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history of 50/ 1287

PostPost by: h20hamelan » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:08 pm

The +2 I’ve been working on, driving and enjoying for 10+ years. Is about to undergo some body off improvements.
Over the years, I’ve toyed with the idea of an elan nose on the +2. Changing tail lights, removing bumpers and smoothing lines etc.

The +2 has really grown on me. So now, no changes planned.

I am hoping for a history lesson on 50/ 1287 please.

I understand the original owner was a pearl importer in BC, Canada.
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PostPost by: Unibrain » Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:52 pm

<plug> I can't help you with the history but you could document what you know about the car in the Elan Registry </plug>

https://www.elanregistry.org/
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:07 pm

very odd
I was sure it was listed
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:01 pm

Does Tim (trw99) have +2 records?

Hoping for production date. So if anyone with vins either side of 1287 knows theirs please!

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PostPost by: SGO 2F » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:18 pm

As a starter, 50/1287 was invoiced by Lotus on 7/7/69 with engine No. M19550.

That's all I have, but contact Andy Graham at Lotus to get more information.

Good luck and Cheers...

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