Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: batfish » Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:58 pm

Just pondering that I bought my 1st Elan in 1987, it was 20 years old at the time. The 1st of the Elises are now older than my 1st Elan was. Time definitely accelerates as you get older.


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PostPost by: Baggy2 » Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:54 am

Know what you mean. I bought my '68 +2 in 1976 so it was about 8 years old. It actually felt quite old at the time and had a rusted out chassis to prove it. If I had an 8 year old Lotus now it would feel really new.
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:44 am

When I bought my Elan in 1975 it was 7 years old. The engine was stuffed, half the electrics did not work and the chassis was bent, broken and cracked and poorly repaired and the body not much better. But I was 23 and it was a LOTUS !!!!. They certainly were used hard back then and that made time go fast. I use it even harder now as 1,000 race miles in a year is about equivalent to 20,000 road miles in both fun and wear and tear :lol:

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