Lotus Elan

Black and silver horn push badge

PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:20 am

Here's one that seems to be original, from appearance and seller's description.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOTUS-CORTINA ... fresh=true

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PostPost by: MMO597L » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:17 am

Elanintheforest wrote:Here's one that seems to be original, from appearance and seller's description.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOTUS-CORTINA ... fresh=true

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Yep, they look good. Sounds like he's got a few too..
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PostPost by: jono » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:49 pm

mmm, wonder who the seller is :?
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PostPost by: MMO597L » Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:18 pm

jono wrote:mmm, wonder who the seller is :?

Me? I wish it were...
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PostPost by: jono » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:13 pm

...go on give us a clue :wink:
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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:28 pm

Just to wrap this up, the eBay seller goes by the name "ClubSoulSaver". In the auction that I won (not bad...GBP87) he wrote:

ORIGINALITY:

THESE BUTTONS WERE PRODUCED AT LUCAS FOREMANS ROAD 'PLASTICS' SITE FOR USE IN HORN PUSHES ASSEMBLED AT ANOTHER LUCAS BIRMINGHAM SITE, GREAT KING STREET

NEW OLD STOCK, CAME DIRECTLY FROM THE GT KING ST R7 ASSEMBLY STORES TO ME IN 1986 WHEN LUCAS WERE CLOSING THE SITE AND DISPOSING OF ALL OBSOLETE TOOLS AND STOCK. I WORKED THERE UP UNTIL IT CLOSED- SO I CAN GUARANTEE IT IS AUTHENTIC.

SINCE 1986 HAS BEEN STORED BY ME, CAREFULLY WRAPPED, UNDER COVER, OUT OF THE LIGHT.

THESE ARE AS NEAR TO PERFECT AS LUCAS QUALITY & PROCESS THEN ALLOWED. THERE IS NO SIGN OF FADE, AND NO CRAZING.

I HAVE BEEN ASKED IF I WOULD BE PREPARED TO CERTIFY THEIR AUTHENTICITY AND ORIGINALITY: IF THE WINNING BIDDER REQUESTS A WRITTEN STATEMENT OF AUTHENTICITY I WILL HAPPILY PROVIDE SUCH AN ENDORSEMENT.

The horn button I was shipped was safely packaged in a sweet (candy) tin & is a thing of beauty. :)
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:52 pm

Read this whole thread, but don't have an answer to my question.
I have two (2) '71 Elan S4 DHC's here in the states (federal). The Lotus Logo on one is black/silver and the other one is yellow/green. Which is correct? one or both? what dictates what color scheme goes on what car? Is there any rhyme or reason to the horn push button and their color?
please let me know.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:19 am

tedtaylor wrote:Read this whole thread, but don't have an answer to my question.
I have two (2) '71 Elan S4 DHC's here in the states (federal). The Lotus Logo on one is black/silver and the other one is yellow/green. Which is correct? one or both? what dictates what color scheme goes on what car? Is there any rhyme or reason to the horn push button and their color?
please let me know.
thanks


Ted, both of your '71 cars would have Black & Silver. Yellow/Green was on earlier cars... as with most things Lotus what was available dictates what was used.
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PostPost by: ben35 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:03 am

Hi guys,

Do you know a company name that remakes push horn button ? with a good price, not at 190? on ebay ...

Thanks

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PostPost by: nmauduit » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:05 pm

ben35 wrote:Hi guys,

Do you know a company name that remakes push horn button ? with a good price, not at 190? on ebay ...

Thanks

Ben


Hi Ben,

Ray has been offering repros for a year or so http://www.rdent.com/ $79 ... (plus S&H, taxes and all)

Base is the same as on Triumphs, the center plastic badge is the only specific part.

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