Lotus Elan

S1 Bourne Elans - history and details of known cars

PostPost by: mdwracer » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:00 am

Tim,
The engine number on 3342 is indeed LP1029. I sent pictures of the chassis plate showing engine number, block with number , and rear of head showing number to Andy at Lotus Archives to prove authenticity before he issued a Certificate of Provenance.
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PostPost by: mdwracer » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:40 am

Tim ,
This is my chassis plate on 3342.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:07 am

Thank you Mike, much appreciated.

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PostPost by: GLB » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:08 pm

here is a picture of mine. Gary
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PostPost by: jonsered 11 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:40 am

Hi guys,

does any of you have an early car with the original door pockets? I could do with dimensions and photos if possible,so that I can make some!

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PostPost by: wbmoore » Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:22 am

Hi folks.....I’ve just brought home an early Elan body.....just the body. It can be best described as "rugged". In its day it was LHD and had two round lights with the added reflector on each side in the rear. The tags are long gone. The only numbers to be found are on the firewall. The previous owner, an informed gentleman, pointed to what was (to me at least) obviously a four digit number on a dymo-label which had been applied during the manufacturing process. Some of the glassfibre has been chipped off revealing the red label. Above that, on the ledge, was a two digit number, which in no way matched the dymo-label number.

My guess (and it’s only that) is it is a series 1 or very early 2 and not a Bourne body.

Any thoughts. Thanks. Brad Moore.
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PostPost by: dunclentdr1 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:11 pm

Hi Brad

I think the dymo tape was used once Lotus began manufacturing the bodies - here is a photo of the tape on my S1 which I gather is the earliest registered with a Lotus made body.

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PostPost by: trw99 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:26 pm

Yep, Dymo tape was used for the Lotus bodies. Bourne's had their own small plate.

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PostPost by: collii » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:24 pm

Hi All,

I just purchased this car in USA and it's now being shipped back to UK:
(Pictures to follow once it arrives)

Bourne body #: 26/0094
Unit #: 3082
Chassis #: 26/0097
Engine #: LP239
Self assembly car supplied in RHD format.

I'm trying to find the history of the original Scottish owner (J.Halley of Clackmannan).
If anybody knows anything about him, please get in touch.

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PostPost by: dunclentdr1 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:19 pm

Posting this link to show details of 26/0196 - went to Australia (probably on the same ship as 0202).


https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1010147

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PostPost by: jonsered 11 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:16 pm

Hi Colli,

I have Bourne chassis26/0089
Body26/0091
Engine LP220

I am in Scotland near Clackmannan, I will try and find out about your Mr Halley!! How complete is your Bourne,we would all love to see some photos?

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PostPost by: collii » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:23 pm

jonsered 11 wrote:Hi Colli,

I have Bourne chassis26/0089
Body26/0091
Engine LP220

I am in Scotland near Clackmannan, I will try and find out about your Mr Halley!! How complete is your Bourne,we would all love to see some photos?

Jonsered


Excellent, thank you very much.
It's basically complete bar a couple of odd parts which I've now almost sourced.

The car still has it's original Scottish number plates, but unfortunately the Clackmannan 'SL' plate records are nowhere to be found by the county council archivists!

Any leads would be appreciated.
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PostPost by: jonsered 11 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:04 pm

Hi Collii,

sounds good! How complete is the interior.....does it have the ashtray in the centre console or in the door?
Whereabouts are you in the UK?

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PostPost by: roblotus79 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:49 pm

The S1 on auction at Bring A Trailer has been confirmed as a Bourne bodied car.
50/2180 1969 Elan Plus 2
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PostPost by: collii » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:38 pm

jonsered 11 wrote:Hi Collii,

sounds good! How complete is the interior.....does it have the ashtray in the centre console or in the door?
Whereabouts are you in the UK?

Jonsered


- Interior almost 100% complete
- Ashtray in the centre console yes (none in the door)
- I live between US and UK (Buckinghamshire)

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