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1969 Burnt Sand Plus 2 - ? Trevor from Poole

PostPost by: dunclentdr1 » Fri Dec 15, 2023 2:20 pm

I am searching for previous owners of a Burnt Sand Plus 2, I believe 1969, with a body number of 2072.

As body and VIN numbers did not align until 1970 onwards, I have looked for a car on the Registry with a VIN which is very close - the best I can do is 50/2076 owned by Trevor from Poole in the 1980s.

Does anyone know of this car or indeed of Trevor from Poole?!!

Thanks in advance.

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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri Dec 15, 2023 4:10 pm

David, Body numbers have no relevance when identifying a particular Elan. This is principally because no records exist of which boy was fitted to which car, apart from the very earliest Elans in 1963/4

The key identifier is the unique Unit No. Without that, or an Engine No or registration mark, it is very tricky to identify a car.

50/2072 was at auction in 2020. It was a race spec car with a known partial history. I have the auction listing and a photo of the red +2, plus some notes from a PO. It was invoiced by the factory in Nov 69.

Do you have anything else to go on, by any chance?

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PostPost by: dunclentdr1 » Fri Dec 15, 2023 4:15 pm

Hi Tim

Thanks - that's all I have - three sets of the same body number on the car but no VIN plate - the roof number says 'SAND' also so I'm looking for a needle in a haystack - a Plus 2 produced in 1969 that was Sand Brown and became a race car!!

The Elan Registry showing a car with a close by body number and in Sand, Trevor from Poole, is as far as I have got.

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PostPost by: berni29 » Fri Dec 15, 2023 6:49 pm

Hi

I remember that car when it was auctioned. I really liked the look of it. And still do in fact. Best of luck in tracking down it's original identity.

Do you wish to use it in the road?

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PostPost by: dunclentdr1 » Fri Dec 15, 2023 6:58 pm

Hi Berni - thanks, it's a lovely car, always nice to work out which road going car a race car was originally.

I do have a GTS Elan which is essentially a race car which is occasionally road going, also an Elite race car similarly, on the way - always nice to drive too and from the occasional event.

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