Lotus Elan

History of new purchase

PostPost by: [email protected] » Sun Oct 30, 2022 11:32 am

Hi,
I've just bought an Elan plus 2 and am looking for any history I can find.
I only have the log book.
Is there a way I can find any ?
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sun Oct 30, 2022 5:30 pm

Firstly change your user name if you don’t want a lot of spam

Post up info from the document and you’ll get some useful replies.

Oh and welcome!
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PostPost by: Steve Brooks » Mon Oct 31, 2022 9:51 am

Hello Andrew and welcome. Not sure if this helps,but have a look at the DVLA website and form V 888.Regards Steve
Still seems to be there online.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Mon Oct 31, 2022 11:23 am

DVLA have stopped giving out info via V888 forms for a little while now.
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PostPost by: Donels » Mon Oct 31, 2022 1:47 pm

You could start by getting its MOT history online. You could post it’s reg number on here and ask for info. DVLA no longer give out info due to GPDR.
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PostPost by: berni29 » Tue Nov 01, 2022 6:52 pm

Hi

Hijack time......

How about my latest arrival, 1971 plus 2s EPD 490J? And also curious about my other, a 1969 +2 SAC 235G.

SAC I know was raced by the PO.

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PostPost by: mbell » Tue Nov 01, 2022 7:20 pm

berni29 wrote: Hijack time......


You'd be better off starting a separate thread on each car. Chance of previous owner being active on here are low, so you really trying to make sure it pops up in google if a previous owner decides to try find out what happened to their car.

A dedicated thread with reg in it is probably likely to be more successful at that.
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PostPost by: [email protected] » Wed Nov 02, 2022 9:41 pm

Thanks for the replies.

The reg is UVg 372k

Any info would be great.

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Thu Nov 03, 2022 4:04 am

MOT check shows around 500 miles in 15 years and quite a few faults
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PostPost by: TonyA » Thu Nov 03, 2022 4:09 pm

A month ago I posted a suggestion under Questions and Suggestions to the editor, that the site is modified to include a pernament category ' Seeking my car's history' for poeple like you..and me who buy a car and seek info from others who might know, or indeed have owned that car, about the history of the car.. Correspondingly, its somewhere that poeple who potentially have history info they can periidically visit, check share and potentially provide valuable onfo to the history seeker...A number of poeple supported the idea, I wrote to the editor and still waiting..! See my post..
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PostPost by: berni29 » Thu Nov 03, 2022 4:12 pm

Hi Tony

Yes its an excellent idea, hopefully the site editor will act!

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PostPost by: 512BB » Fri Nov 04, 2022 8:13 am

If the site owner was thinking of updating the platform, I think a far more useful addition would be a forum titled INTERIOR.

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