Lotus Elan

roof lining

PostPost by: jasper2347 » Wed May 15, 2019 7:19 pm

Hi all, does anyone have a part number and or source for a new headlining for a +2? Mine is OK ish but if not a fortune would probably replace it while in bits.
Cheers, Rob
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PostPost by: TeeJay » Wed May 15, 2019 8:05 pm

Hi Rob Re Headlining.

Early +2 have 4 hoops and later ones have 5 hoops, so check what yours has.

I got my ”Lodestar patterned” Headlining from Paul Matty, back in 2012 and it was a 4 hoop one.

Also SJ Sports cars sell them, Off white perforated material, both types cost £85 + vat and delivery.

Link:- https://www.sjsportscars.com/parts-and- ... rchresults.

I was very satisfied with the quality from Paul Matty but it was a lot more expensive than SJ Sports car. I cannot comment on SJ’s quality, but I have had many other parts from them and they have been ok.

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PostPost by: TeeJay » Wed May 15, 2019 8:53 pm

I have just checked Sue Millers Winter/Spring 2018 Catalogue and she also sells the headlining.
I’ve copied and pasted the details below.


Headlining kit, 4-rod, perforated cream vinyl, includes extra fabric for rear panels £117.50 -£141.00
Headlining kit, 4-rod, lodestar £185.00 -£ 222.00

Headlining kit, 5-rod, perforated cream vinyl, includes extra fabric for rear ~ panels £120.00 -£144.00
Headlining kit, 5-rod, lodestar £195.00 -£234.00

Link to website:- http://www.mickmillerlotus.com/intro.html
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PostPost by: jasper2347 » Thu May 16, 2019 5:36 pm

Thanks for that, mine is a S130 so I guess will be the 5 bar type. I will have a look and get one sorted.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Fri May 17, 2019 2:37 am

I got one last year, I think from Kelvedon but don't quote me on that. Had been talking to Sue Miller a while before about buying one but was told that she didn't have enough demand to have any made, although the one I did eventually get was made to order.

I'd never installed a headlining before but found the job to be quite easy and it looks great.
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PostPost by: Gordon Sauer » Sat May 18, 2019 2:00 am

Lodestar early ones, Moonstone later, Woolies perhaps altho only had it in putty color and more off white is correct— RD had them at one point, Gordon Sauer
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