Lotus Elan

Period Road Tests of the +2

PostPost by: kwhittle » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:32 pm

Is there a list of all the 'in period' road tests of the +2 in all its iterations ??

Motorsport
Autosport
Motor
Autocar etc ??

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PostPost by: 69S4 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:42 pm

The book Lotus Elan 1962 - 1973 by Brooklands Books has a load of period road tests of both the Elan and +2. At a glance it has 9 +2 tests of various types covering Oct 67 to the end of 72.
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:44 pm

petrolblood put some up (a good starting point)....... lotuselan-plus2-f51/first-elan-road-test-article-t18190.html
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PostPost by: JohnCh » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:20 pm

Brooklands Books has (had?) two collections of Elan road tests. In addition to the one mentioned by 69S4, they have a more comprehensive collection called Lotus Elan 1962-1974 Ultimate Portfolio. I've attached pictures of the table of contents from both books. Hope this helps.

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PostPost by: DavidLB » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:25 pm

I have an Autocar road test of a 130/5 which I'm happy to scan or photo copy for you
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PostPost by: The Veg » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:38 pm

I have a few in my box of documentation for my car but I don't know which off the top of my head. Can check later and report back.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:02 pm

Kevin, there are some lurking around on this site, but nothing like the entirety.

Brooklands Books actually published five books of road tests:

Lotus Elan 1962-1973
Lotus Elan Collection No 1
Lotus Elan Collection No 2
Lotus Elan Gold Portfolio 1962-1974
Lotus Elan Ultimate Portfolio 1962-1974

Additionally, uniquemotorbooks.com published a compendium of roadtests called Lotus Elan 1963-1973

Now, because I'm a nerdy anorak about these cars, I attach two spreadsheets for you. The first is a list of 145 road tests by various magazines during the Elan and +2s production. The second is a list of some, but not all, post production road tests, which I have in my collection.

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:40 pm

Those are very comprehensive lists of the articles printed Tim. I doubt there are many left out!
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PostPost by: kwhittle » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:30 pm

motorsport-5-1969.pp2.jpg and
I found a 2000 mile report by Jenks in May 1969 on the +2

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Thanks for all the other information kindly sent, this is a great facility for owners and enthusiasts.
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PostPost by: kwhittle » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:32 pm

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Page 1 Motorsport 5/1969
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PostPost by: kwhittle » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:34 pm

Page 3 Motorsport 5 1969
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