Lotus Elan

Elan S2 - first time out

PostPost by: PaulH » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:57 pm

Here's a very short video. The title says it all.:
66 Elan S2
Second Gear
Second Gear
Posts: 125
Joined: 08 Apr 2009
Location: Derbyshire, UK

PostPost by: SENC » Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:36 pm

Great looking Elan, and an exciting moment - thanks for sharing!
69 Elan S4
65 Seven S2
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
Posts: 634
Joined: 30 Dec 2015
Location: NC

PostPost by: Frogelan » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:02 am

Well done Paul, it looks superb.

The final result faithfully represents the original car and is a credit to your hard work. The medici colour is interesting and it is very interesting to see it at long last away from the fluorescent lighting!

I have enjoyed your videos as 50 year old cars requiring restoration have fewer original parts through natural wear and tear or the case of my project, parts being parted out to other cars...

Part of the subject is simply to know which parts are missing; obviously this really means the small little shims, spacers and finishes that are rarely detailed in the handbooks (especially for the doors - my Lotus WSM is from 1974...and Mr Buckland does not give as much detail on the S2!
1965 Lotus Elan S2 26/4022 (originally Dutchess Lotus East, PA and NJ Area, USA)
Third Gear
Third Gear
Posts: 406
Joined: 03 Jul 2017
Location: Paris, France

PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:23 am

Fantastic work Paul. Congratulations on completing your restoration and for video recording every step along the way.
05 Elise - Back where I started
65 Elan S2 - 26/4055
72 Europa - 74/2358R
69 Elan S4 - 45/7941
64 Elan S1 - 26/0379
12 Colin 30 - Lotus Racing Kart
07 Exige S - Wicked Road/Track Car
07 Exige S - Fast Road/Track Car
06 Elise - Track pack
User avatar
Certified Lotus
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
Posts: 1255
Joined: 04 Aug 2014
Location: Princeton, NJ

PostPost by: Sploder90 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:41 pm

Well done Paul, the car looks fabulous
Second Gear
Second Gear
Posts: 71
Joined: 09 Apr 2019
Location: West Yorkshire UK

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: elans3, The Veg and 12 guests