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How long have you owned your current Elan??

PostPost by: el-saturn » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:40 pm

bought my 4982 in 1978 or so and was back on the road in 1981! 3 yrs of freezing my nuts (and bolts) off in an unheated barn during 3 winters! sandy -- i don't feel like a newby however
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PostPost by: billwill » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:36 pm

RotoFlexible wrote:My father bought the Elan in spring 1977, so 50 years more or less. I was the primary driver from day one with my brand new license - the Elan and I both survived, neither of us entirely intact, but survived.


Ahem.... 40 years more or less... :roll:
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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:48 pm

48th anniversary coming up this July, 2017.

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PostPost by: Elanman99 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:57 pm

I bought my S4 as a kit in 1968, and registered it on December 5th.

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PostPost by: RotoFlexible » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:06 am

billwill wrote:
RotoFlexible wrote:My father bought the Elan in spring 1977, so 50 years more or less. I was the primary driver from day one with my brand new license - the Elan and I both survived, neither of us entirely intact, but survived.


Ahem.... 40 years more or less... :roll:


The year of purchase was 1967, not '77. I edited the post to correct the year. Thanks for spotting it.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:18 pm

17 Months.
1969/70 Elan Plus 2 (not S) 50/2036
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:53 pm

Picked my Plus 2 up nine years ago and drove it across Canada.

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PostPost by: elancoupe » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:22 pm

37 years come April 30. It has been used in the good weather for every one of those years.
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PostPost by: reb53 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:54 am

Had the Sprint since 1976, so 40 odd, ( very ), years.
Had an S4 for a couple of years prior to that so well over 42 years of Elan grief.
Are we Elan owners unusual in keeping our cars for so long ?

I suspect we are and it's because, ( and we have to be to keep them going ), we are inherently bloody minded and will not let yet another problem defeat us.

In fact the only person that comes to mind that did let that happen, in the time I've been on this forum, was Peter Egan....
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PostPost by: ElanDNA » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:10 am

Have mine S 1? since 34 years.
His health is good. I want to drive him yet for long time, till then father death will stop me.
In 1983 he had 15kg more and I 15kg less. We two have changed....
It's now the same, only the handling is otherwise... :lol: Urs
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:54 pm

One more month and it will be 48 years, bought second hand from Len Street (who later employed St Wilkins). It spent six years on the streets before acquiring its present garage.
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