Lotus Elan

S3 dashboard

PostPost by: ttaunton » Sun Apr 10, 2022 10:28 pm

What's the situation for new dashboards nowadays? I have emailed Classical Dash twice, but no response. Has anyone used or know of any other suppliers?
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PostPost by: gherlt » Mon Apr 11, 2022 4:40 am

Classical Dash (Ian Bond) is the supplier for the usual parts dealer.
Ian is a good craftsman, he has the best prices, but he is a bad planner and has bad communication habits, if I may say so.
You will need time and you will need lots of nerves and patience, as at some point he may promise delivery and then not answer your email for months. In 2017 it took more than a year from payment to delivery.
Buy from the usual, you will safe yourself from the loss of nerves in dealing with him.
And best if someone has the dashboard you need on stock.
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PostPost by: greg40green » Mon Apr 11, 2022 7:23 am

Paul Matty Sports Cars has S3 dashboards in stock ( and all other Elan dash boards ) in stock now .
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PostPost by: Lotusian » Mon Apr 11, 2022 7:46 am

I used Nick Martin for my plus 2.
3 months lead time, excellent product, cheaper than usual dealers, very good communication (he even answers the phone!).
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PostPost by: David1953 » Mon Apr 11, 2022 3:00 pm

+1 for Nick Martin.
I was very pleased with the quality, and was OK with the slowish build time.
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PostPost by: jonsered 11 » Mon Apr 11, 2022 9:50 pm

Hi ttaunton,

I have a new classical dash one, bought for a project but never fitted, PM me if its of interest?
Regards Kenny
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PostPost by: DanLane » Wed Oct 25, 2023 12:21 am

Hello jonsered 11
You mention you have an S3 Elan dash board , don't suppose you still have it ?
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Thu Oct 26, 2023 9:04 am

Another vote for Nick Martin. He restored my S4 dash a couple of years ago, and the result is faultless. I really wouldn't fit a repro dash unless you have to as there is every chance it won't fit properly and will have to be fettled. They really are a tight fit with the 2 seat cars, and it's tricky enough getting the original one back in!

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