Lotus Elan

1971 Elan Plus2 "S" for sale USA - SOLD

PostPost by: tedtaylor » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:10 pm

SOLD
1971 Lotus Elan Plus2 "S" Type 50 VIN# 0094N in Bahama Yellow, original owner car, very complete with only 35K miles, original "matching numbers" engine runs good, sliding spline rear u-joint half shafts, A/C equipped, stainless steel muffler, fog/driving lights, nice Nader K/O wheels, nice interior, shop manual included, last on road 1986, dry storage ever since, clear open title. Car needs restoration.
SOLD

I'm posting this first to the forum members for their consideration BEFORE I post on Ebay later this week.
over 80 pictures on my "hobby" website.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:22 pm

That’s burnt sand
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:28 pm

Phil, when it's dry, yes, it looks burnt sand, but when it's wet, it really POPS and looks more like Colorado orange, thus my confusion... :lol:
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:57 pm

I see what you mean - http://www.taylormadeclassiccars.com/plus2sbrown.html

Just keep it wet!! :lol:

What does the bottom right hand corner of the vin plate say:
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There should be a code,L06 for Burnt Sand & L014 for Colorado Orange... Based on the other pics & the year I am leaning toward Colorado Orange, the original color of my Sprint. It can look Milky, but when it pops it's very nice!

Looks like a nice car btw
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PostPost by: trw99 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:31 am

I suspect that it is LO 10 Bahama Yellow. Lots of the 1970/71 Federal +2s were in that colour. Burnt Sand was discontinued in Oct 70, before this car was built. It was also a very rare colour for Federal cars.

Ted, I'd also be interested in knowing the Engine No too, if you'd be kind enough to relay that please.

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PostPost by: JimE » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:09 pm

I agree with Tim. Looks like Bahama Yellow. Jim
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:46 pm

Tim and Jim win the prize! The code is L10
also found it to be a "matching numbers" original engine # I24223
that first digit is the capital letter "i", not a number "1".
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PostPost by: Slowtus » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:51 pm

AC equipped?
Does that mean the car has working AC?

And can we have more photos please - serious enquiry (in spite of the feeble Canadian dollar :( ).

edit: Also location of the car please.
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PostPost by: gketner » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:27 pm

Ted,

Could I arrange to come and see the car? I'm in Maryland. Also, could you post the URL to your 'hobby site' ?>I've apparently missed it

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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:12 pm

Slowtus -- I like folks with a sense of humor. :lol: You are correct in that "equipped" and "working" are two totally different words with different meanings. Yes, it is equipped, no it is not working.
A/C components are there, some mounted, others in trunk. Car is a "restoration" project, not a driver in the least.
VERY complete description, 80 pictures and all your questions will be answered if you look at my "hobby" website listed below my signature.
thanks for checking and looking forward to hearing from you soon.
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:16 pm

as promised, it is now posted to EbayMotors
https://www.ebay.com/itm/292526147631?s ... 1555.l2649

Compare this to the two other Plus2's out there 1) the carcass currently offered for sale on the west coast by BHCC and 2) the restoration project offered for sale on the east coast by GWMC.

I'm right in the middle (price-wise, not geographically). Feel free to make an offer.
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:34 pm

SOLD, thank you!
staying in the USA
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