Lotus Elan

wrong things said condfidently

PostPost by: dgym » Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:35 pm

"you know your spitfire has a tractor engine" (I think you mean a tr and maybe even then no)

"It has the same chassis as the Herald" (spitfire, no it doesn't)

"that's definitely a Porsche" (dad to son)

"the exhaust should run between the body and the chassis" (Triumph spitfire, absolutely impossible)

"the car has a motolite steering wheel"

"that's an mg"

"from the same factory that made Jaguars and MG's" (talking about a TR6)

"lots of trouble usually serious"

"simply add lightness"

and I'm the chump that stands there and pretends to agree.
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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:34 pm

Audi Cointreau :roll:
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PostPost by: alexblack13 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:50 pm

Lol.... I had a guy in Scourie . N W Scotland (years ago) ask me if my +2 s130 was a Fiat!!!... :shock:

I never answered him. The look I gave him told him he was wrong I guess..

Happy days. We were scallop diving in Badcall Bay. :D

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:07 am

"That's a Porsche colour"! (Anorak at car show referring to my L09 Royal Blue +2)

Err, wrong! Maybe Porsche used the same or a similar colour, but L09 is an original LOTUS factory colour......

No mate, my Dad had one so I know what I'm talking about.....

Did he have a Lotus Elan +2 or Porsche whatever then?......

I can't remember, but it was definitely blue!
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:52 pm

"Have you still got the yellow MGB, Pete?"

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PostPost by: Tahoe » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:24 pm

True comment by 2 of my neighbors on different occasions.

"I didn't think Miata's were that small"

"I like you MG" (neighbor) "it's actually not an MG but a Lotus" (me) "Hey Ben did you see Russ's MG?" (neighbor)

At that point I just shrugged my shoulders as they both looked at the Lotus badge.
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PostPost by: p.faurie » Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:25 am

I was in France's in the early 80s parked up in a layby having the tradional frites, when a man came over tapped the front wing of my +2 with his knuckle and said "polyester" alpine renault "tres Bon" (please excuse my spelling if incorrect) well 30years later I wish it was a A110 judging by the price they command
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PostPost by: AussieJohn » Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:50 pm

While using my DB6 in hull [1975] I was told they were Italian.
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PostPost by: peterexpart » Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:46 pm

AussieJohn wrote:While using my DB6 in hull [1975] I was told they were Italian.


Well the design was, even if the finished article was 100% Buckinghamshire !!
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PostPost by: tesprit » Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:52 pm

A fellow at a car show here in the US informed me that Lotus was owned by Ford and the engine in my old Turbo Esprit was a Ford engine. Oddly, when asked by me, he couldn't tell me which model Ford came with that engine in it....... :?
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PostPost by: billwill » Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:20 am

"Yes, that's the Robin Hood pub" said I confidently to a young lady that I was dropping off at her home near me, about 10 days ago, having brought her back in my Elan from a TV sitcom recording session at Pinewood Studio.
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The pub is actually called "The Minstrel Boy". I can't seem to get out of my head the name "Robin Hood" for that pub.
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PostPost by: Rob P » Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:50 am

Overheard a old gentleman at a recent classic car show, he was showing his wife my Elan M100 and proudly advised here that this was the Lotus Espace.

I'm still trying to find the extra 5 seats :lol:
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PostPost by: nomad » Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:59 pm

When they get it wrong as they usually do I just answer " Why, yes it is!" and go about my merry way! :lol:

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PostPost by: AHM » Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:52 pm

peterexpart wrote:
AussieJohn wrote:While using my DB6 in hull [1975] I was told they were Italian.


Well the design was....


I don't think it was! Not the DB6
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:27 pm

Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera styled the DB4 DB5 DB6 from memory, the Superleggera down the bonnet gives it away ;)
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