Lotus Elan

British car owner from France & maybe Lotus....

PostPost by: Mimic » Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:57 pm


I am really enjoy with my of 2 famous british sport car : TVR chimaera & reliant scimitar SE5. But I would to get one day an iconic lotus elan . (+2 better with my 2 children and for my big tall (1m94)). I hesitate too with a elite type 75 ..very different and GT profil and maybe little redundant with my scimitar
I am here to get some information before to found the good one.
My first question is to know if I can put my long leg in a +2 . In a tvr it 'll be very easy. In my early SE5, I had to move seat 10 cm further . But for an elan +2??
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:49 am

Welcome Mimic.

We have members here that are taller than you and drive an Elan, you will definitely fit in a Plus 2

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PostPost by: TBG » Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:02 am

Mimic- Welcome. I have a chum who is very ill and has a very nice Plus 2 for sale shortly. Right hand drive. PM me for more details. David.
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PostPost by: mbell » Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:28 pm

My 6'7" brother has day in the driver's seat of mine and fitted fine (pretty much better than any other car he's tried).

I am 6'2" and fit fine.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:33 pm

Welcome Mimic!

I stand 1,93 and I fit well in the Plus 2. More legroom than my Esprit had!
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PostPost by: mini90 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:59 am

I stand 1m85 and have a lot of space for legs in my +2
be carefull with the inner height to the headlining , i have space but not a lot

other thing : I've got a LHD car and there is less space for feet in that configuration
If you stand more than 1m90 , i think you don't run with small feet :D

the best way is trying !
were do you come from in france ? there are some +2 owners in france and maybe someone close to you
I'm in north east of france,near belfort, if you want to try in my car
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PostPost by: Mimic » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:24 am


Thank you a lot for your answer and your proposals.
With Covid restriction , difficult to me plan a trip next weeks to test one: I a living in south of Paris area (not so far from famous Montlhéry oval track).
Long leg but reasonable feet dimension ;). So elan +2 seems to be suitable in first approach.
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