Lotus Elan

Who's currently buildin a GTS car?

PostPost by: vstibbard » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:23 am

Great period shots, any one got S1 26r wheels hidden away?

I'm rebuilding S1 Elan which is similar colour to the ones in last post.... and those early fully enclosed wheels do look right on narrow body... got me thinking.


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PostPost by: alan d bell » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:36 pm

the elan we are rebuilding was a period gts car (1965) and was raced by the 1st, 2nd and 3rd owners. it left the factory with a 26r body and many parts that were fitted to 26rs but was not a 26r. if we had listened to the purists who claimed to be experts when we bought the car it would have gone from period gts to standard series 2 including hacking the flared wings of a factory body, what a disaster that would have been.
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PostPost by: seriouslylotus » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:13 am

Im just about to start a GTS.... 1965 S2. Been considering it for about 10 years and have finally taken the plunge, Will start with a new subframe(chassis) and a new lightweight body.
I have most of the 26R drivetrain already, this was bought to go onto my S3 but plans change!!! I will add some photo's when i can and keep you all updated as things progress.
Spending most of my time at the moment looking at 26R and GTS cars to make sure I get it 100% as it should be................
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