Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: andyelan » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:07 am

Hi Everyone

Any one out there seen the latest issue of Octane Magazine. Notice how the Plus 2 was very conspicuous by it's absence.

It's hardly surprising the Plus 2s are so underrated when they are ignored in this way, I'll bet many non-Lotus people (and journalists) have forgotten they even exist. Perhaps the worst thing for the cars was that they were called Elans. Maybe if they had been given a different name they would now be getting the recognition they deserve as true GTs, rather than just being considered as a footnote to the 2 seater sports car

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PostPost by: peterako » Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:50 am

andyelan wrote:Perhaps the worst thing for the cars was that they were called Elans. Maybe if they had been given a different name they would now be getting the recognition they deserve as true GTs, rather than just being considered as a footnote to the 2 seater sports car

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Excellent point Andy!

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PostPost by: M.J.S » Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:46 pm

W H SMITH have just published one of their own exclusive editions, a large glossy mag in stiff covers entitled 'Classic British Sports Cars' at ?6.95.

Its a decent mag which praises the Elan highly and the writer suggests the +2 is even better. :D

The original Elite, Seven and Esprit also get write ups.

Buy it.

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:12 pm

Mark

" Its a decent mag which praises the Elan highly and the writer suggests the +2 is even better. "

They're right, it is better,but don't let those on the other "baby" forum know...... you know how easy upset they are.....

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PostPost by: M.J.S » Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:59 pm

Mum's the word, John. :wink:

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:08 pm

john.p.clegg wrote: you know how easy upset they are.....
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Upset! ..Naa!........the only time we get upset is when you guys with those big lumbering Limo's refer to our Sports Car's as "b..y Elans" :evil:

M.J.S wrote:Mum's the word

Yes you are right ....the +2 is a car for Mum's :lol: :lol:
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:33 am

OOOOps

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PostPost by: Old English White » Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:55 am

john.p.clegg wrote:Mark

" Its a decent mag which praises the Elan highly and the writer suggests the +2 is even better. "

They're right, it is better,but don't let those on the other "baby" forum know...... you know how easy upset they are.....

John :wink:


... Better has never been the word ; easier is .
In so many points ...
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:20 pm

Christian

"Easier"?.. Please explain..

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PostPost by: Old English White » Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:08 pm

john.p.clegg wrote:Christian

"Easier"?.. Please explain..

John :wink:


When thinking to buy an Elan , I found "easier" to search after a +2 rather than after a baby because of the asking price ...
I found "easily" a lot of them compared to babies ...
My first test drive in an Elan was on track at Croix-en-Ternois ... A baby S2 in racing guise ... Years later , the +2's I drove when looking arround were "easier" to drive ... A lot .
After , having "OEW" in the garage , I am able to see how "difficult" are acces , travelling with bagages ... etc
But , if I choose a baby it's because you first have deserve it in every of its aspects , that after having been catch by its design and road qualities . And often cope with its defects before reach its best . I hope you understand despite my poor english ...
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PostPost by: MintSprint » Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:08 pm

andyelan wrote:Any one out there seen the latest issue of Octane Magazine. Notice how the Plus 2 was very conspicuous by it's absence.

Not as conspiculous as the new Europa :wink:

Though to be fair, it's hardly an exhaustive line-up.

They missed the Eclat/Excel, 2nd generation Esprit, 2nd generation Elise, Exige, 340R and 2-eleven, as well. It seems they were only trying to show one representative of each generation/family of Lotus Road cars, in which case the omission of the Plus 2 is (more) excusable.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:58 pm

Christian

Compris

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:45 pm

I thought that it was a pretty poor feature; apart from the missing cars the ones they did cover were done so very sketchily and with the usual lack of expert knowledge. Nothing new whatsoever. :twisted:
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