Lotus Elan

Ford vs Ferrari: Lotus Cameo

PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:27 pm

I finally got to see the movie "Ford vs Ferrari".

In one scene in the Ford boardroom, Lee Iacocca (Father of the Mustang) was making a presentation to Henry Ford II (the "Deuce") of what excited potential car buyers and was giving examples. Up popped the following:
IMG_5039.jpeg and
'69 Elan S4 SE
Street 181 BHP
Original owner
1owner69Elan
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 796
Joined: 16 Jun 2015
Location: Napa, California

PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:10 am

yup, made me smile :lol:
Phil Harrison
1972 Elan Sprint 0260K
User avatar
pharriso
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 2801
Joined: 15 Sep 2010
Location: Long Island NY, USA

PostPost by: prezoom » Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:43 am

Enjoyed the book, better than the movie. Another good book on Shelby American, is John Morton's account of working there.
Rob Walker
26-4889
50-0315N
1964 Sabra GT
1964 Elva Mk4T Coupe (awaiting restoration)
1965 Ford Falcon Ranchero, 302,AOD,9",rack and pinion,disc,etc,etc,etc
1954 Nash Healey LeMans Coupe

Owning a Lotus will get you off the couch
prezoom
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1258
Joined: 16 Mar 2009
Location: Escondido, California

PostPost by: Grizzly » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:22 pm

If you are into that period and Carrol Shelby this is a good interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rzq4DeTjZ1A&t=4513s

A good proportion of the whole feud was a PR stunt..... The great American Ford against the Italians.

I always found it a bit off that John Wyer never got more of the credit considering how much Shelby owed the guy.
Chris
User avatar
Grizzly
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1964
Joined: 13 Jun 2010
Location: Cheshire/UK

PostPost by: Hawksfield » Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:22 pm

I agree

John Wyer was never mentioned
Regards

John

+2s130 1971
User avatar
Hawksfield
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 387
Joined: 14 Jul 2004
Location: Hartlepool Teesside

PostPost by: Mike Ostrov » Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:53 pm

Having some experience with the Type 14 Climax Elite, this Elite is currently in Japan.

It is a late Bristol Aircraft body with the rare and desirable fully syncro close ratio ZF gearbox. All other Elites were fitted with the non syncro first, wide ratio MG Magnette gearbox. Both having a huge slice of the bellhousing removed by Lotus to fit the narrow transmission tunnel.

Nice to see an early Lotus in the movie.

Cheers. Mike.
[email protected] or (5l0) 232-7764
Mike Ostrov
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 118
Joined: 20 Sep 2003
Location: Richmond, CA

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests