Lotus Elan

Spotted - Yellow S1 Elan near Wittringham

PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:10 pm

How can one differentiate between a S1 and a S2?
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PostPost by: Elan 1600 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:27 pm

The easiest to spot differences are as follows:

Externally the S1 has and Elan 1600 badge and round rear lights, while the S2 has an appropriate badge and oval rear lights.

Internally the S2 has a full width dashboard with a glove box lid, while the S1 has a separate glove box without a lid.

The S1 has folded metal tabs on the inside of the window to raise and lower them, while the S2 has a cast moulding.

There was some cross over between the models some some S2s might have S1 features and vice versa.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:19 am

The car I spotted had round rear lights and a pre suffix registration (??? 700), so my money would be on an S1.
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