Lotus Elan

Rally prepped Elan described

PostPost by: ardee_selby » Mon May 23, 2011 9:27 pm

An old write-up. Not sure how old.

Not sure why it has two reg.plates though....one "D" (1966) & one "H" (1970)

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon May 23, 2011 9:36 pm

Unfortunately I can't read the text but it reminds me... does anyone know what happened to the Jimi Hendrix Elan?
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Mon May 23, 2011 9:40 pm

elansprint71 wrote:Unfortunately I can't read the text


Try right clicking & open in new window...enlarges page sizes to view.

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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Mon May 23, 2011 9:45 pm

elansprint71 wrote:... does anyone know what happened to the Jimi Hendrix Elan?


It appears to have been converted from RHD to LHD, or vice versa...

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon May 23, 2011 10:48 pm

Well, you know what they say:

Lately things just don't seem the same
Actin' funny, but I don't know why...


I'm sure there was a similar photo but with different face... :roll:
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PostPost by: reb53 » Tue May 24, 2011 6:09 am

"Try right clicking & open in new window...enlarges page sizes to view."

That does indeed happen, but still not big enough for my old eyes...... :(

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PostPost by: Old English White » Tue May 24, 2011 7:12 am

ardee_selby wrote:
elansprint71 wrote:... does anyone know what happened to the Jimi Hendrix Elan?


It appears to have been converted from RHD to LHD, or vice versa...

Cheers - Richard



Hi Richard,
Could you please send me a scan of the cover of that rock magazine !?!
That one deserve to have its place on my poster...
Christian. :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Tue May 24, 2011 9:03 am

reb53 wrote:"Try right clicking & open in new window...enlarges page sizes to view."

That does indeed happen, but still not big enough for my old eyes...... :(

Ralph.


Sorry, forgot to say...when the new window opens the mouse pointer should have a (+) sign to click on when moved over the image. Click to enlarge it.

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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Tue May 24, 2011 9:09 am

Old English White wrote:Hi Richard,
Could you please send me a scan of the cover of that rock magazine !?!
That one deserve to have its place on my poster...
Christian. :mrgreen:


Hi Christian,

Sure. No problem...as soon as I can locate the mag!

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Tue May 24, 2011 10:03 am

Is this one right or left-hand drive?

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PostPost by: gherlt » Tue May 24, 2011 12:11 pm

Maybe the negatives were mirrored ?
1964 S1 (engine ready, awainting body repair)
1967 S3 DHC (now adjusted by Brian Buckland, totally calm idle)
1969 S4 FHC (finishing interior, changing wiring loom)

Brian Bucklands 2nd edition book can be found here: www.theelanman.com
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PostPost by: trw99 » Tue May 24, 2011 1:54 pm

elansprint71 wrote:Unfortunately I can't read the text but it reminds me... does anyone know what happened to the Jimi Hendrix Elan?


In fact the Elan belonged to Noel Redding, the bassist in the Jimi Hendrix Experience, which was around in London from mid 1966 to approx mid 1967. That's Noel standing to the right in the famous photo. He was from Folkstone so it might be fair to assume that he would have a right hand drive car, so the pic of Hendrix on his own must be the wrong way around.

So all you 1966 S3 Coupe owners need to check if your car has a previous owner by the name of N Redding!

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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Tue May 24, 2011 2:55 pm

trw99 wrote:In fact the Elan belonged to Noel Redding, the bassist in the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Tim


This photo seems contempory to them pictured with the Elan.

Amazing how he got all that hair in a Coupe! :)

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Tue May 24, 2011 9:00 pm

gherlt wrote:Maybe the negatives were mirrored ?



I think that I bought that albumn. If not; what a great title. :twisted:
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PostPost by: reb53 » Tue May 24, 2011 10:12 pm

"Sorry, forgot to say...when the new window opens the mouse pointer should have a (+) sign to click on when moved over the image. Click to enlarge it."

I can see again !

Thanks Richard.

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