Lotus Elan

Frame number

PostPost by: jasper2347 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:26 am

Anyone know where to look for an original 130S chassis number on the chassis itself.? Or do they have one. Is the original '73 chassis, not a replacement. Cheers
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PostPost by: trw99 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:29 pm

On the chassis rail below the carbs, horizontal surface. You’ll need a rag to clean it up, a torch to see it and long bendy arms.

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PostPost by: jasper2347 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:34 pm

Cheers for that Tim, will have a look tomorrow. Rob :D
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PostPost by: Hawksfield » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:41 am

Hi
my 130 S 1971 is on the exhaust side chassis rail top
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PostPost by: prezoom » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:12 pm

My 72 is the same as John's. Stamped on top of the left side of the frame rail just aft of the exhaust pipes.
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PostPost by: jasper2347 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:38 pm

Cheers all, found the number. apparently it must just be the last four digits and the 'L' denoting a 130S that Lotus put on the frame. All sorted. Going to Ireland and they are a bit fussy about vin and chassis matching. Good job it is the original '73 frame and not a shiny new Spyder with no number on, as they won't accept that and car has to be re-registered as a 'built or kit car'. Thanks again, Rob :D
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