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PostPost by: PhilGreen » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:53 pm

Hi my names Phil Green. I'm the proud owner on what I believe is the penultimate Elan S2/SE DHC. HVT620D. I've have owned it 40 year now but most of those years it's been either laid up or being restored. Making inroads into it now finally. I'm sure I'm going to hit some minor snags on the way and hope this forum can put me in the right direction now and then. Many thanks for your acceptance.
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PostPost by: Galwaylotus » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:45 pm

You have definitely come to the right place! 8)
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PostPost by: PhilGreen » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:20 pm

A few pictures as it's progressing.
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Note the S3 badging on the rear. Been on the car since I'Ve owned so presume original.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:49 pm

Welcome Phil!

Oh I think there are one or two more out there :D
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PostPost by: PhilGreen » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:51 pm

That's good, the idea came about before the S3 was released then.
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PostPost by: PhilGreen » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:59 pm

In need of the leather bound S2/SE Steering wheel now. Easier said than done I bet.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:40 pm

I have a '65 S2, it came with a woodrim, but a friend managed to find an S/E wheel for me, I just don't feel happy with the original wheel.

I think Len Chandler can supply excellent reproductions.

Great pictures of you car - thanks for posting.
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PostPost by: PhilGreen » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:34 pm

Lovely picture of yours. I believe the leather bound wheel is for the SE version. I will check your lead out now, thanks. Just feel it's nice to keep it somewhere near original visibly if possible.
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PostPost by: Geoffers71 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:07 am

Welcome Phil :D I've just completed the restoration of my '65 S2 and I also have the original wood rim wheel. It does cause me some concern, but sourcing a replacement that still looks authentic is problematic. Coming up for a visit to Anglesey soon, where in N Wales are you?
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PostPost by: Europatc » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:29 am

Welcome Phil, nice colour, nice car
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PostPost by: PhilGreen » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:53 pm

Hi, I'm in Pensarn, Abergele. Not that far away from Anglesey.
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PostPost by: dgym » Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:08 am

Phil I'm not sure your wheel is actually the original..?
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original owner B.M. Wetherill ..are you out there?
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PostPost by: PhilGreen » Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:58 am

No its not original at all. That's why it would be nice to try and get the correct one for the car. Easier said than done though.
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PostPost by: dgym » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:48 am

ah sorry my bad i misunderstood the sequence of comments! :oops:
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PostPost by: Kevint » Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:30 am

I saw this post and thought it was my old car - only a few digits out with the registration

I knew the car from 1970, bought it in the late 80s as a collection of parts - rebuilt it over a couple of years - and sold it 10 years ago to Paul Matty to fund a Porsche purchase

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My car came with this steering wheel which still hangs on the living room wall.
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