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Chrome bumpered S2 - found picture

PostPost by: Tahoe » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:53 pm

Since being layed off, and becoming a burden on society. I've had time to go through things I haven't looked at in years. I came across a photo I took years back of an S2 with chrome bumpers. It has the vanity plate 66Lotus from California, the car was silver, and I remember taking the picture at an all British car event in the LA area approx 15-20 years ago. I know there has been some discussion on this in the past and was wondering if it was worth the effort to have this photo scanned so it could be posted for discussion.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:36 pm

[quote="Tahoe" I know there has been some discussion on this in the past and was wondering if it was worth the effort to have this photo scanned so it could be posted for discussion.[/quote]

Definately! I'd love to see it.

Graham Arnold said that he had a pair made up & moved them from car to car for marketing purposes... Maybe you saw the press car with them on?
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:53 pm

Here's the first Coupe complete with Chrome bumpers...the set commisioned by Graham. I'd be interested to see an S2 with Chromies on!

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PostPost by: Tahoe » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:05 pm

I heard from another source that the car belongs to Roberta Bean of Dave Bean Engineering. I'll try and get a scan of it this weekend sometime, or I guess I could take a digital photo of the photo. I'll try that first to see how it turns out.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:13 pm

Elanintheforest wrote:Here's the first Coupe complete with Chrome bumpers...the set commisioned by Graham. I'd be interested to see an S2 with Chromies on!

Mark


Where do you find all these rare photos? I'll bring over my small collection of docs and photos next week, you're welcome to scan what you want.
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:15 pm

That would be this one then....sent by a secret Elan.net user !!

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PostPost by: Tahoe » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:17 pm

Here goes a photo of a photo. Not that great but best I can do for now.
Tahoe Winter 041.JPG and
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:19 pm

Mazzini wrote:Where do you find all these rare photos? I'll bring over my small collection of docs and photos next week, you're welcome to scan what you want.


Many years of hunting and badgering folks....and yes please, bring all!

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PostPost by: lotusS2guy » Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:51 pm

I wonder if a chrome wrap, such as was done on Evoras used in the new movie "Host", would work on the Elan bumpers. :idea:
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PostPost by: jabingb » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:56 pm

Here are some pixs I took of the aforementioned S2 at last year's GGLC Gold Country run that featured a very enjoyable stop at DBE.
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PostPost by: RedS4 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:08 am

They look excellent! Are they metal or chromed plastic?
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PostPost by: TroonSprint » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:20 am

Love those chrome bumpers. Wish I could get a set.
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:33 am

I would think that you could easily get a pair of bumpers wrapped with chrome vinyl to look exactly the same, and for very little money.

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PostPost by: billwill » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:29 pm

With a bit pf digital manipulation, Russ's photo can be made to look like this.

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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:54 am

Looks great!
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