Lotus Elan

RHD to LHD

PostPost by: Janus » Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:23 am

thank you very much for all your help!! I think first of all I have got to try one on the road, to check out if it's exactly what I'm looking for... but although I'm quite sure, because I think it feels like an old Elise... :wink:

My second problem is, I don't know where to find an orig. Elan Sprint; I want one with those gold leaf colours, pref in red.... I have searched the whole internet...: Mr Matty, mobile.de, autoscout24, classicdriver.com, Pistonheads... no chance :oops: :?:
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PostPost by: trw99 » Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:33 am

Janus

If you have not already done so, join some of the Lotus clubs. Tha latest edition of Club Lotus News has several Sprints for sale.

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PostPost by: Janus » Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:24 pm

:shock: I did a research and found the homepage, but the page seems down at the moment?! anyone an idea how I can contact the club?

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:29 pm

Janus wrote: I don't know where to find an orig. Elan Sprint; I want one with those gold leaf colours, pref in red.... I have searched the whole internet...: Mr Matty, mobile.de, autoscout24, classicdriver.com, Pistonheads... no chance :oops: :?:


Janus,
I know you say you've looked at Pistonheads but there is a Sprint there, O.K. its NOT red and its a fhc, cant remember if you wanted a D.H. or F.H.
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/52260.htm
I think it was on this forum at one time. I HAVE NO CONNECTIONS TO IT.
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PostPost by: Janus » Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:56 pm

yes I saw it, great car, but I want an dhc 8)

what do you think of this one... http://www.carpoint.de/germansite/angebote/show_typen.php ( select >Angebote sonstige, an then Lotus)

even if it's not a gold leaf it's a perfect example... and quite expensive :oops:
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:20 pm

Janus wrote: what do you think of this one... even if it's not a gold leaf it's a perfect example... and quite expensive :oops:


......and its not a Sprint either, looks like a tidy car BUT about ?20000 :shock: :shock: :shock: ...........er!!!! NO! I dont think so.........
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PostPost by: Janus » Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:12 pm

:D thats exactly what I thought!!
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PostPost by: Janus » Thu Nov 03, 2005 8:06 am

:shock: Andy from Spydercars answered to my mail... he recently did convert a +2 and the whole conversion costed (labour included) 4000 GBP

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PostPost by: ElanS4FHC » Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:51 pm

Hello to everybody !

I am from Portugal, and I own an S4 FHC.
I have been recently following this forum, and besides generaly
enjoying your contributes, I have been able to learn more regarding
our beloved cars.

I am posting directly in this post, because I would appreciate if Mr. Matthew would be kind enought to get in touch with me, or give me is direct contact, as I have coverted my S4 from RHD to LHD, and have not up to know been able to perfectly convert my pedal box accordingly.

Regards to everybody,
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:48 am

There's a good looking and up together Sprint DHC on ebay (UK) currently:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LOTUS-ELAN-Sprint ... dZViewItem

An unusual colour in all black...with a gold line it could be a JPS! (not that they were made). Many Gold Leaf colour Elans were originally a different colour, changed because the red and white is so attractive...so if originality is of interest beware, if not, you could get the black car and re-paint.

Just for a bit of fun I have a '74 Ford F100 pickup...8 ft wide with the mirrors and LHD...which in England in the country lanes isn't at all worrying ...for me. Scares the hell out of the oncoming traffic though!
RHD would be a real advantage with that, but like the others above, I don't think that being on the 'wrong' side in an Elan shouldn't make too much difference.
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PostPost by: Janus » Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:59 am

I quite like this one! What do you think of it?? :shock:

http://www.aedrotterdam.nl/lotuselan.htm

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PostPost by: prloz » Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:22 pm

Appears to have been messed with at the back.
Rear wheel arches have been cut away to clear wider wheels. :roll:
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PostPost by: suoita » Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:28 am

Dear Luca,

what have you done at the end?
Have you converted the car?

I'm thinking to do the same and I was wondering what was your experience and what was the final cost of it.

Thanks in advance

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