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In the 1960ís, technology such as fully independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, and twin overhead cam engines combined with an aerodynamic fiberglass bodies were very rare attributes to find in road cars. These items coupled with lightweight materials were early in their development with scattered implementation of them by manufacturers. However, Lotus managed to engineer a car boasting all of these advancements. The Lotus Elan, a small, light, and simplistic sports car that was clever in design and performed marvelously on the road. It utilized an extremely rigid steel backbone frame which the extremely light fiberglass body was mounted to. A 1,558cc power plant, largely engineered by Ford, produced 106bhp which does not sound like much but in a car that narrowly weighs 1,500 pounds, makes the Elan a swift roadster. This progressive sports car was able to go toe to toe on the track with the hairy chested Corvettes, stunning the motoring world with its clever design and performance. The Elan was also utilized by the lovely Emma Peel in the British television series The Avengers as her preferred mode of transportation.

$29,000
Location
New York, New York
Mileage: 69884
Engine: 1.6L
Body Type: Coupe
Interior: Black
Exterior: White

Place Date: 12/4/2017
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