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Hi from Tasmania

PostPost by: jbee » Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:12 am

Hi all

We drove our newly restored 1967 Elan S3 SE Coupe 1100km home from Sydney last week, great fun and runs beautifully, we love it. We were Lucky enough to buy it from a member on here too. We also have a 2003 Elise type 25 which we also love.

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67 Elan S3 SE Coupe
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PostPost by: elansprint » Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:25 pm

That looks stunning good luck with the car
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PostPost by: Europatc » Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:04 pm

Welcome JBEE. The car looks top job, the paint work looks first class
all the best
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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:51 pm

Beautiful, welcome!
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PostPost by: GHill » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:57 am

Stunning car - welcome
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:13 am

Welcome to the forum
Always good to have more Australian members.

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PostPost by: el-saturn » Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:19 am

welcome to the show with this lovely little tasmanian devil - in switzerland, where i live, the color red (l luv it) is a tiny bit italian - may we suppose that all of the rest is like the body??? cheers sandy 36
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PostPost by: jbee » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:34 am

Hi all thanks for the kind words, all the mechanicals are like the body, superb.
The interior is original and retains all it's patina and charm which we really like. Can't wait to take her for another spin :D
67 Elan S3 SE Coupe
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:08 am

Welcome to the forum, JBEE. I'm about to commence restoration of my red pre-airflow FHC. Your car will be an inspiration.
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I have a good friend in Tasmania that I haven't seen in many years. I wish he could see your car. He'd love it.

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PostPost by: AndrewP » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:35 am

WOW!
How much fun are you going to have on some twisty Tassie roads!
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PostPost by: elanner » Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:51 pm

Don't forget to put it in http://www.elanregistry.org - you'll be doubling the Tasmanian Elan population, it seems!

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PostPost by: dgym » Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:06 pm

Nice Car!
and welcome to the forum, It's nice here.
you must have put the car on the boat? and did you go on the boat? (thinking of a trip myself for some twisty roads)

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PostPost by: jbee » Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:18 am

Hi

Roger -Good luck with your restoration, does your friend live in the north or south of Tassie?

Andrew - Tassie is a kind of driving heaven yes :)

Nick - thanks for that link. I will register on there at the weekend .

Jim - Yes we brought her home on the ferry and Sailed with her. Not much of a sailor myself alas :) but at least I can sleep during the journey when get get a night sailing.
Let me know if you are coming over and perhaps we can meet up?


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PostPost by: au-yt » Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:24 am

rgh0 wrote:Welcome to the forum
Always good to have more Australian members.

cheers
Rohan


I'll second that, welcome aboard, car looks fabulous, Im pleasesd you left the interior with patina.
Tassie best driving roads in Aus.

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PostPost by: vstibbard » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:11 am

Congratulations, i owned the car and restored it in the 80's having purchased it from the chap who imported it from UK,
If you drop me your email i will scan and send photos to you.
Alan who restored the car is a friend.

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