Lotus Elan

Lotus+2,1971

PostPost by: GRAHAM BOND » Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:40 pm

All,have just bought another +2 at 66,the last one I had was a 1968 when I was 20!
I bought it off the Hollies drummer ,who lived in a cottage on a hill near Colne!
Anybody has it ?
Question,what year did the bonnet "bulge "start,and why
This car has weber's,with a flat bonnet
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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:25 pm

Hi Graham and welcome back from the wilderness (and Happy Christmas).
I have a late '68 +2 that still has the bonnet bulge although fitted with webers. They were originally made to take the stromberg carbs hence it is known as the stromberg bulge (not contagious I beleive) :shock:
Good luck with the '71 and would love to see some pics.
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PostPost by: Bud English » Wed Dec 25, 2013 4:21 pm

Welcome back to the fold Graham. I'm sure you'll find the folks here to be friendly and helpful. Some are of the age that they won't quite be able to remember who the Hollies were and some that have never heard of them. :D :

Kev- Actually the bulge was contagious. Your car caught one even though it wasn't afflicted with the stromburgs. They were a side effect of the dreaded "what ever's left on the parts shelf" syndrome. :lol:
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PostPost by: GRAHAM BOND » Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:01 pm

MY VERY,VERY GOOD FRIENDS ,MY MOT GUYS.jpg and


Thanks Gents,as the mechanicals are in good nick, it is going in for a repaint in March
I will leave it as it is without getting a bulge!
It looks a million dollars from 2 metres away ,then people get the their fingers out as they get closer and say what's this "star mark" and that "chip " there !!!
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