Lotus Elan

Finally not just a reader but an Owner!!!

PostPost by: David O'Connell » Fri Oct 14, 2005 11:47 pm

Hello Everyone...... After many, many years of searching I am found the
Right One. I am the proud owner of a 1968 Lotus Elan. All the wonderful things I
have heard and read about this beautiful piece of art and design are


Lou., KY
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PostPost by: tvacc » Sat Oct 15, 2005 1:42 am


My brother lives in Louisville, KY. He was a Miata owner for years.made a
mistake and bought a Corvette recently. He is now looking to trade his
Corvette back to a Miata. This is not off the track as he is also a Lotus
Elan nut..but only through my ownership over the years. He has never had the
mechanical skills to own a Lotus Elan.so he got into Miatas'.the next best
thing Where in Louisville are you and if you want to get together for a
Sunday breakfast with him.I will pass him your number. I am also there a few
times a year.

Email me off list..

Tony Vaccaro

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PostPost by: type36lotus » Sat Oct 15, 2005 6:11 pm


Welcome to the group. As an Elan owner you are now an "Active Driver"
if your Elan performs it is due to your skill, not some electronics.
This is one of the features I enjoy most about my Elan. When it moves
and stops effectively, properly and quickly it is because of ME, the
driver. Our cars require US to drive them well, they will not CYA. It
is all about you the driver, the a computer. Enjoy the ride it is
sooo wonderful.

Mike Geiger
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PostPost by: David O'Connell » Sat Oct 15, 2005 10:40 pm

Thanks Mike.... I am having a blast... All the looks for everyone and the
complements are just an extra boost to the joy I am having. Heck I find myself
just starring at the car thinking this can't be real....

Best wishes from Louisville, KY,

David O'Connell
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Joined: 21 Jul 2004

PostPost by: "Simpson, Karl&quo » Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:26 am

Know the feeling - had my Elan 20 years and just looking at it still
gives me a thrill!


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