Lotus Elan

Elan Race Car on eBay - AZ USA

PostPost by: stugilmour » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:20 pm

Thought this might be of interest. Was curious about your thoughts on the roll cage design, what class it might run in? Anyone here own or know the car? Seems very cool to me, but have no knowledge or experience with racing these...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dl ... 1182008008

Is also being discussed on BaT here...

http://bringatrailer.com/2013/12/05/197 ... age-racer/

Cheers!

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:54 pm

Ideal if you're 6 foot eight...

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PostPost by: roblotus79 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:38 pm

Stu,

You beat me to it, but I'll post the same observations here. I noticed that the cage is anchored by a cross brace high on the rear shock towers and that there appears to be a front strut brace that must be welded midpoint on the front towers. I was thinking those would add a lot of stiffness.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:41 pm

"....... what class it might run in? "

Nothing on a tarmac race circuit in the UK or Europe. :?
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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:33 am

stugilmour wrote:what class it might run in? Anyone here own or know the car? Seems very cool to me, but have no knowledge or experience with racing
Stu


Well SVRA would be group 8

Don't like the chopped screen look myself.. & it rains too much in New York to be practical
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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:35 am

elansprint71 wrote: in the UK or Europe. :?


Now there's a Freudian slip!
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:56 am

pharriso wrote:
elansprint71 wrote: in the UK or Europe. :?


Now there's a Freudian slip!

Wishful thinking. :twisted:
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