Ends on 20.Mar, 2023
not sold / reserve not met
0-lotus-elan-30-.jpg0-lotus-elan-32-.jpg0-lotus-elan-33-.jpg0-lotus-elan-31-.jpgLotus Elan.JPGLotus Elan_28.JPGLotus Elan_27.JPGLotus Elan_26.JPGLotus Elan_25.JPGLotus Elan_24.JPGLotus Elan_23.JPGLotus Elan_22.JPGLotus Elan_21.JPGLotus Elan_20.JPGLotus Elan_19.JPGLotus Elan_18.JPGLotus Elan_17.JPGLotus Elan_16.JPGLotus Elan_15.JPGLotus Elan_14.JPGLotus Elan_13.JPGLotus Elan_12.JPGLotus Elan_11.JPGLotus Elan_10.JPGLotus Elan_9.JPGLotus Elan_8.JPGLotus Elan_7.JPGLotus Elan_6.JPGLotus Elan_5.JPGLotus Elan_4.JPGLotus Elan_3.JPGLotus Elan_2.JPGLotus Elan_1.JPGDSC_0131DSC_0132DSC_0133DSC_0134DSC_0135DSC_0136DSC_0137DSC_0156DSC_0157DSC_0158DSC_0159DSC_0160DSC_0161DSC_0162DSC_0163DSC_0164
description parameters bid comments
  • Lotus Elan S4 Racing Special: The Track-Bred Legend
  • Racing history at Silverstone, SPA and many others
  • Complete racing and service documentation
  • FIA pass
  • 170 hp / 680 kg
  • Fully functional
  • Road legal registration
  • All documents were checked and the car was photographed personally by Auctomobile
  • Other features: possibility of assisting with registration, transport, insurance, storage and Trusted Checkout payment
  • Please note that this car will be available for viewing by prior appointment near Jablonec nad Nisou, Czechia

The Lotus Elan was the first Lotus road car to use a steel backbone chassis with a fibreglass body. This style of construction was to be repeated in subsequent Lotus models for nearly three decades. At approximately 680 kg, the Elan embodied Colin Chapman's minimum weight design philosophy.
It was said to be the car with the most perfect steering. Sports Car International named the Elan number six on the list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s.
Because of its successful design and rigorous attention to cost control on the body, chassis, engine and transmission, the Elan become Lotus' first commercial success and contributed to the funding of its achievements in racing over the next ten years.
The performance of the Elan was derived from the combination of its powerful engine (by contemporary standards) and lightweight. The roadholding and agility of the car also meant that high speeds could be maintained on corners, which allowed for high average speeds.
While the structure of the Elan followed an entirely traditional approach for sports cars of the time - front engine, rear wheel drive - its design included novel ideas that found their way into the designs of other manufacturers' vehicles. There are approximately 770 known remaining vehicles of the two-seater Elan.

Lotus resisted modifying the car to make it more suitable for racing but eventually created a racing version of the Elan, the Type 26R. Only around 100 of them were built.
1960s/70s Elans are now passing half a century old and, as a well respected Lotus and a fine example of Colin Chapman's design philosophy, are valued today as collectors' vehicles.
The simple design of the car, with nearly all parts being readily replaceable, makes it well suited for the collector market. New chassis, bodies and drive train components are all available. There are numerous suppliers of Elan parts and restoration services, worldwide. Conveniently, the fiberglass body is immune to rust.

The Track-Bred Legend

In the world of motorsports, there are few cars that can match the legacy of the Lotus Elan S4 Racing Special. This iconic racer is a testament to Lotus' unwavering commitment to innovation and excellence, as well as its dedication to pushing the boundaries of what's possible on the track. From its early days at Silverstone to its legendary performances at SPA and beyond, the Lotus Elan S4 Racing Special has earned its place in the annals of racing history.

The Lotus Elan S4 Racing Special was first introduced in the early 1960s as a high-performance version of the popular Elan road car. The S4 variant featured a number of upgrades over the standard Elan, including a more powerful engine, improved suspension, and enhanced brakes. These modifications made the S4 an ideal candidate for racing, and it quickly gained a reputation as a formidable competitor on the track.

One of the earliest and most significant racing events for the Lotus Elan S4 Racing Special was the British Saloon Car Championship at Silverstone. In 1963, the car made its debut at the circuit, and it quickly proved to be a force to be reckoned with. The Elan S4 took home first and second place in its class, cementing its status as a top-performing racer.

But the Lotus Elan S4 was just getting started. Over the next few years, the car would go on to dominate at some of the most prestigious racing events in Europe. Perhaps its most impressive showing came at SPA in 1965, where the car took first place in its class and finished an impressive third overall. This stunning performance was a testament to the car's superior handling, speed, and reliability.

Throughout its racing career, the Lotus Elan S4 Racing Special was meticulously maintained and serviced, with complete documentation available to prove its pedigree. This level of care and attention to detail is evident in the car's performance on the track, as it consistently delivered top-notch results in even the most challenging conditions.

Today, the Lotus Elan S4 Racing Special remains a highly sought-after collectible for racing enthusiasts and car collectors alike. Its storied racing history, complete documentation, and FIA pass make it a true treasure for those who appreciate the legacy of this iconic vehicle.

In conclusion, the Lotus Elan S4 Racing Special is a true legend of motorsports, with a racing career that spans some of the most significant events in European racing history. Its impressive performance, complete documentation, and FIA pass make it a highly coveted collectible, and a testament to Lotus' commitment to excellence and innovation on the track. Whether you're a racing enthusiast or simply appreciate the beauty and power of a well-crafted vehicle, the Lotus Elan S4 Racing Special is a true marvel of engineering and design.

This Lotus Elan S4 Racing Special was prepared by Dave Wills Engineering (with the use of Type 26R components). The car has a racing history at Silverstone, SPA and many others with a lot of podium finishes. Complete racing and service documentation since 1991 is included. Engine output after factory modifications 170 hp / 680 kg weight! The condition of the car is fully functional, plus no damage. Very precise shifting, steep steering, rear wheel drive + all equipment, meeting racing homologation. But it also has a road legal registration in EU.
Car for sale due to selling off private collection.

The most recent auction result of this exact model was on the 25th of February 2023 for 65.250 GBP (link)!





Production date05.05.1969
Body TypeCoupe
Engine1.594 ccm, 170 PS, I4
SteeringRight Hand Drive
LayoutRear Wheel Drive
Color - exteriorBrooklands Green
Color - interiorBlack
Miles/Kilometers shown86.166 mls
Chassis / VIN368818
Location - CountryCzechia
Location - CityJablonec nad Nisou


2-door coupe body type; RWD (rear- wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox; gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 1594 cm3, advertised power: 125 kW / 168 hp / 170 PS; characteristic dimensions: outside length: 3683 mm, width: 1422 mm, wheelbase: 2134 mm; reference weights: estimated curb weight: 688 kg; top speed: 193 km/h (120 mph) (declared by factory)

Auction finished

LIVE auction from 20.Mar, 2023 08:01:03 (CET) to 20.Mar, 2023 19:01:03 (CET)

Highest bids your offer...


Other cars

1947 Lancia Ardea Moretti 750 Sport

1947 Lancia Ardea Moretti 750 Sport

Jablonec nad Nisou, Czechia

Est.price€80000 - €100000
1679295604 1679335204
1969 Bizzarrini Europa (Conrero)

1969 Bizzarrini Europa (Conrero)

Jablonec nad Nisou, Czechia

Est.price€340000 - €380000
1679295604 1679335204
1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 Supergioiello

1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 Supergioiello

Litomerice, Czechia

Est.price€700000 - €800000
1679295609 1679335209
1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi

1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi

Pisek, Czechia

Est.price€62000 - €70000
1679295610 1679335210
1971 Mini Cooper S (mk III)

1971 Mini Cooper S (mk III)

Litomerice, Czechia

Est.price€50000 - €58000
1679295611 1679335211
2002 Lotus Esprit V8 (25th Anniversary)

2002 Lotus Esprit V8 (25th Anniversary)

Prague, Czechia

Est.price€70000 - €80000
1679295612 1679335212