Lotus Elan

Looking for an Elan +2 to make my garage (and me) happy!

PostPost by: carmonkey » Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:37 pm

Hi there,

Just wanted to mention that I am looking to buy an Elan +2, and have placed an ad in the sale section of the forum, in case anyone reading here has one they are ready to sell. :?:

Thanks much, Andy
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PostPost by: smokey73 » Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:06 pm

If you're looking to restore one I have one for sale in Tennessee. Make me an offer I can't refuse. The shell is in pretty good shape and all of the parts are there. It was disassembled and has been stored in a barn for 25 years.

It is a 1970 Elan +2S vin 0054N

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PostPost by: b-havers » Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:00 am

Hi,
if you don't mind collecting a car in Norway, I have a very good RHD '71 +2S 130/4 for sale, se message http://www.lotuselan.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=14954 for info and photoes of the car.

Contact me off list at ba(dot)haver(at)online(dot)no if the car is of any interest

Car is VIN no 7107100434L.
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PostPost by: JohninCM » Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:35 am

Hey Andy,

I just listed a 72 Plus 2S located in southern California on ebay for a friend of mine. It needs a bit of work to get it runing. But I feel it is a very good starting point.

Look for item# 120135856316 if interested.

Let me know if you have any questions,

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PostPost by: oldokie » Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:54 am

Are you sure about that VIN (50/0151)?
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PostPost by: JohninCM » Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:12 pm

"Are you sure about that VIN (50/0151)?"

Gene,

The VIN plate in the left door opening is riveted in place and reads ...

Month and year of manufacture +05/71+

Vehicle identification no. +50/0151-N+

What can you tell us about that VIN number?

I can shoot you an unaltered photo if you like?

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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:26 pm

This is not the whole number but does completely specify the car. My +2S is 50/0170N and shows 08/71 as the month and year of manufacture. As we know, "N" identifies a federal +2S. The VIN and date for 0151N seem consistent with mine.
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JohninCM wrote:"Are you sure about that VIN (50/0151)?"

Gene,

The VIN plate in the left door opening is riveted in place and reads ...

Month and year of manufacture +05/71+

Vehicle identification no. +50/0151-N+

What can you tell us about that VIN number?

I can shoot you an unaltered photo if you like?

John
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PostPost by: oldokie » Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:43 pm

Without the 'N', it would be an earlier build. Mine is 50/0183 circa late '67.
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PostPost by: JohninCM » Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:29 pm

Andy, sorry for the hijacking of your thread.

Thanks for the help with the VIN number guys.
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:29 pm

Got me thinking about the VIN now....but all is explained here:

http://www.lotuselan.net/publish/car_type_by_vin.shtml

Looks to be a good original car for restoring 8)
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