years ago I bought my dream Lotus, an Esprit, and as much as I love the Elan I cannot justify running two Lotus’ (or continue to give each car the fullest attention that they deserve)
- Last year I have embarked on a major house renovation project, and as anticipated costs have spiralled, so the sale of the Elan should hopefully help to ease the strain
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Re: 1994 Lotus Elan S2 Medina Green FSH 72k miles

Postby clemo » Wed 29.08.2018, 21:44

WHHHHHHHHHHHHAT...

Im sure this should read for sale one esprit.
That way you get to recoup some money for the house and save your back for the foreseeable driving future .

Sorry to hear you are off.
Won't take long before we are saying hello to the new owner.

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Re: 1994 Lotus Elan S2 Medina Green FSH 72k miles

Postby ab2cv » Wed 29.08.2018, 21:45

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Re: 1994 Lotus Elan S2 Medina Green FSH 72k miles

Postby 72morris » Sun 18.11.2018, 22:46

Is this still available?
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Re: 1994 Lotus Elan S2 Medina Green FSH 72k miles

Postby Kevin328gts » Thu 06.12.2018, 15:27

Hello,

Can you please let me have your contact phone number so that we can talk about your Elan ?
Alternatively, you can contact me on 0780 165 9093
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Re: 1994 Lotus Elan S2 Medina Green FSH 73k miles

Postby ab2cv » Sun 27.01.2019, 21:37

Advert updated to reflect increase in mileage ....and drop in price.
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Re: 1994 Lotus Elan S2 Medina Green FSH 73k miles

Postby ab2cv » Sat 18.05.2019, 15:32

Alternator now fitted, along with new belts, just in time for making the trip down to Castle Combe next weekend....
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Re: 1994 Lotus Elan S2 Medina Green FSH 73k miles

Postby Jamie N » Sat 18.05.2019, 16:03

Wow!. that's a cheap car, surely someone is going to grab this :poke: , if I was after one I would straight over the bridge :D . GLWTS Alan.
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Re: 1994 Lotus Elan S2 Medina Green FSH 73k miles (SOLD)

Postby theelanman » Wed 05.06.2019, 11:12

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Re: 1994 Lotus Elan S2 Medina Green FSH 73k miles (SOLD)

Postby John_W » Wed 05.06.2019, 12:54

Somebody got a good one. Don’t be a stranger, Alan. I’m sure we’ll see you (+Esprit) in Edinburgh or at Duns (assuming it’s safe for you to return there - woman-wise I mean :wink: )

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Re: 1994 Lotus Elan S2 Medina Green FSH 73k miles (SOLD)

Postby Rambo » Wed 05.06.2019, 18:02

John_W wrote:Somebody got a good one. Don’t be a stranger, Alan. I’m sure we’ll see you (+Esprit) in Edinburgh or at Duns (assuming it’s safe for you to return there - woman-wise I mean :wink: )

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In that case I doubt Alan is safe in any Scottish town. Lock up your daughters :lol:
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Re: 1994 Lotus Elan S2 Medina Green FSH 73k miles (SOLD)

Postby LRS7 » Wed 05.06.2019, 20:48

Get your finger out Alan and get that garage finished ... you’ll soon be back in an S2 again :wink:

Keep in touch bud on how’s the Esprit going and hopefully we will see you at a Lotus show in the not too distance future
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