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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:50 pm

Happy Birthday Bill! :D :D :D
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PostPost by: Bill » Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:30 pm

Gents

Thanks to all for your good wishes I am blessed to still drive the Elan with vigor.

Eric, I also was a young electrician, my dad and grandad before me as well. I qualified for my electrical contractors license when I was 20 years old, bought a TR3A for hill climbing on our tight little island, when Jim Clark won Lotus's first F one championship I finalised my purchase for my Elan with the factory. There were no Lotus franchises in Canada at that time.

The cost was 1210 pnds. - approx. $ 3,400 cnd. at the time. I paid myself about $600 a month at that time but was still a bachelor.

Sticks on the ice!! Bill
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:21 am

This Sept, I'll have 46 years w/ my S3 Super Safety and next weekend, 4ht of July, 42 years w/ my pre-airflow coupe. I've got a few years until I need worry about 80.

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PostPost by: abstamaria » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:35 am

That is fantastic, Bill. You are an inspiration. I’ve had my Elan only 43 years!

With best wishes from Manila,

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PostPost by: The Veg » Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:50 pm

Happy birthday Bill!
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