Lotus Elan

let a pictue do the talking: smart vs a real baby in brg

PostPost by: el-saturn » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:08 am

smarts are, btw so called small cars!!!! ya c what i mean! sandy
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PostPost by: elansprint » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:48 pm

Sandy I cannot believe how small the elan looks compared to the smart
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PostPost by: 2sheds+1 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:58 pm

Looks small because they are small
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:47 pm

ian ................ i wuz just gettin lunch (steak and kidney pie, of course) and saw this small limousine called smart WHEN i noticed i had ta take a piture ta show you gentlemen what small means, so we dont forget - "alpine" sandy
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PostPost by: Davidb » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:47 pm

That is an interesting comparison isn't it?
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:33 am

I went to the American Austin-Bantam meet 12 years ago just north of Pittsburgh in my Super Safety Elan. These were US built versions of the Austin Seven, which had been my 1st car and Colin Chapman built the 1st Lotus cars from Austin Sevens. I finally was able to get the Elan arranged near the show cars so I could get a photo and yeah, the Elan looks small compared to the 75" wheelbase Austin.

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