Lotus Elan

What's going on with this gearstick?

PostPost by: Steve G » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:35 pm

One of Paul Matty's (http://www.paulmattysportscars.co.uk/sh ... px?id=2693):

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Is that what happens if you have a five speed gearbox installed? :shock:
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:45 pm

A Lotus 5 speed it is not !!!

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PostPost by: ken ob » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:46 pm

Looks like a Sierra gearknob. Ken.
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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:15 pm

It is almost certainly a T9 conversion done without moving the gear lever forward.
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PostPost by: fatboyoz » Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:13 pm

Quasimodo's car?
'68 S4 DHC
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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:50 pm

Cheap for a Matty car ...

I assume the gearstick bursting through the centre console like an alien is not the only problem
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:56 pm

I suppose NEW 123J is not the real reg number,what year would this be?
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:03 pm

john.p.clegg wrote:I suppose NEW 123J is not the real reg number,what year would this be?
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'67? , '68? Appears to be an S3 with S4 features or is it an S4 with S3 features? :?

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PostPost by: adigra » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:42 pm

I believe this was the car which was an S4 rebodied as an S3 after it was vandalised in the 70's, so the registration is correct. Not sure about the toggle switches though and if they were original or also fitted then. I think that's a really good pricefor it and it would make a really nice project for someone.

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