Roman Purple Metallic


20640 Miles




1. In Brief

Mileage: 20640

Engine: 1558

Colour: Roman Purple Metallic

Doors: 2

Transmission: Manual

Service history: Excellent Past History

Registration: UYN 723M

2. Model History

Produced by Colin Chapman's team for the discerning motorist who requires the renowned LOTUS road holding and safety with the convenience of two extra seats, the +2S 130 combines the hand built reliability, luxury and comfort of previous LOTUS models with performance increased by 25%, achieved by the use of the new Big-Valve version of the LOTUS twin-cam engine. Taking its place alongside vehicles costing twice the price, sharing their social, acceptance, whilst rivaling their performance and durability, the +2S 130 has all the design experience and engineering integrity that you would expect from a manufacturer with World Championship traditions to maintain.

3. Interior

Driver and passenger are equally catered for in the +2S 130. The interior is fully carpeted and sound-proofed and the body-hugging reclining front seats are infinitely adjustable to suit all builds. Comprehensive instrumentation set in a fine burr walnut facia includes tachometer, electric clock and ambient temperature gauge. LOTUS airflow ventilation supplements the electric windows in providing full fresh-air ventilation while the powerful heater/demister is capable of keeping the interior warm on the coldest winter day. From the original order form the vehicle was ordered with Oatmeal trim, tinted glass with a heated rear window and electric aerial and 13 gallons of fuel which cost £5.46!

4. Exterior

This stunning example is finished in the original London Motor Show colour of Roman Purple metallic paint code L21 and had the rare distinction of being ordered with a body coloured roof as opposed to the standard silver flake roof and the 2nd of 71 Elan +2S made for the UK finished in Roman Purple the first one being a Lotus company car

5. Specification

Built for the 1973 London Motor Show this important example was first registered by Bell & Colvill in Surrey on the 18th December 1973 to a Doctor based In Surrey and was in the same family ownership until 2015. At this point the vehicle was subject to a £35000 restoration by Miles Wilkins of Fibreglass Services in 2015 to include all exterior and interior elements to present the car in the original Roman Purple Metallic with Oatmeal leather interior, during this process is was also restored with a Lotus galvanised chassis and all running gear replaced or refurbished. The vehicle is presented the original bill of sale, a letter from Lotus archive detailing the car with vehicle provenance, over 200 invoices throughout the decades, the original service voucher book, owners handbook,Outstanding in this glorious colour which is so in keeping with the seventies era this has to be one of most important and presented +2S in existance...        

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