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Elan Seats

PostPost by: l10tus » Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:00 pm

Elan Seats x 2no.

I have a complete pair of good, used, un-restored Elan seats for sale.

Depending on your needs, they would benefit from restoration, but are useable as is. (Frames are straight, but with some surface rust).

Depending on your view, but I would say they are about 7/10 - in existing general unrestored condition ?

They are from a latter type car with basket weave centre sections, but are obviously pretty much the same as S1 & S2 seats, (if required!).

One frame front lower rail needs a repair, but I will supply the necessary correct replacement section, (with the correct bent corner) to retain originality.

Although requiring a good clean, the 'basket weave' is good on both seats, with the 'plain' covering having a couple of holes (from memory) where they get wear and tear (at the corners).

My plan was to either: remove the covering, de-rust the frames, inhibit / paint, replace the under sacking, replace the foam and repair any of the covering with new vinyl sections, to match as far as practically possible, the original covering.

Or , buy new covers and get them reconditioned.

Seats are residing in UK, Midlands, but can be posted world wide for an additional £100. Approx.

Send me a PM if interested and I'll remove from storage and photograph if required.

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:15 pm

What sort of price are you looking for?
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:07 pm

Elan seats are hens teeth.
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PostPost by: jonesa62 » Thu May 03, 2018 4:46 am

I know this is a long shot - but are these still available?
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Thu May 03, 2018 6:54 am

..............this looks like the old: no news is bad news! thank god: mine are perfect and came with the car (1981!!) sandy
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PostPost by: Bombay Racing Green » Thu May 03, 2018 8:52 pm

I’ve just come across this:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3600829384

Any thoughts or experiences with them?

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PostPost by: gino1 » Mon May 07, 2018 11:20 am

And we still don't know the sale price...
Aren't we supposed to state the price of the things we sell ??

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Mon May 07, 2018 12:55 pm

Bombay Racing Green wrote:I’ve just come across this:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3600829384

Any thoughts or experiences with them?

Regards,


None, £325 per frame seems a little steep when a retrial kit is well over £600 - that puts a pair of seats at around £1400 once you’ve paid the shipping.

My memory is a little sketchy but didn’t the springs go side to side? Running lengthways aren’t they more likely to sag?

Gino the OPs ad was 2 years ago.
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PostPost by: gino1 » Mon May 07, 2018 12:59 pm

and two years ago i got pounced on because I asked for some fair offers for some mint rear lights for an S3... :shock:
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Mon May 07, 2018 2:39 pm

gino1 wrote:and two years ago i got pounced on because I asked for some fair offers for some mint rear lights for an S3... :shock:


Yes I remember that (surprising for me!) I think a discussion ensued and I think Jeff ruled you could ask for offers and changed the rules..

Those seat frames very far from you?

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PostPost by: gino1 » Mon May 07, 2018 2:49 pm

We are friends and actually he was at my house the other day !!
Two young brothers Lotus fanatics...
Surprising quality of workmanship...exact to original.

Rear lights still available NOS !! :lol:

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