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New owner introduction - Peter, S3 FHC

PostPost by: Pabarlow » Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:43 pm

Hello group, I've been trolling for a while but had better properly engage! I've just acquired 36/6274, an S3 FHC in pretty decent condition. I have wanted an Elan for 35 years! Dozens of sports cars have come and gone, including 2 Europas, a Plus 2S/130 (a restoration I never got to) and a late model Elise, but never the small Elan. This one is the keeper!
It was advertised as an SE, and has the knock-on wheels, and used to have the sill strips, but other than that I'm not sure. I'm still calculating the transmission and differential gearing.
Resprayed to the later Plus 2 Bitter Green, it was yellow previously.
6274 was delivered to Canada (Sports Cars Unlimited, Toronto), and eventually found its way to Georgia and then to Boston, and now out to western Washington state.
I'm excited to be its new caretaker.

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PostPost by: Sploder90 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:39 pm

Nice looking coupe you have There Peter.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Elans.
Mine was also a scratching of a 30+ year itch...

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PostPost by: The Veg » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:32 am

Welcome! That's a really beautiful car- great colour.
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PostPost by: SENC » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:01 am

Welcome!
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PostPost by: Bombay Racing Green » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:22 am

Hi Peter,

Beautiful car! Welcome.

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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:25 pm

Welcome,

In my opinion this is the most attractive of the Elans.

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PostPost by: JohnCh » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:58 pm

Great to see another FHC in the area!

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PostPost by: Pabarlow » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:54 am

Thanks for the welcome! Excited to be part of the group.
Confirmed the 3.55 differential in my car, reset front ride height, and replaced some grommets to reduce fumes getting sucked into the interior, and now good to go! What a lovely driving car!
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PostPost by: S3FHC » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:14 am

Welcome Peter!

the prettiest of Elans (I may be slightly biased) :D

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PostPost by: stugilmour » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:40 pm

Welcome Peter. Fine looking car. Hope to see you north of the border at some point.
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:59 pm

lovely ride there!! i once lived on mercer island and remember the hydroplane races very well - welcome to the gang - i run a s3 fhc BUT was imported as open with a hardtop and i cut the roof off as it was registered as a dhc - which i prefered, but also love the coupes sandy
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