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PostPost by: mark030358 » Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:56 pm

The one at donnington had silver fibre glass bumpers. And.... just my opinion.... wasn't the best elan at the show..............

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:20 am

The car lost it's chrome bumpers back in the 60s I think. I'm pretty sure that they were chromed fibreglass (!) much the same as the chrome plastic bits in 60s and 70s cars. I seem to recall Graham Arnold talking about this car, which he used for a while, and how the chrome started peeling off pretty much straight away.
I liked the restoration though...it is understated and looked more like an Elan that had come out of the factory (less paint runs and orangepeel). Some of the restorations look too shiney and perfect...they were never like that! Not sure that the chrome wheels do the car any favours, but that's how it was from new I guess.
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