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S3 glove box lock and handle

PostPost by: gjz30075 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:02 am

Attached are a couple of pics that show the glove box door in my S3 FHC, pre air flow. As you can
see, it's missing its lock and pull handle. I see the lock is available from Paul Matty, and maybe
others, but I can't find the handle. Is it readily available from somewhere? Keep looking on ebay?
What's its origin?
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PostPost by: 661 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:01 pm

I got one from ebay about 6 months ago.
I can't recall the car it came from. A Cambridge or Rover, I don't remember. However when the dealer found it also fitted an Elan I noticed the price went up for the next one he advertised.
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:49 pm

Thanks Graeme, do you have a link to the listing? It'll get me started
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PostPost by: cusword » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:56 am

I think it is from the rear picnic table of posh British Leyland cars of the time e.g. Vanden Plas 1300 and Wolsley 6/110 etc

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PostPost by: 661 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:12 am

I think you may be right, I've found my original contact to a guy 'breaking Wolseley's':



From: Gilly&Graeme Brown <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 7:28 PM
Subject: RE: Your Car and Classic Ad: Breaking 6 Wolseley Six,18/85,s For Spares
To: Jane Warner <[email protected]>

Hi Keith,
Trouble is, when you say it's for an elan, that normally puts the price up! I suspect you'd have guessed the car from the pictures. The general belief is that chapman nicked it from the Vanden Plas range of BMC 1100/1300, but it could be Wolseley/Riley. The car is 1966 so must have been around that time. I'm really keen to get the exact one and not anything 'similar'.
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His contact details are in that email or:

mailto:[email protected]
any problems ring me on 07760 280869


He followed that up with:
Hi Graeme,

Payment wise i take Cheque, Postal Order, Paypal or Direct Bank Transfer {Bacs},

i actually deal with 2 Elan Specialists supplying them parts all the time,

you wouldnt believe what cars/models the parts have come off but i,ll keep that one to myself,

neither part has come off any model you mentioned sorry for teasing,

Regards Keith


So , although we are close, the exact model wasn't given away.
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:58 pm

Thanks Graeme! Looks like SJ Sportscars might have one, but not sure, not having seen one.
https://www.sjsportscars.com/parts-and- ... rchresults
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:07 pm

The pre-airflow coupe only had a handle and a snap catch, NO lock. I suppose the thinking must have been if you wanted your items to be secure, you'd lock the doors.

The S1,2,Coupe parts book shows the handle referred to (pg 122) on plate EL 32 and EL 34 as being a Ford part and I remember this being the same catch that was used on my Mk 1 Cortina.

Part #s listed are 113E 7006060 for the handle
and 113E 7006064 for the die-cast metal part of the snap catch

A couple of items above the handle is another Ford part, Retainer 113E 7006122 which must be the nylon part of the latch and the part that breaks.

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PostPost by: Elan45 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:16 pm

If you wish to hold the parts in your hand, my FHC is apart in my garage, being restored. My Florida location is just a few hours south of you. Sorry I don't have a spare.

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:57 pm

Roger, thanks for that info! I have a pic of the interior of this car, from, I'm guessing, the mid 80s that shows this
glove box. I've read some good threads here on which glove box SHOULD be on the car, like the piano
wire hinge type, with the rounded corners on the glove box door. I suppose the dash COULD have
been changed before the 80s, to the 'later' type, but for now, I'm just 'filling in the holes'.

I don't drive THAT fast. The FL border is a good 4+ hours south of me, let alone the rest of the state :-)
Maybe I'll see you at Cleveland LOG
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PostPost by: Orsom Weels » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:02 pm

We had to find replacements for my friends 1966 DHC as they had suffered too badly from the passage of time to restore. We found exact replacements from an ADO16 Vanden Plas Princess glove box. Both the latch/lock & the handle were identical to the originals.
(Well, apart from their condition, having lived indoors all their life :D .)

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:36 pm

Roger, pm sent
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PostPost by: 661 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:56 pm

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PostPost by: sveris » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:22 pm

I have a spare working latch and lock cylinder with key, but not the handle. Excellent condition, with perfect chrome plating.

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