Lotus Elan

130/5 plus 2 found and bought

PostPost by: davidc » Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:57 pm

:D search is over!

Bought myself a pretty much untouched 73 year 130/5.

It's a none runner due to being sat a while but I'm told has good oil pressure under cranking.

Bodywork looked good although needs a respray.

Chassis (original I think) all looked good.

Few bits missing so I'll be putting a wanted list together when it arrives and getting it back to its best over the winter.

I know colour is not to everyone's liking but I think these type of cars can handle 'loud' colours!

Got to get my coach house cleared of junk now so I can bring it home and get started on it.

Looking forward to finding out all the joys and woes of owning a lotus!

I'll get some better pics up when it arrives.

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PostPost by: ken ob » Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:25 pm

Nice one David. I like that colour.

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:57 pm

Laurel Green is quite a rare colour, and I think it really suits the Plus 2. Great find.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:03 pm

It's got a nice sunroof,just like mine...

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PostPost by: vincereynard » Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:33 pm

That chap had a red one and a DHC. Out of interest, why did you choose the green one?
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PostPost by: davidc » Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:52 pm

The dhc had gone and wasn't mad on the idea of a dhc.

The red one looked shiny from a distance but paint wasn't great up close.

Drivers seat was shot and few unsympathetic mods had been done.

Had a darker green one but was an older model and needs more work.
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PostPost by: DavidLB » Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:26 pm

I remember selling one in that colour back in early seventies, was it first reg in Guernsey by any chance
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PostPost by: davidc » Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:44 pm

Will let you know when gone through paper work.
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PostPost by: vincereynard » Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:00 pm

Good Luck with the recommissioning. Do you plan a running restoration?

My (very) shortlist has a 130/5 on its original chassis and paint, there cannot be many left.

Many moons ago I lived near Port Sunlight on the Wirral, I haven't been back in many decades. Is it still as
"other worldly" as I remember it? Travel under a bridge (?) and all was calm and open.

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PostPost by: trw99 » Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:31 pm

First registered in Leicester on 19 Apr 73, so probably came from Roger Clark Garage in Narborough.

As Mark says, a very rare colour, Laurel Green had no Lotus code. Be interesting to see what, if anything, is scribed in the paint code box on the VIN plate.

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PostPost by: Europatc » Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:13 pm

I saw this for sale, I love that green, good choice, enjoy
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PostPost by: davidc » Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:45 am

Vince

Yes PS is still a lovely little conservation village.

I will be working on it until spring so might be fully done by then. Will be making an essential list and desirable list and go from there.

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It has got the original Roger Clark service book apparently.

Had a look at Vin plate for colour but thought it was just me not finding it so might not be engraved as you say

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