Lotus Elan

Elan model

PostPost by: Davidb » Sun May 12, 2019 6:48 pm

I don't often buy model cars and I had never seen a model Elan that interested me-1/43rd scale just doesn't do it for me. Then this appeared on ebay for $21 and I thought it was worth a try-it is very good value I think:
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It is obviously not a '65 model as advertised on ebay but is a 66/67 S3 Coupe'. I wanted a model with a hardtop in place and this will do for me. It looks like the body could be removed fairly easily which would allow detailing of the engine and interior-if you are into that...
I got it from this listing and this is probably the only time I have had a handwritten address label from an ebayseller: It was free shipping when I ordered but I notice it isn't now. Other colours are available as well I believe.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1965-LOTUS-ELA ... 2749.l2649
'65 S2 4844
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PostPost by: Davidb » Sun May 12, 2019 7:13 pm

Since that seller is almost sold out, here is another listing with different colour:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Welly-1968-Lot ... 0667.m2042
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Sun May 12, 2019 7:43 pm

1/43rd scale OR 1/24 scale???
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PostPost by: Davidb » Sun May 12, 2019 8:04 pm

Ted, the one I received is 1/24th scale. The door and bonnet fit is better than my S2!
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PostPost by: gherlt » Mon May 13, 2019 7:21 am

The Welly is 1:24.
It has a S4 body, not a S3 body.

seems easy to be modded, this guy made a DHC out of the FHC:
https://www.ebay.de/itm/Lotus-Elan-1965 ... 2672835983
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1964 S1 (engine ready, awainting body repair)
1967 S3 DHC (now adjusted by Brian Buckland, totally calm idle)
1969 S4 FHC (finishing interior, changing wiring loom)

Brian Bucklands 2nd edition book can be found here: www.theelanman.com
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Mon May 13, 2019 8:40 am

I have two 1/24th scale Elan S3 models from Gunze Sangyo. One fixed head coupe (which can be built as a drop head) and one drop head coupe. They are extremely detailed models.

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One day I will get around to building them (when I don’t have real Lotus projects left to restore).
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PostPost by: wobblyweb » Mon May 13, 2019 11:49 am

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It does come apart quite easily, I modded mine to look like my sprint.
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Mon May 13, 2019 3:00 pm

I buy the 1/43 scale corgi elans really cheap and take them apart, repaint them and put them back together. I currently have three! The best thing is that I can make a mock-up of my s2 in the various colours that I want to paint it and then choose the best.
You can buy them for as little as £5 and then do them up. I am thinking about doing a special order service for Elan s1 and 2 owners.
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