Lotus Elan

Tracing my Elan from the 1980's...

PostPost by: HappyJack » Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:47 pm

BTW I think we need a photo of your latest Sprint!
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PostPost by: HappyJack » Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:01 am

From the Arnold Elan book:

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PostPost by: trw99 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:59 am

The car still exists as the record below shows. It may have changed hands four years ago, clearly having been laid up since 2002, or at least off the road since then. It is still yellow, too.

XAM 80K
Yellow
Untaxed. Tax due: 1 January 2002
Date of last V5C (logbook) issued 6 April 2016
MOT expired on 20 March 2014
Date tested 21 March 2013 PASS Mileage 57,786 miles
Date tested 21 March 2013 FAIL Mileage 57,786 miles
Reason(s) for failure
Offside Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively (8.2.2)
Nearside Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively (8.2.2)
Windscreen washer provides insufficient washer liquid (8.2.3)
Offside Registration plate lamp not working (1.1.C.1d)
Date tested 30 October 2007 PASS Mileage 57,752 miles.

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PostPost by: HappyJack » Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:31 am

I seem to remember that the wipers were never a strong point with the Elan. I think they used to get bit light and lift off the screen at over 90-100 pmh, whilst the whole car got a bit light over 115.

I can't remember what the mileage was when it left me, but I'd be surprised if it was much less than that - suggesting it's not been used much over the last 35 years. Unless it's been around the clock, or had the speedo replaced.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:37 pm

If original the Wipers should be the Wire Type to stop lift.
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:24 am

John, apologies but I've misplaced your mobile number, drop me a message on 0412 975 932. I'll be at the Shed later this week, drop over if your free.

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