Lotus Elan

911

PostPost by: Grizzly » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:31 am

Thing is its fairly obvious when you stand back and look at the specs of the cars, the Much lighter Lotus will be nimble and better for hitting apex's where as the more torque and weight of the 911 will make it a better drive on modern dual carriageways etc.

If your looking for a Trackday car just skip the lot and buy a Caterham or Exige (if you can fit in one). I enjoy Track events but i wouldn't dream of risking my Elans, i've got a heavily modified Mazda Rx7 i use to get it out of my system :D don't get me wrong i like to drive my Classic cars as there supposed to be but i wouldn't be too upset if i stacked my Mazda, i'd just swap it into another shell but that doesn't work if you stack a 26r? (just wouldn't drive it as hard and it would loose some of the fun) so it depends on what your using it for (Road,Show,Trackdays or Racing) and your Budget.
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PostPost by: RoscoP » Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:14 am

Ooh Guys,
This is a toughie! I've had 6 Elans over the years and about the same number of 911's and they're both great cars! On the road I'd take the Elan every time on a cross country dash to Mallory or Donnington but for Classic LeMans it would be the 911. Perhaps I'm lucky as I don't have to choose as I own both but just to throw a real curve ball into the equation, there are times when my 356A is the only way to go!
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:35 pm

Wow..This is how a Car and garage should be. Not one for the Purist but start with the best shell and build it from all the best bits :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC5-MoDUuRg
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PostPost by: cal44 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:46 pm

Love the Jack Olson P car. Being a air cooled 911 fan
(currently looking for a stock '84 thru '86 coupe non turbo) Mr. Olson inspires me to pick my tools and put them away........but I have yet to master that.

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PostPost by: roblotus79 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:28 pm

Mike,

Here's one local to me. It's the most expensive yet for this vintage that I've seen :mrgreen: Looks great, original, just like you asked

http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/ctd/4785906266.html

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PostPost by: cal44 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:41 pm

Holy Smokes...............the price is what?.............if this trend continues..........like on Shark Tank "I'm out"
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