Lotus Elan

Looking for past love

PostPost by: orev1989 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:04 pm

Hi all,
My father is a former Lotus Elan S4 owner and is trying to track down his former beloved yellow Elan.
The number plate was OVJ 146G, does anyone recognise this numberplate? or could point me in the direction of where I might find the car's current location.
Any and all help appreciated. This was a beloved vehicle and still seems to be out there somewhere.
Many thanks
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:58 am

Hopefully Tim will have some details on the car and should be along in the morning.

Good luck
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PostPost by: elans3 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:16 am

It has been MOT'd up to 2017, so definitely out there somewhere !
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:07 am

Do you know the chassis no.?
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PostPost by: orev1989 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:13 am

Unfortunately not to hand but might be able to find it.
I will have a look.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:10 pm

OVJ 146G First registered 1 Apr 1969 at Gloucester licensing office. Current colour yellow.

Appears to do a couple of hundred miles per year. Currently showing approx 14k miles, but clearly that is unlikely to be since new. Last change of ownership in 2011. Presently taxed for the road so still running.

I have no further records for this car. It will be worth trying Club Lotus, to see if the owner is a member.

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PostPost by: orev1989 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:44 pm

Thanks all! Really helpful. I am hoping to arrange a reunion between the car and my dad so I will keep chasing this :)
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PostPost by: LotusElon » Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:53 pm

Suggest put reg number in title.
OR
Have 'looking for' section?

I've owned 8+ Elans and would love to know history. (Mind you the history of latest 'Lotus Elon' silent S4 is controversial :D)
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