Lotus Elan

1972 Elan+2 KDM 987K

PostPost by: NORTHWALES+2 » Fri May 29, 2009 4:52 pm

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Enclosed are some images of my 1972 Elan +2 130, Colour Regency Red/Black trim. Chassis No 0784L, Engine No P27123

The vehicle has only covered 38,000 miles and prior to me purchasing it had only had one owner. I purchased the car in 2006, prior to that it had been off the road for at least 1o years.

The vehicle was purchased new on 25 August 1972 from a lotus dealer in Chester called Mangoletsi, I have the original bill of sale, showing the car cost ?2,765.98

Number plates ?5.50
Delivery Charge ?35.00
Radio ?43.50
H.R.W & tinted front screen ?48.33
Tinted sides ?14.00
Licence ?25.00
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I am not sure if the images will attach the is the first time i have done this, fingers crossed- David
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Fri May 29, 2009 6:37 pm

What a great looking car and a superb colour for the Plus 2 ... very regal! It's very satisfying to find such a low mileage, one owner machine with original documentation.

I have a JPS Plus 2, tucked away for doing one day. It also has 38,000 miles. but it doesn't look as good as yours. The story goes that the owner had a 'cheap' blowover re-spray to smarten the car up, and a few months later, it developed tiny microblisters...all over! He was so upset that the car was put away in the garage, in 1983, and it didn't come out again until I bought it in 2007. So, super-original, lovely interior, but horrible paint....the gold roof is OK though!

How long have you had the car, and how original is it now?

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PostPost by: NORTHWALES+2 » Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:21 pm

Hi Mark

Sorry for the late reply,

The car is near enough standard, except for the following, I have fitted a pair of Sue Millar drive shafts, i have installed Polly Bushes all round and a set of Goodridge flexible brake hoses.

I am currently contemplating fitting electronic ignition and a wider Aluminium radiator and a modern type electronic fan

It is a dream to drive.


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