Lotus Elan

Any Plus 2 owners in WIsconsin/Chicago area?

PostPost by: Tom D » Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:15 am

I have an interesting challenge on my hands, as I work to return my recently purchased Plus 2 to something approaching stock configuration, after the previous owner decided to remove the dash and interior and redo it in his own custom style.

The problem is, all I have to use as a guide are pictures from books and internet. Many photos and discussions on this forum have been useful, but it would be wonderful to be able to see a more-or-less proper Plus 2 in person, examine all the nooks and crannies, and take a bunch of photos. It doesn't have to be a show car, just one that's mostly intact.

Are there any forum members located within a couple hours of Madison, Wisconsin?

Thanks!
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PostPost by: Hethel_Haus » Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:04 pm

PM Message sent to you Tom.

I have been pretty silent on mine but still have a '73 Elan +2S convertible here in Appleton WI. Not driven a lot and I am getting ready to take if off the road for awhile for engine and paint work. You are welcome to come up and take a look anytime.

Cheers!
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PostPost by: 612kiwi3333 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:26 pm

I will have mine at Road America Races in May.

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PostPost by: Tom D » Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:48 pm

Mike, if I make it up there this spring, I'll look for you.
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PostPost by: 612kiwi3333 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:25 pm

Outside of turn three. I drive mine from Mpls 4 or five times a year. Fun road car.

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PostPost by: joe7 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:37 pm

Here's one (maybe) right in your back yard! Last I knew Chris Beebe had a 1972 Elan + 2. He has a shop in Madison. I think its called Foreign Car Specialists. 608-255-7874
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PostPost by: Tom D » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:43 pm

Thanks Joe, I do know Chris. I'll give him a call.
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:33 am

Small world. I was going to suggest Chris Beebe, but I saw this article indicating he sold and retired

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/ ... 1157a.html

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PostPost by: Tom D » Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:39 am

He's still in the area. I'll have to see if he has an Elan now. I know he had a (Super?) Seven last time I saw him.
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PostPost by: Lotus 50 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:28 am

Mine is just outside of Detroit, in Windsor, ON
Probably 6.5-7 hours away
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