Lotus Elan

White Plus 2

PostPost by: S135 » Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:42 pm

I saw a white Plus 2 parked in a car park in Epsom Surrey on Saturday. I am often in Epsom but never seen this car there before. Unfortunately I was not in mine, but would have been nice to catch up with a fellow owner. Anyone here? I think it was WYE xxxx reg.

Dave
1974 Plus 2 S130/5 lagoon blue - "always attention seeking"
2020 Audi RS5 Sportback - “my modern classic”
If things don’t change, they’re gonna stay as they are!
User avatar
S135
New-tral
 
Posts: 8
Joined: 21 Aug 2019
Location: Ashford Kent

PostPost by: JimE » Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:20 pm

I drove through Epsom on Saturday on the way home from Goodwood but alas in a Roman Purple + 2. :)
JimE
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 400
Joined: 22 Jan 2017
Location: London

PostPost by: CopperJ74 » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:36 pm

Sounds like mine Dave. 1969 registered. Parked up at the top? I bought it in Jan and took it out of storage at the weekend. Loving every minute of it. What colour is yours so I know to keep an eye out. James
CopperJ74
New-tral
 
Posts: 2
Joined: 27 Apr 2021
Location: Epsom

PostPost by: S135 » Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:03 pm

Roman purple - was that the colour that Lotus used for the Plus 2 at the 1973 London motor show? A nice colour :)
1974 Plus 2 S130/5 lagoon blue - "always attention seeking"
2020 Audi RS5 Sportback - “my modern classic”
If things don’t change, they’re gonna stay as they are!
User avatar
S135
New-tral
 
Posts: 8
Joined: 21 Aug 2019
Location: Ashford Kent

PostPost by: JimE » Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:58 pm

That's the one.
Attachments
1B8D6476-5D79-4E40-A605-5FF743B9390F.jpeg and
JimE
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 400
Joined: 22 Jan 2017
Location: London

PostPost by: S135 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:19 am

That looks a lovely car Jim, and the same year as mine.
Has it been restored and if so was it by you?

KR
Dave
1974 Plus 2 S130/5 lagoon blue - "always attention seeking"
2020 Audi RS5 Sportback - “my modern classic”
If things don’t change, they’re gonna stay as they are!
User avatar
S135
New-tral
 
Posts: 8
Joined: 21 Aug 2019
Location: Ashford Kent

PostPost by: S135 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:38 pm

Hi James

Yes parked in the top car park. I was just leaving when i caught sight of it parked up.

It looks a lovely car, obviously stored well and now you have the nice weather to enjoy driving the car since your purchase.

My S130 is lagoon blue but I am halfway through the full restoration which I started in March of last year.

I will PM my contact details.

KR
Dave
1974 Plus 2 S130/5 lagoon blue - "always attention seeking"
2020 Audi RS5 Sportback - “my modern classic”
If things don’t change, they’re gonna stay as they are!
User avatar
S135
New-tral
 
Posts: 8
Joined: 21 Aug 2019
Location: Ashford Kent

PostPost by: JimE » Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:11 pm

S135 wrote:That looks a lovely car Jim, and the same year as mine.
Has it been restored and if so was it by you?

KR
Dave

Thanks Dave

i bought this car in the 70s. It's a January 1974 built car. Restored in the sense that it has a replacement Lotus galvanised chassis by Rapier Services and engine rebuild by Morland Jones. Otherwise, an old 1982 resto when Lotus Cars repainted the car in it's original colour and retrimmed in the original oatmeal ambla with cloth inserts.

Jim
JimE
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 400
Joined: 22 Jan 2017
Location: London

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests