Lotus Elan

Hi new +2 owner

PostPost by: ovalwin » Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:40 pm

Hi,
I've just bought my first Lotus Elan, a 1972 +2S.

I'm an aerospace engineer, living in the North West of England, anyone else up this way?
I've owned a lot of classics in the past from Mini's to Porsches, however this is my first go at classic Lotus ownership!

The +2 is a bit of a project, paint not quite as good as it looks, has been off the road for a long time prior to previous owner doing a lot of mechanical work, now just needs using and fettling!
I will try to do most jobs myself, so hopefully will get a lot of useful info and help from this forum.

Cheers, Matt.

Links to some pictures, sorry couldn't work out how to add pictures to post...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DQoCAp ... sp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DHP77n ... sp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1D85tBv ... sp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1D0ZbD0 ... sp=sharing
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PostPost by: c42 » Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:40 am

Nice looking car, welcome to the forum.
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PostPost by: ovalwin » Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:19 pm

Thanks.
Really enjoy driving it, looking forward to sorting a few bits and being able to use it more :-)
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Thu Sep 02, 2021 3:53 am

Welcome aboard Matt. Very nice looking car.
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PostPost by: sprintsoft » Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:47 pm

Welcome Matt!

great pics - it looks like you found a nice original car, it's a credit to the previous owners.

These cars all need some fettling after 50 years, however good they look, so I'm sure you'll be plenty busy!

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PostPost by: ovalwin » Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:57 pm

Thanks everyone, sure it will keep me busy!

Yes it is fairly original, it's only had 5 previous owners and not been messed about with too much, still matching numbers engine etc... although it isn't in it's original colours, was originally blue with silver roof. Going to use it and enjoy it for a while then decide on whether to go back to original colours...

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PostPost by: berni29 » Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:03 pm

Hi

Lovely car, congratulations. I think they look stunning in white/off white.

All the best

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PostPost by: The Veg » Sat Sep 04, 2021 3:46 pm

Welcome Matt!

Looks like a good one for sure! I envy those later, nicer, oatmeal interiours.
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