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1966 Lotus Elan BRM

Make: Lotus
Model: Elan BRM
Type: Convertible
Trim: leather
Year: 1966
Mileage: 4596
Color: BRM green
Engine: 1600cc
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Roseburg, Oregon, United States

1966 Lotus Elan BRM leather Additional Info:

1966 Lotus Elan BRM Tribute

VIN no. 45/6406

1600 lb Wet

The car was conceived by Formula 1 driver Mike Spence who died at Indianapolis 500 in 1968.

Road test by Patric McNally published in Autosport in 1967

Expense was not a consideration when restoring this fine car. It has taken first place at every car show where it was displayed.

The car is basically the same as the factory Elan, but with a much improved engine developed by BRM, a British Formula 1 company. The improvements produced 130 hp and 140 hp. This engine was built to the 140 hp version with Cosworth L1 cams.

The car weighs 1600lbs wet. Restoration was completed in 2005 and odometer currently reads 2596.

Body is painted in correct BRM Green with beautiful premium tan cowhide leather upholstery with Wooten wool carpets. Car has convertible top and tonneau cover

Over $75,000 was spent on restoration parts alone, labor not included. All receipts provided with sale.

Car has been improved considerably with suspension, engine and drive train components. Car is extremely quick and a delight to drive. Restoration was carried out with advice and guidance from an original Mike Spence technician.

12 photographs have been included with the add. Additional images can be obtained by contacting seller.

Chassis Restoration:

Stripped to bare chassis, crack tested in known weak areas, frame strengthened to 26R specifications addressing all known problems with original frame. Painted in original factory red.


No. LP7119A

Estimated 130-140HP @7,000RPM

.020 over, J & E Pistons, Corrillo connecting rods, Q.E.D. EN40B steel racing crankshaft, 8 counterweights safe to 10,000RPM, steel main bearing caps, large oil sump with scaper & windage tray, high output oil pump, oil cooler with electric fan

Cylinder Head:


Port & Polished, combustion chambers balanced, lightweight aluminum lifters & retainers, special Cosworth springs, SST valves Dia. 1.625I, 1.40EX bronze guides, cams with Vernier sprockets, L1 Cosworth cams, cartridge water pump, Tony Thompson (T.T.) engine mounts


Europa competition clutch, Tilton flywheel

Gear Box:


Original semi-close ratios, complete rebuild, mounting bracket reinforced



3.75 ratio, Quafe limited slip. Steel billet output shafts, T.T. sliding spline drive shafts, steel billet stub axels, differential air scoop

Front Suspension:

T.T. adjustable upper and lower A arms with rod end bearings, special T.T. adjustable shocks, adjustable perch small dia. 350lb springs, T.T. steel billet stub axels, Girling calipers, green ECB brake pads, slotted and cross drilled discs, steel braided brake lines, 26R T.T. large dia. anti roll bar

Rear Suspension:

Koni adjustable shocks with adjustable perch, issue 18shock tube and hub carrier, large bearings, T.T. top mount for rear struts with NMB spherical bearings. T.T. rear suspension, competition differential brace and torsion rods.


Modified late model Triumph Herald steering rack with helical gears, T.T. steering rack clamps

Cooling System:

Large capacity radiator double thickness, thermostatic fan, Setrab oil cooler, T.T. radiator flaps, Pipercross air filter


SST, large bore, manifold 4:2:1, large bore center pipe and silencer

Fuel System:

Facet fuel pump, aircraft fuel lines, pressure regulator with gage, fuel impact cutoff switch, twin Weber 40DCOE 18 carburetors, venturi 35, main jet 135, air correction 165, emulsion tube F16, Ideljet 55F8 Pumpjet F40, ATL Fuel cell, aircraft fuel gauge sender, Earls fuel filter

Electrical System:

Converted to negative ground, Nippon Denso alternator, suitable for high RPM, built in regulator, gear reduction starter, Petronix electronic ignition, complete new wiring looms, battery cutoff switch, heater, window motors rebuilt, instruments serviced and lubricated, oil temperature gauge added.


Safety Devices roll with side impact bars, FIA approved, Willans harness, halon fire extinguisher


New lightweight body, 2 part sealer, primer, base coat, clear coat, painted in BRM green by Jon Kosmoski founder of House of Color, double skin wheel arches, all gaps and panels hand fitted, all upholstery finished in premium cowhide, Mercedes premium wool carpets, all non tensioned hardware is polished stainless steel, convertible top and toneau in tan double duck.

Spares & Documents:

4 Lotus steel wheels with Michelin period correct XAS tires, spare set of bumpers (one for road and one for shows) floor jack, all receipts, Lotus workshop manual, Lotus Elan parts manual, Tony Thompson, Paul Matty, Dave Bean parts lists, Dave Bean illustrated parts book, detailed specs of engine build, assorted magazines with Elan articles, comprehensive photo album of progress of restoration, all awards and Plaques.

Sales terms/Conditions:

A non-refundable deposit of $5,000US is to be paid within 24 hours of the sale. Full payment required 7 days from the date of sale. Deposit may be made by Paypal, cash payment or bank wire transfer. Vehicle is located in Roseburg, USA. Sale is F.O.B. Roseburg. Shipping cost and arrangements are the responsibility of the buyer. Seller will assist if requested. The car is also for sale locally, so the right to terminate availability is reserved. If balance due is not received within 7 days, the sale will be cancelled, and deposit forfeited.

Although vehicle is better than new, it is sold used, as is. There is no warranty expressed or implied.

Additional pictures are available upon request.