Tired of Your Miata? Replace It With This 1966 Lotus Elan

We find it hard to believe anyone can get bored of owning a Miata. But if you are, this Lotus is a perfect vintage alternative.

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Getting tired of driving your Mazda Miata? Want to see how much better the roadster driving experience can be? Well, we might have the thing. It's an 1966 S2-generation Lotus Elan in great condition. It's . You should buy it.

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Mazda based the Miata's ethos on the original Elan, and for good reason. It drives unlike anything else, with hyper-communicative steering and wonderful cornering abilities. With around 130 horsepower, it's not the fastest thing on the block, but with a curb weight of just 1400 pounds, you're going to have a fun time. This one's been treated to a bunch of extensive maintenance and upgrades, including a full engine and gearbox rebuild. It's said to run reliably, and drive great.

This model is an S2, which means no window frames or hood bump. The wooden dash looks to be in good condition, complemented by a modern radio head unit. The wiring harness has been replaced, and all of the gauges have been rebuilt. The car even comes with the correct knock-off center lock wheels.

The car is with a current high bid of $6500 and six days remaining. Elans as sorted as this can easily sell for over $30,000, and we wouldn't be surprised to see this one sell for any different.

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