Lotus Elan

At Last - A Working Lotus

PostPost by: Matt Elan » Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:33 pm

Well its been a busy week, car wise. I've sold KSX - little interest from on here, no bids on ebay, had a couple of people wanting it just for the engine to stick in a Cortina and an Escort respectively and offering silly money, but it eventually went to a chap who will be restoring it. So good news there, it won't be scrapped or Zetec'ed but will keep its original engine with the original car, and ALD gets a bit more room in the tent!
And I bought 'frogeye simon's 1969 Plus 2, which had also been advertised on here. I picked it up this morning - he lives in Fleet some 30 mins walk from me and drove it the couple of miles home, then nipped out again to get some petrol. I'll post up some pictures later after the weekend but in the meantime here it is as photographed by Simon:

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So not driven it far, and the only adjustments I have managed to do is to unjam and move the drivers seat backwards so that I'm comfy in it. It's got a massive history file, recently had the water pump done and looks great - mind you I'll have to get used to the metallic white roof - and I'm really happy with it! Now I'll have to get the Lotus Heritage Certificate for it and enjoy some late summer drives! May go to the White Lion (Hartley Wintney) Sunday meet this Sunday and Castle Combe next weekend if SWMBO is up for it!
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PostPost by: frogeyesimon » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:43 pm

I'm in mourning still :|
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1968 +2S 130 50/1189
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PostPost by: Matt Elan » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:03 pm

Thanks for the cheery wave on Sunday morning Simon :D I was late getting to the White Lion as the car had fouled its plugs and I had to clean them - shock horror! Otherwise has run fine and happy with her.
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PostPost by: Rich135 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:47 pm

That looks really nice Matt, it must be lovely to be back on the road again!

Enjoy,

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