1963 Lotus Elan GTS to 26R spec
2018/2019 build project



Cirrus white 1963 Lotus Elan built to 26R GTS specification and was first out at Dijon in 2019 and then won the class at the 2022 Spa 3 Hour race
It needed quite a few jobs done (see below) to complete it and make it competitive in FIA Appendix K events

The newest inhabitant at Team Wolfitt Racing the day it arrived in The summer of 2018

So what started out in Summer 2018 as a purchase of a ready-to-go Lotus Elan 26R has turned into a fairly sizable improvement plan for the car. The car had clearly been put together quite quickly and had been intended to be used as an historic rally car but because we are only interested in FIA racing, there was rather more to do on the car than had originally been expected.

The following work had to be undertaken to convert/revert the car to 2019 FIA Appendix K historic race spec.

After the first event

Later improvements


Racing Lotus Elan specification

A full spec, Series 1 Lotus Elan GTS (that's the FIA spec on the homologation forms) and is known as 26R spec in Lotus terms. It's an early car but I don't think much of its 1963 existents still persists in the current car; maybe the door handles and one window frame element!

Basically it's fully road registered and legal and has:


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