Designed and assembled in Chestnut, England, the Elan brand falls under many different models such as the 1500, 1600, S2, S3, S4, and Sprint. The name Elan is used for two separate automobiles produced by Lotus. The Elan was manufactured around 1962 and continued to stay in production until 1975. Inspired by the Evante, the Lotus Elan released two seater sports cars, and was offered as a fixed head coupe as well as a convertible. This car was once considered one of the top models sold in the 1960s. On behalf of the success of the design, attention to costs on the body, chassis, engine and transmission, the Elan became a commercial success for Lotus. Henceforth providing the company with funding for its racing career.