Lotus Elan


PostPost by: GeorgeStevens » Wed Aug 18, 2021 1:40 pm

Hi All

In October 1973 me and my partner at the time purchased two new Elan Plus 2's from Len Street the Lotus Dealers in Chelsea. One was a white 130/5 and mine was a JPS black and gold 130/5.

Is there any way that I can trace if mine is still owned and if so, would love to chat to the owner as I am sure I could tell him a few stories about all the troubles I had with it from brand new? Crazy as it may sound, I went on to have another two Lotus's, an Eclat and an Esprit Turbo, both also troublesome. You must be mad, I hear you say, but once a Lotus lover, always a Lotus lover.

Unfortunately, I had a stroke nine years ago at the age of 66 and the DVLA stopped me from driving. My last performance car at that time was a Caterham 7 Supersprint with a 1700 cross-flow engine, which was great fun to drive.

Here's hoping one of you enthusiasts may be able to help me.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Wed Aug 18, 2021 2:09 pm

A quick start would be this...


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PostPost by: jono » Wed Aug 18, 2021 2:17 pm

Do you recall the registration number George - I had a JPS Plus 2 which I sold to a friend who restored it and I seem to recall it may have been supplied by Len Street?
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PostPost by: trw99 » Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:08 pm


You asked this question on The Lotus Forums (as John Honeyball) in 2018, to which I replied and subsequently sent you an email with details of your old JPS Plus 2, as well as a speculation about your business partners white car. If you have lost that email, I shall happily resend it to you.

Your old car is currently taxed until June 2022. It last had a MoT test in June 2017, which it passed. In other words the car is alive and currently being driven on the public road.

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PostPost by: John Honeyball » Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:20 am

Hi Tim

I am totally confused. I am John Honeyball, and I purchased the JPS Plus 2 130/5 and a White Plus 2 130/5, the same day in October 1973, from Len Streets in Chelsea. Our reg plates were TLB968M (JPS) and TLB969M (White).
I am now 79 years old, still with a passion for Lotus Cars and would love to speak to the current owner, about my JPS’s first five years of its life!

Any help would genuinely be appreciated.

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