Lotus Elan

Toronto, Canada: FS 1971 Lotus Elan+2

PostPost by: yonexsp » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:03 pm

Posting this for a friend.

1971 Lotus Elan +2 with 26,000 Miles

Beautiful silver car, in immaculate condition, with a new alternator and ignition coil.

Restored in 2010, with the interior all new and the paint and body work in very good condition.

All the number matches, chassis engine etc.

This is a very good example of a great car, with full service records and an Ontario safety.

The car is the personal car of one of the leading Classic British car garages in Ontario., and is gorgeous.

Contact John at (905) 953-0052 or [email protected]

Asking: $13,499
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:48 pm

Very nice looking car. Definitely worth a look; anyone close?

Can you guys tell what the wheel size is? Just wondering about the bolt on conversion.

Stromberg bonnet and Weber head. Could just be the usual Lotus thing.

The car is earlier than '71 and non-Federal based on the dash switches and single booster. Might not be a big deal and just a registration quirk. My '69 Federal was originally registered as a '71 in Ontario, so I just left it. The VIN from the seller would clear up the correct vintage.

Are those extra lights in the front valiance?

Best of luck with the sale.
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PostPost by: cal44 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:42 pm

Hubcaps...............really? If the frame and the drive train is good then addressing the roof paint and wheels seems minor. I'd go with a dark gray mat finish wheel. Helps tone down the silver paint.
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PostPost by: roblotus79 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:12 pm

The car is officially sold.....to me! I'm very excited and looking forward to it arriving.

Thanks to Ken for checking the car out and giving me more comfort and to other folks who have seen the car in person and vetted it.

A little more information on it.

Regular steel knockoff wheels are hiding underneath the covers
The engine was rebuilt and it has a big valve weber head that replaced a stromberg one.
All new bushings in the suspension at the time of restoration in 2010 as well as new paint.

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PostPost by: yonexsp » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:15 pm

Congrats Rob,

I know you will be well pleased with the car. When you decide you want to add something extra special to your collection, let me know, I am bringing in a LHD S1 Exige style car :)

Should be here by December.

Let us know when you get the Elan
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:59 pm

Fantastic Rob! Bonus on the wheel thing, Weber head. We need to see this baby out at the All British Field Meet next year! Enjoy the car; they really are terrific. Gotta ask, are you driving it west? I drove mine from Ontario and no regrets, just the odd push. :)

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PostPost by: roblotus79 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:14 pm

Stu,

I'll be at the ABFM just like every year, but this time with a car!

I'm not driving it back, crossing the Rockies in Late September can be hit or miss. Besides, I can't afford the time. Covered truck transport door to door with an outfit used previously by the owner and his restoration business.

Thanks for your help and comments regarding the blue one I saw as well. It helped put the two in relative context and ranking.

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PostPost by: stugilmour » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:20 pm

You bet Rob. See you there next year.

Good point on the weather. Snow in Montana already, and we are next. I forgot I hit snow at Winnepeg in May, so good choice! :)
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PostPost by: Sea Ranch » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:44 pm

Good show, Rob. And very nice to have another Plus 2 in the lower mainland. Hope to meet you and see your car this coming May, then. (I missed last year, but had my Bahama Yellow Plus 2 there the previous two years.)

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PostPost by: Alasdair » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:31 pm

yonexsp

I would be interested in hearing how to road register an S1 Exige in Canada?
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PostPost by: roblotus79 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:44 am

The car arrived this afternoon! VIN 50/2180, which makes it a 1969(?) I'll add it to the registry soon.

It looks better in person than pictures with very few marks or stress cracks (only around the bonnet catches). There is a metallic fleck in the silver and this combination with the balck wheels looks great.

Everything works fine on the car with the exception of the horn :D

The motor pulls great 3500 - 5500rpm.

I'm very happy. I've been too long without a Lotus!

I'm sure things will come up and I'll be picking the site and your collective brains.

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PostPost by: Dave240 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:27 am

Looks great, especially with the hub caps removed. Congrats on the purchase!
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:40 am

Looks great Dave. :)

A suggestion on the horn (if they are the air horns in the front). Check things out electrically for sure, but I had a problem forever with mine working intermittently. Fitting a few hose clamps on the air horn plastic hoses improved things a bunch. I assumed it was an intermittent electrical fault but it wasn't.

Possible during rebuild that the wire that runs over the stock universal coupling on the steering column was removed or not connected. Check continuity from steering column to a known good ground first. Replacement solid metal universals may not require the wire, but horn button runs to ground thru the column so must have continuity.

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PostPost by: cal44 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:15 pm

Soooo much better with the hub caps gone. These look great in silver.........
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