Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:28 pm

Just spotted this on fleabay,could prompt some discussion?

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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1970-LOTUS-ELAN-2 ... 286.c0.m14
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PostPost by: ppnelan » Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:22 pm

This was up for sale a few months back - the discussion must be in the archives somewhere...
It's OK, if you like that sort of thing... :? :wink:

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:33 pm

Just one word...F'ugly.

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:05 pm

Have allways fancied a removable hardtop myself,maybe one or these days (years) when I have nothing else to do....

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PostPost by: tdafforn » Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:51 pm

would be fine if they hadn't mucked around with the rear window..
this was the view of the discussion I think!
Currently in need of a convertible (love my +2 but also like the wind in my hair (while I still have it!!))
Can't afford a baby elan..
wondering about buying a cheap +2 (in love with the looks!!) and just chopping the top..
(would like one of the conversions but they are a tad pricey).
Then could get a torneaux (sp) made and just blat through the country side!
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:17 am

Tim

All plus2s are cheap,if you chop the top off carefully you could make a removable hard top with the aid of a roll of sellotape :lol: :lol:

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PostPost by: kstrutt11 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:07 am

Tim.

I converteed mine about 10 years ago with parts from C neil, not sure if they still do the parts. The job was pretty straight forward but you do end up with some scuttle shake afterwards(Apparantly the CN conversions suffer from this as well). I have adressed this by boxing in some open areas and foam filling them along with adding a steel frame behind the dashboard which braces the door hinges to the transmision tunnel.

Now its fantastic and drives just like it originally did. I wrote a report for the insurance company which details most of the changes, you can have a copy if you like.

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PostPost by: stuartgb100 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:53 pm

Here's a link to that earlier sale:

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C45148?pt=pf

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PostPost by: tcsoar » Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:42 pm

Hi,

Do not like the roof much, but I do like the colour. The ad calls it French Blue, anyone out there know if it looks like the lotus French Blue or not. I know its hard to get an accurate idea from a posted photo, but just wondering!!

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PostPost by: Over Steer » Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:49 pm

the finish of the spray job looks great.. look at how smooth the engine bay walls are...
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PostPost by: M.J.S » Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:33 pm

Over Steer wrote:the finish of the spray job looks great.. look at how smooth the engine bay walls are...


Have to agree; the colour coding looks so much better than the factory black, but ruined for a 'penny worth of tar' as they say. Look at the tatty old air filter ducting against all the finer detailing and paint finish. Shame. And the cam covers? :? Llook best stripped to bare alloy in my opinion :D

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