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Early Plus 2 registry - interested?

PostPost by: dunclentdr » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:21 pm

I have been thinking of creating some form of registry for the earliest Plus 2s (i.e. with Carello lights etc) - I have No. 168 and it might be fun (and feasible!) to try and get as many of these on record as possible - would welcome thoughts.

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PostPost by: Jason1 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:44 pm

Hi David

It has mostly been done on [url]http://www.elanregistry.org/list_cars.php?PME_sys_fm=0&PME_sys_fl=0&PME_sys_qfn=&PME_sys_sfn[0]=5&PME_sys_sfn[1]=2&PME_sys_sfn[2]=3&PME_sys_sfn[3]=4[/url]


Although your car is not on there; maybe you could add to this one?

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PostPost by: dunclentdr » Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:29 pm

Thanks Jason - was aware of this registry but assumed that as there are only about a dozen of these early cars listed that it must be significantly incomplete - interested to know how many might still be around.

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PostPost by: elclem1 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:54 pm

Hi I have been looking at this post with some interest. I have a plus 2 on a j plate so around 1970 I think the number of the car is 0295L but how is the unit number on the engine plate translated? I have 10 numbers and one letter. I have checked the register already set up but mine does not fit with the id lettering, can someone help? Cheers andy
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PostPost by: dunclentdr » Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:17 pm

My car now added to the registry, encourage other early Plus 2 owners to do the same.

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PostPost by: patrics » Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:56 pm

Hi
I have a fairly early car will check number which I am stripping at the moment
Will post some pics as would like to find our what's original etc

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PostPost by: trw99 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:36 am

[quote="elclem1"]Hi I have been looking at this post with some interest. I have a plus 2 on a j plate so around 1970 I think the number of the car is 0295L but how is the unit number on the engine plate translated? I have 10 numbers and one letter. I have checked the register already set up but mine does not fit with the id lettering, can someone help? Cheers andy[/quote]

Andy, at the start of 1970 Lotus changed the way in which they recorded VINs. Your car Vin will be 7010##0295L, where 70 is the year, 10 is the month and ## is the batch no. L indicates a +2 for the Domestic market.

The early cars referred to above were recorded as 50/0123, being the very earliest +2s produced in 1967.

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PostPost by: elclem1 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:28 am

Tim, many thanks that certainly clears up a couple of things for me. Regards Andy
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PostPost by: alleggerita » Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:07 pm

I am considering purchase of a +2 at the moment, which is 50/0389.

Comparing with other cars on both existing registry sites I conclude it was manufactured somewhere late summer 1967.

It has the 2x2 dials dahboard, later adjustable seats, Lucas rear lights and big chrome strip front glass.

Does this count as an early car?
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PostPost by: Jason1 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:53 pm

alleggerita wrote:I am considering purchase of a +2 at the moment, which is 50/0389.

Comparing with other cars on both existing registry sites I conclude it was manufactured somewhere late summer 1967.

It has the 2x2 dials dahboard, later adjustable seats, Lucas rear lights and big chrome strip front glass.

Does this count as an early car?



Early cars with the Alfa rear lamps are cars uptp 50/0177 :(

50/0389 was built 11 March 1968 with 4 speed gearbox and engine number LP11157LBA
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PostPost by: patrics » Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:54 pm

Hi,
checked mine and it number 50 0260 - must add to registry

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