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26-S2-21 for sale, I see

PostPost by: 661 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:43 pm

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:54 pm

Should there be a plenum chamber in front of the windscreen?
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:37 pm

No, but then racer cars often get re-shelled.
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PostPost by: jabingb » Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:56 pm

Pete, good spot, very few original bodied 26Rs left, am fortunate to have one.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:48 pm

So; is it George Washington's axe, or just an axe?

For that money it has to be Kosher.
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:24 pm

I see that Elton Clark is mentioned as a PO. Many years ago I spoke to him about a 26r that he owned. He sent me pictures of the rolling chassis, and told me that the body was in very, very bad shape, and I saw no evidence of an engine or gearbox. The chassis had the early type (S1) non vented wheels on the front - I always assumed it to be an S1, perhaps wrongly. The photos of the chassis were not specific enough to determine the series.

We never got far enough along to discuss price or documentation / chassis number. If this is indeed the same car, I would venture that almost none of it is original.
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PostPost by: redcarandco » Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:59 am

As usual I am going to be the devil side of the discussion ...just gives you that to your reflexion ...the following facts concerning race car live and not only 26 R because numerous race elan were not 26 R but transformed road cars do not forget that I am a lucky man to own one of each sort and i confess that neither of the two remain 25% of his original parts ....just to speak of body shell... 26 R received his second last year because original one was really not reparable ....and my race S2 wears his 3 rd body shell just because I am probably a clumsy driver and if we do not speak in term of engine.... gearboxes and rear diff....and chassis that means that race cars (really racing and not parading)have a difficult and complicate live so problem is what do you prefer to have at home???? original stony Milo venus or living Raquel welch...?
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:14 am

My Elan is a living Rachel Welch also :lol:

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PostPost by: redcarandco » Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:26 am

Thanks Rohan and to be complete I must add that I really do prefer to race my Raquel also because of Milo venus value which is beginning to be a tremendous brake in term of performance during foolish race week ends we knows in Europe and specially in Belgium and France...
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PostPost by: benymazz » Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:38 pm

A bit like the ship of Theseus - if you replace all of the planks on a wood-hulled ship, is it still the same ship? Similarly, if you take all of the planks which you just removed and reconstruct the ship from which they came, is that the original ship as well?

I feel like you can have one or the other - a car with an interesting racing pedigree or a car that’s mostly original. If you have both I think you’re exceedingly lucky :D

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PostPost by: Davidb » Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:10 pm

26-S2-18 which I owned in the mid eighties and is now in the Barber Motorsport museum is remarkably original with the original chassis, interior, engine, gearbox and rear end! Given it had such a long, hard racing life that is amazing.
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