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Elan S2 RJH 120D

PostPost by: deryck » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:27 am

Morning,

Does any member know if this car still exists please ,

just seen a photo of the car from 1966 and just interested,

many thanks,
regards to all,

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PostPost by: wotsisname » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:37 am

https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/ViewVehicle
original registered Dec 1966

It's yellow. tax due Sept 1994, no MOT details. not on SORN

so maybe / maybe not
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:15 am

It's an S3 S/E dhc isn't it? I saw it at Castle Combe in 1986 looking very original. I suspect it's been sold into Japan.
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PostPost by: smo17003 » Mon Oct 24, 2022 10:32 am

Photos of this car currently available on Ebay. Strangely the sill panels look like they've been attacked with paint stripper!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/354352591545 ... R6CrkZeBYQ
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Mon Oct 24, 2022 11:45 am

Mazzini wrote:It's an S3 S/E dhc isn't it? I saw it at Castle Combe in 1986 looking very original. I suspect it's been sold into Japan.


How on earth do you recall a particular car from 36 years ago? Eidetic memory?
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PostPost by: trw99 » Mon Oct 24, 2022 1:39 pm

RJH 120D was a yellow press/dealer demonstrator, first registered at the Reading licensing office, as were some other press cars, on 14 December 1966. The last V5 change was in July 1986 so it was clearly running in the UK up until 1994.

I wonder if the event with Rob Walker at Corsely Garage, depicted in the photos now for sale, was something to do with the first dealer delivery of S3 DHC SEs and the then new S3 Type 36 Coupes.

This photo shows slightly more clearly the bad case of road rash that RJH 120D was suffering from. The car was often photographed alongside the FHC SAR 120D at the factory in press photos.

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PostPost by: TBG » Mon Oct 24, 2022 3:08 pm

My first S£ was registered SAR 370 D - I wonder what became of it? I thought I was buying an S2 but this turned up! It had a fairshare of S2 parts in it and the wiring was strange. I bought it as a kit and got Louts to assemble it in the lunch hour for cash!! Happy days. D

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