Lotus Elan

LOTUS ELAN 2S 130 EX-COLIN CHAPMAN

PostPost by: clarko1230 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:32 am

Hi Guys:

This morning I saw this film dedicated to Colin Chapman and Team Lotus
The link was previously publised in this forum.
It is marvellous!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEFSGcdAAzA

In one of the scenes you can see Colin Chapman driving a Silver Lotus Elan 2S and jumping into his aeroplane.
As I am curious about that silver Elan I researched the web and I found he owned a Lotus Elan 2S 130 tawny gold/silver roof (so it is slightly different from film footage)
Plate JAH 567L
This car was auctioned in 1999
Does someone have more info and photos about this car?
I intend to buld one in 1/43 with a SMTS kit.....I?ll keep my fingers crossed
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PostPost by: trw99 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:04 pm

Clarko

Chapman had at least half a dozen new cars a year so that he could keep abreast of production and performance (and weight!) issues. He never had the cars registered in his name.

If I can recall, Hazel Chapman held on to her company cars for longer and may have had them registered in her name, though I suspect this is unlikely. Someone was selling what was purported to be her Plus 2 a few years ago.

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