Lotus Elan

lotus elan conversion

PostPost by: ivorblister » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:12 am

Hi I have a 1969 elan plus 2 I am restoring back to life, and was looking to get a it converted to a convertible, i owned one some years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Is there any companies out there in the UK who will take on the task and make a good job of it please.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:57 pm

I'm sure that Spyder Cars near Peterborough could do the conversion for you. They have their own in house paint and body shop and can fabricate the hood frame and other parts needed. www.spydercars.co.uk

Christopher Neil Lotus, used to be the purveyors of the most popular conversion for the +2, now seems to be the Oakmere Group https://www.oakmeremotorgroup.co.uk/lotus/about it's possible that they could point you in the right direction.

Having had extensive work carried out to one of my own cars to make it a drophead (an Elan not a +2) I know how expensive it can be, so would try and point you towards a completed car that is priced at ?17,000 which is probably less than a conversion would cost you once you have paid for all the rest of the restoration.

No affiliation to the seller http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C829660

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PostPost by: Sea Ranch » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:44 pm

Alan's right; buy an existing conversion. So much less money and heartache and time. Much easier to shop for another car than to select & harangue a shop, cringe and worry as they attempt the job, et cetera. And WAY less costly, all things in.

Again, just MHO . . . YMMV, etc. :mrgreen:

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PostPost by: ivorblister » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:03 pm

Hi thanks for the advice
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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:35 pm

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