Lotus Elan

USA dealer network in the 1960's

PostPost by: Elan45 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:38 am

Here are the list of dealers sent to me Dec 1966. I've also enclosed the letter that accompanied the lists.

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'67 Elan S3 SE upgrade to 26R by Original owner
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'70 Elan +2S RHD
'61 20 FJ project
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PostPost by: wolfchen » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:49 am

thank you, that is great ,I guess in the day dealers came and went frequently, I read that Gran Turismo in Greenvale NY sold Lotus too but either they were very short loved or something

I am asking around Long island to see whom recalls lotus in Long Island in the 1960's


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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:40 am

wolfchen wrote:,I guess in the day dealers came and went frequently

Jeffrey Vogel

Jeffrey, unfortunately they still do!

This is all great info for me as I reside in the area. Also heard of a dealer at 790 Norther Blvd, Little Neck.
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:49 pm

Glad to help out. When I received this document, I was disappointed, since there was no dealer listed in Ohio, but I suppose Ohio was covered by Lotus Central in a suburb of Detroit. Livonia IIRC.

Years later, after I'd bought my 1st Elan, while living in Columbus Indiana, the DPO had bought it from Lotus Central and friend was able to put me in touch w/ a fellow who had been w Central when my car had been there, and he could remember my Elan being traded for a new Europa in about 1972 and that it had come from Pittsburgh area. There was a grille badge for "Competition & Touring Sports Car Club" while ripping out carpet etc during my 1981-85 restoration, I found a downtown Pittsburgh parking lot receipt, so verifying the info. But I've never been able to progress further in my search for the original owner.

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'67 Elan S3 SS DHC
'67 Elan FHC pre-airflow
'67 Elan S3 SE upgrade to 26R by Original owner
'58 Eleven S2 (ex-works)
'62 20/22 FJ (ex-Yamura)
'70 Elan +2S RHD
'61 20 FJ project
'76 Modus M1 F3
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:55 pm

Jeffrey et al,

I have found it very interesting that the Lotus dealers in Columbus, Dayton and Cleveland Ohio all burned down during the winter of 1974 '75.

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'67 Elan S3 SS DHC
'67 Elan FHC pre-airflow
'67 Elan S3 SE upgrade to 26R by Original owner
'58 Eleven S2 (ex-works)
'62 20/22 FJ (ex-Yamura)
'70 Elan +2S RHD
'61 20 FJ project
'76 Modus M1 F3
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