Lotus Elan

1/18 Lotus Elan S3

PostPost by: bs982367 » Wed Jan 14, 2004 2:55 pm

For the ones interested in, the company SUN STAR is manufacturing a first quality die cast model in 1/18 sclale of the Elan S3 (one in red and one in yellow).
References: SS4051 and SS4052 (dated August 2003).
As far as I know this is by far the best model copy of an Elan existing and the first one in 1/18 scale.
Web site: www.sunstartoys.com
They are really beautiful and worthwile !

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PostPost by: pereirac » Wed Jan 14, 2004 11:17 pm

There seems to be a good choice on the Uk ebay site.

There is also a smaller 1:43 version sold by Vitesse, which even has pop up headlights :-)

I bought one and it seem a more accurate shape than those sold by Koyosho, which I always felt looked too "flat" at the front

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Jan 14, 2004 11:36 pm

I bought one of these as soon as it was available, it is pretty d..... good; the only thing that I think is not perfect is the height of the windscreen which is perhaps 3/4 inch (19mm) too high in real size.

PLEASE DO NOT BE TEMPTED TO BUY THESE MODELS AT SILLY PRICES ON E-BAY, THEY ARE AVAILABLE FOR LESS THAN 20 POUNDS IN THE UK AND EVEN LESS IN THE US!

This company (presumably) has invested a lot of money in having the dies made, so they will be in production for a long time.

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PostPost by: type36lotus » Thu Jan 15, 2004 12:45 am

Hmmm, but is is listed as a 1961 S3. Still it looks very nice. Very detailed, right down to S3 door handles.

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PostPost by: LotuSport » Thu Jan 15, 2004 7:21 am

I bought one, too. A very nice model -- even though the steering wheel is on the wrong side. 8^)

The marketing text is wrong. The model comes on a base that states 1966 Elan S.3.

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PostPost by: wobblyweb » Thu Jan 15, 2004 10:58 am

I can supply 1/43rd kits of Elans and +2's also fully built. More expensive than die cast but they can be built to match any car. I have 1 Sprint kit in stock.
Also available many racing versions including a gulf coloured Elan and a Jim Clark racing version.

see <a href='http://www.mmcars.co.uk' target='_blank'>My Webpage</a> or e mail for more details

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PostPost by: bs982367 » Thu Jan 15, 2004 2:31 pm

I bought my two 1/18 Sun Star Elan S3 (one in red, the other one in yellow) in Waterloo (Belgium) and paid 16 euros each (40 % discount off the official price which was 27 euros) (about 10 UK pounds).
They are currently on sale and there is no need to look for items at E Bay !

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PostPost by: pereirac » Sun Jan 18, 2004 12:05 am

Do they have a web site? That's a lot cheaper than ebay!!
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PostPost by: bs982367 » Mon Jan 19, 2004 10:08 am

yes, they do have:
www.sunstartoys.com
But the shop where I bought the 1/18 replics has sold all of them (to me !!!).
You should get it in any good shop selling die casts.

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PostPost by: pereirac » Mon Jan 19, 2004 5:42 pm

So are you the one selling them on ebay for ?19.00 :-)

Thanks for the web link, I will check it out.

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