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PostPost by: ajwheels » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:31 am

Longtime lurker here, but finally registered......spent the last year or so looking for an Elan, and now I have one.....1966 Series 3 DHC.....I'm in San Diego CA and the car seems to have been in Southern CA since at least 2000 or so......I have a bunch of receipts but there are gaps, and so the history is a bit spotty.....car works fine but has a few issues, nothing seemingly serious.....

If anyone in the Southern California area recognizes the car or might know something about it, I would appreciate the insight....every little bit helps.....of course if the stories are really scary, then maybe I'm better off not knowing.....it is a new adventure.....

So anyway, just saying Hi to all.....
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:01 am

Welcome.

Very beautiful S3 DHC. These are simple and elegantly designed cars. They are at their best when driven and enjoyed.

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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:05 am

Sweet ride
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PostPost by: SENC » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:28 pm

Welcome!

Great looking Elan!
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PostPost by: ajwheels » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:33 pm

Thanks for the welcome.....and, oh, it will be driven.....
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PostPost by: pharriso » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:38 pm

Welcome! Beautiful car!
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PostPost by: stovekjj » Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:46 pm

Welcome...

I live in downtown San Diego, and you may see my white 67 drophead on my daily commute to mission valley, just not on rainy days ( have not put the top up, heater or choke on for 13 years since we moved here )...

happy to entertain, not necessarily answer questions !!
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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:32 pm

Team Lotus colour scheme. Beautiful.

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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:51 pm

Excellent color scheme. Same taste as mine:

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I had seen pictures of your car before it was refurbished. Be interested to see pictures of the dash/interior to see how it turned out.

Looks to be a great car. Enjoy!
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PostPost by: The Veg » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:45 pm

Welcome, and beautiful car!
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PostPost by: ajwheels » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:23 am

stovekjj wrote:Welcome...

I live in downtown San Diego, and you may see my white 67 drophead on my daily commute to mission valley, just not on rainy days ( have not put the top up, heater or choke on for 13 years since we moved here )...

happy to entertain, not necessarily answer questions !!


I'll be sure to keep an eye out.....
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PostPost by: ajwheels » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:34 am

1owner69Elan wrote:Excellent color scheme. Same taste as mine:

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I had seen pictures of your car before it was refurbished. Be interested to see pictures of the dash/interior to see how it turned out.

Looks to be a great car. Enjoy!


Here is the current dash....not quite complete....
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Previous dash, a few owners past....
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PostPost by: Citromike » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:43 am

Hi, I'm Mike and I am a recovering Lotus-holic; also in San Diego.

This is my red S4

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and the white one must be stovekjj's car, in front of Bill Schlossnagel's shop in El Cajon.

I have a newer Elan M100 as well.

Mike

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PostPost by: SENC » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:41 am

Citromike wrote:Hi, I'm Mike and I am a recovering Lotus-holic; also in San Diego.

This is my red S4

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and the white one must be stovekjj's car, in front of Bill Schlossnagel's shop in El Cajon.

I have a newer Elan M100 as well.

Mike

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Seems like more of a relapse than a recovery!
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PostPost by: TeeJay » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:04 am

Welcome to the forum, great looking Elan, drive and enjoy.
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