Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: nwbaxter66 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:29 am

Thanks to all the forum members who provided helpful advice over the past couple of months.

I am now a Plus 2 owner again, some 40 years after the sale of my red 69.

I purchased the green Plus 2 from Houston that was on Hemmings then BringATrailer (at a more reasonable price). While it wasn't exactly the color I was looking for fit the bill in almost every other way.
The car has an interesting history, originally yellow, now green with a AX block and an impressive (to me) dyno sheet. Hopefully, it will be in the Midwest by the end of the month.

I am sure that I am going to be looking for additional advice and direction in the coming months.

At the end of the day, while I would have loved a RHD version for "originality", the economics just didn't play out.

Looking forward to being a helpful forum member.... and if anyone has a NOS Webasto sun-roof ...please let me know.

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PostPost by: Europatc » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:34 pm

well done Nick , congratulations, happy and safe motoring
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:37 pm

Congrats Nick!
A friend sent me a link to that car, and I sure did lust for it! Got too much personal investment in my much-shabbier Plus 2 (bought from good friend) to have dropped it for for the green one, but I still remain envious!

Let me know first if you ever want to be rid of it! :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: billwill » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:51 pm

Surely LHD Elans are just as 'original' as RHD ones.
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