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I've bought a Plus 2 :)

PostPost by: Steve S2 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:00 pm

Hi,

Thanks to those of you who've suffered and responded to my rather tedious newby questions over the past month or so. However, I've found and bought a 1972 Plus 2 S130 and it's an absolute beauty. I'll be collecting it on Friday and am getting rather excited :)

Hopefully, there's a photo attached to this post.

Thanks again

Steve

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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:13 pm

Steve S2 wrote:Hi,

Thanks to those of you who've suffered and responded to my rather tedious newby questions over the past month or so. However, I've found and bought a 1972 Plus 2 S130 and it's an absolute beauty. I'll be collecting it on Friday and am getting rather excited :)

Hopefully, there's a photo attached to this post.

Thanks again

Steve

+2 White 001.jpg


Steve.
Super! and it's the right colour...and it's got a sunroof...and....it says on here of the +2 (somewhere) "An antelope in a field of buffalo" :)

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PostPost by: elanski » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:05 pm

Looks nice in white.
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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:19 pm

ardee_selby wrote:it says on here of the +2 (somewhere) "An antelope in a field of buffalo"


Are you suggesting the Elite in the background is a buffalo? :twisted:
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:38 pm

CBUEB1771 wrote:
ardee_selby wrote:it says on here of the +2 (somewhere) "An antelope in a field of buffalo"


Are you suggesting the Elite in the background is a buffalo? :twisted:


No, not in the least!

I'm always drawn to the Elite in the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, who AFAIK do not have an Elan. A glaring omission IMO.

But it's not in a field! It's in a car park as far as I can tell! :)

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PostPost by: Sea Ranch » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:04 pm

"Sweet"! Looks very nice, Richard.

Looking forward to further details and pix once you've picked it up and driven it a bit.

Congrats,

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PostPost by: hartley hare » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:28 pm

ardee_selby wrote:
CBUEB1771 wrote:
ardee_selby wrote:it says on here of the +2 (somewhere) "An antelope in a field of buffalo"


Are you suggesting the Elite in the background is a buffalo? :twisted:


No, not in the least!

I'm always drawn to the Elite in the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, who AFAIK do not have an Elan. A glaring omission IMO.

But it's not in a field! It's in a car park as far as I can tell! :)

Cheers - Richard
well done steve, looks a gem, i still think white is the best colour for plus 2s, keep us posted with pics and your opinions..

regarding car park, i can see one lotus europa novelty play tent,one elite,europa and an exige.....and is that a plus 2 in the background?


any thoughts?

all the best....
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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:37 am

Looks like Paul Matty's forecourt to me..?
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:23 am

Looks great Steve. Sunroof looks great! When you get a chance to post some pics could you take a few detail shots of the headliner around the sun roof? I had difficulty fitting mine, so any advice appreciated.
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PostPost by: UAB807F » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:34 am

That looks a really nice car Steve. It's always better to ask the newbie questions before you buy rather than after you've unwittingly bought yourself a "project".

Just make sure you get out there driving it while we still have a bit of summer left !

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:05 pm

Steve,Stu

Sorry to jump in here..

John :wink:

Pictures not too good as white headlining,light coming through the glass etc.etc.
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PostPost by: Didi » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:46 am

A bit late, however, it's a nice car, Steve.
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