Lotus Elan

Looking for some history on 457845

PostPost by: phil1800 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:25 am

My S3 SE DHC lived in Toronto, Canada before he came to me. The former custodian took great care of the Elan and rebuild a couple of items on this nice Lotus. Some spare parts came with the car, including invoices from R.D. The prior owner is a John Barron from Willowdale, Toronto and he had the Lotus until May 2017. I wrote a letter to John, but did nor get any reply. If any of you Candian members knows my Carribean Blue Elan or his former owner, I would appreciate your PM,s.

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Phil from Germany
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PostPost by: Alasdair » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:34 pm

Phill,

I reside in Ontario, I have a few Lotus Types, I know John, I will get your message to him.

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PostPost by: phil1800 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:37 pm

Thank you, I would really appreciate to get in contact with John. I have bought the S3 from a UK dealer for a considerable sum on the basis of some photos ( whise....maybe not). I was really surprized about the proper vehicle I received.

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PostPost by: trw99 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:16 pm

Phil your Elan was invoiced by the factory very early in January 1969. In fact, Next Wednesday will be it's 50th birthday!

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PostPost by: phil1800 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:05 am

Tim,
thank you. The Lotus certificate shows 15th., Dec 1967 as first registration. This goes in line with the build dates for S3?s you?ll find in the literature. Where is your data coming from?

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PostPost by: Alasdair » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:40 pm

Phil,

PM sent.
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1954 S1 Land Rover
1962 Elite S2
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1968 Elan S3 SS Coupe
1968 Austin J40
1969 Elan S4 SE DHC
1972 Elan Sprint
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PostPost by: stovekjj » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:29 pm

Can't help with the prior owner,
My S3 is just six digits before yours at 45/7839
and was purchased from a dealer in Oakville Ontario, just west of Toronto.
I bought it in Canada on 4-Jul-1981 from a 3 rd owner, and it now resides with me in San Diego.
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PostPost by: phil1800 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:01 pm

stovekyj,

that is amazing, although I don?t know (yet) if my car was in Ontario all of its life. What was the name of that dealer?

A happy and healthy new year to you and everybody here!

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