Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: gordont » Fri May 27, 2011 8:05 am

After a $%^& 4WD reversed into my elan (fortunately not piercing the fibreglass) and leaving a nasty scratch I have had the paint tidied up and a pair of stripes inspired by the 26R in the pics from Japan added.
A few pics to show my handywork (must say was harder than I thought), have to do the hardtop next when it is back from the painters next week.
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Fri May 27, 2011 9:36 am

I do like the stripe on the early cars Gordon....it must be from my Corgi Elan race set I had as a kid in the 60s!

Here's a press photo of a S2 S/E with stripe, done at the factory, which is the same as the Corgi car I believe...yellow with green stripe.

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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri May 27, 2011 10:25 am

Graham Arnold held that the first 25 S2 SEs were liveried in yellow with green stripe, as above.

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Fri May 27, 2011 10:40 am

Elanintheforest wrote:I do like the stripe on the early cars Gordon....it must be from my Corgi Elan race set I had as a kid in the 60s!

Here's a press photo of a S2 S/E with stripe, done at the factory, which is the same as the Corgi car I believe...yellow with green stripe.

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This one was given to me by a model car collector; little wonder really, considering the condition.
Anyway a childhood memory for you Mark :wink:
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Fri May 27, 2011 11:21 am

That's the one! Now you need a VW pickup, a green with yellow stripe S2, and spare rolling chassis on a trailer. Oh, and a 'Lotus Climax Racing Car'...unknown number!

I still have it all somewhere, and still in box....but well played with I'm afraid.

Tim, I remember hearing that as well, but I've never seen one, let alone 25 of them! I'm deciding what colour to paint my S2 currently, and maybe this is the answer!

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Fri May 27, 2011 12:39 pm

Elanintheforest wrote:That's the one! Now you need a VW pickup, a green with yellow stripe S2, and spare rolling chassis on a trailer. Oh, and a 'Lotus Climax Racing Car'...unknown number!

I still have it all somewhere, and still in box....but well played with I'm afraid.

Tim, I remember hearing that as well, but I've never seen one, let alone 25 of them! I'm deciding what colour to paint my S2 currently, and maybe this is the answer!

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Fri May 27, 2011 6:53 pm

I remember years ago Peter Day offering me the remains of the motor show S2 SE, I believe it was yellow with a green stripe; it had been involved in some lurid accident that left its owner in a terrible state - I hope both made full recoveries. Though like Mark, I've never seen an original yellow and green S2 SE.

I can't decide on Wedgewood blue, Cirrus white or Carmen red for my S2.
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