Lotus Elan

62 Seven S2

PostPost by: elaninfuture » Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:09 pm

Thanks to Henry (SENC), a kind member of this group who tipped me off to this car, I'm now a deeper into my Lotus addiction. It's a '62 S2. Same owner since 1977. Ford 1500 with GT head and Dells. Unfortunately, it has standard Seven bad history with a replaced frame and lost chassis plate. But it's a blast to drive, and the lack of history is the only reason I could afford it.
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PostPost by: SENC » Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:21 pm

Thrilled to hear it drives well - it is unbelievably hard not to smile while driving a Seven, isn't it! That feeling trumps any pedigree or provenance!

Looking forward to more pictures and details as you mess with it - I need to update my thread, but I'm knee-deep in engine/gearbox rebuild and while those are out of the car I'm touching most other systems, too, so almost everything is accessible at the moment if you need specific pictures or measurements.

If you haven't found it, yet, usa7s.net is another good forum, focused on Sevens. Most members have newer models from Caterham and others, so not the focused and deep 60s Lotus knowledge found here - but a very friendly group and there are several that have or have had cars our vintage that have been very helpful.

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:06 pm

I enjoy reading Henry's posts about his 7 and I look forward to reading yours.
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PostPost by: baileyman » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:10 pm

I just bought SB1416. It hopes to vintage race a bit this year. John
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PostPost by: elaninfuture » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:15 pm

Wow. This is SB1420
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PostPost by: SENC » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:34 pm

Mazzini wrote:I enjoy reading Henry's posts about his 7 and I look forward to reading yours.

Join the party, Rob, don't you need one, too!
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:18 am

I've had one or two in the past and I recently did some work on one for a friend, but my true love, has and will always be, the Elan.
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PostPost by: jono » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:32 am

You will like this then (my current favourite You Tube channel):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kat79zrVDQg

That's one seriously quick Seven and flippin well pedalled by an 80 year old :)
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:36 pm

Fabulous! Kind of makes me reconsider fitting Webers onto my FWB.
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