Further Information

The Car Barn are very pleased to offer this very special Lotus Elan M100 for sale.

It has been subject to a huge restoration over a number of years and is now finished and ready for sale.

The car was bought by it's current owner in the late 1990's who then sold it to the man who started it's restoration, it was then purchased back when the man who started the restoration unfortunately passed on.

  • Here are some of the details of some of the work that has been completed:
  • New body tub (One of the last produced by Lotus). This was cavity waxed in any voids and bonded metal components to avoid any corrosion issues in the future
  • The chassis was dismantled and rebuilt, either using the original parts or new replacement the backbone chassis component was replaced with a new unit.
  • All running gear was stripped, inspected and rebuilt to the highest possible standard
  • New steering rack
  • All brackets, body fittings and brake callipers stripped, re-zinc coated and painted where necessary
  • Headlamp pods rebuilt using all stainless-steel screws and all fittings cleaned and repainted
  • Brake system overhaul including: Callipers being refurbished and re-passivate coated. All new brake piping including flexible hoses. New discs and greenstuff pads.
  • New Lotus 'A' Pillar seals and carriers.

The interior retains the original and rare charcoal perforated full leather. New rare red Lotus supplied carpets.

Engine wise the car has a ported wastegate to ensure compatibility with the PECO exhaust system which removes the standard restrictive exhaust. All coolant hoses have been replaced with SAMCO Silicone hoses and it has new radiator. The belts, tensioner, water pump and idler bearings have been replaced. 

All the wheels have been replaced with the very rare and sought after 16" OZ alloy items.

The hood is in excellent condition and all original with the clear rear window and good condition seals. 

The previous owner lived in the highlands of Scotland and due to the rough nature of the roads up there, opted to fit US spec suspension which gives a raised ride height and softer ride.

There is a large thread detailing all the work done the car which can be found here:

Original restoration:


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Jonathon's comments:

'Wow, cars like this don't come around very often. The opportunity to offer for sale one of, if not the best Lotus Elan M100 in the world which has been painstakingly restored over the course of many years is a real pleasure. It's hard to describe how good the work completed is. However if you want to experience what a new Lotus Elan M100 was like, then look no further than this car!' 

At the Car Barn we welcome any part exchanges and we provide a 6 month warranty on all our cars

For more information or to book an appointment to view the vehicle please contact Jonathon Webb on +44(0)7442 897760 or on Jonathon@carbarn.co.uk

About Carbarn

Car Barn by Aston Workshop is an independent classic, sports and prestige car specialist located on Red Row Estate, an idyllic 37 acre venue set in the North East countryside. Red Row is located in County Durham, only 2 miles away from Beamish Museum, one of the North’s major tourist attractions.  Our car showrooms share our beautiful location with our sister company The Black Horse Beamish pub, restaurant and hotel. We offer a wide variety of used vehicles for sale in our pair of showrooms including special editions, low mileage examples, supercars and high performance models by Aston Martin, Lotus, Ferrari, Porsche, Bentley, Morgan, McLaren, Lagonda, Jaguar, Ariel and Caterham. As a well established dealer we typically we have around 80 cars on site at any given time and our showrooms are one of the most impressive luxury car collections in the North East of England.  

Our specialist classic and sports car service, repair and diagnosis workshop at Carbarn is staffed by experienced local mechanics with a wide range of skills and diagnostic equipment. If your specialist car has developed a fault please call by and we will be happy to give a no obligation estimate. In addition to annual or routine servicing and maintenance we also undertake classic car restorations including all aspects of chassis repair, engine tuning, paint and body work.

We are one of the North East’s few specialist classic, sports and prestige car buyers who will buy your vehicle directly or offer sale or return and part exchange from our showroom. We are constantly seeking used stock.  If you find yourself thinking the time has come to sell my car, be it classic sports or prestige, and you want to deal with a well established local north east company please contact us to discuss our best price.  We provide a more personal and flexible approach than car buying websites or auctions and as a classic and vintage car specialist are happy to discuss cars which have been in long term storage, off the road, SORN or vehicles which are otherwise described as barn finds.

We have an in house transport service which offers collection, storage and delivery facilities and Carbarn are happy to purchase used classic, sports and luxury cars from across the North East region and the wider UK.

Our experienced team are also pleased to help and advise if you are a collector or seeking to purchase a car specifically for investment purposes.

The benefits of buying and selling with us include:

  • Nationwide collection and delivery service on our own covered transporters
  • Cars which are prepared by technicians working exclusively on classic and sports cars
  • Our own warranty programme
  • A comprehensive customer service which truly works for the duration of ownership
  • The confidence of dealing with a leading independent specialist established over 30 years
  • Finance available on all stock including classic cars

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