Lotus Elan

New member. Elan +2 owner...again

PostPost by: Johnincoventry » Wed May 13, 2020 4:52 pm

Having retired I have bought myself a 1974 elan +2.
I bought an accident damaged one in 1976, and rebuilt it . New chassis, midfront etc.
Had to sell it in 1983 when bigger mortgage and child forced a review of practicalities.
MISTAKE!!!
So here I am 40 years later, and I still love everything about this car.
Car is mainly rebuilt apart from cockpit, trim and glass.
Looking forwards to connecting with like minded people.
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PostPost by: wotsisname » Wed May 13, 2020 9:57 pm

Welcome, the right place for any info on these cars. I'm originally from the canley end.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sat May 16, 2020 1:05 pm

Welcome John!
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PostPost by: TeeJay » Sun May 17, 2020 9:09 am

John, welcome to the forum.
Looking forward to see some photos. :D

Here is a link on this forum to explain how to upload them.
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=27816
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PostPost by: Quattro123 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:33 pm

Virtually the same as you John
Bought a red M reg 130/5 in 1978 looked after by Ken and Neil Myers Northampton and sold it in 1985 for the same reason as you
Now just about to buy another one
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PostPost by: RandyRT » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:19 am

That sounds like a fun project for you, John!
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PostPost by: baileyman » Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:54 pm

I went through the same Plus 2 story as you, though mine came nicely rebuilt by my dad. Now I am back in the fold, but with an Elan S2, with the go faster bits, so this time I can learn to properly drive the thing. John
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PostPost by: The Veg » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:00 pm

John, how are you getting along with the car? We'd love to see some pics of it!
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