- Fourth Gear
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- Joined: 19 Sep 2010
Perhaps post this to the GGLC web page or forward to Kiyoshi? I wonder if one of the old timers in the GGLC might have known him.
I certainly know about having grey primer on the right rear corner...
- Coveted Fifth Gear
- Posts: 1035
- Joined: 26 Sep 2003
- Location: San Francisco Bay Area, California
Unfortunately he passed away in 2014 but the car in this picture has been passed on to me and is happily being driven by the next generation.
This Elan was driven as a daily driver (and occasionally raced) until 1974 when it was taken off the road. It sat until the mid eighties when my father took the body off and welded up some reinforcing for rusted spots in the chassis. Due to the illness of a close friend however the project was halted soon after it was begun. He married in 1999, I was born in 2001, and the car was partially restored and returned to the road once again in 2007. After he passed in 2014 the car had no caretaker and was once again taken off the road until I found my passion with it in mid 2018 and completed another partial restoration of it in April 2019.
If anyone has any stories or old photos like this from ?the good old days? please pass them on to me as I am always trying to piece together his history from before I was born.
134,000 miles on the car (2,500 since it?s been in my possession) and going strong!
Life is like a sewer, what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.
"I'm never gonna financially recover from this"
- Second Gear
- Posts: 150
- Joined: 11 Jul 2016
- Location: Daytona Beach, FL / Albany, NY
That's cool that we have closed a connection, glad to hear that the car is up & running again.
1972 Elan Sprint 0260K
- Coveted Fifth Gear
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- Location: Long Island NY, USA
best regards, p
1965 Elan S2 (Early 26R replica)
1972 Elan Plus 2 S130 (Next project, awaiting full restoration)
196? Elan S2 (To be restored after the plus 2, completely standard)
- Elan Peter
- Third Gear
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- Location: North Wales
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