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New Plus 2 Owner

PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:15 am
by tonyr27
Hello,

I have just bought a 68 Plus 2 which has only had two owners, the last owner had this for 35 years.
Really looking forward to learning about the Elan and getting out and about, will be visiting the NYLOC meet later in the month were the previous owners are members.
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Just need to sell my Duratec engined Caterham now which has been under used due to worsening arthritis.

TonyR

Re: New Plus 2 Owner

PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:37 pm
by Jason1
Welcome Tony

That looks like a very nice +2.

Jason

Re: New Plus 2 Owner

PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:29 pm
by pharriso
Welcome, looks like a beautiful car. I had a white/black +2S 130/5... I'd still like a similar car again...

Re: New Plus 2 Owner

PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:47 pm
by mbell
Looks like a very nice +2. A few pics of engine bay and interior would be nice.

In my opinion that probably the best colour for a +2.

Re: New Plus 2 Owner

PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:30 am
by tcsoar
Hi and Welcome Tony,

You have a nice looking car there, more pics would be nice to see.

Could I also be the first to put in a cheeky £10 bid in for the Caterham :D .

Regards,

Chris.

Re: New Plus 2 Owner

PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:42 am
by tonyr27
Thanks for the warm welcomes.

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Re: New Plus 2 Owner

PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:45 am
by Spyder fan
Tony,
I saw your car for sale at Castle Combe earlier this year, I remember thinking that somebody would get a very nice car for not a whole lot of money.

Re: New Plus 2 Owner

PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:58 pm
by Jason1
I like the alloys. What is the ignition system poking up under the bonnet?
Any other improvements?

Jason

Re: New Plus 2 Owner

PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:20 pm
by billwill
I used to think I was unique in that I had owned my Elan since 1969 and I did once write a short piece about this fact for Club Lotus Magazine (but they never responded).

However since joining this forum I have realised that a significant number of members here have owned their Elans for a similar period of time.

It's either something about that car that leads to long time love affair with it or else all the long-time owners of Elans have gravitated to this forum.

Re: New Plus 2 Owner

PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:50 pm
by tonyr27
Jason1 wrote:I like the alloys. What is the ignition system poking up under the bonnet?
Any other improvements?

Jason

looking at the comprehensive history supplied with the Elan - which I'm still reading
The ignition is a DTA 3D mapped system and the engine has QED 420 cams
Wheels are Minlites supplied by Tech Del
It's on a Spyder chassis and has alloy fuel tank with a Facet electric fuel pump
The diff I believe is a 3.5 which is a bit higher than standard.

Looking forward to learning more about Elans.

TonyR

Re: New Plus 2 Owner

PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:59 pm
by Jason1
Sounds like the previous owner spent some money on it. Always good to know the last owner valued it highly.

Re: New Plus 2 Owner

PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:15 am
by stugilmour
Very nice car Tony. Welcome aboard. Mine was a white repaint when I bought it; I must say yours looks way better than mine did! :D Enjoy!

Re: New Plus 2 Owner

PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:15 am
by EPC 394J
Hi Tony

What a beautiful car! Reminds me very much of one I used to own around 30 years ago.

Saw you mention AS elsewhere, and wondering how your car fits in with that? Not many of us about.

Re: New Plus 2 Owner

PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:03 pm
by tonyr27
Hi Andy

Thanks for the comments re my Plus 2.

I went for a Plus 2 as it's easier to live with than the Caterham. Having AS makes it difficult to do some tasks on the car. I now have a leaking Clutch slave cylinder and it will be a challenge for me to replace this.

Hope to get out your direction when the racing starts at Cadwell.

TonyR

Re: New Plus 2 Owner

PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:13 pm
by EPC 394J
Tony

I always have the kettle on, and a cold one in the fridge! :mrgreen:

Cheers.

Andy