Lotus Elan

Back on the road after 23 years

PostPost by: rmorgan12 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:31 pm

Hi all

Its taken 5 years, but finally finished.
First MOT in 23 years


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PostPost by: Lseven » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:43 pm

That is one nice build you have there, and should turn some heads. Barry
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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:54 am

Nice job Richard. 5 years of pure joy no doubt :lol: I'm now at three years and hopefully, it goes off to get painted next week, very exciting!
That's a late registration. Don't seem to see many N reg cars ?
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PostPost by: Ian T » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:36 am

Lovely looking car, I hope we get to meet at a national show sometime. We have family in Torquay, but don't make it down there very often.


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PostPost by: Rob P » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:12 pm

Very nice indeed, enjoy the pleasure of driving it around after all the hard work of the rebuild :-)
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PostPost by: denicholls2 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:26 pm

Isn't it supposed to have doors? :? :D
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PostPost by: rmorgan12 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:58 am

Thankyou all for the encouragement.

You would have thought after restoring an MG Midget and an Eclat in my 20's that I would of learn't my lesson, but no.
This restoration has been a labour of love. my knuckles have scar tissue from slipped spanners.
My wallet is still emptying(oh how my wife laughs).........and I still get annoyed at why things dont work as they should(handbrake what a stupid set up) :roll:
I must also say thankyou to the likes of SJ Sports cars, Sue Miller and Paul Matty.
As SJ is only a 20 minute drive away they are the suppliers of choice, but I tend to use the online facillity now
as it's a lot less hastle than having to talk to him on the phone :lol:
I would also like to say a big thank you to Bill who supplied me with the chrome trim that goes on the door where the glass meets the door, a nice guy. Matt I still dont know whether I've offended you or not. Matt I'm sorry if I did. I thought I'd made you a very resonable offer for the trim and you've decided not to talk to me anymore?

It's really is nice to part of a community that tries to help each other and not just for monetry gain.

Thanks again every body
Cheers Richard M
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