Lotus Elan

Very rare Elan Brochure 1962/3

PostPost by: motoring-man » Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:41 pm

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PostPost by: SpeedModel » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:50 pm

Very cool
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PostPost by: Bill » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:14 pm

Hi All
I have this brochure as well as the owners instructions manual and the original interim mimeographed factory repair sheets that were shipped with my car on this months 55th anniversary (Dec.20, 1963) of my Elan 1600 (26/0538).

The car was finally shipped to me from the London docks to Vancouver in March 1964.

It's a sunny day today - a good day for a brisk drive with the old girl.

I wonder? Am I the longest original continuous Elan owner.

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PostPost by: webbslinger » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:46 am

Bill,
Just yesterday I saw the great video of you talking about and driving your S1 on YouTube. It was very well done. Amazing!
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:33 am

link to video? I'd love to see it.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:00 pm

Hi Bill,
If not the longest owner, you must be very, very close!

I wonder how many of those leaflets they printed and how many were withdrawn with the change to 1558? I'd say it's EXTREMELY rare in 2018/9.


Stick... etc. :D
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PostPost by: mwhitaker » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:23 am

Hey Bill,

Just saw the video of your and your Elan on your 50th anniversary ownership- great to put a face with the obvious enthusiasm you have for caring for such a brilliant little car for that long! Something for the rest of us to live up to. Hope you had a great Christmas and Happy New Year.

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PostPost by: 1963 S1 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:41 am

gjz30075 wrote:link to video? I'd love to see it.


Yes, link please...
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:48 am

A new thread was started with the link to the video
lotus-elan-f19/one-owner-video-t43560.html

And video link is here
https://youtu.be/hy13IWVXY_0
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PostPost by: europatek » Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:47 am

Great story and video. The car looks superb.
I?ve got this early broucher. S1 1600. It must be pretty early I think. It?s a nice addition to my S4 version.
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PostPost by: Lotus14S2 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:15 pm

Very nice.
could you scan your paper and put it on the group site?
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PostPost by: lotusS2guy » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:10 pm

Hi Bill
Great job keeping the Lotus on the road. You have a couple years on me as an original owner.

I took delivery of my S2 in February, 1966 and immediately drove it from New York to California. My only problem was NO HEADLIGHTS on the first day of the trip. Solved by bypassing the headlight flasher relay with a hunk of wire. The wire has been very reliable and is still there nearly 53 years later. :D
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PostPost by: Bill » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:50 pm

The wire is part of the originality- leave it there - if for not else for the story!!

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