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PostPost by: steveplus2 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:44 pm

hi, i'm steve and I'm a elanaholic !!
currently looking for a plus 2 130/5 in the uk
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PostPost by: gherlt » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:28 am

Welcome Steve,
I am Guillermo and I am an elanaholic, too !
You are welcome to participate in our meetings, you are at the first step of admitting that you indeed have a problem ... :D
Here you can (and should) share your problems, personal experiencies and solutions.

I am not in the UK, so I no help for this particular question, but soon someone will help, just keep online some minutes more...

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PostPost by: steveplus2 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:09 am

Thank you for your welcome Guillermo , i hope to find a nice plus 2 130/5 or 4 so i can indulge my addiction some more :)
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PostPost by: Europatc » Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:00 am

Welcome Steve, this is indeed the place you need to be. Have you owned a Lotus before or is this your first indulgence? There are quite a few nice ones that come on to the market
happy hunting
all the best
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PostPost by: steveplus2 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:06 am

Hi Stuart , this will be my first lotus , I've been admiring the plus 2 for years now and saw them frequently as a child in the seventies .. I'm getting on now and need to experience ownership :) don't want to leave it too late lol
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:18 am

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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:19 am

Hi Steve,
Good luck with the search. I'm sure if you post your interests on here you will get lots of good advice as to what's good or bad to buy. I bought a basket case to completely rebuild (probably about half way through) but I wish I had contacted the guys (and gals) on here first, I think my bank balance would have been a lot healthier :lol:
All the best,
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PostPost by: elan66 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:50 pm

Hi Steve,
Yes good luck with the search.Any reason it has to be a 5 speed,a lot more choice with the 4 speed and arguably nicer box too.Great choice in car either way :)
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PostPost by: Jason1 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:30 pm

Hi Steve

There are a few of us in Essex on here. I am in Colchester but there are a few in South Essex as well.
Where abouts are you?

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PostPost by: steveplus2 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:37 pm

hi and thank you all for a great welcome :)
firstly John ..thanks for the link and yes thats a great looking lotus..webasto roof lets it down though
Kev...well thats pretty much what I'm looking for but not a complete rebuild..something with maybe a excellent interior and the outside to re-spray.
Paul...not particulally a 5 speed a 4 speed will be great too :)
Jason...im in Corringham just below Basildon for my sins lol
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PostPost by: friedy » Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:08 pm

Hi Steve. Welcome to the obsession. You will find lots of help on here. I also have a plus 2 and I am in Benfleet. Happy hunting for your perfect fix.
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PostPost by: steveplus2 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:12 pm

Thank you Alan ...i do hope i get one soon :)
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PostPost by: Jason1 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:45 pm

Not far and you have a couple in Baddow as well.

I like the rag sunroof :) In the summer it gets really warm in the cockpit, a bit more fresh air would be great.

Zoom in on the map to find cars near you.

http://www.elanregistry.org/stats.php
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:57 pm

Mine's not on there...must get it sorted...

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PostPost by: steveplus2 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:11 pm

Jason1 wrote:Not far and you have a couple in Baddow as well.

I like the rag sunroof :) In the summer it gets really warm in the cockpit, a bit more fresh air would be great.

Zoom in on the map to find cars near you.

http://www.elanregistry.org/stats.php

wow what a great site! its great to see where the cars are :) thank you Jason
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