Lotus Elan

Do I have the budget to buy/run a plus two

PostPost by: theelanman » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:27 am

john.p.clegg wrote:But how do you do that...if you hang the tools and then spray...it'll all be the same colour...tool and all..

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clingfilm or shrink wrap on your tool...... :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:59 am

Hmmmm...

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PostPost by: Sundaydriver » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:52 pm

Ha ha, a 'tidy and organized' thread thief !
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:50 pm

Sorry mate...go for it....you know you want to...

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/ ... 74/2388875

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PostPost by: Sundaydriver » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:13 pm

John, it's way up North, I've heard they eat people up there, and then there's the dark satanic mills ... :wink:

I'm not keen on the Spyder stuff, the ride height looks wrong, the Chapman strut is
deleted here right ? Not my ideal Lotus. It's had it's DNA 'improved', hey, I might be wrong, but I'd like to pit a sorted original against a Spyder chassis converted car with those new fangled rear upper wishbones. :-)

I'm now 90% sure, as I can't yet afford ?30k to do justice to a two seat Elan, that my first Lotus is looking to be an Elise S1. It's an inspired use of aluminium, and aerodynamics, and an appreciating classic.

I'll be keeping in touch on here I hope. Never yet had a ride in any Elan... Hint hint ;-)
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:55 am

Well my son and daughter in law live in Gloucester but SWMBO likes the trip down there in the Pensioners Shopping Trolley..she really has no sense of adventure...maybe one day.

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PostPost by: Sundaydriver » Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:10 pm

Hi All,

Many thanks for all the info, advice,
and chat, for the record I will return
One day with the funds to buy a sixties Lotus. Hope to catch a few
Of you good folks at a meet or track day !

Just today purchased my first Lotus,
It's an S1 Elise. Can't wait to collect
her :-)

Thanks again, this is a fab resource
you have here, keep it up !
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PostPost by: pauljones » Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:49 am

David.
can you post up some pics of your new toy? ?
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PostPost by: Sundaydriver » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:06 am

Uploading pics here is very last century compared to facebook :-) [[URL=http://s1307.photobucket.com/user/sundaydriver5/media/imagejpg4_zpsc90bf5cf.jpg.html]Image
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:52 am

Sundaydriver wrote:Uploading pics here is very last century compared to facebook :-) ]


......probably because most people here run "last century cars".... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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PostPost by: Sundaydriver » Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:17 am

Yep, like the Elise in my pic :lol:
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