Lotus Elan

Britain's fastest police car!

PostPost by: ardee_selby » Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:24 pm

http://uk.cars.yahoo.com/13012011/36/t/ ... car-0.html

I wonder what Lotus will do next...an Elanbulance? :)

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:29 pm

I'm reasonably sure that plod did have at least one Elan way back when. It's photo is in one of the books, offisher.


Edit: Page 29 in the John Bolster book, it shows an S2.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:26 am

That's right, though I think it was just for trials and never went into service.

The Sussex Constabulary did have a fleet of Lotus Cortinas - again I can remember a photo from one of the books. There may well have been others.

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:30 am

They had Mk 1 and Mk 2 Lotus Cortinas.

Here's the Mk 1 cars....

http://www.lotuscortinainfo.com/?page_id=426

and the Mk 2....

http://www.lotuscortinainfo.com/?page_id=103

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PostPost by: JJDraper » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:21 am

This was spotted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed a few years ago.. I remember the PC on the display was defending policing of the speed limits to the partisan crowd.. he was around 6'6"!

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PostPost by: Old English White » Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:44 pm

Yes , I eventually get arrested by the police in similar car ...
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