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S3 SE DHC, UWT 43F

PostPost by: Jeannius » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:29 pm

Hi

Just found this forum and thought I'd try to track down my old car. As in the title it was S3 SE DHC, UWT 43F. I bought it around 1973, used it as my sole transport for a few years then stripped it down ready for a new chassis. Never got around to putting it back together and eventually sold it as a box of parts to Paul Matty in 2002. Someone contacted me shortly afterwards, said he was the new owner and asked for help with the history. I dug out old photos, receipts etc and sent them off but never heard anything more from the guy.

So, does anyone know this car? Is it back on the road or still just a bag of bits?

Cheers


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PostPost by: trw99 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:53 pm

Its still alive. Listed as being first registered on 23 March 1968 in Leeds, currently 'taxed' and MoT'd.

Try Club Lotus or the Lotus archivist.

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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:54 pm

Mike,

The Leeds area is covered by North Yorkshire Lotus Owners Club (NYLOC) they have a web site which I think is nyloc.org Might be worth trying to find your car via NYLOC.

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PostPost by: Jeannius » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:40 am

Thanks Tim and Richard.

I'm pleased but also disappointed that it is back on the road. I only sold it because I was moving to the Caribbean and had nowhere to store the parts. Now I'm back, retired, I have the time for a project and would have loved to get the old car back if it was still off the road. Have to look somewhere else I suppose.
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PostPost by: nico506 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:24 am

Hello Mike
I am the owner who contacted you some years ago regarding the above car and you kindly sent some details and photos of the car being wheeled into place for its strip down.

The car is completely restored and rebuilt and has been on the road for 3-4 years now since completing the rebuild some 10 years after I bought the pile of bits off paul matty

It is all original spec and has some subtle performance mods.

I attach a picture of the car and if you'd like some more info or pictures -let me know or send me a pm

Hope this solves the mystery for you and good luck with finding and project elan and they are hard to find in the right state !

Regards

Nick Navas :)
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PostPost by: Jeannius » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:43 am

Hi Nick

Sorry for the late reply, I didn't receive notification of your post.

Well done on the restoration , the car looks absolutely magnificent. I hope you have many happy drives in the future.

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