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PostPost by: Bahamayellow » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:47 am

Europatc wrote:Surely its a no brainer. How can looks be more important than safety


I see your point but as someone pointed out if you flip the car your head will be destroyed most probably by hitting the roll bar. I need to fit a head restraint but there are no fixings on the safety devices bar.

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PostPost by: Bahamayellow » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:55 am

JimE wrote:The Elan looks much better without a roll bar which looks out of place. Can understand owners fitting them from a safety point of view.

On an unrelated point, the H registration 1970 car can't be a Sprint as the Sprint didn't appear until J reg in 1971. I believe it's currently up for sale for ?60k and the advert is misleading on this point.


Yes very true Feb 1971 the first sprints came off the line
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:07 am

Bahamayellow wrote:... both are early Sprints in Bahama Yellow


btw you need to change your name to Colorado Orange :twisted:
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PostPost by: rcfurse » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:55 am

Having been upside down in a convertible I would not consider having an Elan without a rollbar. I was further convinced when I bought a hard top from a very nice man who said he did not have need of it. When we met to collect it was clear why he didn't need it. The whole of his forehead was a skin graft. He said he only survived because the first car on the scene had a trauma nurse in it who saved him.
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PostPost by: Bahamayellow » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:24 pm

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Bahamayellow wrote:... both are early Sprints in Bahama Yellow


btw you need to change your name to Colorado Orange :twisted:


Nope it?s Bahama Yellow confirmed on the chassis plate by Andy Graham and Tim Wilkes.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:41 pm

Bahamayellow wrote:Nope it?s Bahama Yellow confirmed on the chassis plate by Andy Graham and Tim Wilkes.

I thought the first car pic was yours, apologies...
Wow, never seen a Bahama Yellow Sprint before... Cool....
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:41 pm

Bahama Yellow looks great, I have only ever seen one other car like this and it looked great!
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PostPost by: Bahamayellow » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:12 pm

pharriso wrote:
Bahamayellow wrote:Nope it?s Bahama Yellow confirmed on the chassis plate by Andy Graham and Tim Wilkes.

I thought the first car pic was yours, apologies...
Wow, never seen a Bahama Yellow Sprint before... Cool....


No problem they do look very alike especially in the light. Saw this other coupe at Paul Matty?s but now not sure whether it?s Colorado.

Mine is an early Sprint with key on the dash and early steering wheel.

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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:32 pm

Funnily enough, that is the same car I mentioned, I think that the owners said it was Bahama yellow but I can't remember. As you can tell by the weather, the picture was taken in wales!
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