Lotus Elan

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

PostPost by: sprint4dm » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:10 pm

Here is a shot of my Elan Sprint with a previous owner, the photograph came with the car, along with a few others the date on the back is April 1979. Love the red shirt and especially the moustache.

I don't know who this is but if it's someone on the site please get in touch


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PostPost by: Geoffers71 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:51 pm

Two pics of my '65 S2. The first in 1968 when I had not long had the car and the second in 1972 when I had painted it white with flame orange bumpers! Originally the car was silver with red interior. It doesn't appear to exist now, exported or in Elan heaven? :D. Reg no DLB696C if anyone knows anything different.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:59 am

Silver with red trim! Wow! Any colour photos of that colour scheme? Sounds wonderful.

My first S3 was silver with black trim, it was an October '66 car.
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PostPost by: Fred Talmadge » Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:30 pm

I didn't get a Lotus until the early 80's It didn't run well so the hood was off a lot.
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PostPost by: c42 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:09 pm

My car on a garage forecourt(thanks to Andyelan).

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:12 am

sprint4dm wrote:Here is a shot of my Elan Sprint with a previous owner, the photograph came with the car, along with a few others the date on the back is April 1979. Love the red shirt and especially the moustache.

I don't know who this is but if it's someone on the site please get in touch


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Reckon that's the OP working on his Jason King impression. C'mon Tim own up!
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PostPost by: trw99 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:49 am

Never ever had facial hair, Steve!

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PostPost by: john1180 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:01 am

Early eighties, my first Elan.
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PostPost by: rusty&dusty » Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:14 am

Hi Tim,

Elan S3 FHC SE OLH 388E, picture taken in 1979.

(Elan Sprint 3 AMA/SPD 530L was taken in the following decade, '83/84)

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:38 am

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My Sprint when new in 1972 outside "Tollgate Engineering" where it was the demonstrator chez Terry Tozer (Lotus dealer)
Alan.b Brittany 1972 elan sprint fhc Lagoon Blue 0460E
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PostPost by: tcsoar » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:29 pm

A picture of my plus 2 in Ireland, taken by and passed onto me by nephew of the then owner.

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PostPost by: Vaughan » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:15 am

Hers a few pictures of two of my Elan's in Australia, the 26R I still own, the S1 sold only last year
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26/0429 post restoration 2017

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26/0429 Country drag race early 60's

More to follow of S2, S3SE and S4SE
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PostPost by: Vaughan » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:29 am

A few more of the Elan's I've owned, the S3Se I restored now lives in Tasmania, S4Se lives in Melbourne last I as does the S4 historic Group S car
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S3SE as bought in 81

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S3SE restoration complete

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S4SE I restored in UK, on arrival in Sydney mid 80's

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S4 DHC Group S race car early 90's

Apologies for the orientation!
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PostPost by: Vaughan » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:41 am

Last few pictures
the 26R was shipped in 65 arriving Australia early 66
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26-S2-40 the day it was assembled on way to Lakeside for first test with Bill Gates

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26-S2-40 as restored

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S2 5416 end of restoration, now owned by Gordon in Sydney

Hope you enjoy, like many of you, I've a lifelong Elan addiction, currently enjoying rebuild of the 26R post crash in 2013, another 63 S1 underway and 65 S2 yet to be started, this is going to be a "Singer" Elan.
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:37 am

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Summer 1980, trying to explain to some of my uncles about this little furrin car.
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