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Picture of Cigarette Lighter

PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:34 pm

Can someone please post a picture of an Elan cigarette lighter circa 1972?

I read here that they are period Ford items, would this be similar?

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PostPost by: billwill » Wed May 01, 2013 1:33 am

That looks the same as my 1967 lighter.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed May 01, 2013 5:49 am

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This is a correct lighter for your car - this one hasn't got the side bulb fitting attached which lights up the clear plastic ring around the bit that is left in the dash. You'll often see these for sale on fleabay advertised as Elan lighters but they have an Amber plastic ring which isn't quite right for an Elan.
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PostPost by: worzel » Thu May 02, 2013 8:25 am

Hi Phil

I'm sure I have one of the lighters featured in the 2nd picture if you want one.

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PostPost by: theelanman » Thu May 02, 2013 8:35 am

elanfan1 wrote:
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This is a correct lighter for your car - this one hasn't got the side bulb fitting attached which lights up the clear plastic ring around the bit that is left in the dash. You'll often see these for sale on fleabay advertised as Elan lighters but they have an Amber plastic ring which isn't quite right for an Elan.



do you happen to know what this is from (other than elan/+2)......???
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PostPost by: worzel » Mon May 06, 2013 9:32 am

Hi

Eventually managed to find the lighter concerned (well some of it).

This is the one that came with my sprint. I bought the car in 1978 from the 1st owner so I imagine it definitely is the one supplied when the car was new as he wasn't exactly a "hands on" type of owner!

I'm told this isn't actually the correct item but I can't confirm this. The other half is still on the car but being used to power a solar battery charger.

Two pictures that might help are attached.

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