Lotus Elan

(Elan S3) New in the Lotus world

PostPost by: Niklas777 » Thu May 11, 2023 7:34 am

Hi all!
My name is Nicolas, based in Paris, France, and i decided to join this forum in order to collect (and share) more information on everything related to Lotus Elans.

I just bought a pretty Elan S3 SE coupé from 1968 and i am in the process of doing a couple of settings (weber carbs sync and other things).

Looking forward to learning from the experienced Lotus fans here and to share news from the life of this French-sold Elan on this side of the channel, that got bought via the Paris Lotus store in 1968!

Cheers,
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PostPost by: phil1800 » Thu May 11, 2023 5:28 pm

Welcome Nicolas,

fascinating that your car stayed in Paris for more than 50 years, nice history! Do you have any pictures for us?

Cheerio

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PostPost by: Frogelan » Fri May 12, 2023 11:25 am

Hello Nicolas

I also know another Nicolas with a S3 Coupé in the Paris area! No doubt he will be along soon.

I have a S2 in the middle of being restored!

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PostPost by: The Veg » Sat May 13, 2023 4:24 pm

Welcome Nicolas!
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PostPost by: Niklas777 » Tue May 30, 2023 10:17 am

phil1800 wrote:Welcome Nicolas,

fascinating that your car stayed in Paris for more than 50 years, nice history! Do you have any pictures for us?

Cheerio

Philipp


Here is a couple of pictures. The newspaper was there as for French administration, when you want to update your registration to a collector status, you have to send pictures proving the date, hence the daily newspaper :lol:
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IMG_1059.jpg and
IMG_1065.jpg and
IMG_1068.jpg and
IMG_1060.jpg and
IMG_1072.jpg and
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