Lotus Elan

So what does your Elan/Plus2 look like today?

PostPost by: garyeanderson » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:17 am

Mazzini wrote:Posulliv a fabulously beautiful Elan. Thanks for posting the pictures. Elans do look good in white. Is the red trim original?


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I like this thread a lot, This tells more than any registry can and I love the pictures.

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:27 pm

Thanks Gary!
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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:46 pm

Took a spin around the neighborhood and took some pictures out where the beach is supposed to break through into the march when we get another 100 year storm. There was some wash over in Saturday night?s storm but the tide cycle was off for this storm to have too much of an affect, 11 hours earlier the tide was another foot and a half. I didn?t drive very far down this road as the sand looked deep and I wasn?t walking home to get the truck to pull it out.
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PostPost by: Yum-yum » Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:26 am

Some may wonder where my screen name "Yum-yum" comes from. One of my brothers nicknamed the car after seeing the license plate many years ago and the name stuck. Here is what it looks like today at home in its den. I've been driving it more and more these days, long list of catch up items to be done, all things in due course.

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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:33 pm

Sunny and low 60's this morning and a few clouds while I was out for a ride. Nice stuff for mid November day in New England and great for a drive.

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Anyone need a christmas tree? I'll bring the saw nezt time. :)
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PostPost by: Ross Robbins » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:33 pm

Gary,
I especially like the last shot :D I agree with you about this thread, too. The cars look great Keep 'em coming!
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PostPost by: memini55 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:42 pm

Now Ross I did not know Gary's would run with a pine tree in the engine bay???????? :lol:

Wish I had time to drive but too busy at the moment and yes they all look great and your right to keep them coming.

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PostPost by: peterako » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:43 pm

Parking was hard to find at the hospital today....unless you own an Elan :)

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No...I was NOT in for a breast check....though some say I should be!

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PostPost by: John Larkin » Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:19 pm

Front suspension saga to follow when sorted.

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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:44 pm

peterako wrote: Parking was hard to find at the hospital today....unless you own an Elan :) Peter


Excellent! :D

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PostPost by: ftsoft » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:52 pm

I love this thread. Seeing all of these Elans still running and being enjoyed is a real treat.
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:40 am

peterako wrote:Parking was hard to find at the hospital today....unless you own an Elan :)

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No...I was NOT in for a breast check....though some say I should be!

Peter


Great photo & I love the look of your car; the way it sits & the colour.
I recall a similar situation when an articulated truck pulled over into the lane I was in, in my Lotus 7 & I was forced to drive along under his trailer until he became aware of the situation he had caused.
We were in very slow traffic but it was one of the scariest motoring situations that I've ever been in.

Oh he got done for driving without due care :roll:

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PostPost by: trw99 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:12 am

peterako wrote:Parking was hard to find at the hospital today....unless you own an Elan :)

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No...I was NOT in for a breast check....though some say I should be!

Peter


Great to see an Elan with evidence of every day use still on it! And doesn't it still look contemporary, as if they were still being sold by dealers now. Wonderful shot.

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:57 am

John Larkin wrote:Front suspension saga to follow when sorted.

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Great registration number- I bet the BMW folks were making you offers a few years ago.
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PostPost by: John Larkin » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:22 am

elansprint71 wrote:
John Larkin wrote:Front suspension saga to follow when sorted.

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Great registration number- I bet the BMW folks were making you offers a few years ago.


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We cannot transfer registration numbers in Ireland at all since 1987. Before that you could transfer a registration from a car that had been scrapped to a car being registered for the first time, and it remained with the car until it was scrapped or exported. That's how I got my registration number. It has no monetary value at all unfortunately.

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