Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: davidc » Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:30 am

Hi all

had a good read through the forum and decided to register as it seems a nice helpful place.

I have been in love with classic Lotus cars for as long as i can remember, JPS toy racing cars, Lotus jacket and cap at about the age of 7!

the main culprit was my neighbour as a child has a pistachio green Europa. probably from when I could walk on my own i'd hear i start up in his garage of a Sunday (3 doors down) and run to the front to see him drive off on his Sunday afternoon spin. the sight and noise had me hooked from then on.

i always said I'd buy it off him one day when he'd finished with to but a year or so back when i was finally in a position to i found out he'd sold it :roll:

worst still its back on the market now for a lot more than he sold it for, looks like it headed down south when sold :oops:

http://www.southnorfolkclassics.co.uk/p ... ginal-car/

anyway, I got over that and happened to stumble upon the plus 2 and fell in love with the shape.

more suits my needs with needing to have 2 whippets travel with me so have set my sights on one.

looking forward to asking questions and getting involved.

David
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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:55 pm

Hi David and welcome. You're right, it is a very helpful site and I wish I had joined it before buying my Plus 2 :roll:
Ah the childhood Europa fixation, I had exactly the same aged 14. I tried to get a workshop manual through my local library without joy. Then in the late eighties I finally got an Elan Sprint from Paul Matty and then an Excel for everyday driving. I later stupidly sold them both for an Esprit. I got back to owning a Lotus just over 2 years ago when I bought a basket case and I hope by next year it will be finished :lol:
I'm sure your whippets will love the car and look forward to a picture of them in it.
All the best,
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PostPost by: billwill » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:27 pm

Welcome David.


The cars are getting more valuable all the time, so don't wait too long before buying yours. Subject to making sure it is a good un, of course.

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PostPost by: davidc » Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:57 pm

I know! I've been watching them for about a year now and they have steadily risen.

Only good thing about that is I will recognise those not selling and assume there's a valid reason for that!

Just got to sort a suitable winter storage solution.
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PostPost by: Europatc » Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:04 pm

Welcome David
all the best with your search
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PostPost by: GHill » Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:50 am

Welcome David

It's a great forum with great people you won't regret either decision!

Good luck
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