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Race winning 1965 Lotus Elan 26”R” - SOLD

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“I drive my Elan for pleasure – Not because I have to” (Jim Clark)

Race winning 1965 Lotus Elan 26”R”

FIA HTP until 2026

Road registered, original UK green Logbook

Dyno sheet 175 bhp


Like all Lotuses, the 26R values low weight over power. In this 26R specification, the Elan has a homologation weight of only 580 kgs


This example is a very early Series 2 and for that reason eligible for every pre-1965 event. It has been raced in Denmark for some years and was extensively rebuilt and prepared to 26R specifications by renowned Danish specialist TP Motorsport in 2016. Early 2021 the engine was completely rebuilt with the best parts and dyno-ed at 175 bhp. Since then, the car has participated in 3 races only and scored an overall win in the Supersixties race at Assen in 2023.


This spectacular Lotus Elan is a very competitive device and eligible for all important events like the Peter Auto series, Masters Racing, Spa 6 hours, The International SuperSixties championship and many more. 

This little gem could be your race weapon for the new season at a price well below the cost to build one.


Some details

Left Hand Drive

Only 605 kgs

Handsomely finished in Viking Blue

Recent professional suspension tuning

HTP until 2026

Old style UK Logbook for road Registration

Imported in EU


Drive train

Dyno sheet at 175 bhp and 172 NM

FIA crank 4 bolts and 4 dowels Farndon

FIA rods Farndon

Accralite Pistons

New cast FIA head

TP motorsport cams

Weber 45 x2

FIA gearbox, Quaife gearset with steel bulk rings, center house Mag, rest Alu.

New Alu Diff 4.1

New drive shafts

Engine and gearbox 6 hours only



8 magnesium rims



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