Lotus Elan

Folding rear seat.

PostPost by: Mario79 » Mon Sep 19, 2022 7:26 am

I am now on my 4th +2 and every car except my first +2s 130 have fixed rear seats. My first car had a rear seat that laid flat creating luggage space in the rear. Was this a factory extra or a mod by the previous owner ? If it was an extra does anyone have one for sale ? Thanks in advance.
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Mon Sep 19, 2022 7:38 am

Sorry, duplicate post
Last edited by mikealdren on Mon Sep 19, 2022 7:39 am, edited 1 time in total.
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Mon Sep 19, 2022 7:38 am

I believe that it was standard on the +2S but dropped by the +2S130 - too expensive or maybe it didn't pass crash test regs??
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PostPost by: alanr » Mon Sep 19, 2022 7:54 am

My '71 +2S 130 has the folding rear seat so maybe was still an option at that year?

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PostPost by: Mario79 » Mon Sep 19, 2022 7:55 am

Thanks Mike, that would make sense, all my elans have been +2s 130s, my first car must have had it retro fitted or as a factory extra. One might be easier to find than I thought then if the were a standard fitting in the +2s.
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PostPost by: Mario79 » Mon Sep 19, 2022 8:00 am

Nothing is ever straight forward with Lotus :lol: I was at a show yesterday and parked next to another +2 130s, same year. My car had two internal lights, one above each door, the other car only one light above the passenger door. Both headlinings looked original. So nothing aded or taken away.
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PostPost by: TonyA » Mon Sep 19, 2022 8:45 am

My 1971 S130 has the folding rear seat; one of the 'transitional' features of my car: it also has the 3 fuses in the engine bay, ashtray in the dashboard and separate handbrake and brake failure dash lights..
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PostPost by: checkrail » Mon Sep 19, 2022 2:37 pm

reply to TonyA. My '71 S130 has identical spec
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