Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: tomjones20194 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:35 pm

Folks -

I just purchased a ‘67 Elan S3 DHC (convertible) that I’ll be picking up next week. It’s been parked for the last 15 years and is original, so I’m looking forward to getting my hands dirty in order to put it back on the road. Hope to see some of you at local cars and coffee type shows. I’m in Reston, VA.

I'll post a pic once I figure out how...

Cheers, Tom
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PostPost by: TeeJay » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:53 am

Hi Tom, welcome to the forum.

Here are the instructions on how to upload photos. questions-f20/tutorial-how-upload-photos-t27816.html

Also have a look around the" Wiki-Coming Soon, towards the top of the page. Lots of information.
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PostPost by: tomjones20194 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:24 am

Here is a photo

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:00 pm

Great car - welcome!
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:25 pm

Welcome to Elan.net

That paint job looks familiar, I seem to remember a similar looking car once owned by one of our other members (Pete Taylor?).

anyway, looks like you have some use for any spare time you may have, enjoy!
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PostPost by: tomjones20194 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:47 pm

The name is not familiar to me. I purchased it from a guy in Maine who acquired it from his aunt and uncle in Vermont. I don’t have history beyond that yet. It is a RHD car so it was imported as some point. I’m hoping to discover its full history eventually.
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PostPost by: lotocone » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:39 pm

Welcome Tom. Lots of great information and help here, so you're in the right place. I hope you enjoy the Elan.
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PostPost by: benymazz » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:45 pm

Looks like a killer project... seem like you have a good base to build off of.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:05 am

Welcome Tom!

Cool car, can't wait to see your progress with it!
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PostPost by: tomjones20194 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:35 am

Thanks for the warm welcome. I’ll start a restoration thread once I get going.
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:17 am

Welcome Tom and congratulations on pursuing a rewarding trip restoring an Elan. Great group of guys on this site who have emense knowledge to help you through any aspect of your restoration. I know I couldn’t have done my last two restorations without their help.

Keep us informed of your progress!
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PostPost by: Europatc » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:41 pm

Welcome Tom
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