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PostPost by: 710 » Fri May 07, 2021 5:14 pm

I have an S1 Elan in the UK, and want to restore it.

But sometime during the last 40 years I lost the logbook (was the old hand written style) and reg plates.
I know my chassis number of course, can anyone tell me how I can re-trace my car's reg number?

I've contacted the DVLA, but they cant help me because I never had the new logbook, V5.
I can't remember my car's reg number and have searched through my photo albums, but no luck.

I have trawled through the search of this site, but, oh, there is so much info!
I haven't found a link to how I should trace my car's reg number.

Any hints would be appreciated, my little S1 was so lovely, and I want to bring her back.
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PostPost by: USA64 » Fri May 07, 2021 6:35 pm

Why don't you start by posting what you do know, chassis #, where you bought it, when, etc.. Maybe something will connect with someone here. :)
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Fri May 07, 2021 7:10 pm

Longshot perhaps but if you can get the front grille into the light you might just see the outline of the reg no. on the grille itself.
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PostPost by: jonsered 11 » Fri May 07, 2021 10:18 pm

Hi Peter,

I have some information on early S1s and may be able to help you, PM me and I will see if i can do anything for you!

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PostPost by: The Veg » Sat May 08, 2021 1:42 am

Welcome Peter! I hope all works out well with your car!
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PostPost by: 710 » Sat May 08, 2021 3:15 pm

Thank you everybody, and PMed jonsered11.

I especially like the suggestion of looking on the grill!!!
But I can't find the grill, I think it fell off and and was thrown away during a clean up by my father.
But, yes, the reg number was on the grill, I remember that!
And the rear was a sticker, I believe.
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PostPost by: jonsered 11 » Sat May 08, 2021 8:26 pm

Hi Peter,

yes, i got your PM, and I have sent one back to you, although not sure if it got to you? if not you can message me on 07836 609474

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