Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: robertverhey » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:22 am

Nice one Mark, I do love a Mk 2 LC in Ermine white without the stripe...so much that I'm currrently making a reshell just like that.

Nah the Twink was already 10 years old when I bought it. When I got it, it a rust hole in the floor you could put your foot through (but no other rust anwhere, go figure) Spent a LOT of money on that car, including a full engine rebuild by Bob Holden. Expensive but....magic!

Here's what I sold the TC Escort to buy. Wish I still had 'em both. If only we knew then.....
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PostPost by: nkat » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:49 pm

Elise Macau 2003 overtaken.jpg and
The much-missed Clockwork Orange at Macau, 2003
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Daily driver 2 - the Beast. 'Farouk Larbi', anyone?
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The GGB at Zhuhai in '98. Fun.
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EL158 before Graphite and plate.
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EL158; scissor doors; now with a chum but moving on again
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PostPost by: silverlink » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:06 pm

My current road car which I've owned for three years
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Focus RS B.jpg and

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PostPost by: au-yt » Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:40 am

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LOTUS Evora 400
Caterham 7 TC
66 one-off 2.6Ltr v8 Mid-engine Berlinetta Coupe........... in restoration
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PostPost by: AlfaLofa » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:53 am

My 1st car was a Mk1 Consul which was written off when a motor bike came through the windscreen.
2nd car was a Riley RME which cost me ?5 to dump at a scrap yard.
This was my 3rd car which I bought when I was 21 (later sold for ?27 10s)
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PostPost by: AlfaLofa » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:09 am

And I bought this when I was 23.

The dealer had an Aston which I wanted to buy (can't remember what variety of DB it was) - but I couldn't afford the ?650 price tag. So I ended up with a red Mk2 with wires instead.
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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:44 am

Almost ashamed to say that my first car was a new 1979 allegro estate (or all agro as they used to be known).
The floor regularly filled with water and when I questioned this, the dealer told my that I must have been parking it on a slope - they all did that :shock:
Found a stock photo, can't bear to see myself standing beside it with so much hair :(

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PostPost by: Elanconvert » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:32 am

anyone owning up to loaning their elan for this photo shoot?
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:D :D :D :D :D
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PostPost by: oldchieft » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:21 am

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PostPost by: AlfaLofa » Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:22 pm

Glorious weather - so I took my Italian beauty out for drive this morning.

Covered over 100 miles - including a visit to Loch Etive.
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PostPost by: gavk » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:31 am

My weekend car that made way for my Elan+2 Daily Drive
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PostPost by: jimj » Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:23 pm

Having lent a hand with the route for the AMOC pre-war Derbyshire tour, I was very generously lent this HRG (in the foreground) to go along as the token poor bloke. I`ll settle for that anytime.
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PostPost by: tcsoar » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:29 am

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:04 pm

I don't think that you guys in the US would have seen these...so a little introduction.

Take a small family Renault Clio 1.2, front engine and front wheel drive, throw away the engine and transmission, the back seats and the back half of the floorpan / chassis. Make up new subframes front and rear, and fit a quad cam 3 litre V6 with 6 speed box behind the front seats, with rear wheel drive.

Add a straight through exhaust without the cats, some trick suspension and brakes, and it goes, handles and sounds like a race Ferrari. It was produced by RenaultSport (Dieppe) and TWR (Oxford) between 1999 and 2005, with about 1800 produced .

It's so much fun, but very expensive on the licence points!!

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PostPost by: adigra » Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:37 am

Some amazing cars in here! So great to see such variety.

Mark, I've just been looking at the Clio V6 last night thinking whether I could make a case for it as I've always wanted to try one. Heart says YES!, but the head keeps saying that it looks so impractical it would make the Elan look like a family saloon. Love the colour, it's perfect for it.
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