Lotus Elan

ROJ 9G S4 Drophead

PostPost by: alexwong » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:56 am

Hi

This is my Dad in 1969 with his S4 Drophead. I believe this registration number is still taxed and MOT'd. Id be fascinated to know if this car is still around?

Thanks!!
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PostPost by: Bombay Racing Green » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:14 pm

Hi Alex,

Welcome to the forum. Looks like it’s taxed, tested and very much alive according to the DVLA reg check! Good luck with your search.

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PostPost by: alexwong » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:37 pm

Thank you!!
I grew up hearing stories about just how good this car was. He sold it when my Mum couldn't get in because she was pregnant with me! I'm not sure I've ever been forgiven for that. :mrgreen:

Although I've never driven an Elan, this apple didnt fall far from the tree.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:01 pm

Alex if you make it to the North East I'd be happy to throw you the keys to an Elan.
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PostPost by: Bombay Racing Green » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:00 pm

Nice one Alex. Time you got an Elan. For your dad of course! If it’s not too presumptious gong xi fat chai!
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PostPost by: alexwong » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:47 pm

Thank you! Happiness and prosperity to you too. :)

Mazzini - thank you for the kind offer. By chance, my father in law has an S3 FHC and I'm hoping to get a ride in summer when it's back on the road.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:40 am

Welcome Alex! Let us know what you find.

And that's a rather smart-looking 7!
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:54 pm

Cadwell Park?
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PostPost by: alexwong » Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:16 pm

Yes Cadwell. I've really had some fabulous times with the 7. It's got a genuine 250BHP JPE engine in it that a lovely chap I knew what using as something to put his laundry basket on....!

That Elan has almost mythical status to me so finding it would be quite something. :D
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:35 pm

An S4 S/E dhc, a fine car particularly in yellow. Good luck in your quest.
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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:24 am

Hi Alex,
Welcome to the forum!
I hope you are able to find the family Elan, even better to acquire it as it’ll make a great garage mate for your JPE.
I remember your JPE a few years back at Curborough.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:06 am

Alex do you know the chassis no. of the Elan?
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PostPost by: alexwong » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:12 am

Hello EnginWales!
Curborough feels a lifetime ago!

No sadly I have no more info other than this picture and the DVLA website saying the reg no. is on a taxed and active Elan.
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