Lotus Elan

1967/68 Elan S4 SE(?) hardtop (white)

PostPost by: ACBC fan » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:56 am

ApparentIy not on Club Lotus' database - is SBB 948F known to any subscribers?
The car is in good shape from photographs and gov.uk indicates tested until mid-2018.
Might it be owned by one of the classic car hire firms?
Vehicle is suspected subject of an ebay scam.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:32 pm

Following is the Cazana report:

This LOTUS on numberplate SBB 948F was first registered on Friday 8th of September 1967 near Newcastle-upon-Tyne. It had been previously registered under FSU 803, 33 TTN. At an estimated 17,294 miles, this car has done a lower than average number of miles for it's age. This car had 3 previous owners before the current keeper acquired it. It was painted blue previously.

May 2017 MOT Test | 14,661 miles Pass 
May 2016 MOT Test | 14,430 miles Pass 
May 2015 MOT Test | 13,629 miles Pass 
September 2014 Registered owner changed
May 2014 MOT Test | 13,144 miles Pass 
Advisories
Front numberplate has a non reflective background
Offside front wiper not clearing all of zone A
All brakes binding on slightly
Head lamp main beam warning lamp not working
Front nearside and offside headlamp aim/patturns poor
May 2014 MOT Test | 13,144 miles Fail 
Advisories
Front numberplate has a non reflective background
Offside front wiper not clearing all of zone A
All brakes binding on slightly
Head lamp main beam warning lamp not working
Front nearside and offside headlamp aim/patturns poor
Reasons
Offside Drivers door cannot be opened from inside the vehicle (6.2.B.1b)
Offside Drivers door does not latch securely closed (6.2.B.1a)
April 2013 MOT Test | 13,050 miles Pass 
Advisories
Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm has slight play in a pin/bush (2.4.G.2)
Wipers slow.
Front No.plate backing is black but not a normal official plate.
Hand-brake lever not 100% secure.
Rear outer drive shaft couplings on both drive shafts breaking-up!!
April 2013 MOT Test | 13,050 miles Fail 
Advisories
Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm has slight play in a pin/bush (2.4.G.2)
Wipers slow.
Front No.plate backing is black but not a normal official plate.
Hand-brake lever not 100% secure.
Rear outer drive shaft couplings on both drive shafts breaking-up!!
Reasons
Parking brake: efficiency below requirements (3.7.B.7)
January 2012 MOT Test | 13,021 miles Pass 
Advisories
Front number plate has black background but not a regular backplate.
Rear drive shaft rubber couplings breaking-up.
Chassis No.not 100% clear.
MoT MOT Test | 13,021 miles Fail
Advisories
Front number plate has black background but not a regular backplate.
Rear drive shaft rubber couplings breaking-up.
Chassis No.not 100% clear.
Reasons
Nearside Headlamp aim too low (1.8)
Offside Headlamp aim too low (1.8)
Parking brake: efficiency below requirements (3.7.B.7)
January 2011 MOT Test | 12,464 miles Pass 
Advisories
Front number plate not easy to read close up!
Front nearside and offside brake diskes corroded
Rear nearside and offside brake disks corroded
Rear nearside and offside drive shaft rubber cuplings braking
Slight play in front nearside lower trunion
Nearside and offside hand brake pades low
December 2009 MOT Test | 12,063 miles Pass 
Advisories
Front numberplate slightly obscured and backing not standerd type!
All brake disks getting rusty
Wipers not parking
December 2008 MOT Test | 11,799 miles Pass 
Advisories
Wipers smeery
Slight play in nearside front lower trunion
Front number plate poor
August 2007 MOT Test | 10,954 miles Pass 
August 2007 MOT Test | 10,954 miles Fail 
Advisories
Offside Rear Brake hose slightly deteriorated (3.6.B.4d)
Reasons
Nearside Rear Brake hose excessively deteriorated (3.6.B.4d)
August 2006 MOT Test | 10,248 miles Pass 
Advisories
Offside Rear Brake hose slightly deteriorated (3.6.B.4d)
Frontnumber plate not 100% visable, passenger seat not 100% secure,
November 1994 Registered owner changed
January 1988 Numberplate change SBB 948F to FSU 803
March 1987 Numberplate change 33 TTN to SBB 948F
March 1984 Numberplate change 33 TTN to 33 TTN
8th September 1967 First registered on the road

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PostPost by: ACBC fan » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:54 pm

Thanks, Tim, for the comprehensive report. Wonder who current keeper is..
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