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UK Elan car shows

PostPost by: Silverrs » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:37 am

Hi
I'm looking into getting an Elan .
I'm in no rush but would like to see a few at shows to see which type I would like.
What is the best summer show to go to so I would be able to see as many Elan at once.

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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:55 pm

Hi there, have you considered going to the Shelsley walsh speed hill climb during a Paul Matty sportscars event? I am part of their sort of pit crew and even as a spectator you can get closer to the cars than at any show - you also get to see a few driving flat out!!!!! :D
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PostPost by: Silverrs » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:26 pm

Thanks peter for your reply.
Will start making a list of shows to go to.
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:00 pm

If you would like a recommendation, I would say that the s3 is probably the overall winner as it has electric wind up windows and the round(ish) wheel arches! The type 26 (s1 and s2) are in my opinion the best looking though as they have the cleanest lines of all. And then there are sprints which are fantastic cars and do seem to be the strongest investments at the moment with well sorted examples selling for over £50,000, so if you are interested in investing I would look into one of those. It is also worth noting that if a car can be found in a desirable colour such as Pistachio green, lagoon blue, wedgwood blue e.t.c.
So I suppose it is all about taste as the cars all handle pretty much exactly the same due to the same chassis and engine configuration.
Hope that gives you some more insight.
P.S. it is also worth noting that some modifications such as chassis and engine modifications can make cars worth more ore less, so if you can find a car with an undesired mod that is not effective on the enjoyment of the car, then you might be able to pic up a bargain!
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:06 pm

Silverrs wrote:Hi
I'm looking into getting an Elan .
I'm in no rush but would like to see a few at shows to see which type I would like.
What is the best summer show to go to so I would be able to see as many Elan at once.

Thanks

Martin


If you give a better idea of your location it may help..

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:34 am

If you’re within a sensible distance of Bromsgrove go to Paul Matty Sportscars and have a mooch. They won’t mind. It’ll give you an idea of the models and approx prices.

Good luck!

Don’t forget to ask your questions here.

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PostPost by: 661 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:03 am

There's a Club Lotus meet at Goodwood 27th April (track day). Usually double figures of Elans.
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PostPost by: Silverrs » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:12 am

Thanks for all your replies.
I think it will be a coupe or DHC.
I'm in Kent . UK. , don't mind traveling to see cars and do my research.

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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:14 am

Club lotus have a good selection of Elans at the Silverstone Classic Club parking.

Where in Kent are you ? Pop along to us at Northkentlotusgroup.org.

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PostPost by: Silverrs » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:13 pm

Hi Richard
I'm near Dartford.
Please let me know when and where you meet.

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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:33 pm

It’s all on our website, as above. Next meet is this coming Wednesday. We meet at The Moody Mare, on 7 mile lane.

This time of year you’ll be lucky to see any Lotuses in the car park.... :D
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PostPost by: Silverrs » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:53 pm

Thanks again.
Now booked marked and reading all the info.
Will pop along to some of the meets.

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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:31 pm

Look forward to seeing you Martin. We currently have people with 2 elans under restoration and one plus two.

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PostPost by: Silverrs » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:53 pm

HI
Do any of the Lotus clubs have a National Day.
If so where is it held.

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PostPost by: JohnP » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:05 pm

Club Lotus annual get together and trackday 25 May 2019 at Castle Combe.
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