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PostPost by: brucey58 » Sun Dec 04, 2022 3:24 pm

Hi,
Just a quick note to introduce myself. I recently purchased a 1970 Elan S3.5? It has S4 arches etc but S3 dash and interior.

The last Elan I owned was an S4 40 years ago which I sold to fund the £2000 deposit on my first house. I bought this one for more than I sold the house for!

I was a bit apprehensive driving the new Elan home from Southampton to Kent as I was warned against revisiting my old heroes. However, I loved every second of the journey (apart from 5 minutes at a junction healing and toeing with the clutch in on a hill!).

The car is basically sound with a lot of money already spent on mechanical items. I have a list of 30 mainly small jobs that need doing. Fortunately, I'm one of those people who love to tinker and make things better. I see it as part of the fun of classic car ownership.

I'm a 64-year-old Chartered Mechanical Engineer with a decent workshop at the bottom of the garden (currently occupied with a 1964 Triumph Tiger Cub Trials bike and a 1970 T100 road bike)

I'm sure I will be trawling though the archives and asking numerous questions in due course.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sun Dec 04, 2022 4:08 pm

That looks lovely, great colour that really suits the car.

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PostPost by: brucey58 » Sun Dec 04, 2022 5:16 pm

Many thanks :-)

Would look even better if I managed to work out how to rotate the photos the correct way up!
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PostPost by: berni29 » Sun Dec 04, 2022 5:25 pm

Hello,

Car looks great. I am recently back in the Lotus fold, but +2's are my thing, though I do appreciate all the varieties.

I'm in Beckenham Kent, are you nearby?

All the best

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PostPost by: brucey58 » Sun Dec 04, 2022 5:53 pm

I live near Hythe (quite close to the Channel Tunnel).
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Sun Dec 04, 2022 5:53 pm

good move !

keep it on the road...
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Sun Dec 04, 2022 6:36 pm

& a T7, like mine. Though maybe you have a ST?
I have, & kids many trials bikes too!

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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Sun Dec 04, 2022 6:39 pm

Welcome Brucey. Not quite on your doorstep but a shameless plug nonetheless :
https://northkentlotusgroup.org/

Enjoy the Elan !

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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Dec 04, 2022 7:32 pm

Welcome Brucey!
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PostPost by: brucey58 » Sun Dec 04, 2022 8:28 pm

h20hamelan wrote:& a T7, like mine. Though maybe you have a ST?
I have, & kids many trials bikes too!

Welcome

Thanks.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Mon Dec 05, 2022 7:35 am

Well done Bruce.
I had a 1961 Tiger Cub Sports SL the same colour as you T100.
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