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Have You a Photo of Your Elan in the 60s/70s?

PostPost by: el-saturn » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:57 am

maybe i'm cheating a bit: BUT this is my unrestored baby back in 1981! sandy
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PostPost by: mmatthej1 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:26 am

I recall this a regular activity - frequent tipping in of GTX from stripseal tins!

Unfortunately, I don't have photos of the other Elan maintenance activities that seemed to fill all my weekends back then - rear hub bearing changes, renewing rotaflex, rear strut/damper replacement, water pump etc... such fun (not)!
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PostPost by: spanner » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:43 pm

1969.....
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:32 pm

That last picture looks like a Blow Up from 1966 :D
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PostPost by: Geoffers71 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:13 am

My S2 in 1968
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And the same car just before I sold it in 1972
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It was originally silver with red interior, but I painted it cirrus white with flame orange bumpers (very 70s and a la BRM :D )

OOOPS, Sorry realized I've already posted this. Am I losing it ? :( :( Got to be worrying. I'll just go and curl up in the corner, talking to myself and dribbling :roll: :lol: :lol:
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PostPost by: mmatthej1 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:13 pm

My first Elan, an S3 FHC started out with Silver bumpers, then went to day-glo Green (see foto - very Porsche 908 of the time, I thought), finishing off in White.............
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PostPost by: JonB » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:48 pm

Where are all the Plus 2 pictures?
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:52 pm

JonB wrote:Where are all the Plus 2 pictures?

Probably no one could afford one back then ........ they were expensive cars back in the day (how times change :lol: :lol: :lol: )
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PostPost by: JonB » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:17 pm

Good point. :lol:

Personally, I think the Plus 2 shouldn't have been called an "Elan" as it looks completely different. Even if it does have the same running gear.
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PostPost by: jono » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:18 pm

..yeah perhaps they should have called it Metier
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:24 pm

jono wrote:..yeah perhaps they should have called it Metier


Plus "2" to that...groan.
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PostPost by: spanner » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:44 pm

Mazzini wrote:That last picture looks like a Blow Up from 1966 :D


Yup, more Blowups from the late 60s...
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PostPost by: JimE » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:42 pm

trw99 wrote:I came across this press photograph of a LHD Euro spec FHC Sprint some time ago. It is clearly an early Sprint from the bonnet bulge and silver wheels, as well as having an early style placement of the rear gold decal.

I have only seen a small number of these press shots where the word Sprint has been placed on the front grill; it was used in the Sprint brochure though on a RHD car and I also have a photo of a lagoon blue over white Sprint similarly plated.

This photo would have been taken in late 1970 or, more likely, early 1971 and probably by Monitor Press for Lotus. I like the way the sidelights look so bright!

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This photograph was taken in The Mall, London,SW1 in front of Admiralty Arch.
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PostPost by: JimE » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:47 pm

My first Sprint taken in 1978 in North Devon.
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PostPost by: elanman999 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:05 pm

Here's my +2 in 79 and 80. I've still got it and it's now done 100K miles in my ownership. It's still got 68K on the clock!!!!
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