Lotus Elan

body number informations

PostPost by: valerio » Wed May 11, 2022 7:02 pm

Hi there,

I wonder of someone can help me identify the bodyshell in the photo. 3056
Any info is more than welcome
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PostPost by: trw99 » Thu May 12, 2022 7:39 am

That body number refers to one of the very early Lotus produced bodies, from early in 1964. At the time the last of the Bourne bodies were also being used on the production line at Cheshunt.

More on the attached articles I wrote some time ago.

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PostPost by: valerio » Thu May 12, 2022 8:18 am

trw99 wrote:That body number refers to one of the very early Lotus produced bodies, from early in 1964. At the time the last of the Bourne bodies were also being used on the production line at Cheshunt.

More on the attached articles I wrote some time ago.

Tim


Hi Tim,

thank you so much for the links!
I was thinking early 1964 Thanks for confirming.
Is there anyone here that can give a more precise date when this body has been delivered and to whom?
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PostPost by: trw99 » Thu May 12, 2022 8:26 am

It was delivered, having been fully built by the factory, to Ets J et P Wauters, the Belgian Lotus distributor. The invoice date is 27 January 1964.

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PostPost by: valerio » Thu May 12, 2022 8:40 am

trw99 wrote:It was delivered, having been fully built by the factory, to Ets J et P Wauters, the Belgian Lotus distributor. The invoice date is 27 January 1964.

Tim


EUREKA!

here are other data:
Chassis Number 260313
Unit number 3286
Engine Number LP907

Can someone confirm?
I know that chassis and unit is not matching in some database but I know that in the lotus achieve there should be the correct data.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Thu May 12, 2022 8:43 am

Those numbers are correct for your car, as it left the factory.

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PostPost by: 661 » Thu May 12, 2022 9:06 am

Lucky boy!
Nice piece of history.
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