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Air flow introduction

PostPost by: 65ginetta » Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:06 pm

1966,My Vehicle number 36/5598. My body #1320, Non airflow
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PostPost by: Francisco » Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:15 pm

Hi all. My S3 FHC is body number 1620 and chassi 36/6055. It is not an Air Flow.
It left the Factory in September 66. Hope this helps.
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PostPost by: LotusArchives » Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:54 pm

Francisco wrote:Hi all. My S3 FHC is body number 1620 and chassi 36/6055. It is not an Air Flow.
It left the Factory in September 66. Hope this helps.
Take care
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Thank you to all of you that has contributed. The reason for going down the body number route rather than the VIN route is bodies can be changed, as appears to have happened to unit 6843 if it has a pre-airflow body.

Francisco, your car was the last pre-airflow body I was aware of, but body number 1467 being a air flow has thrown a spanner in the works.

Please keep contibuting with your body numbers so that we can get a better picture of bodies with with air-flow.
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PostPost by: dodo_z » Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:35 pm

LotusArchives wrote:... but body number 1467 being a air flow has thrown a spanner in the works.


Sorry for the confusion, there are too much Elan bodies in the workshop - 1467 is pre-airflow.

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PostPost by: Francisco » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:02 am

Thank you Andy!! Nice to know I might have an...historical Elan!!
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PostPost by: tonyr27 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:43 am

I'm certain our Elan Coupe was converted to airflow at some stage.

Body number no 2186, chassis number 36/5286, registered 50 years ago 17/01/1966 Reg no FRR850D.

I would be interested if anyone has any history on this Elan as we've only owned for two years.

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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:58 pm

englishmaninwales wrote:My pre airflow S3 Coupe was registered 17/06/66 and its number is 36/5712. Not sure if that helps!
Malcolm

Just to add that the body number is 1403. Never knew the body numbers existed until this thread!
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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:04 am

tonyr27 wrote:I'm certain our Elan Coupe was converted to airflow at some stage.

Body number no 2186, chassis number 36/5286, registered 50 years ago 17/01/1966 Reg no FRR850D.

I would be interested if anyone has any history on this Elan as we've only owned for two years.

TonyR

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Maybe a new aeroflow body shell with those numbers and dates, retaining the VIN/registration?
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PostPost by: tonyr27 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:53 pm

Malcolm
I guess it could have suffered major damage at some stage and had the shell replaced, as it seems odd for someone to just convert it to airflow!
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