Lotus Elan

New Elan Owner

PostPost by: steve lyle » Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:48 pm

Well, maybe not legally mine yet, but the deposit has been paid.

I'm buying a '72 Elan dhc. Go here and you can learn as much about it as I know: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lotus-Other-Spr ... 1728129942

I'm very excited. I spent 6 years rebuilding a '72 MGB. Had a blast doing that, and now driving it. Here's a link to the journal I kept during the rebuild: http://www.mgexp.com/journal/Steve+Lyle/toc if you're curious.

When it was finished, the frequent question I got was "what's the next project" - kind of like asking a woman just after child birth when the next kid would be. My answer was: "Clean the garage. Unless I can find a nice Lotus Elan..."

While the B is nice, it's not: a) rare, or even uncommon, and b) anything special as a sports car. An Elan, hmm, that'd be a different story. And I think the two of them would make nice stablemates. Both red, at least for now, and both '72s.

This one looks like a very nice driver. Yes, a couple of stress cracks. But something I can drive right away (that wasn't an option with the B). Meanwhile, I can learn from you guys, do some simple projects, maybe, and post-retirement (3-4 years) maybe do a refresh in my leisure.

Anyway, looking forward to learning from you all.

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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:32 pm

Welcome Steve, you got a very good deal on that car! Looks like a nice driver...

A couple of us have cars very close to yours, GregZ has 0243K & I have 0260K.
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PostPost by: Europatc » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:22 pm

Nice looking car Steve I hope its all you want it to be. This is the best place without doubt for information
welcome and all the best
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