Lotus Elan

Elan Sprint Windscreen

PostPost by: wakeman » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:30 pm

Hi is the Elan Sprint windscreen unique or is it a triumph herald, spitfire, GT6 etc I have looked in the Elan book of alternative sources for parts but the windscreen is not mentioned.

The reason for asking is that I will need a new windscreen rubber for when I have the car resprayed soon here in Germany where I and the car are at the moment. Next weekend I am going to the Essen Classic car show and there is a strong German following for Triumph and hence parts suppliers.

Many thanks
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PostPost by: Pastapesto » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:41 am

Hi Wakeman

Unique to the Elan I'm afraid, Susan at Mick Miller Classic Lotus has both screens & rubbers in stock as well as the filler strip. She is very helpful too & has everything you will ever need for your ?lan (has the "?lan Sprint" decals too), you can contact her on (+44) 01728 603307. You can email her also but she is more old school (if you know what I mean) and is better to talk to over the phone.

Good luck

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PostPost by: gearbox » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:21 pm

Always better to buy a new windshield. But just for conversation, I believe the original Elan windshiled was from a Ford Capri Consul, 1961 vintage. I forgot were I read about this and do not know for sure as I have never seen a 61 Ford Capri. But it looks like it could work. The later Elans had a different windshield, most likely just for the S3 and 4's.

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:49 pm

The Plus 2 shared it's windscreen with the Capri, but the 2 seat Elan is not so wide!

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