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 13 reviews
Carlos Desvalls
Lotus Elan

The car has arrived in perfect condition. It was perfectly packaged. It is the second Lotus Elan I have owned. The first one was given to me when I was about 7 or 8 years old, about 53 years ago! I still have it!!!

Bruno Spoelbergh
Prachtige wagen

Een mooi model,

Hans Dumrath
Collector's Joy_Elan

I'm waiting for 315 Simca Sportscoupe.
Thank you.


I never owned this model when i was young, always wanted it and now at 68 it sits in my cabinet. I will refrain from adding the race numbers, to keep it mint.. love this good solid model , Well done Corgi

Hope it’s better than the press release photos

I applaud Corgi for bringing this back, from the press photos it looks like they have used the original body moulding and if so thus will be a same.

There were flash lines on the original which seem to be still visible and the rear bumper and boot don’t look that smooth either. Engine bay looks good with some refreshed if non original spec detail. Let’s wait and see and hope the photos were a pre production model and the final cars will be better, fingers crossed!

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