Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Jewel wants new garage!: Colin Chapman’s Lotus Elan is up for auction

If anyone in the motor industry has made enough of an impact to finally recognize that “less is more”, it was the late founder of Lotus, colin chapman,

Today we learned that Lotus Elan +2 S130/5 1972 Colin Chapman Lotus is on the list of models going up for auction in the Elan pack which is presented in Piddington Collectionwill be auctioned in Silverstone on 25 February,

Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman CBE (19 May 1928 – 16 December 1982) was a prolific English design engineer, inventor and builder who in 1952 formed the Lotus sports car company. His cars made a name for themselves with their light weight and excellent performance. driving. He coined the famous phrase: “Adding power makes you faster on the straights. Losing Weight Makes You Faster Everywhere », Tragically, Chapman suffered a fatal heart attack in 1982 at the age of 54.

Between 1962 and 1978, under his leadership, the Lotus team won seven Formula One Constructors’ Titles, six Drivers’ Championships and the Indianapolis 500 in the USA.

It is estimated that Colin Chapman’s Elan Plus 2S 130/5 which is currently 11136 km Courage reach around 80,000 euros at auction,

Although current market values ​​don’t show it, the Elan Plus 2 was an important car for Lotus when it was launched in 1967. Its Ron Hickman lines and innovations made the Plus 2 much more than just a variant of the first Lotus. Jan Bazar.

Jewel Wants New Garage!: Colin Chapman'S Lotus Elan Is Up For Auction

While its younger sibling the Elan was aimed at the avid hobbyist, the Plus 2 was conceived to appeal to the wealthy young family man. As a result, the Lotus was lavishly trimmed with walnut veneer, leather, gauges, switches and the necessary interior ventilation for the young officers and their families. The Plus 2 was the first Lotus not to be available in self-assembly form.

The auctioned unit was registered with Lotus Cars and is accompanied by a Lotus Classic Vehicle Certificate of Provenance file, issued on November 13, 2017, by company archivist Mr. Andy Graham, supporting the fact that the chassis number # 72090886L was actually Colin’s personal car. ,

Made by Piddington Lotus Collection derrick norvilleA former Cosworth engineer and many of his cars have celebrity connections that are sure to excite any Cosworth enthusiast.

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