Lotus Elan

Odd Wheel Trims on an Early S1

PostPost by: Mazzini » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:43 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOTUS-ELAN-N ... 0005.m1851

Are those similar to Ford Anglia wheel trims?
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:47 pm

Cortina I think Rob. Bloody hideous whatever they came from!
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:14 pm

Thank goodness they never made it onto production cars.
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:41 am

I bought a '68 Cortina GT new in Dec 1968 and I believe they are the same or very nearly. I was just last fall going thru some stuff in my basement and found them. I'd forgotten all about them, but obviously, I had removed them from the car. Actually, I later had a set of Ford RS wheels that I installed on the Mk 2 and then later, I moved them to the Mk 1 GT that I bought as a toy. Mk1 was so much better handling than the Mk2 and lighter. That Mk1 led to my purchase of the Elan S3SS that I still have in Sep 1974.

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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:02 pm

I don't think the car has a window! I think I am more glad that this feature never made it to production rather than the horrible wheels! :lol:
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PostPost by: baileyman » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:15 am

Rather extreme clarity through the windscreen.

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