The Car

the elan

Car Information

Car ID: 678
Series: S2
Variant: Roadster
Model: S2|Roadster|26
Year: 1965
Type: 26
Chassis : 4862
Color: White
Engine : 26/4862
Purchase Date: 2000-06-14
Sold Date :
Comments: I purchased this car with 11,000 original miles, in entirely original condition. At this date (2012) it now has 33K. It has lived it's whole life in the same neighborhood, and I used to walk past its garage when I was 13 years old- and then bought it 30 years later. It remained in good storage for over 25 years, undriven. The car runs better than ever, here in Denver, CO- and is remarkably faster than one would expect this car to be. My only modifications have been C/V joints, a beautiful 13" steering wheel, Japanese starter and alternator (of course), a bit of carpet, and an electric radiator fan. I replaced the original enamel paint with modern urethane, and you can see the work in progress at http://www.neilslade.com/Papers/Lotus.html and of course on my painting web site http://www.easypaintyourcar.com, where it is featured on the cover of my car painting manual- which appears to be the best selling car painting guide in the world, and has been for many years. PS. That's not me in the photo- just an admirer.
Owner ID: 94
First name: Neil
City Denver
State: CO
Country: United States
Member Since: 2018-6-18
Record Created: 2012-12-14 04:23:02
Record Modified: 2020-10-16 14:59:33
Website: Website
Factory Data - I've lost track of where this data originated and it may be incomplete, inaccurate, false, or just plain made up.
Year: 65
Month: 09
Production Batch:
Type:
Chassis: 4862
Suffix:
Engine: LP4212
Gearbox: 4
Color:
Build Date: 1965-09-15
Notes:

Record Update History

Operation Date Modified Year Type Chassis Series Variant Color Engine Purchase Date Sold Date Comments Image Owner City State Country
VERIFIED 2020-06-16 15:11:48 1965 26 4862 S2 Roadster White 26/4862 2000-06-14 I purchased this car with 11,000 original miles, in entirely original condition. At this date (2012) it now has 33K. It has lived it's whole life in the same neighborhood, and I used to walk past its garage when I was 13 years old- and then bought it 30 years later. It remained in good storage for over 25 years, undriven. The car runs better than ever, here in Denver, CO- and is remarkably faster than one would expect this car to be. My only modifications have been C/V joints, a beautiful 13" steering wheel, Japanese starter and alternator (of course), a bit of carpet, and an electric radiator fan. I replaced the original enamel paint with modern urethane, and you can see the work in progress at http://www.neilslade.com/Papers/Lotus.html and of course on my painting web site http://www.easypaintyourcar.com, where it is featured on the cover of my car painting manual- which appears to be the best selling car painting guide in the world, and has been for many years. PS. That's not me in the photo- just an admirer. mycar Neil Denver CO United States
UPDATE 2012-12-14 05:35:16 1965 26 4862 S2 Roadster White 26/4862 2000-06-14 I purchased this car with 11,000 original miles, in entirely original condition. At this date (2012) it now has 33K. It has lived it's whole life in the same neighborhood, and I used to walk past its garage when I was 13 years old- and then bought it 30 years later. It remained in good storage for over 25 years, undriven. The car runs better than ever, here in Denver, CO- and is remarkably faster than one would expect this car to be. My only modifications have been C/V joints, a beautiful 13" steering wheel, Japanese starter and alternator (of course), a bit of carpet, and an electric radiator fan. I replaced the original enamel paint with modern urethane, and you can see the work in progress at http://www.neilslade.com/Papers/Lotus.html and of course on my painting web site http://www.easypaintyourcar.com, where it is featured on the cover of my car painting manual. PS. That's not me in the photo- just an admirer. mycar Neil Denver CO United States
UPDATE 2012-12-14 05:35:16 1965 26 4862 S2 Roadster White 26/4862 2000-06-14 I purchased this car with 11,000 original miles, in entirely original condition. At this date (2012) it now has 33K. It has lived it's whole life in the same neighborhood, and I used to walk past its garage when I was 13 years old- and then bought it 30 years later. It remained in good storage for over 25 years, undriven. The car runs better than ever, here in Denver, CO- and is remarkably faster than one would expect this car to be. My only modifications have been C/V joints, a beautiful 13" steering wheel, Japanese starter and alternator (of course), a bit of carpet, and an electric radiator fan. I replaced the original enamel paint with modern urethane, and you can see the work in progress at http://www.neilslade.com/Papers/Lotus.html and of course on my painting web site http://www.easypaintyourcar.com, where it is featured on the cover of my car painting manual- which appears to be the best selling car painting guide in the world, and has been for many years. PS. That's not me in the photo- just an admirer. mycar Neil Denver CO United States
UPDATE 2012-12-14 05:34:05 1965 26 4862 S2 Roadster White 26/4862 2000-06-14 I purchased this car with 11,000 original miles, in entirely original condition. At this date (2012) it now has 33K. It has lived it's whole life in the same neighborhood, and I used to walk past its garage when I was 13 years old- and then bought it 30 years later. It remained in good storage for over 25 years, undriven. The car runs better than ever, here in Denver, CO- and is remarkably faster than one would expect this car to be. My only modifications have been C/V joints, a beautiful 13" steering wheel, Japanese starter and alternator (of course), a bit of carpet, and an electric radiator fan. I replaced the original enamel paint with modern urethane, and you can see the work in progress at http://www.neilslade.com/Papers/Lotus.html and of course on my painting web site http://www.easypaintyourcar.com, where it is featured on the cover of my car painting manual. PS. That's not me in the photo- just an admirer. mycar Neil Denver CO United States
UPDATE 2012-12-14 05:28:28 1965 26 4862 S2 Roadster White 26/4862 2000-06-14 I purchased this car with 11,000 original miles, in entirely original condition. At this date (2012) it now has 33K. It has lived it's whole life in the same neighborhood, and I used to walk past its garage when I was 13 years old- and then bought it 30 years later. It remained in good storage for over 25 years, undriven. The car runs better than ever, here in Denver, CO- and is remarkably faster than one would expect this car to be. My only modifications have been C/V joints, a beautiful 13" steering wheel, Japanese starter and alternator (of course), a bit of carpet, and an electric radiator fan. I replaced the original enamel paint with modern urethane, and you can see the work in progress at http://www.neilslade.com/Papers/Lotus.html and of course on my painting web site http://www.easypaintyourcar.com, where it is featured on the cover of my car painting manual. PS. That's not me in the photo- just an admirer. mycar Neil Denver CO United States
UPDATE 2012-12-14 05:28:27 1965 26 4862 S2 Roadster White 26/4862 2000-06-14 I purchased this car with 11,000 original miles, in entirely original condition. At this date (2012) it now has 33K. It has lived it's whole life in the same neighborhood, and I used to walk past its garage when I was 13 years old- and then bought it 30 years later. It remained in good storage for over 25 years, undriven. The car runs better than ever, here in Denver, CO- and is remarkably faster than one would expect this car to be. My only modifications have been C/V joints, a beautiful 13" steering wheel, Japanese starter and alternator (of course), a bit of carpet, and an electric radiator fan. I replaced the original enamel paint with modern urethane, and you can see the work in progress at http://www.neilslade.com/Papers/Lotus.html and of course on my painting web site http://www.easypaintyourcar.com. mycar Neil Denver CO United States
INSERT 2012-12-14 04:23:02 1965 26 4862 S2 Roadster White 26/4862 2000-06-14 I purchased this car with 11,000 original miles, in entirely original condition. At this date (2012) it now has 33K. It has lived it's whole life in the same neighborhood, and I used to walk past its garage when I was 13 years old- and then bought it 30 years later. It remained in good storage for over 25 years, undriven. The car runs better than ever, here in Denver, CO- and is remarkably faster than one would expect this car to be. My only modifications have been C/V joints, a beautiful 13" steering wheel, Japanese starter and alternator (of course), a bit of carpet, and an electric radiator fan. I replaced the original enamel paint with modern urethane, and you can see the work in progress at http://www.neilslade.com/Papers/Lotus.html and of course on my painting web site http://www.easypaintyourcar.com, where it is featured on the cover of my car painting manual- which appears to be the best selling car painting guide in the world, and has been for many years. PS. That's not me in the photo- just an admirer. mycar Neil Denver CO United States
INSERT 2012-12-14 04:23:02 1965 26 4862 S2 Roadster White 26/4862 2000-06-14 I purchased this car with 11,000 original miles, in entirely original condition. At this date (2012) it now has 33K. It has lived it's whole life in the same neighborhood, and I used to walk past its garage when I was 13 years old- and then bought it 30 years later. It remained in good storage for over 25 years, undriven. The car runs better than ever, here in Denver, CO- and is remarkably faster than one would expect this car to be. My only modifications have been C/V joints, a beautiful 13" steering wheel, Japanese starter and alternator (of course), a bit of carpet, and an electric radiator fan. I replaced the original enamel paint with modern urethane, and you can see the work in progress at http://www.neilslade.com/Papers/Lotus.html and of course on my painting web site http://www.easypaintyourcar.com. mycar Neil Denver CO United States

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