Lotus Elan

Black Elan in GA spotted

PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:49 pm

A friend of my wife’s is driving back from FL and saw this Elan, taking pictures to show me as she knows I’m a Lotus fanatic. Anyone on this forum?

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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:55 pm

Where did she see it? That raises my count of Plus 2s in Georgia:

1. Mine
2. Clark M.
3. Mike C.
4. This black one
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:16 am

I think that's Mike C.
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PostPost by: seniorchristo » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:17 pm

I'm surprised a non enthusiast would recognize a Lotus Elan +2. Kudos to your wife's friend! :)
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PostPost by: velo5338 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:40 pm

Nope. Not me (Mike C.) Mine's red.

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PostPost by: velo5338 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:43 pm

That's a Chatham county plate - so Savannah?

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PostPost by: The Veg » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:44 pm

velo5338 wrote:That's a Chatham county plate - so Savannah?


I'm surprised that you can read the county; even on my laptop screen it's fuzzy.

That said, I just looked in the Lotus Ltd roster and found that there are TWO Plus 2s in Chatham, a '68 belonging to Thomas R. in Pooler and a '72 S130 belonging to Kevin I. in Savannah. There is also a '70 S belonging to James E. of Cairo (pronounced 'KAY-ro'), which is in Grady County down in southwestern GA, of all places (it's a small town in the middle of nowhere).

So that brings the Georgia Plus 2 count to SEVEN! I'm really surprised, especially given how many are in smaller cities. I'm in the suburbs of Atlanta and Clark M. is not terribly far outside Atlanta, but the Savannah area isn't really all that large and neither is Augusta, near where Mike is.
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PostPost by: snowyelan » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:26 pm

Funny how that goes. With a combined population of 50k ish the 2 towns around me have 3 elans that I know of.
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PostPost by: lotusS2guy » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:31 pm

Back in the 70s I was selected to be one of ten engineers to take a special course in air quality management given by the University of Southern California. None of us knew one another, so on day one we went around the table and introduced ourselves. One of the other guys also drove an Elan. So 20% of that population were Elan drivers. It blew me away. :shock: :lol:
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PostPost by: DrinkMan » Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:18 pm

A scan of the Lotus Elan Registry shows 7 black +2 in USA but none were in Georgia. Maybe someone relocated or more likely - not in the Registry.
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