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S1 Bourne Elans - history and details of known cars

PostPost by: dunclentdr1 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:24 am

...as many as I could including the original body (most people who make racers simply buy a new one!) - a credit to the body restorers when you see the condition of the body beforehand!
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:45 pm

dunclentdr1 wrote:...as many as I could including the original body (most people who make racers simply buy a new one!) - a credit to the body restorers when you see the condition of the body beforehand!


I'm on a similar project, though way behind (stalled for the time being), and still debating keeping the original body or not...

It's a real challenge to keep original parts (on the car I mean).
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PostPost by: knockoffnut » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:50 pm

That's a great looking car David. I would love to see more pictures. (some day I will post a thread of my Frankentwincam...)
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PostPost by: dunclentdr1 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:28 pm

Hi Andrew

Lots more photos on the dedicated thread...

elan-racing-f12/creating-gts-style-car-from-the-restoration-begins-t36966.html

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PostPost by: dunclentdr1 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:17 pm

On the subject of Bourne body gel coat colour - I was going through some pictures of 26/0202 earlier and found some of it mid body restoration - it had crashed whilst racing in the 1960s and was left for 30 years or more, when restored a replacement rear end was needed.

On the attached photos (the ones on the trailer), I think the stripped front end shows the grey gel coat colour - hope this helps and grateful for comments and thoughts.

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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:40 am

Wow, a stunning restoration, the attention to detail is amazing! :D
The early elans were definitely the most beautiful of all!!!
Great car.
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