Lotus Elan

VIN plate/body ID tag anomaly?

PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:22 am

tedtaylor wrote:The rest of the story is that the reverse side of this plate was totally clear aluminum shiny finish with my VIN# stamped like this: "26/####" then below that: "26E"


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I had overlooked this and it brought another thought to mind. Your Elan is a Series 4. Perhaps someone was trying to pass it off as a pre-1968 Elan to duck a state emissions test as part of the annual inspection? A 26 chassis number indicates a Series 1 or 2, 26E is the prefix for any early Twin Cam engine part number and maybe part of the ruse was a made-up engine number as well. BTW, sorry I missed the chance to catch up with you in person at LOG39.
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PostPost by: jimj » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:42 am

Ted, not wishing to be pedantic (yes I am) but tyres were invented by a British, English speaking, Scotsman called Thomson though Dunlop took the credit, he`s British too, Scottish actually, but they spell correctly too; that`s TYRES. Chassis, incidentally, is a French word.
Lotus, being true blue British/English have tyres, a bonnet and a boot.
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:26 pm

Jim = Love it! Thanks for the spelling lesson. :lol:

Russ = you're confusing my inventory. Yes, i have a Sprint, but i'm referencing my newly acquired S2 (Type 26)
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PostPost by: Slowtus » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:34 pm

jimj wrote:Ted, not wishing to be pedantic (yes I am) but tyres were invented by a British, English speaking, Scotsman called Thomson though Dunlop took the credit, he`s British too, Scottish actually, but they spell correctly too; that`s TYRES. Chassis, incidentally, is a French word.
Lotus, being true blue British/English have tyres, a bonnet and a boot.
Jim


Everything was invented by the Scots - just ask any Scotsman, he will confirm this. :D
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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:26 am

tedtaylor wrote:Russ = you're confusing my inventory. Yes, i have a Sprint, but i'm referencing my newly acquired S2 (Type 26)


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