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Elan fastback- not Shapecraft.

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PostPost by: batfish » Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:06 am

Thats my car at the Birkett 6 hours in 1966
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PostPost by: collins_dan » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:41 pm

I would love to see more pictures of it. It looks great!

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:21 pm

elansprint71 wrote::twisted:

Home-made roof?

http://img297.imageshack.us/i/briansherwoodelangg3.jpg/


Who are you to say it's not a Shapecraft :lol: :lol: :lol:
This is a strong case for Debate.

I presume it had just turned up there to tow the Land Rover back Home :wink:
In any case the Driver is/was definitely long sighted considering the position of the rear view Mirrors & the wheel arches are a worthy addition to the good, bad & the ugly thread.

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:36 pm

batfish wrote:Thats my car at the Birkett 6 hours in 1966
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Andy,
Didn't realise you were on here, I nicked your photo from TNF. :oops:

What's the story with the car?
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PostPost by: batfish » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:48 am

Hi Pete

There are more details of the car on page 4 of the Racing section under the heading Elan race history. I have got many photos, race programes and Autosport with the car mentioned in race reports. Unfortunately Brian Sherwood died in a road accident in 1969 and so I have been unable to unearth what happened to the car between 1967 and the late 1990s. I have met the mechanic who built the fastback, it was made on a chicken wire former. The fastback to me was more sleeker looking than the Shapecraft but the wheel arches were plain ugly.

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:58 am

Chaps- I suggest that we continue this discussion over on Andy's original thread:

http://www.lotuselan.net/forums/elan-racing-f12/elan-race-history-t16418.html

Apologies for the duplication of subject.
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