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PostPost by: JerryStock » Fri Mar 10, 2023 4:02 pm

Hello everyone, I’ve just joined and want to introduce myself as instructed. I’m looking to finally realise a life-long ambition and own an elan before it’s too late. I’ve raced a bit and owned some nice cars but never a Lotus. I’ve loved them from a distance since watching my uncle build a 7 in the early 60’s.
At the moment I’m planning to do my homework and learn as much as I can which is why I’ve signed up.
I’m a retired anaesthetist. I thought that I’d done with classic cars a few years ago and got hooked on cycling. However, I’ve got the bug again.
Thanks for having me. Sorry if I’ve not got the hang of forums yet.
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PostPost by: RichardS » Fri Mar 10, 2023 7:20 pm

Welcome Jerry
Classic cars much better than cycling!
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PostPost by: berni29 » Fri Mar 10, 2023 8:16 pm

Hello and welcome.

I know what you mean about the itch, so yes you should scratch it! The Elan in all its forms are are great choice.

Do your homework and buy carefully. Having said that I rarely do. Its all part of the journey and fun.

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Fri Mar 10, 2023 8:21 pm

Welcome!
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sat Mar 11, 2023 12:41 am

Welcome Jerry!
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PostPost by: cliveyboy » Sat Mar 11, 2023 8:11 am

Hello Jerry
Welcome to the forum
Is it an Elan you want or does that include the Plus 2 as well.
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PostPost by: JerryStock » Sat Mar 11, 2023 9:01 am

Hello Clive,
At the moment it’s a +2 that I’m looking at as a joint project with my brother
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Mar 11, 2023 9:05 am

JerryStock wrote:Hello Clive,
At the moment it’s a +2 that I’m looking at as a joint project with my brother


The best looking, best handling of the two....

John ;-)
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PostPost by: TBG » Sat Mar 11, 2023 9:09 am

"The best looking, best handling of the two....

John ;-)"

Well that is if you like old mens cars!! D
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Mar 11, 2023 9:23 am

...are there any young men on this forum??

John :lol:
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PostPost by: cliveyboy » Sat Mar 11, 2023 10:17 am

Jerry
The Plus 2 is a wonderful car (and that's from a Sprint owner).
You say you want a project. Does that mean a restoration project.
Plus 2's do not command the same money as the two seaters so if you are restoring one you have tighter budgets if you don't want to over spend.
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PostPost by: TBG » Sat Mar 11, 2023 11:33 am

"...are there any young men on this forum??

John :lol:"

Probably not many, but lots of old ones who refuse to grow up.................!D
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