Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:54 am

What a great story, and some superb footage. At the age of 19 having a GTO to play with, I wonder how he beat that experience in later years!

I pity the poor sod who traded his GTO for the Maserati Ghibli though.

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PostPost by: bilcoh » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:23 pm

Ha! I thought I had it good running around in my Elan when I was 19. Oh well.

I gather that the Elan gets overshadowed by a passing Ferrari on the road. Great footage, though.
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PostPost by: Tahoe » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:07 pm

I really enjoyed that. It brought back vivid memories of Willow Springs, Mullhuland drive, Riverside Raceway, Orange Count Raceway, etc. back in the day. Back in those days I would have been driving my Sunbeam Tiger to those places, and dreaming of buying an Elan.

Great Stuff!!!
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:16 pm

Tahoe wrote:I really enjoyed that. It brought back vivid memories of Willow Springs, Mullhuland drive, Riverside Raceway, Orange Count Raceway, etc. back in the day. Back in those days I would have been driving my Sunbeam Tiger to those places, and dreaming of buying an Elan.

Great Stuff!!!


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I'm waiting for someone to shout "Hey that was me in the Elan"!

The names of those places take me back to when I was a jobbing photog/reviewer on a weekly "alternative music paper" in the UK.
One day I'll get to Laurel Canyon..... 8)
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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:17 am

elansprint71 wrote:
The names of those places take me back to when I was a jobbing photog/reviewer on a weekly "alternative music paper" in the UK.
One day I'll get to Laurel Canyon..... 8)


Blimey - I was checking to see what year Mayall's house burned down and saw the list of Notable Residents - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurel_Canyon,_Los_Angeles - talk about everyone and his dog!

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:57 pm

To answer the question: Elan spotted at 4:36. Yes, who was that?

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:30 pm

gjz30075 wrote:To answer the question: Elan spotted at 4:36. Yes, who was that?

Greg Z

Elvis?
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:48 pm

Spotted in Ashton under Lyne today; a red over white Sprint.

Not quite Hollywood but hey, how often do you see an Elan in everyday traffic these days? Anyone on here?
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PostPost by: Fred Talmadge » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:16 am

I got my first sport car at 19. A $400 Bugeye Sprite
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:36 am

I wonder what they paid for those GTO’s back in the late 60’s at the ripe age of 19/20 ?
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PostPost by: JonB » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:46 am

It is an Elan Plus 2 is it not?
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:21 am

Not unless it is a convertible and has headlights in the wings. 8)
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PostPost by: JonB » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:04 pm

It's hard to tell... the car on the left looks quite Plus-2-ish to me.


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