Lotus Elan

Anyone know this car ?

PostPost by: jmracing66 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:53 am

Does anyone on here know anything about this elan ? I’m looking to get a car as a road car with some sprints or racing in the future.

What’s the general opinion on the spec/build ?

https://paulmattysportscars.co.uk/lotus-elan-s3-3/

Many thanks!
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:32 pm

Wot's the black rectangle sticking off the front?
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:04 am

That's for breaking the timing beam in hillclimbs

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PostPost by: Andy8421 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:47 am

The car looks to be nicely put together from the pictures, though the devil is in the detail.

I don't know the rules for club sprints, but I believe it will need a full cage fitted for circuit racing.

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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:37 am

If you just want it as a fast road/sprint car then it is fine as it is. I have been told it's a very fast car!
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PostPost by: jmracing66 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:22 am

Thanks, I’m not sure of what’s been done to the suspension etc, but on the face of it it doesn’t look too bad for the money.
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:26 am

If I'm completely honest with you, I have worked for Paul Matty as part of a work experience course. The attention to detail they go to before a car goes on sale is unbeatable. The price of this car seems ideal seeing as it is such a fast car!
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