Lotus Elan - A Restoration Guide
Language: en
Pages: 198
Authors: Gordon Lund
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-14 - Publisher: Brooklands Books

The story of restoring an Elan +2 and Elan Sprint to concours edition. Advice on how to purchase a suitable car for restoration plus detailed practical information on preparing bodywork, trim, chassis, suspension, wheels, hydraulics, engine, electrics & wiring etc. 24 Chapters, plus appendices, give information on chassis changing, body restoration, including Elan +2 sills, rebuilding the Lotus/Ford Twin Cam engine, electrics including fitting a new loom, insight to tuning and running in, Elan developments, a remarkable Elan +2 Estate, rebirth of an accident damaged Sprint.
Lotus Elan
Language: en
Pages: 171
Authors: Gordon Lund
Categories: Lotus Elan automobile
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher:

Books about Lotus Elan
Lotus Elan and +2 Source Book
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Matthew Vale
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-15 - Publisher: Veloce Publishing

The Lotus Elan was Colin Chapman and Lotus' first affordable road car, produced from 1962 and, along with its larger Plus 2 variant, until 1974. As a replacement for the expensive Lotus Elite, the Elan and Plus 2 were both successful sports cars, which carried Lotus through the 1960s and into the 1970s. Starting with a brief history of Lotus and the Elan, Lotus Elan & Plus 2 Source Book provides a detailed originality guide to the Elan and Plus 2, identifying the design changes Lotus made to the models through their lifetimes. An 'owner's guide' provides detailed information on owning and maintaining the cars in tip-top condition, and gives details of common faults and upgrades. The restoration guide gives any potential restorer the information to carry out the tasks needed to bring one of the these cars back from the dead. With anecdotes and experiences from current and previous owners of Elans and Plus 2's, along with many colour photographs the book provides a valuable insight into owning running and racing these iconic cars.
BMW E30 - 3 Series Restoration Guide
Language: en
Pages: 198
Authors: Andrew Everett
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-14 - Publisher: Brooklands Books

A practical restoration manual written by journalist and E30 enthusiast Andrew Everett. Covers E30 models: 316, 316i, 318i, 320i, 323i, 325i, 325e, 324d and 324td, 318iS, M3 & Alpina in saloon, convertible & touring forms. Professional advice also is given on buying a good used model E30 for restoration.
Lotus Elan
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Matthew Vale
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-31 - Publisher: Crowood

The Lotus Elan was Lotus's definitive roadster. It replaced the elegant but expensive Lotus Elite and was the first car to employ the innovative Lotus steel backbone chassis. The original Elan was produced as a two-seat, open-top sportscar and hardtop coupe from 1962 to 1973. The range was extended by the addition of the 2+2-seater Plus 2 from 1967 to 1974. Lotus introduced an all-new front wheel drive Elan in 1989, the M100, which was produced until 1995. Lotus Elan studies the history and development of all the Elans and describes each model in detail. It gives technical details for all models, examines unusual conversions, and includes driving experiences from Elan owners. A complete and readable resource for all Lotus Elan owners and motoring enthusiasts who aspire to own one of these iconic British sports cars. Superbly illustrated with 250 colour photographs.Matthew Vale is a motoring author and passionate Lotus Elan enthusiast.