318 - Lotus Elan S2


In the range for only a relatively short time, the Lotus Elan S2 (Corgi 318) was introduced in 1965 but deleted just two years later. It featured a lifting bonnet (which opened to reveal a detailed chromed engine), a driver figure in racing overalls and helmet, plus tipping seats and side windows that could be raised or lowered. 

In keeping with our mission to replicate these wonderful 60s Corgi Toys as accurately as we can, we have copied what Corgi did back in the day. They originally included four little number stickers, so we have also produced four little stickers!!! 

In a nice period touch, a boot decal was emblazoned with Esso’s popular ‘I’ve Got a Tiger in my Tank’ advertising slogan. Corgi 318 was typically in a striking metallic blue, although a very small number were issued in white – the same colour it was given when part of the now-legendary Avengers ‘GS40’ gift set.

SizeLength: 85mm Width: 33mm Height: 23mm

Scale: 1:42

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Christian Kempf
Feine Modelle

Wieder ein gut gemachtes Modell mit filigranen Funktionen. Besten Dank dafür.

John E
Lotus Elan S2

As a former Lotus employee I very much appreciate the return of this delightful model. Only regret? I would like it to have been the white version as that is a more realistic Lotus colour - and it also happens to be the only original version I do not have!

The 'I've got a Tiger in my tank' sticker is a timely reminder of motoring in more enlightened times when we were not made to feel guilty just for buying petrol.

trés beau modèle avec ses vitres coulissantes.

je suis sans cesse émerveillé , de plus j'ai découvert les vitres coulissantes et c'est le détail qui manque a toute les miniatures d'aujourd' hui.
De trés belles miniatures , bravo Corgi.

Richard Wear
A Boomer back to the sixties!

I really hoped CMC would re-issue #318 Lotus Elan S2. When the club announced it was on the future release schedule l was delighted!
And so here it is, just like the original diecast but finished to a modern
collector quality finish; more attractive than ever! As with all the Corgi re-issues it takes us 'Baby Boomer' kids straight back to the feel good days of the 'Swinging Sixties'.


318 - Lotus Elan S2

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