Lotus Elan

Australian Lotus Elan

PostPost by: Bombay Racing Green » Wed May 24, 2017 7:26 am

Hi Steve,

Nice to see that things are progressing well. Snap! I'm 6'2" as well. I was initially quite concerned that I couldn't fit. It wasn't helped by a visit to Matty's in 2002. I tried to sit in a FHC with a Spyder roll cage in it. It wasn't an encouraging start. Like you, I find that there is plenty of space. The same goes for my S2 Europa. After reading all the contemporary road tests you would come to the conclusion that anyone over 5'10" should forget about owning one. Whilst not as spacious as the Elan, I do fit and the seat are very comfortable.

All the best with the re-spray and recommissioning.

Regards,
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Greetings from your car's Irish relative!
Pete
1970 S4 DHC
1971 S2 Europa
1968 +2
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PostPost by: Steve Budden » Wed May 24, 2017 7:32 am

Hi,
I bought the car from an Englishman living in Tasmania, a mate about the same build as me, tall and skinny. You may be my Irish cousin as my mother was a McKenney, her father hailed from Ireland but she was born here.
Cheers
Steve
1956 Ford MK1 Zephyr under restoration
1957 Fiat 1100 race car
1958 Read Holden Special Group Lb Race car
1964 Prince Skyline GTB Restored
1970 S4SE Lotus Elan Coupe
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PostPost by: Bombay Racing Green » Wed May 24, 2017 11:10 am

Hi Steve,

I'm actually Scottish but I married an Irish farmer's daughter and she came with abit of land! Give me a shout if there's any specific parts you need and I'll have a look in the spares department.

Regards,
Pete
1970 S4 DHC
1971 S2 Europa
1968 +2
Bombay Racing Green
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 160
Joined: 05 Sep 2012
Location: Wicklow, Ireland
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