Lotus Elan

1972 Lotus Elan +2 S130 (Restored by Brian Mullan (N.I)

PostPost by: corserrep » Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:54 am

Hi everyone....

I've just signed up, sadly I'm posting these pics after my father has passed away.... it happened suddenly on the 4th Sept 2007.

This car was lovingly restored by himself, from the original chassis up...

Its totally mint inside, out and underneath...

I will be showing the car, as it would be a real waste to keep it underwraps....

cheers, Paul
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PostPost by: ppnelan » Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:04 pm

Welcome, Paul. :D

Looks like a nice car. Is it a 5-speed?

Highly recommend that you use it often (at least every 2 weeks) to avoid problems with sticking brakes, etc. Classic car insurance is cheap and if it has 'free' tax that makes it easier. :wink:

Enjoy... :)

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PostPost by: corserrep » Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:38 pm

Thanx, no, its a 4 speed.... as for using it every two weeks... my dad had it dry stored for 6 years, I dug it out on friday, put in a new battery, fresh fuel, started her up, and took her out today around the coast road... 100+ miles without a cough.... my father had it absolutely mint, both cosmetically and mechanically.... man was a genius.... miss him like mad.... :(
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PostPost by: steveww » Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:24 pm

I just love those knock on slot mag wheel. Groovy baby 8)
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PostPost by: Midlife » Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:19 pm

Superb looking car... just love the styling off the plus2, photos like these just makes it grow on me more... :D
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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Sat Oct 06, 2007 1:11 am

I agree with you guys, the car looks groovey, BUT, I still wonder what's up with the ride height on +2 Elans. I've got to get off my lazy a** and post profile pics of my 1969 +2. It sits at least two inches lower than Paul's. Many restored +2 models look tall to me. On the other hand, I've seen original factory pics and the front end appears tall. Could this all be caused by headlight height laws? Did the Elan get a ride height adjustment during it's lifetime? Eric
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:53 am

The early cars certainly had different front springs to the later cars, which I guess were shorter. I suppose that the change was something to do with laws regarding bumper height. The lower stance looks a whole lot better to me.
This 1967 press photograph shows the car as being pretty low...and as it's a new car, it would have settled a little more with use.
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PostPost by: corserrep » Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:57 am

Muybe its the fact that my fathers car is running on 60 series (low profile) tyres... that makes it appear to have more rideheight.... :wink:
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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:03 am

Thank you Mark for letting me stay lazy. The press pic you show looks like my (yellow) '69 except as you said, the front end is even lower through road use.
Paul, if you look at the knockoff center compared to the body beltline on the two cars you'll see your's are quite lower. The tire size won't change that, it's a spring related thing I believe. There seems to be two factory determined ride heights on +2 Elans..... bumpers or lights?..... something had to be raised?....
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PostPost by: corserrep » Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:50 pm

I get what your saying, but my father moved the strip/beltline strip, to the lower sill edge, for a sleeker line.... if you compare the knockon line, to the bumper height on both cars, theres not really that much difference..

the centre axle point on both cars appears to run in line with the sill/lower door level.... or is it my eyes...? :lol:
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PostPost by: corserrep » Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:56 pm

Latest run out.... Colin McRae Subaru run(N.I) 2007
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PostPost by: corserrep » Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:46 pm

I've just started a Club/website in my dads memory......

Hope you don't mind me posting this link for N Ireland members.....

http://bmcvcni.com
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PostPost by: corserrep » Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:01 pm

Soon be 1 year, since I lost my father, 4th Sept 2007, would love to have a run on that day in his memory..

I understand that not many members are resident in N Ireland, but if anyone is interested, please contact me asap at [email protected]

Many thanx...
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PostPost by: corserrep » Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:53 am

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PostPost by: corserrep » Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:48 pm

Latest run out at Junction One, Antrim...

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