Lotus Elan

It's changed since Chapmans day

PostPost by: RogerFrench » Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:29 pm

Mazzini wrote:
nebogipfel wrote:IMO Lotus died with Colin Chapman :shock:


I don't know. I just bought a new Elise, it reminds me terribly of an Elan (and a bit of a Europa - can't see out the back). It leaks in the rain, it smells of hot oil, the wiper blade fell to bits after less than 100 miles, but it drives just like a Lotus should and for that I forgive it.


Bravo!!! Me too.
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PostPost by: terryp » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:14 pm

nebogipfel wrote:IMO Lotus died with Colin Chapman :shock:


I completely agree , the same can also be said of Caterham Cars without Graham Nearne

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:26 pm

Oh go on, give up the hunt for an Elan and buy an Elise, you'll still have a heap of fun
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PostPost by: terryp » Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:56 am

Mazzini wrote:Oh go on, give up the hunt for an Elan and buy an Elise, you'll still have a heap of fun


We have the Caterham for fun ,the Elan will be for my wife!
Still looking .............

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PostPost by: Steve G » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:07 pm

This is better news I think;

http://www.evo.co.uk/news/evonews/27193 ... lotus.html

Hopefully he might help realise a modern Elan, one worthy of the name! (Still wouldn't want one over an original though, unless they can make it weigh less than 700kg and it has twin webers!)
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:15 pm

Steve G wrote:This is better news I think;

http://www.evo.co.uk/news/evonews/27193 ... lotus.html

Hopefully he might help realise a modern Elan, one worthy of the name! (Still wouldn't want one over an original though, unless they can make it weigh less than 700kg and it has twin webers!)


Great news, I think...and if combined with the Spirit of Hickman in the styling dept it wouldn't be a paper bag job either! :wink:
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