Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: nomad » Wed Aug 31, 2022 2:47 am

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PostPost by: 2mAn » Wed Aug 31, 2022 4:17 am

Absolute gem
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PostPost by: zog » Wed Aug 31, 2022 10:10 am

Thanks!

If you know anyone looking for an Elan, please let them know. This one is very nice.


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PostPost by: 661 » Wed Aug 31, 2022 10:13 am

Credit to you , Sir.
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PostPost by: Ross Robbins » Wed Aug 31, 2022 7:58 pm

Not only has he done a spectacular job, as usual, but he has made some reversible mods that make this a greatly improved and usable Elan for modern conditions. Alternator, gear reduction starter, C/V joints and a breathed upon engine are all positive improvements to my mind. But it is not quire perfect, Just as any drill sergeant will find something to nitpick to prevent recruits from getting a pass, I have found a couple of things :D

I would never say this in the BaT comments but I feel as though this is a safe haven for the knowledgeable. Bob ...the sill flange should be painted black! It is not as critical on a dark color but on this light blue it is. And the filler strip between the front bumper and body is missing. I don't have one either as it kept coming loose so I'll cal that a restorer's choice. That's it unless the battery cutoff switch annoys some purist. I think practicality overrides any complaint here.

So, in summary, Kurt is right...it is spectacular!!!
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Wed Aug 31, 2022 8:31 pm

Ross Robbins wrote:Not only has he done a spectacular job, as usual, but he has made some reversible mods that make this a greatly improved and usable Elan for modern conditions. Alternator, gear reduction starter, C/V joints and a breathed upon engine are all positive improvements to my mind. But it is not quire perfect, Just as any drill sergeant will find something to nitpick to prevent recruits from getting a pass, I have found a couple of things :D

I would never say this in the BaT comments but I feel as though this is a safe haven for the knowledgeable. Bob ...the sill flange should be painted black! It is not as critical on a dark color but on this light blue it is. And the filler strip between the front bumper and body is missing. I don't have one either as it kept coming loose so I'll cal that a restorer's choice. That's it unless the battery cutoff switch annoys some purist. I think practicality overrides any complaint here.

So, in summary, Kurt is right...it is spectacular!!!


I agree, Ross. He has built a superb driveable car that anyone would be proud to own. Someone is going to be enjoying a beautiful little car very soon.
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Thu Sep 01, 2022 11:02 am

I've seen Bob's restorations and I know he takes great pride with making the nose match up to the
bumper so tight that the strip is not needed, for the very purpose Ross mentions. I suppose one could
take the car to an airbrush artist and have a strip painted on :-)
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PostPost by: zog » Fri Sep 02, 2022 11:06 am

Thanks for the positive comments. If the winning bidder wants the lower sill painted black, I will paint it for them.

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PostPost by: mwhitaker » Fri Sep 02, 2022 5:38 pm

Zog strikes again-what a beautiful job. If I didn't already have my French Blue 69 S4 DHC I would be buying this-top quality resto for one future lucky owner. Even the body color sills look great and the front bumper fit is crazy tight. Congrats again- hope you get deserved top $.

Totally jealous yours,
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PostPost by: RichardS » Sat Sep 03, 2022 7:55 am

Just been through the photo gallery, beautiful!
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PostPost by: elaninfuture » Mon Sep 05, 2022 5:58 pm

Beautiful Zog. Can you talk about the color and your choice for using it? How close would you say is this to French blue? Is the paint code available for French blue?
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PostPost by: zog » Tue Sep 06, 2022 10:24 am

The color is actually a 1969-70 Ford Mustang Grabber Blue. I tried to find something close to the Medici blue that I knew would have a paint code available for a long time. It is not the same code as the new Mustang grabber blue. The new Mustang grabber blue is too bright and over the top in my eyes

The color is actually a bit deeper in color than what many of the pictures show. The camera picks up the sunlight and makes it look light. If you put the car in the shade or inside it looks really nice. At lease in my eyes.

The auction ends today a little after 4pm Central time. I'm hoping for two rich people to fight it out for the winning bid.

Thanks for all the positive comments! I am humbled!
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PostPost by: Frogelan » Tue Sep 06, 2022 9:29 pm

Wow, 81,000 $ US!

Well done Mr Herzog!

It is worth logging on to read the very amusing comments on the sale.
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PostPost by: mbell » Wed Sep 07, 2022 12:47 am

Congrats.

Guess the wife won't be complaining about your hobby....
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PostPost by: nomad » Wed Sep 07, 2022 4:11 am

I echo the WOW!!

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