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Re: Lotus Elan Shapecraft

PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:28 pm
by twincamman
oh no---its de ja vue --all over again---- :lol: ed

Re: Lotus Elan Shapecraft

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:33 pm
by trw99
Time to bump this one back up!

Came across this advertisement from Autosport magazine, probably about 1967, for a "real" Shapecraft, allegedly!

Re: Lotus Elan Shapecraft

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:47 pm
by elancoupe
Ed, are you sure the white car in your picture (#42) is your car?

While browsing my magazine collection, I came across the October 1998 edition of Vintage Racecar, which has an extensive article on 26Rs.

This magazine has two pictures of the car you indicated to be yours. One picture, from St Jovite 1965, shows the white #42. The second picture, which is on the cover (in black and white),from Mosport 1967, shows this same #42, now painted in a dark color.

Both of these photos show the car to be RHD, with a separate, non blended in bumper. The first photo shows the car with large rectangular brake duct openings under the bumper, where parking lights normally are, and the car has the original 26r K/Os. The second photo shows some large holes cut in the top or the front fenders, above the wheel opening. I am guessing, but they would also appear to be for brake cooling.

Re: Lotus Elan Shapecraft

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:26 pm
by twincamman
'Looks like mine not is mine ---mine was owned by Bill Gobles was blue and black ----I put up the picture to prove they existed here ----LOOKS like mine not IS mine --Ed is dead now --he is finished with this thread ---it belongs to that other guy in Austrailia ------bye bye --- :roll: --thanks -ed

Re: Lotus Elan Shapecraft

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:30 pm
by elancoupe
Ummm.... err....... ????

Just trying to provide facts for a thread which has lacked them at times.

To quote the above mentioned mag article:

"Ultimately, it is most important that a clear history for any car claiming to be an original 26R be established."

"In the U.S., Dave Bean has maintained a list of all the 26R chassis numbers and their known histories. Cars with questionable or unclear histories should be considered suspect."

Re: Lotus Elan Shapecraft

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:18 am
by 1964 S1
Ed died in Australia?

Re: Lotus Elan Shapecraft

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:11 am
by ppnelan
Will we make it to the 11th page.... :shock:

:arrow: Matthew

Re: Lotus Elan Shapecraft

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:44 pm
by Elanintheforest
Only if we add a picture of an unshapedcraft....

Re: Lotus Elan Shapecraft

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:46 pm
by ppnelan
Ouch :!:

Elan + greasy road = TAKE CARE :shock:

:arrow: Matthew

Re: Lotus Elan Shapecraft

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:43 pm
by elansprint71
No wonder it crashed, with that great big chain on the front. :twisted:

Re: Lotus Elan Shapecraft

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:47 pm
by elansprint71
What has totally puzzled me about this thread is the confusion between a 26R and a Shapecraft. :roll:

Re: Lotus Elan Shapecraft

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:03 pm
by oldokie
As a lad, I was told that love makes the world go round, then Mel Brooks said it was fear, now I find it's really just confusion!

Re: Lotus Elan Shapecraft

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:49 pm
by pamitchell
Are we all done with this thread???
More driving, less discussion! :lol:
Phil

Re: Lotus Elan Shapecraft

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:38 pm
by Old English White
elansprint71 wrote:No wonder it crashed, with that great big chain on the front. :twisted:

... Sure , it was one of the famouses 26R's , with its reinforced timming chain , as every afficionados noticed.
But , the question is ; when has it been shapecrafted !?!
Christian.

Re: Lotus Elan Shapecraft

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:59 am
by elansprint71
TT's Shapecraft, owned since '81