Lotus Elan M100
IAfter being off the road for a few years, this elan M100 needed a fair amount attention to make it roadworthy again.
The owner had owned the car for many years and the elan became part of the family, so we were delighted to bring this car back to life!
We started by giving the elan an inspection...........
As you can see, the elan was not looking good underneath, there were a number of corrosion issues, perished tyres, engine was due a major service, brakes needed attention, suspension tired and so on.............
time to get to work!
Front End off inc : Radiator, oil cooler, bumpers, lights etc
Engine + Gearbox & All Suspension components removed!
Once the engine was removed next up was to separate the chassis from the body......
Chassis has been sent to our fabricators, once done it will be powder coated.
In the meantime the engine is going to be given a well overdue service, Gearbox removed + stripped & Cleaned.
Delivery! Chassis is back looking great & Protected for many years to come!
we will start by adding new brake lines....
More parts delivered from our powdercoaters..........
Rebuild time! The elan floated back onto the lift :)
Chassis married up to the body, rear suspension on, now time for the engine install!
Front Suspension now assembled, upgraded the brakes & fitted braided brake flexis.
starting to look like a car again!
Few more delivery's this week! this going to look very nice once built back up!
Rocker cover we had refurbished has arrived today, STUNNING!
Back on with it.............:)
Front end back together & Engine run up to temp :)
With the car built back up & run through some cooling cycles its time to do a full Geometry check & Adjust before the first test drive.
50 Mile test drive complete, MOT Done ........now time for a valet!
We were super happy to keep this lotus on the road for its owner, its now ready to enjoy once again!
thanks for reading this progress thread!