Friday, February 8, 2013

Lotus Elan (Type 26) Roadster (1962-73)

Made famous by the 60's cult TV series "The Avengers", the Type 26 Elan Roadster was a hit in the sixties with its stainless steel chassis and fiberglass bodywork. The car only weighed 680 kg and was powered by a twin-cam 1558 cc engine which put out 105hp. 0-60mph was done in 8.70 seconds and the top speed was reached when the clock hit 185 km/h (115 mph). (

The original Type 26 Elan was introduced in 1962 as a roadster, although an optional hardtop was offered in 1963 and a coupé version in 1965 (Type 36 for Fixed Head Coupe and Type 45 for Drop Head Coupe). An Elan +2 (Typer 50) was introduced in 1967 with a longer wheelbase and two rear seats. (wikipedia)


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Mrs. Emma Peel and her Lotus Elan from The Avengers (1965-67).

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