Lotus Elan

Rear Lights

PostPost by: dmreeceuk » Fri Nov 07, 2003 5:37 pm

Hi

I have a question. Are the rear lights on a +2 the same as baby elan. The only difference I can see is that on the baby the indicators are on the bottom and on the +2 there on the top. Are they just the same ones reversed left to right.

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Fri Nov 07, 2003 7:28 pm

Dave,
I think the S4/Sprint/+2/Europa rear lights are all the same, my Europa TCS also has the indicators at the top and my Sprint at the bottom, I'm sure they are just fitted to the opposite way round.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Nov 07, 2003 7:41 pm

Yes, previous comment is correct, they are from the Jaguar E-type series 4. Supplies form Lotus sources have all but dried up, the other day I was searching the Jag suppliers, but drew a blank there also.

There is an Alfa GTV light which looks something like the same shape, but the lenses are all over the place.

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PostPost by: pamitchell » Fri Nov 07, 2003 7:57 pm

Holdens in the UK has S4 lenses listed in their catalog. These are the Euro style with amber turn signal lenses.
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Fri Nov 07, 2003 8:01 pm

Pete,
I've heard this before (Jag fitment) but isn't there an issue, something to do with the reverse light (different lens?)
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PostPost by: twincamman » Fri Nov 07, 2003 8:15 pm

welll what is the availability of s 1 and s2 vaxhaull victor rear lites? the ford parts guy is still rolling on the floor with laughter ed law :unsure:
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PostPost by: The Cyclist » Fri Nov 07, 2003 10:02 pm

:( Ed
I'm told vauxhall victor lights are utterly impossible to find; I live in fear of a rear ender. I have thought of trying to cast some replacement lenses just in case..& I did see an original chrome surround on e-bay six weeks ago.

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PostPost by: elancoupe » Sat Nov 08, 2003 10:40 pm

Well, they are not totally unavailable, I have a brand new set still in the boxes.....

Might part with them for the right price.
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PostPost by: twincamman » Sat Nov 08, 2003 11:04 pm

ok can you e mail me off line ?
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PostPost by: twincamman » Sat Nov 08, 2003 11:06 pm

ok elaw122COGECO.CA
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PostPost by: twincamman » Sat Nov 08, 2003 11:07 pm

[email protected] THATS THE EMAIL ED
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PostPost by: twincamman » Sat Nov 08, 2003 11:35 pm

OK THIS TIME ITS RIGHT [email protected] thats [email protected]
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Sun Nov 09, 2003 12:57 pm

sheeez.....sent you an email :)
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sun Nov 09, 2003 10:23 pm

Phil,
I can't find them on the current Holden on-line catalogue, I know they used to be there for ?120ish, each, just the lens not including the base!!!

Brian,
I thought that they were the same lens as the Jag, but different from the Alfa, which has a red reflector where the clear reversing lens should be..... I think!

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PostPost by: dmreeceuk » Mon Nov 10, 2003 10:06 am

Hi

Holden automotive now sell, Elan, Europa rear lights as well as the E type ones which appear to have the fog light were our reversing light is.

www.holden.co.uk

part number L807/54792

?145 for the whole light. I dont see the lens seperate though!

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