Lotus Elan

Lotus elan

PostPost by: Elan45 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:42 pm

Hi Shaun,

Greatings from across the pond. As I looked at the photos before I got down to the S/N, I was guessing low 8000 #. With S4 arches and interior dooor handles and rocker switches, it has all the markers of an S4. Most S3 Super Safety models have bolt-on wheels, so I don't have a problem with the large demister grille and the wheels. Looks standard early S4 to me. Good luck w/ your project.

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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:34 pm

Congrats Shaun and welcome to the asylum! :mrgreen:

Definitely keep us posted- looks like it's gonna be fun!
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PostPost by: shaun » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:35 am

Thanks for or the help with identification etc ,can anybody please give me any idea if the wheels are lotus only ,or would triumph herald or spitfire etc fit the hubs withought me measuring hole pcd so I can at least load it onto a trailer thanks
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:40 am

Pcd is same as herald and spitfire but not sure if those wheels offsets are such that they would foul on something. The Elan bolt on wheels were Lotus specific.

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PostPost by: grumbly » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:04 pm

I have recently acquired 46/8162 same colour scheme and interior but knock on wheels. The car is best described as heavily patinated, but structurally sound.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:32 am

grumbly wrote:The car is best described as heavily patinated, but structurally sound.


Sounds like mine. Everything in my car is so tired or perished (except the engine) that I'm starting to see the value in accepting heavy patina as a way of life.
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PostPost by: shaun » Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:40 am

Got the car home on Saturday,really pleased with it ,after removing brambles growing through it found a lovely galv chassis no corrosion,tubular wishbones,uj sliding drive shafts,cassette type water pump,starting to dry the inside out but all looks really good will need new dash,seats recovered ,hood but got to finish my plus 2 before work commences.If anyone can give me a bit of history of the car that would be great.
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PostPost by: Francisco » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:04 pm

Congratulations. You are in good hands here if you need advice. Please do not give up! Another Elan on the road can only be good news.
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PostPost by: shaun » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:18 pm

Hi no chance of giving up ,wanted a elan since I was a child,but got to finish the restoration of my plus 2 featured on the plus 2 section thanks Shaun
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