Lotus Elan

Lotus Factory Data now in the Elan Registry

PostPost by: Unibrain » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:16 pm

I've been carrying around a spreadsheet that someone created from the archives at Lotus(1). I've finally added the data to the Lotus Elan Registry. It's searchable and I've linked the data back to a car if some of the information matches. The data covers types 26, 36, and 45. It's sparse in some locations but I thought you'd find it interesting none the less.

If you know where the data came from let me know! If you have more data like this floating around I can add it to what is displayed.

(1) - I've unfortunately lost where it came from so the provenance isn't perfect.

To search the data, select Factory Data at the top of the registry
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If a car has information it will display on the car details page, like this 1972 Type 45
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:49 am

Jim,

You mention that the example is type 45 Sprint yet the tables say it is a type 36????? LOL

Great to have more information. Thanks Jim.
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PostPost by: Unibrain » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:26 am

Someone reads the fine print! It was manufactured as a FHC, type 36, and a previous owner converted it to a DHC. Does that make it a type 45 or is it still a 36?
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:57 am

Well done Jim
A few of us may be surprised with what we find!
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:25 am

The Registry should reflect how the car left the factory, so, type 36. If I were in the market for a dhc, I
should be able to get factory information (as much as can be :-), from the Registry and make an
informed decision on the purchase.

Excellent work, thanks!
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PostPost by: Stevie-Heathie » Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:33 am

Brilliant, well done. What should I do to have my car added?
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:29 pm

Register and add your car to the database.
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PostPost by: baileyman » Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:22 pm

Has the Registry changed? No longer recognizes my name and password. John
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:52 pm

baileyman wrote:Has the Registry changed? No longer recognizes my name and password. John


I have the same issue. I tried to reset my password, but do not get a password reset email. Spam folder checked.

Thanks in advance for the help.

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PostPost by: Unibrain » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:21 pm

baileyman wrote:Has the Registry changed? No longer recognizes my name and password. John


It's not changed in a number of years so your account should be OK. For some reason AOL and and Yahoo bounce messages on occasion. PM me and I'll get you setup.
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PostPost by: Unibrain » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:22 pm

baileyman wrote:Has the Registry changed? No longer recognizes my name and password. John


PM me your full name and email address and I'll reset your password.
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PostPost by: Unibrain » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:35 pm

And I figured out where I got the data. It came from an upload to the now defunct website http://www.sportscarworld-lotus.com/. See the Internet Archive for what the page looked like at the time - http://web.archive.org/web/200804030646 ... GLOTUS.htm. Unfortunately the docs are no longer available.

See this past thread - viewtopic.php?f=19&t=22234
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PostPost by: Unibrain » Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:56 pm

The webhost for the Lotus Elan Registry is having a problem sending email to yahoo and aol accounts. If you’ve created an account or requested a password reset in the past few days and have a yahoo or aol account the mail bounced. I have a workaround in place and, fingers crossed, things should work again. Apologies for any inconvenience.

https://www.elanregistry.org
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:19 pm

The yellow car is mine; I usually think of it as a Type 36/45. :twisted:
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PostPost by: Unibrain » Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:44 pm

I'll make you a "special" type option.
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