Lotus Elan

Have You a Photo of Your Elan in the 60s/70s?

PostPost by: nebogipfel » Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:30 am

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1966 in Cornwall. Ah the days of youth! Boat, a Lotus, a Moke and Cortina estate for the oncoming patter of tiny feet.........................


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Great line-up, lovely nostalgic picture. Love Elans, like mokes and passed my test in a MK2 Cortina :)
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PostPost by: florawills » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:01 pm

That's really amazing pic Best0n..very classy. Thanks.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:29 am

I came across this press photograph of a LHD Euro spec FHC Sprint some time ago. It is clearly an early Sprint from the bonnet bulge and silver wheels, as well as having an early style placement of the rear gold decal.

I have only seen a small number of these press shots where the word Sprint has been placed on the front grill; it was used in the Sprint brochure though on a RHD car and I also have a photo of a lagoon blue over white Sprint similarly plated.

This photo would have been taken in late 1970 or, more likely, early 1971 and probably by Monitor Press for Lotus. I like the way the sidelights look so bright!

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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:06 pm

I have just come across this photo of what appears to be a brand new S3 on a trailer (no tax disc) outside a dealers.

Anyone know the dealership?

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:35 pm

hi Tim,
don't forget the fantastic photo you posted of my 1972 Elan Sprint fhc DPN 102K infront of Terry Tozer's Lotus Dealership in 1972
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PostPost by: ken ob » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:01 pm

Hi Tim, I don't recognise the far background in the S3 photo but there was a dealer near Southport Lancs that i drove past occasionaly years ago that were Lotus and Alfa Romeo dealers.
'Cubleys of Ainsdale'


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PostPost by: 45bvtc » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:58 pm

Mine from 1976 to date...
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PostPost by: 45bvtc » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:18 pm

And these 2-photographs were taken in the French/Italian Alps - on the way back to Staffordshire from a 3-week holiday to Nice, Monaco, etc - in late July 78.

250-miles each day without complaint from car or occupants: brilliant!
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PostPost by: kieran9990 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:32 pm

Picture of my Dad and Grandad putting my dads back together after a respray

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PostPost by: jmp » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:32 pm

Would love to buy this S3SE back. It is on the road according to DVLA but where? This shot was taken in the late '70's after returning home from honeymoon after an adventure in Innsbruck in Austria where I had to change the head gasket.
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PostPost by: freddy22112211 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:33 am

Trip round Greece in 1970. Second pic Mount Cenis pass on the way.
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PostPost by: Steve G » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:48 am

That second picture is great, was it deliberately parked up to look like a perfect oversteer moment? :lol:
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PostPost by: ken ob » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:16 pm

Although the Nun in the second photo looks a bit bored :lol:
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PostPost by: freddy22112211 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:04 pm

Can't really remember Steve, why I parked it like that. Possibly because it might make a good photo. Guess the picture really needs smoke coming off the rear tyres.
I do remember that there was no traffic at all (zero)!
Ken, the wife has never been called a nun before, and she's not sure whether to take it as a complement or not.
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PostPost by: spanner » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:15 am

Gordon,

I like the small Christo sculpture tied to the back.

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