Lotus Elan

So who’s the worst serial Lotus owner here then ?

PostPost by: The Veg » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:16 am

Just two for me as yet.

Past- 1986 Turbo Esprit
Present- 1970 Plus 2
1969/70 Elan Plus 2 (not S) 50/2036
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PostPost by: Citromike » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:35 am

I’m clearly not the worst, but in my 52 years with a license I’ve had almost 100 cars. The Lotuses though are much fewer:

1972 Europa Twincam
1972 Lotus Elan S4
1991 M100
Caterham 7
Contracted to buy 340R but
denied import to US
so got my money back
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PostPost by: DJW » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:45 pm

Don’t look Mark :evil: https://paulmattysportscars.co.uk/lotus-europa/


mark030358 wrote:I just think they have stood the test of time, truly a car that was way way ahead of anything similar in its day. They look sensational, even today, drive and handle well simple to maintain with the obvious foibles of the rear drive shafts/susoension. The cabin is well equipped and once your inside, much like the 380, you just feel at home. A bit light at speed, but to be honest thats not what they are about. I think they handle better then Elans (sacrilege on this forum)

A bit harder to get into than the Exige tho....

Pound for pound just excellent, I'd do a deal with my Sprint against a genuine JPS Special if I could find one.

Px anyone??? :lol:

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DJW wrote:
mark030358 wrote:And my favourite?

Europa Twin Cam ....


Do expand why Mark. Next on my list, to sit beside Elan me thinks, but have never driven one.
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PostPost by: Sploder90 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:34 am

I 'm a rank amateur with regards anything genuine Lotus.
Just the S3 which arrived this year.
Back catalogue of Caterhams and Westfields (1 with a twin cam headed 1700 x flow)
Thing is now I find myself looking at assorted sites deciding on what next...space is my main issue, however I think the other half is going to ban me from the eBay & piston heads just in case :D
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:47 pm

[quote="DJW"]Don’t look Mark :evil: https://paulmattysportscars.co.uk/lotus-europa/
Hi Dave,
Very nice car but not a genuine JPS Special I think.Matty would have given the batch no I.e. x of xxx.

But I do love them..
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[quote="mark030358"]I just think they have stood the test of time, truly a car that was way way ahead of anything similar in its day. They look sensational, even today, drive and handle well simple to maintain with the obvious foibles of the rear drive shafts/susoension. The cabin is well equipped and once your inside, much like the 380, you just feel at home. A bit light at speed, but to be honest thats not what they are about. I think they handle better then Elans (sacrilege on this forum)

A bit harder to get into than the Exige tho....

Pound for pound just excellent, I'd do a deal with my Sprint against a genuine JPS Special if I could find one.

Px anyone??? :lol:

cheers
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PostPost by: DJW » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:44 pm

Popped to Paul Mattys during the week and the said Europa was sold.
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