Lotus Elan

1964 Elan 1600 (Roadster) For Sale

PostPost by: AlfaLofa » Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:01 pm

Correct - it's a Lotus Elan 1600, which is a Lotus Type 26 car and all Type 26s have a roadster body :D
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PostPost by: RogerFrench » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:37 pm

gcarter wrote:A car of many names.
The Road & Track December '63 road test called it
Lotus Elan 1600

I don't care what they called it, it's still not a drop-head! DHC isn't a name, it's a type of construction.
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PostPost by: Bill » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:55 pm

It iis indeed a type 26 1600 ROADSTER as is my '63 #26/0538. I bought mine new from the factory.

However!!!!! The dash guages are chrome rimmed where as the 1600 / S1's instruments are black rimmed.

I suspect that the gauges have been replaced and are from a later Series 2 car - in which case the milage may be suspect .

Also Series 1 roadsters had rivits in the wood rimed steerng wheel, I cant tell from the photo tho.

Lovely car tho!!!

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PostPost by: lottex » Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:48 am

Can anyone shed any light re the footwells-in the Hemmings photos of the underside of the car the footwells appear to be completely smooth- any comments appreciated. Beautiful looking car though....
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PostPost by: gcarter » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:27 pm

Further research with the help of another forum member indicates my car has a Lotus replacement body shell. As others are saying, a Bourne body would have ridges in the footwells,
Regarding the car listing, I readily defer to others who know far more about Lotus history than I.
Would this cover it correctly?

1964 Elan 1600 (Roadster) For Sale

Adding roadster is a bit redundant but will help those (like me) who are less familiar with the details.
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PostPost by: cchs79 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:06 pm

Same car now for sale at www.wirewheel.com
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PostPost by: gcarter » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:53 pm

Correct. Hayes Harris made a favorable offer and I've sold the car to Wire Wheel.
My job has me traveling every week so I had very little time to show and sell the car.
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PostPost by: cal44 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:57 pm

Same car states SOLD at Wirewheel. Older Loti seem to sell fast.
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PostPost by: UNCbigM » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:01 pm


I wish you were closer, I need a reference car when reassembling mine! Mine will one day, hopefully be identical to yours! I'm in the other end of the state, Wilmington. Hopefully mine will be roadworthy in time to head to Asheville for LOG next year!

Again, GLWS!
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