Lotus Elan

Looking for Elan Owners for Interview

PostPost by: Eurocars » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:09 pm

Hello, I'm trying to start a blog about classic European cars, and I would love to write up a post about what it's like to own and drive an early Lotus Elan. Since the cars are 50 years old now I realize that there is plenty of information out there about them but I like the personal touch of hearing directly from owners about their own experiences with their car. It would simply involve a few questions about their car and ownership experience over email. If there are any Elan owners willing to send a couple emails back and forth with me in this vein I would be most appreciative!

Thanks so much!
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PostPost by: lotusS2guy » Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:28 pm

I'd be happy to supply anything I can. I've had my Elan S2 since purchased new in February, 1966. :shock:
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PostPost by: rodlittle » Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:33 pm

Ive had my elan S1 since 1980 its unit no 67 and Im happy to converse with you
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 3:35 pm

I bought my 1st Elan in 1974, 7 years old at the time. I still have that car and have two others as well as a couple of vintage Lotus race cars. Lots of things have changed over the years for an Elan owner who maintains and rebuilds his own Elan. I'd be happy to contribute.

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PostPost by: saildrive2001 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 3:42 pm

I bought my car in the UK as a kit & now have it in Ontario, 46 years a proud owner of a ground breaking design.
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PostPost by: Eurocars » Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:18 pm

Hey, thanks a lot for the response! Check your email inbox / PMs when you get a chance! :D
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PostPost by: Allison » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:17 pm

Hi Eurocars! We have 2 Elans - you can see where we've been on our website www.rallyelan.com there is an email contact there if you'd like to get in touch
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PostPost by: stevebroad » Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:44 pm

Are you interested in highly modified ones? :-)
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PostPost by: pereirac » Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:58 pm

Happy to chat... A "recent" owner if the others are anything to go by, I have only owned my Elan since 1983 :D

Feel free to PM me if you need an extra person...


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