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Jochen Rindt?s Lotus Elan S4

PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:06 am

Rob, I wasn't going to ask...........I have enough work-in-progress myself!

The subject of the sill stripes came up a week ago or so. My S3 had them (May '67) as did many others in '67, but very rare to see them still on a car. We must get a few re-made!

Graham Arnold's famous black S3 had them as well.....

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PostPost by: clarko1230 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:05 pm

richardcox_lotus wrote:I recall reading an interview with Stewart in, I think, motorsport, describing a trip given to him by Jochen when JYS was living in Switzerland.

They used a +2.

The passenger door fell off.

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Going back to this thread purpose (Rindt?s Lotus Elan). I found this from Classic Cars magazine Sept 2000:

"Stewart remembers that from the start Jochen used to joke with him about Lotus fragility: 'We used to drive to Clermont Ferrand from Geneva in convoy because he didn't trust his Elan. He didn't think he would ever get there. I had my Ford Zodiac, and
I'll never forget coming around a comer and seeing the door fall off his Elan on Nina's side. We had to pick it up. Nina gave up and came with us.'

First of all ,let?s say Mr. Stewart was not precisely a Lotus Elan fan as he described it at its day "Little sod of a car" :| , anyway a fun story...at least poor Nina did not suffered injuries
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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:06 pm

Thornts wrote:Anyone know where the JC car is now? I am pretty sure Peter Windsor bought it in the Paris auction and I did hear it went to the Jim Clark room in Duns. It would be nice to get them together.
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I spoke with Peter in late February & he confirmed that he still owned the car, no idea where the car is physically.
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PostPost by: JTP » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:46 pm

Been digging and asking about. Rindt ran his own team 69 in the F2 races at Hockenhiem. So to be wearing GLTL overalls at Hockenhiem and Chapman's presence, it has to be the F1 race in August 70. Taking a look at the shadow lengths, the sun angle would also lead to this conclusion. So why is Rindt getting an old Elan in August 70? Afterall, Chapman had got around to giving him new Loti to race by then.
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PostPost by: Thornts » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:06 am

Thanks pharriso.

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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:27 am

Similar paint treatment (as it appears in "Classic Marques")
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PostPost by: clarko1230 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:38 pm

Not Rindt?s but Ickx?s Lotus Elan Plus 2 arriving to Nurburgring circuit .
Note ICKX?S BMW Jacket in contrast with his Lotus "company car" as in 1974 when the photo was taken he raced fot JPS Team Lotus
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:09 pm

Elanintheforest wrote:Rob, I wasn't going to ask...........I have enough work-in-progress myself!

The subject of the sill stripes came up a week ago or so. My S3 had them (May '67) as did many others in '67, but very rare to see them still on a car. We must get a few re-made!

Graham Arnold's famous black S3 had them as well.....

Mark


I'd buy a set...but then I'd need an S3 to fit them to.
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PostPost by: bilcoh » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:23 am

clarko1230 wrote:Note ICKX?S BMW Jacket in contrast with his Lotus "company car"


Judging from the cuffs and the Nomex-colored turtleneck underneath, I'd guess that's a driving suit rather than a jacket. Anyone else? If you were showing up to drive a Lotus, but wearing a BMW jacket, I'd think Colin might be a bit miffed. If you're showing up to drive your works BMW, but arriving in a Lotus, well then, bad form for BMW not providing you a proper pedestrian ride, eh?

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:01 am

clarko1230 wrote:Not Rindt?s but Ickx?s Lotus Elan Plus 2 arriving to Nurburgring circuit .
Note ICKX?S BMW Jacket in contrast with his Lotus "company car" as in 1974 when the photo was taken he raced fot JPS Team Lotus

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PostPost by: clarko1230 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:06 am

Sorry a lot :oops:
Next time I?ll do that!!!!
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PostPost by: trw99 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:48 pm

clarko1230 wrote:Hi all:

I am reseraching info about Rindt?s personal Elan S4
I found a photo of Colin Chapman giving him the keys of a brand new Lotus Elan S4
Plate is NVG 853H
Does anyone know the right colour of it and if it survives?


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Some progress for you. I have found Jochen's S4 in a factory sales book entry! He was the first owner of 0003F, a European spec (LHD) S4 SE in Royal Blue, which would have had silver bumpers. The sales date is 25 May 1970, engine number C21###

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PostPost by: clarko1230 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:56 pm

WAOOOWWWW TRW99!!!!!
That?s good news
I think that Elan S4 would be the same the one pictured in the first message so Id.Plates must be the same
Any idea wich shade of blue is "Lotus "Royal Blue?
I bet some of you have an Elan in the same colour
I ask you this because I intend to bulid in 1/43 the same Elan from a resin kit
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PostPost by: Light is right » Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:08 pm

Hello!

Lotus Elan for Jochen Rindt and given by Colin Chapeman is no lost!

found in Switzerland, but in a bad way...

car is blue...

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