Lotus Elan

Anyone in the San Francisco Bay Area with an Elan?

PostPost by: weez » Fri Jun 17, 2022 4:45 am

HI all,

I've wanted to own an Elan for many years now, but have never actually gotten the chance to drive one. I'm at a point where I am considering actually trying to find one to buy, but would love to have some seat time in one before I make that decision.

Is there anyone in the SF Bay Area that has an Elan that would be willing to let me drive it, or at least ride along in it? I'd be looking preferably at an S1 or S2, but any will do, really. I'd offer exchange of driving my Lancia Fulvia, but it's in poor driving shape at the moment. I also have a Miata, but I know how Elan people feel about those ;)

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PostPost by: Fred Talmadge » Fri Jun 17, 2022 4:39 pm

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PostPost by: Mike Ostrov » Fri Jun 17, 2022 5:00 pm

Hi, Patrick. Come over to my little Lotus hobby shop in El Sobrante. Certain some of the lads can provide you a ride/drive. We do lunch on Weds and Sats for past 20 years. You might like a ride/drive in one of my Elites, too.

Cheers. Mike, at: mikeostrov "at" webtv.net or 510-232-7764. PS: Sept 24th will be our GGLC annual shop Lotus BBQ, swap/sale meet.
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PostPost by: prezoom » Fri Jun 17, 2022 6:02 pm

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PostPost by: weez » Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:11 pm

Thanks for all the tips everyone! I know it seems weird for a new poster to request something like this, but I really appreciate the response.

@Mike - I'll send you an email, thanks!

@Fred - I will check that out, thank you!

@prezoom - I'm aware, and that car is actually what jumpstarted this for me again :)
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PostPost by: The Veg » Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:02 pm

Let us know what happens!
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