Lotus Elan

help..information needed

PostPost by: gerrym » Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:17 pm

I like your style: matching colours for the Plus 2 and the Transporter.

Which came first?


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PostPost by: mark700 » Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:12 pm

i built the transporter 4 years ago...elan is a newbie ( last friday afternoon)
getting back to other comments,it probably is a labour of love and i have plenty of other projects on the go...what sort of money are the parts worth if i decided to break ?
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PostPost by: martinbrowning » Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:56 pm

Hi Mark,

Cannot believe that you are considering breaking the car! Should you decide that your other projects are taking up all your time, I am sure that through this forum you can find somebody to take it on.


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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:49 am

I too would like to hear about your other projects,,,
...in the meantime I wouldn't mind owning your +2. The oatmeal interior is unique, and if original makes the car a one off.
I'm not sure what the F registration Lotus requirements are but some of the aforementioned items don't look original to me either.
Has anyone seen those style seats in another +2?
My '69 Federal version has high back black vinyl.

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PostPost by: mark700 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:06 am

im pretty sure they are origional to the car,the rears fit too well for them not to be,whether they all do or not im not sure but this has electric windows and ariel...
my other projects are a wee bit tamer than the lotus..they are..
series 2 xj6
cortina mk1 super deluxe
cortina 2 door gt pre airflow(one of 400 made)
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PostPost by: elanman999 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:38 am

IMHO this car has been "done up" before. I would suggest that the person doing the work had access to a crashed +2S because thats where I think all the non-standard parts came from and it also explains why they all fit correctly.
I would add that I would hate to see it broken as I like the early +2's and this could be saved. If you can prove the Chapman connection it would then be worth it.
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PostPost by: davidj » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:02 pm


Looks like it has a later front screen but early door handles? I wonder what the hole next to the brake servo is for? The chassis plate is missing as well.

Shame to break it though.

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