Vehicle: 1968 Lotus Elan S4
Work Completed: Replaced the front and midsections of the exhaust system (including the manifold) with a stainless steel unit, fitted new exhaust manifold gaskets, replaced both front suspension ball joints, replaced the rubber driveshaft “doughnut” couplings with custom made constant velocity joint assemblies, repainted the wheels from black to silver and fitted new chrome spinners, fixed the nearside pop up headlamp so they both opened and closed correctly, replaced the modern rear numberplate with a classic black unit with silver characters and a full body respray in the car’s original red/white combination.
Notes: Restored car tested at Gurston Down Motorsport Hillclimb. Mike beat Edd 46 seconds to 49 seconds. When Mike purchased it, the owner had the engine bored up to 1.7 litres, putting out 150 bhp. Largest profit made on a car up to this point.