Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:03 am

Another photo
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:05 pm

A slightly different lotus....
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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:57 am

RWD air box fitted
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PostPost by: mariodschy » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:18 am

Big day today, 0274K back on the road in Austria :D
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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:22 am

Congrats, looks lovely! Enjoy her in the mountains :D
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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:14 am

Thoughts on this?
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PostPost by: nomad » Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:42 am

holywood3645 wrote:Thoughts on this?
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What is it and who thinks its beautiful??? :roll:

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:36 am

Suppository?

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:52 am

holywood3645 wrote:Thoughts on this?
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How many batteries?
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PostPost by: S2Jay » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:20 am

This looks like a "stylized" version of the Phantom Corsair.

Originally built in about 1938 by a son/heir of the H.J. Heinz family.
He supposedly was planning to make a run of these for sale. He used a Lycoming [of aircraft engine fame] V8. It has been shown at Pebble Beach at least once over the years, maybe twice. The Dash is wall to wall gauges, including an altimeter [possibly to continue the aircraft theme]. the styling was way ahead of its time.

This one does not look to be that car exactly, but if you look up an image of the original, it is very close. The son, Rust Heinz I believe was his name [or nickname?] was killed in an auto accident unrelated to the Corsair, in a friends Buick. He was not driving.

The original may be in the Harrah's Reno collection now

[edited for accuracy issues, after research.]
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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:36 am

It's listed as "1939 Duesenburg Coupe Simone Midnight Ghost...words would just be an understatement "
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PostPost by: nomad » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:53 am

Its art deco on steroids. I like styling from that era but that is a bit much, IMO.

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PostPost by: The Veg » Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:09 pm

The Phantom Corsair also played The Flying Wombat in the film Young In Heart:

https://youtu.be/CpUHvXIXFQY
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PostPost by: 2sheds+1 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:38 pm

Billy no mates Le Mans classic 9.48am 8th July 2016
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:55 pm

2sheds+1 wrote:Billy no mates Le Mans classic 9.48am 8th July 2016


Custard has no friends because all the other cars know he hasn't got a Lotus Twincam under the bonnet :mrgreen:
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