Lotus Elan

Lotus Elan Vin Numbers

PostPost by: Russ Moore » Sun Mar 28, 2004 8:05 pm

Could anyone send me the breakdown of elan VIN numbers so i can tell. what the car was when it left the factory . As i want to buy a S4 or sprint DHC but dont want a FHC conversion.Being discribed as a DHC for DHC money when its not. Russ Moore
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PostPost by: Jolly Jumper » Mon Mar 29, 2004 1:15 pm

FHC VIN start with a 36.
DHC VIN start with 45.

Also, have a look at www.lotuselan.net, I think they break down the numbers somewhere.
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PostPost by: Unibrain » Mon Mar 29, 2004 3:02 pm

FHC VIN start with a 36.
DHC VIN start with 45.

Almost. See <a href='http://www.lotuselan.net/publish/car_type_by_vin.shtml' target='_blank'>http://www.lotuselan.net/publish/car_type_by_vin.shtml</a>
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PostPost by: simonknee » Mon Mar 29, 2004 8:27 pm

Yeah too right you should be paying more for a real sports car with a roof rather than a girlies ragtop (tee hee).

Seriously though unless it is particularly botched there is no stigma in owning a FHC that was a DHC. Unless you want to "show" it, which is a waste of a good lotus anyway. If it aint got a roof its a DHC in all but VIN. Use the fact to get the seller to drop the price by all means though!
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PostPost by: Russ Moore » Wed Mar 31, 2004 8:14 pm

Thanks for the replies guys. Russ Moore
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