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Lotus Elan books

Title Author Date ISBN Notes
Lotus Elan 1962-1973

various 1980 0 906 589 606 Reprinted magazine road tests.

Softback, 20 x 27 cm, 102 pp.

Lotus Elan Collection No. 1

various 1981 0 907 073 22 0 Reprinted magazine road tests.

Softback, 20 x 27 cm, 72 pp.

Lotus Elan Collection No. 2 1962-1972

various   0 907 073 689 Reprinted magazine road tests.

Softback, 20 x 27 cm, 72 pp.

Lotus Elan Gold Portfolio 1962-1974

various   1 870642 627 Reprinted magazine road tests.

Softback, 20 x 27 cm, 180 pp.

 
The Lotus Elan and Europa

John Bolster 1981 0 900549 48 3 Hardback, 241 x 187 mm, 128 pp.

Reprinted in mid-1990s.

The Lotus Elan and Plus Two Buyers Guide 1962-1975 Graham Arnold 1981 X 333 02185 0 Card cover, stapled, 150 x 208mm, 58pp.
Lotus Elan Super Profile

Graham Arnold 1982 0 85429 330 2 Hardback, 275 x 215 mm. 56 pp.
 
Lotus: The Elite, Elan, Europa

Chris Harvey 1982 0 902280 85 6 Black dustwrapper, also later reprint with maroon dustwrapper

Hardback, 217 x 257 mm, 234 pp.

Lotus Elan, Coupe, convertible, Plus 2

Ian Ward 1984 0 85045 550 2 Hardback, 190 x 219 mm, 136 pp.
Lotus Elan, Elan Plus 2 1962/74

- 1984 ISBN-10: 0947981950
ISBN-13: 978-0947981952
Hardcover , 160 pages, Language: English, size 25 x 197 x 254 mm

 

Lotus: the Elan Cortina & Europa

Newton & Psulkowski 1986 0 8306 2106 7 Hardback, 196 x 242 mm, 132 pp.
Lotus File - Seven, Elite, Elan Europa

Mark Hughes 1987 0 600 552207 1 Hardback, 227 x 296 mm, 111 pp.
The original Lotus Elan 1962-1973, Essential Data & Guidance for Owners, Restorers and Competitors.

Paul Robinshaw & Christopher Ross 1989 0 947981 32 2 Hardback 193 x 252 mm, 168 pp.
Lotus Elan Owners Workshop Manual

various 1990 1 85520 0228 Plus Elan History.
 

Softback, 200 x 270mm. 167 pp.

See also the 1984 version

Lotus Elan, The Complete Story

Mike Taylor 1990 ISBN-10: 1852233494
ISBN-13: 978-1852233495
On its launch in 1962, the Lotus Elan took the motoring world by storm. This book traces the conception, development and production of the original Elan from its roots to the end of production in 1973. The new Elan, launched in 1989, is also examined, and the book contains tips on buying, maintenance and restoration, as well as addresses of Lotus clubs and specialist outlets worldwide.

Hardback, size 266 x 19 x 203 mm, 208 pp.

Lotus Elan, The Complete Story

Mike Taylor 1996 ISBN-10:
1861260113
ISBN-13:
978-18612601161
Paperback version of same title.

Softback, 262 x 198 x 15 mm, 208 pp.

Practical Classics on Elan restoration

various 1992 1 873098 26 X  
Lotus Elan

Duncan Wherrett 1993 1 85532 377 X Softback, 205 x 225 mm. 128 pp.
Authentic Lotus Elan and Plus 2

Paul Robinshaw & Christopher Ross 1995 0 947981 95 0 Hardback, 190 x 250mm. 256 pp.
    1996    
Lotus Elan 1963-1973

various 1998 X 418 00122 6 Compilation of road tests and other magazine articles of the Elan Type 26, 36 and 45.

Softback, 205 x 290mm. 120 pp.

Lotus Cars, Super Seven, Elan & Elite   2000 X 418 00022 X Enlarged from the version originally pub by Autobooks in 1981
Lotus Elan Type 26 36 45 50

various 2001 1 84155 384 0 Softback, 227 x 293 mm, 82pp.
Lotus Elan Ultimate Portfolio 1962-1974

various 2001 1 87064 5513 Replaces the Gold Portfolio

Softback, 200 x 270 mm. 216 pp.

Lotus Elan, a restauration guide


Gordon Lund 2002 1 85520 596 3 Softback, 200 x 270mm. 125 pp.
Elan and Europa

     

122pp

The rebuilding of a Lotus Elan

Brian Buckland 2006 978 0 9552849 0 8 The definitive description of how to restore, rebuild and maintain a legend amongst classic cars.

Covers all models from S1, S2, S3 to S4 and Sprint.

642 pp, 800 colour photos.

Histoires d'Elan.. Elan passion



 

Jean-Claude Guedenet 2006   Not sure if this was a so called working title for the book that was presented in 2007. Never saw one of these, except for the announcement....

Hardback, 200 x 270 mm. 128 pp.

Lotus Elan : Passion & Restauration

Jean-Claude Guedenet 2007 ISBN-10: 2914920652
ISBN-13: 978-2914920650
Paperback, French

96 pages, 229 illustrations, size 270 x 198 x 6 mm
Lotus Elan - Europa - Elite - Excel

 

Colin Pitt 2009 978 1841557182 Roadtest reprint book covering the Lotus Elan, Europa, Elite and Excel.

Softback, 203 x 290 mm, 114 pp

Lotus Elan Restoration Guide

Gordon Lund 2012 ISBN-10:
1855209462
ISBN-13:
978-1855209466
The inside story of restoring and Elan +2 and Elan Sprint to concours condition. Advice on how to go about selecting and purchasing a suitable car for restoration plus detailed practical information on preparing bodywork, trim, chassis, suspension, wheels, hydraulics, engine, electrical and wiring etc. plus full specifications.

A practical manual written with the home restorer in mind. Well illustrated and with clear instructions this manual guides the amateur through dismantling, cleaning and repair and rebuilding. Chapters cover where to start with a car, stripping down the Elan, body and chassis restoration, electrics and concourse presentation. Includes many diagrams.

Revised and enlarged edition of the book that was published in 2002

Paperback, 274 x 203 x 8 mm, 172 pages
Language: English
Lotus Elan - the complete story

Matthew Vale 2013 ISBN-10:
1847975100
ISBN-13:
978-1847975102
Matthew Vale has admired the Lotus Elan from his youth, but could never afford to own one, making do instead with a tatty Triumph Spitfire. He now owns a Lotus Elan Plus 2S, which he is slowing restoring. Matthew has written six books on classic British motorbikes; Lotus Elan is he first car book.

Contents:
The Lotus Elan was Lotus' definitive roadster. It replaced the elegant but expensive Lotus Elite and was the first car to employ the innovative Lotus steel backbone chassis. The original Elan was produced as a two-seat, open-top sportscar and hardtop coupe from 1962 - 1973. The range was extended by the addition of the 2+2-seater Plus 2 from 1967 to 1974. Lotus introduced an all-new front wheel drive Elan in 1989, the M100, which was produced until 1995.

Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd (16 July 2013)

Hardcover, 262 x 222 x 20 mm, 176 pages
Lotus Elan & Plus 2

Colin Pitt 2014 ISBN 978-1-910241-09-7 This book looks at the Type 26 Lotus Elan, Type 36 Lotus Elan, Type 45 Lotus Elan and the Lotus Elan Plus 2 (Type 50). Also featured are Jim Clark’s personal Lotus Elan, the Ian Walker Racing Road Car and the Ian Walker Racing Race Car.

100 pages, paperback, size 255 x 195 mm, 124 colour illustrations

Lotus Elan: Die britische Sportwagenlegende

Matthew Vale 2016 ISBN-10: 3958433812
ISBN-13: 978-3958433816
German language

Hardcover, 176 pages, 250 illustrations,  size 245 x 20 x 292 mm