Lotus Elan

S2 Restoration, just about done...

PostPost by: Mazzini » Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:35 pm

I hope to MOT and re-register my three owner S2 next week. I took the car apart two years ago (to the day), the body came back from the paint shop eleven months ago.

My still have to source a hood and tonneau, does anybody know if Don Trimmings offerings have a light grey underside?

And many thanks to Clive at PMS, Richard at Keledon, Sue, Jeff at JAE, Colin for the rare parts and Rohan for the technical advice :D

Oh and now I think of it I have a heap of parts, new and used, that I'll be listing on eBay soon or drop me a line if you're looking for something.
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PostPost by: AlfaLofa » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:43 am

Mazzini the car is looking great :D

I notice that the rear view mirror in the "Refresh" picture is silver.

This is the second car I've seen with a silver mirror.

I should think that the other picture I saw was taken in '63 or '64 - so the mirror was almost certainly original.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:01 am

Thank you :D

The back of the mirror is grey in colour, it's the same as was used on the Elite.
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PostPost by: terryp » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:02 am

It looks seriously good!

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PostPost by: AlfaLofa » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:33 am

Mazzini - thanks for the mirror info.

So there were at least 3 colours used - grey, black and green.
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PostPost by: lotocone » Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:15 pm

Mazzini, that's a great restoration ! I like the red paint. Can't wait to hear how it drives.

I knew the original owner Roy in the 80s here in Michigan He was a very nice guy and a gentleman. The same goes for Mazzini who I met through this forum. We were able to have breakfast with the second owner a few years ago and I've really enjoyed staying in touch :D . It's great to know the car is in good hands.

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:45 pm

Steve, Terry and my dear friend Bob, thank you all for your kind words. The Elan came with fabulous history and and new friends to me, but old friends of the car - what more can a fella ask for? :D
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:26 pm

Looking really good, Rob. And the car has come alive in red!!

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:53 pm

Thanks Mark. The previous owners and the widow of the first owner helped pick the colour - BMC Tartan red, it's less orange than Carmen. I would have kept the car green, but in an age of giant SUV's I thought being visible was more important.
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PostPost by: rcombs » Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:23 pm

Congrats on what looks like a great build, love the S2s. I'll be glad when mine is at this stage!. Great color choice.
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PostPost by: casalunge » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:45 pm

Rob

Your lucky they only nicked the bonnet in that dodgy looking place you left it.

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:40 am

My unit is next to one of the worlds leading Jaguar restoration specialists whom have their own machine shop, paint shop and endless supply of stainless fasteners etc.. and across the road is a good tyre shop and powder coaters. Some times you have to look at the bigger picture :D

Shocking news about Denis Welch, hope that wasn't the race that you were competing in.
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PostPost by: casalunge » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:29 pm

Tragic news indeed.

No not my race, that was the pre 66 F1 cars

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PostPost by: tlongworth » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:05 pm

Mazzini wrote:Thank you :D

The back of the mirror is grey in colour, it's the same as was used on the Elite.


3-18-19
Hello --
We traded e-mails about 5 years ago -- I was the owner of Roy Bacon's Sunbeam Tiger [ it's now back in England] and was looking for info. on Roy and the car. Roy Bacon's stepson is with the US embassy in Ireland, makes visits to England, and would like your contact information and to see the Elan. Unfortunately, I've lost that info. and wondered if you could resend it.

Please pardon this method of contacting you as I fumbled about the website for awhile but couldn't find a direct method of e-mailing.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:00 am

I?ve forwarded your post to Rob to ensure he sees it
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