Lotus Elan

Original 1963 Lotus Elan 1500 Sales brochure

PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:23 pm

Just picked this up from eBay in the UK, thought you'd all appreciate a scan:

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Lovely illustrations.
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PostPost by: SENC » Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:43 am

Nice, thanks for sharing!
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PostPost by: S3FHC » Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:01 am

Thank you!

some beautiful illustrations :D
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PostPost by: billwill » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:37 am

Nice.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:45 am

Great find, thanks for posting!
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PostPost by: ken ob » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:49 am

That's great, thanks for posting.

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PostPost by: kpcseven » Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:54 pm

Is the steering wheel supposed to be oriented with the spoke up? Were the frame's on the early cars painted green?
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PostPost by: The Veg » Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:21 pm

Very cool!
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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:22 pm

kpcseven wrote:Is the steering wheel supposed to be oriented with the spoke up?


Now you mention it, that is interesting... it does seem to be that way in all pictures!
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PostPost by: c42 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:45 pm

Interesting point but if the wheel were to be shown in "conventional" position it would obscure the rev counter and speedo on the illustration showing the dash.

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PostPost by: kpcseven » Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:57 pm

It's odd because the hub logo is right side up in all of the pictures also.
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:28 pm

Nice Phil! I was fortunate enough to buy one of these last year. You don't see them very often!
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PostPost by: fjcoopelan » Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:38 pm

Hi

If anyone is looking for this brochure, or the other 2 versions (Elan, Elan S2) or other Elan or Lotus sales lit, I have a large inventory.

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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:52 pm

Yes the wheel is correctly oriented in the pics. The first few Elans were fitted with their steering wheel like that, I believe at around Unit No 0030 they moved to the more usual orientation.

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PostPost by: nomad » Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:45 pm

trw99 wrote:Yes the wheel is correctly oriented in the pics. The first few Elans were fitted with their steering wheel like that, I believe at around Unit No 0030 they moved to the more usual orientation.

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Tim, how about the green painted frame, the carpet inside the doors, and the air cleaner?? :D

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