Lotus Elan

Elan Coupe S/E Pre Airflow restoration

PostPost by: Francisco » Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:54 pm

HI all.
I start hoping that all of you are doing ok or at least are going through this pandemic with minor issues! I do hope this will slow down so we can enjoy our lives and our cars as we did before!
I want to send a big thank you to all in this forum not only the ones that care to answer my questions but all of you. This forum is a real Bible for someone who wants to know and learn more about Lotus Elan! Thank you all!!
After 9 years exaclty (January to January!) my Elan is back on the road.
This is what I wanted to share with all of you.
I do hope that the pictures are good enough for you to see and to send me your comments if you want so. I have more than 800 (eight hundred photos!) of the rebuild. If you want me to send anyone a speecific one maybe I have it here in the computer.
Thank you again
Take care and be safe!
Francisco
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1995 during the 1st Lotus Club meeting at Estoril Circuit
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October 1967 painted Almond Green by the 1st owner (with helmet)
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PostPost by: greg40green » Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:43 pm

Elan Coupe S/E Pre airflow , The best looking Elan, IMHO .
Looks to be a stunning car .
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PostPost by: elans3 » Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:48 pm

Absolutely beautiful job Francisco, a real credit to you, well done !
I had a pre-airflow Cirrus White Coupe some years ago too.
Current :- Elan S3 DHC SE S/S 1968,
1963 Alfa Giulia Ti Super Rep.
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Elan S3 DHC S/E 1966
Elan S3 FHC Pre-Airflow 1966
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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:06 pm

I agree super job and I also think the pre airflow coupe is the most attractive Elan

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:17 pm

Agreed, a superb looking car and well restored.
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:06 pm

Francisco, what is the VIN? I have a pre airflow coupe, #5727 and if close to yours, I would be
interested in looking at other details. Thanks.
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PostPost by: Francisco » Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:51 pm

Hi.
Vin is 36/6055 Body number 1620
Thank you for the words. It was a hard job to say the least. And I still have a lot to do.
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PostPost by: Bombay Racing Green » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:03 am

Lovely job Francisco! Nice photos.
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PostPost by: TBG » Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:30 am

Francisco - well done - it looks superb. My second favourite Lotus! S3 SE - perfection but for the roof!!

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PostPost by: Francisco » Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:58 am

Thank you all! Congratulations on yoyr Elans. It is a fantastic car! I do like the Elan in white! I decided to paint mine white because its 1st owner told me it was white when it arrived here in September 1966. He had it painted Almond Green as soon as it arrived!
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PostPost by: elaninfuture » Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:43 pm

This is inspiring. I have 5525 (body 1284) pre-airflow. I'm doing a sort of rolling refurbishment.

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PostPost by: Francisco » Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:56 pm

HI Joe. I am glad my Elan inspired your work! Thank you!
I like your Alfa Romeo also!!!
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PostPost by: The Veg » Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:40 am

Wot's the one beyond the Alfa?
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PostPost by: Francisco » Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:19 pm

:roll: VW Karman Guia convertible. Correct?
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PostPost by: elaninfuture » Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:41 am

Yes. '63 Karmann Ghia. I found the VW and Alfa languishing in garages near my home. I hadn't been in the market, but I couldn't pass them up. I've particularly enjoyed the Alfa. It's a '76 with big US bumpers, so not valuable. But a surprisingly fun car.
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