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Stop "Baby Elan"

PostPost by: Hawksfield » Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:10 pm

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How sad :?
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PostPost by: roblotus79 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:40 pm

A bit of a sad commentary, but I was blissfully unaware of the term Baby Elan until I joined this site.
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PostPost by: AHM » Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:57 pm

[quote="Grizzly"]
Lotus Elan S1
Lotus Elan S2
Lotus Elan S3
Lotus Elan S4
Lotus Elan Sprint
Lotus Elan +2
Lotus Elan +2s
Lotus Elan +2s130
Lotus Elan M100
THAT!! Is the Elan Range. quote]

No it isn't

Lotus Elan M100 - No such thing
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:12 pm

AHM wrote:
Grizzly wrote:Lotus Elan S1
Lotus Elan S2
Lotus Elan S3
Lotus Elan S4
Lotus Elan Sprint
Lotus Elan +2
Lotus Elan +2s
Lotus Elan +2s130
Lotus Elan M100
THAT!! Is the Elan Range. quote]

No it isn't

Lotus Elan M100 - No such thing
Lotus ELAN N/A
Lotus ELAN S/E
Lotus ELAN S2

Well i bow to your superior knowledge (i only had Turbo's so not my strong point) but do you agree the M100 Variants are still a Lotus Elan model in the same way a Sprint or +2 is?

Don't forget Lotus Sold the rights to the Elan to Kia in much the same way they did with the Seven so there is such a thing as the Kia Elan lol (was told that's the reason there isn't a new Elan (they don't own the name anymore) but could be wrong)
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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:12 pm

Lotus Elan +2S130/5. :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:16 pm

KevJ+2 wrote:Lotus Elan +2S130/5. :mrgreen:

Wasn't the JPS a different model too? (suppose that could be called a limited)
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PostPost by: trw99 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:24 pm

FFS

I think we all know this site is for the 1960s/1970s Type 26, 36, 45 and 50 Elans.

The 1990 Elan is catered for on another very active forum.

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PostPost by: pereirac » Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:37 pm

If you park your Elan next to almost any modern car on the roads these days it does look like a 'baby'...It would probably fit inside most modern cars :)

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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:51 pm

jimcast wrote:the +2 was a spinoff to cater for the family man.


Please, the +2 caters to boulevardiers. I agree that "baby" Elan is thoroughly annoying but that the transgression from the Elan to the Elan (M100) is not nearly offensive as from the Elite (Type 14) to the 1970s Elite.
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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:07 pm

Not meaning to P anyone off, but I like the term. I don't know why anyone would get wrapped around the axle when they hear it.

'Baby Elan'

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PostPost by: Grizzly » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:15 pm

trw99 wrote:FFS

I think we all know this site is for the 1960s/1970s Type 26, 36, 45 and 50 Elans.

The 1990 Elan is catered for on another very active forum.

Tim

Well that's all right then, just so there there but not mingling with the "Proper" Elan owners ;)
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:20 pm

holywood3645 wrote:Not meaning to P anyone off, but I like the term. I don't know why anyone would get wrapped around the axle when they hear it.

'Baby Elan'

James

I agree, If there was ever a car that suited being called a baby.......Small,Temperamental,loud and keeps leaking every where :lol:
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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:26 pm

How about "Piccolo Elan"? Just leaving now...
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PostPost by: jcocking » Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:10 pm

Grizzly wrote:A forum called Lotuselan.net and they exclude a Lotus elan model? explain that one?

We started the website about the same time Lotus Elan Central (LotusElan.com), which catered to the 1990's Elan. We both were passionate about different eras of Lotus. Each website focused on different models. Lotus Elan Central has been active and inactive over the last 15 years. We never expanded into M100 in respect to the other site.

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:13 pm

How about we call the Plus 2 the Chunky Elan. - after Colin himself?
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