Lotus Elan

Lotus Elan Shapecraft

PostPost by: garyeanderson » Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:26 pm

More Shapecraft Elans photos. The first one I got off the web somewhere the last 4 were taken at Tony Thompsons shop March 2003 by Bill Gavin while we were visiting on Saturday afternoon. We were over for the Donnington weekend event and Tony was having an open house so we stopped by for a look-see. While there at Tony's we met a gentleman that had another Shapecraft that was in need of restoration, unfortunately I don't remember his name.

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:26 pm

twincamman wrote:wellll the car came to Canada in 64 and was raced at Hare wood and MOSPORT TILL I973 AND PUT WAY--i HAVE THE RACE HISTORY FROM casc HISTORIAN ----S2 33 and 52 33 arenot that far away when scralled in marker or crayon -----feel free to pop over at any time to see it --THE COMPANY DID NOT ONLY BUILD 3 OR 4 FAST BACK CARS -Im told they supplied convert modlels too ------------- ---ed


Ed,
You have said "I'm told" a couple of times. Who is telling you? If Shapecraft did make cars without the Shapecraft fastback, I'm sure that historians on the forum and in the wider Lotus community would like to know about it. As for them building "3 or 4" fastbacks, even I have seen more than that number over the years. Their ally fastback roof was also available for self- fit at 170GBP so I would imagine they shifted a few that way too.

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PostPost by: twincamman » Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:56 pm

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PostPost by: twincamman » Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:35 pm

or John Hostler
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PostPost by: twincamman » Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:42 pm

uuhhh that is whom I'm told by ----ed
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PostPost by: theelanman » Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:02 am

ed
but their letter says not mod'd by the factory and they aint sure about anything other than it looks genuine.......as what?????

looks like an FHC from the pics

Ive got a sebring +2.............made by me but genuine from the factory :? :? :? :D :D :D :D :D
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ps please take this in the spirit its given :)
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PostPost by: twincamman » Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:11 am

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PostPost by: theelanman » Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:18 am

for those who cant see the letter.....
it reads
<I found your letter in the Archives, following the departure of the Achivist, so I am not sure if he responded? Hence I have made a search myself.

In our road car records 47 cars (between units 3376 and 4167) were modified to become 26R models. Unfortunately no customer or dealers/territories are recorded. Team probably built a similar number
from scratch, and the total is reckoned to be over 90. we have no records of their numbers or numbering system. Your car certainly look s the genuine article. I will pass you rletter etc to Classic Team Lotus who
really specialise in single seaters but may some record of the sports cars>

I think they think youre asking if its a 26r........ :(
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PostPost by: theelanman » Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:19 am

twincamman wrote:ok ok enough-----you cant make a substantial case against the car with just your argumentative opinions ----ask Tony thompson or lotus or casc or whatever or who ever you want ----I'm tired of this I wont waste time trying to convince you --I have the car and its not a tarted up elan passing for a 26R --come and convince me IM wrong and that its not what it is and you can HAVE THE CAR----ed



looks like a trip to canada then chaps :) :) :) :)
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PostPost by: theelanman » Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:23 am

whats the chassis number ?????
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PostPost by: twincamman » Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:27 am

26r s2 33
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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:28 am

oops
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PostPost by: twincamman » Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:12 am

ok
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PostPost by: twincamman » Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:13 am

ok
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PostPost by: twincamman » Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:16 am

its on the unpainted rear on the blue area
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