Lotus Elan

Gas N' Go

PostPost by: zog » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:37 pm

5 gallons of premium and I'm off for a shake down run. First time this one has moved under it's own poere it at least 33 years.....
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PostPost by: zog » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:50 am

Just found this BEFORE pic
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:58 am

Oh my... was that the Greenville SC car?

Congrats - quite some improvement!
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PostPost by: roblotus79 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:20 am

Looks stunning! Congrats.

Is it a keeper or will you be moving it along???
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:11 am

Very nice! Where is the bonnet ?
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PostPost by: SF69Elan » Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:10 am

Wow! Beautiful car! Looks really good in white. That's a pretty amazing before and after...
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PostPost by: S3FHC » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:15 pm

Zog,

that is absolutely beautiful! (is that an original Lotus shade/hue?)

regardless, it's stunning! :D

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PostPost by: zog » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:33 pm

Thanks for the compliments!

I have not installed the hood/bonnet yet. I know there will be some fiddling going on in the engine bay.

Yes this car came from Greenville south Carolina.

The paint is a modern Lotus Monaco white. Niice color. Not super bright but it still really turns heads.

Once I get all the little bugs sorted and everything is broken in, I will be selling the car. I do have a local car club buddy who is interested.....
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PostPost by: lotocone » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:57 pm

Looks great Zog. I like the white a lot also.

Did you do a full restoration this time or something less?

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PostPost by: The Veg » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:27 pm

Wow, beautiful! And yes, it definitely does look good in that white!
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PostPost by: zog » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:30 pm

To lotocone - Yes this was another full restoration. My 8th one.The cars I buy for my project usually do not have any directly reusable components. Everything has to come apart and be rebuilt or replaced.

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PostPost by: 65sunbeam » Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:16 pm

Your Elan looks great! In the before photo what kind of wheels were on it? I think I have a set like them. Thanks, Eric
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PostPost by: pamela » Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:21 am

Absolutely beautiful!
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PostPost by: S3FHC » Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:45 am

Hi Zog,

is that an Elite hiding in the background?
(another restoration project?)

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