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PostPost by: Chris-72sprint » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:41 pm

This was my first Elan - a nice S2 DHC.
In 1988 it caught fire due to an electrical short and the insurance company paid out writing off the car.
In those days I wasn’t smart enough to realise I could have bought the car back so the last time I saw it was on the back of the recovery vehicle :roll: - presume scrapped or sold on.
Is there any info on where it is today ?

Also appreciate any history known on my current sprint XRA 765L

Many thanks
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:52 pm

The DVLA vehicle check shows 1988 as the last ime it was on the road, sadly I think that as the end of it.
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PostPost by: Chris-72sprint » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:31 pm

Thanks - that’s what I feared
I found it’s nearly new tonneau in the loft at the weekend :cry:
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:15 am

Should get a few quid for that so not all bad!
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:27 am

steve - can you send me a picture of the tonneau and a price you have in mind? or you can use this: [email protected] tx sandy
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:11 am

Chris, forgive me for jumping in, but Sandy I think Chris is saying that his tonneau is for an S2 (type 26), which is different to the type needed for an S3 (type 45), which is what I believe you have.
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PostPost by: Geoffers71 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:38 am

Forgive me for jumping in too....sorry :) ....but that registration reminds me of my 1965 S2 that I had in the 60s,
DLB696C. I also can't find any information about what happened to it. There is no record of it and , of course, I didn't keep any record of unit number or engine number.
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PostPost by: Emma-Knight » Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:17 pm

If that tonneau is still available, I would be very interested as I have a late S2 Type 26 and like the original stuff

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PostPost by: Chris-72sprint » Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:32 pm

Hi Anna
I have promised someone on here first refusal after I take some pictures at the weekend.
If they don’t want it I will come back to you
I still miss my S2
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