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Stunning restored S2 on BringATrailer USA

PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:15 pm

Beautifully restored - https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-lotus-elan-s2-4/

Restored by our own Mr. Zog
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PostPost by: JonB » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:32 pm

You wouldn't want to drive that. Imagine having ONE SPECK OF DIRT anywhere.
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PostPost by: danielmo » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:56 pm

That was restored by Bob Herzog. He has restored so many Elans. Also Europa and the Lotus Cortina "Shooting Brake".
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PostPost by: jabingb » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:39 pm

Matte black rockers would set it off nicely, that was how my new S3 was done, were S2s trimmed that way?
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PostPost by: nomad » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:19 pm

Don't think I would want to try the market in these times. Wish Bob luck. Very tempted to bid since my S1 is still languishing while by driving years are diminishing. Looks like a couple of things that I would want are missing. Higher rear gears and a cartridge water pump. Not a real fan of bright yellow on these cars either.

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PostPost by: steve lyle » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:47 pm

jabingb wrote:Matte black rockers would set it off nicely, that was how my new S3 was done, were S2s trimmed that way?


Agreed - odd that he didn't do that.
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PostPost by: Frogelan » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:28 am

Bob Herzog has done (yet another) stunning restoration.

I have downloaded the BAT photos to guide me for my own project.

I'm not aiming at such a level of original detail as I am building a "GTS" but I certainly appreciate the work that he has done.

If you read this Bob...would it be possible to upload more "anorak" detailed photos which are very useful to those of us who start out with just a few boxes.

With respect to the cam cover, the factory colour looks very good against the non-original, but perfectly judged velocity yellow.
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PostPost by: zog » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:54 pm

Thanks for the positive remarks and well wishes on the rebuild and sale of this Elan. I know I don't always do everything 100% original. But I think I make them tasteful and better than original in some respects. And I do take some pretty beat up projects and see them through to completion. And......I like them the way they turn out!

The Seattle car is my #10 full body off restoration. I am now working on #11 (Indy) and 12 (Detroit). Named after the cities I picked them up in.

I post all my restoration photos on the Lotus Corps website. The Seattle car shots are here: http://www.lotuscorps.org/pictures/inde ... tegory/149

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PostPost by: MrBonus » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:10 pm

zog wrote:Thanks for the positive remarks and well wishes on the rebuild and sale of this Elan. I know I don't always do everything 100% original. But I think I make them tasteful and better than original in some respects. And I do take some pretty beat up projects and see them through to completion. And......I like them the way they turn out!

The Seattle car is my #10 full body off restoration. I am now working on #11 (Indy) and 12 (Detroit). Named after the cities I picked them up in.

I post all my restoration photos on the Lotus Corps website. The Seattle car shots are here: http://www.lotuscorps.org/pictures/inde ... tegory/149

Thanks!

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It's an amazing work of art. You should consider commissioning these for people. You could be the Singer/Icon of Lotuses!
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:58 pm

$52k
good work
probably worth 7-8x that, but because of the situation...
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PostPost by: LotusArchives » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:58 pm

Bob,

When you do these restorations, do you preserve the body numbers?

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PostPost by: zog » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:23 pm

Andy,

If the numbers are still there when I get the project then I put some tape over them and try to preserve them. Some of the projects have had multiple paint jobs or have been pretty well butchered up before i got them.

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PostPost by: el-saturn » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:54 pm

nice work, i must agree. if i wuz still in mercer island, you´d know me.........congratulations; looks like done in switzerland! sandy
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