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PostPost by: lotuselanman » Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:53 pm

Gidday,
We have owned our car for a few years now, unfortunately it has been off the road for far to long due to other commitments. That is about to be changed.
The chassis # is 0053M. I assume this puts it as an early car. Is there a +2 register or does anybody have access to ID's to give me a bit of original history of the car such as build date and if it was exported immediately?
I live in Australia and am aware of its recent history.
Thanks,
Les.

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PostPost by: TeeJay » Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:18 pm

Hi Les,

Here is a link to a list which will provide some data.
http://www.sportscarworld-lotus.com/T%2 ... N%20+2.pdf

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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:59 pm

TeeJay wrote:Hi Les,

Here is a link to a list which will provide some data.
http://www.sportscarworld-lotus.com/T%2 ... N%20+2.pdf

Happy Restoration.


interesting that 0053M is has the color listed as "primer"
5/11/70 delivery date
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PostPost by: dusty » Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:49 pm

Chris Brown the archivist at Lotus will be able to give you some info.

I'll dig out his email address later if someone here doesn't beat me to it.

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PostPost by: stuartgb100 » Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:36 pm

Les,

try: cbrown2 "at" lotuscars.co.uk

I believe all you will need to give him iis the full chassis number.

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PostPost by: lotuselanman » Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:26 pm

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Gidday,
Thanks for the helpful replies and the 'E' address.
I contacted CB and he cofirmed the matching engine an chassis numbers as well as the build date.
My chassis # ends in M denoting an export car.
It was sold in primer.
Geoghegan's the Australian importer at that time were shown as the purchaser, they imported several cars in Primer.
So I am a happy chappy !!
In the SCW archive there is a category marked 'N', followed by several digets. Any idea what this denote ?
Thanks again,
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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:20 pm

lotuselanman wrote:In the SCW archive there is a category marked 'N', followed by several digets. Any idea what this denote ?
Thanks again,
Les.


"N" denotes a Federal (meaning U.S. market) +2S. Either the Service Manual or Service Parts List (perhaps both) has a section explaining the alpha codes.
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PostPost by: Stuart+2 » Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:25 am

Hi Les

Nice to hear there's another +2 soon to be hitting the road in Aus.

My +2 was also imported by Geoghegans - C/No 50/1035 built in September 1968.

I'm in Sydney and it seems nobody has a clue what my car is until they read the badge - there aren't many +2s around.

Good luck with your resto.

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:11 am

There is a plus 2 register here also

http://hemsidor.torget.se/users/p/plus2/

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PostPost by: blackandgold » Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:09 am

Stuart,

The +2 I looked at earlier in the year was in avalon which is not that far from you as I thought you lived in the northern beaches area this was a early 68 car in red, I guess you haven't crossed paths yet
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PostPost by: TeeJay » Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:10 am

Hi Rohan.

Thanks for info. re this site.

I tried to register my +2, chassis 50/0173, but it appears to have failed.
Will check later today and try again to submit the data.
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PostPost by: TeeJay » Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:29 am

Rohan.

Correction.

The "submit" button generated an e-mail that contained my data.
I have now "sent" this, so hopefully this will now get logged onto the site.
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PostPost by: lotuselanman » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:45 am

Thanks for the feed back,
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PostPost by: inxs » Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:19 am

Hi Les,

I live in Adelaide and have chassis number 100
It appears that there are a few early Lotus + 2 in Australia.

Hopefuly mine will be back on the road at Christmas after 12 month re build.

When you ask around it is suprisisng on how many + 2 are "in the shed" waiting to be restored.

Perhaps we should start a register for Aussie cars, this would interesting??

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