Hill’s Elan +2 stays in UK

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Front Page - www.his­torics.co.uk

A derelict Lo­tus Elan Plus 2 gifted to Gra­ham Hill by founder of Lo­tus Colin Chap­man has sold for £23,520 – and it’s stay­ing in the UK.

The 1968 model achieved this price de­spite be­ing in need of a com­plete restora­tion. It was sold at His­torics at Brook­lands’ sale on 26 Novem­ber.

John Wil­liams of His­torics at Brook­lands says: ‘We are de­lighted that this notable piece of Lo­tus his­tory is re­main­ing in the UK and that it has been bought by a Lo­tus en­thu­si­ast who will re­store it to its for­mer glory.’

The his­tory file pre­sented with the car in­cluded a let­ter from Lo­tus Cars from 15 July 1970 stat­ing: ‘Sup­plied to Gra­ham Hill for his ex­clu­sive use dur­ing his as­so­ci­a­tions with Team Lo­tus.’

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