Lotus Elan

Another new Elan member with a question.

PostPost by: Xroyalnavy » Sat Jun 15, 2024 3:24 pm

Hi, current 1997 Esprit V8 and 2024 Emira owner and just acquired a yellow1966 Elan coupe. The car is RHD and has been in the US for decades, (1970’s). It was in Charlottesville, Virginia and then North Carolina from about 2015. Does anyone have any knowledge of chassis number 36/5581 by chance? The UK number plate was DDY 390D but has no record on the UK DVLA site. There is also no record found on the Elan registry. Anybody? Thanks and glad to be here.
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PostPost by: cliveyboy » Sun Jun 16, 2024 5:46 pm

Welcome to the forum.
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PostPost by: Xroyalnavy » Sun Jun 16, 2024 6:34 pm

Thanks Clive.
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Sun Jun 16, 2024 11:22 pm

Welcome. Beautiful Elan!
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PostPost by: Xroyalnavy » Sun Jun 16, 2024 11:32 pm

Thanks! Ha, it’s going to need a bit of work before I’m satisfied, lol. I believe it’s been tracked but don’t know if it’s had any engine work done, hence my request for any information.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Thu Jun 20, 2024 5:07 am

Welcome XRoyal!
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PostPost by: Xroyalnavy » Thu Jun 20, 2024 8:57 am

Thanks Veg, picking it up today.
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Thu Jun 20, 2024 6:41 pm

Welcome. I'm doing a slow restoration of my FHC I bought in 1978 about 50 # prior to yours.

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PostPost by: Xroyalnavy » Thu Jun 20, 2024 7:00 pm

Thanks Roger. Trouble is, I don’t have time for a slow restoration… I’m too old and I don’t want to time out the project! Needs lots.
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