Munster Motor Museum & Classic Cars

Lotus Elan S4 Project

Another one of Colin Chapman’s wizard cars. The detailed design work was carried out by South African Ron Hickman.
It was Chapman’s first fiberglass car to utilize a ‘human’ steel spine chassis.
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This overcame the weaknesses of the all monocoque fiberglass lotus elite. The Elan was launched 1962 and the “nothing handles like a Lotus” slogan applies very much to this tiny beauty.

We are nearly finished our project with little body work to be done. One the mechanical side the carbs have to be fitted, a new exhausted manufactured and fill her up with petrol for a test of the 1342 firing order.

Hope she starts first time!