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A new home for the Elanbulance ...

PostPost by: Old English White » Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:08 am

... Can't beleive you let it go away ...
But , now , this famous car is about to stay in France .
One friend of mine send me these pictures ...

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More to come .
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:23 am

[quote="Old English White"][color=#008000][i][b]... Can't beleive you let it go away ...quote]

.....the power of the Euro :cry:
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PostPost by: Old English White » Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:17 pm

types26/36/74 wrote:.....the power of the Euro :cry:


No brian , certainly not .
I spoke to the new owner , and the guy was waiting since the early 90's ...
No matter of ?uros , then .
Anyway , I wouldn't to have to live with such rare car ... One is enough !
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:56 pm

Does Malcolm Rickets still have the other?
Only a few years ago he owned both of them.
I do like that car but prefer the "Elitebulance" that he also owns, the lucky Man.

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PostPost by: Old English White » Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:34 pm

D.J.Pelly wrote:Does Malcolm Rickets still have the other?
Only a few years ago he owned both of them.
I do like that car but prefer the "Elitebulance" that he also owns, the lucky Man.

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MR need some space/cash for a new toy . The second one has to leave for sweden as I know.
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PostPost by: 69S4 » Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:45 pm

Christian, great picture of the Elanbulance at the old Reims circuit. I stopped off there in my Elan back in Sept on the way back from the Alps but didn't take any pics. Previous visit was this time last year when I passed through on a motorcycle - pic below.

Do you know if the circuit is ever used for anything or is it just gradually being reclaimed by nature. Actually, the way Reims is expanding it'll probably be in the middle of a housing estate soon :(

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PostPost by: SADLOTUS » Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:09 pm

ooops...sorry, I'm afraid i dribbled on the bike picture :roll:
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:53 pm

Old English White wrote:
D.J.Pelly wrote:Does Malcolm Rickets still have the other?
Only a few years ago he owned both of them.
I do like that car but prefer the "Elitebulance" that he also owns, the lucky Man.

Cheers
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MR need some space/cash for a new toy . The second one has to leave for sweden as I know.
Christian. :mrgreen:


Oh dear, we'll be selling off the "Crown Jewels" next :cry:
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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:22 pm

D.J.Pelly wrote:Does Malcolm Rickets still have the other?
Only a few years ago he owned both of them. John


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Malcolm sold the blue Elanbulance JLX 629K in 2006 to a Mr L Ohlsen in Sweden.

The yellow Elanbulance, which started out as CAC 681J and then became GGW 874J, was the third Sprint FHC off the production line and has one of the 'rare' forward facing Big Valve cam covers. It was the first Hexagon Elanbulance conversion and is the one tested by Autosport in Sep 72. It was first sold to a London based brain surgeon. I believe Malcolm owned it from Oct 94.

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:34 pm

trw99 wrote:
D.J.Pelly wrote:Does Malcolm Rickets still have the other?
Only a few years ago he owned both of them. John


John

Malcolm sold the blue Elanbulance JLX 629K in 2006 to a Mr L Ohlsen in Sweden.

The yellow Elanbulance, which started out as CAC 681J and then became GGW 874J, was the third Sprint FHC off the production line and has one of the 'rare' forward facing Big Valve cam covers. It was the first Hexagon Elanbulance conversion and is the one tested by Autosport in Sep 72. It was first sold to a London based brain surgeon. I believe Malcolm owned it from Oct 94.

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Thanks Tim,

What a mass of information you must have stored; impressive.
I recall seeing both cars at the Lotus Donington Exhibition & I think Malcolm had them both there one year, one inside & the other outside next to his mobile home.
One thing's for sure, if you buy one of his Cars you don't have to worry about the quality of the restoration.
Bet his prices are scary though.

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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:14 pm

John

Mike Laughlin is Malcolm's mechanic and fettles all his cars for him. He will also take on other owners Loti. What a dream job he has; nice bloke too.

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:13 pm

I wish he'd come over here & fit my new Door rear view Mirrors for me!
Oh how I hate working on S4 Doors.

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PostPost by: Vanden Perre » Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:00 pm

Stuart (69S4)

Partial answer to your question on http://www.amis-du-circuit-de-gueux.fr/-Welcome-

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PostPost by: 69S4 » Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:03 am

Olivier, thanks for the link - a really interesting read. Looks like I missed the circuit reunion by a couple of weeks. This year I was there two weeks early and last year about three weeks late. I'll have to keep an eye on what's happening there next year and see if I can arrange to be passing through at the right time.

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PostPost by: JJDraper » Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:21 am

slightly at a tangent, but the old Reims paddock is well worth a stop. Behind the painted facade the buildings are crumbling fast! See them while you can...

This picture was taken last year on the way to the Dijon classic 'L'Age D'Or' .. yet another little gem of a jaunt.

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