Lotus Elan

Type numbers...?

PostPost by: b-havers » Mon May 29, 2006 9:12 am

Hi,
just bought an Elan +2S 130, 1972 model.

As I don't have the Elan books at hand; what type number identifies this car?

Chassisnumber is 0434L, but for insuranse purpose I need the type number ahead of the chassisnumber...
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PostPost by: iain.hamlton » Mon May 29, 2006 9:23 am

Hi,
The +2, +2s and +2s130 are type 50. Up to the end of 1969, the chassis number started with 50. From 1970, there was a new type of number starting with the year.

http://www.geocities.com/trevorsparrow/ ... meline.htm

http://www.geocities.com/trevorsparrow/ ... part_2.htm

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PostPost by: b-havers » Mon May 29, 2006 9:28 am

Hmmm, so I'll need a copy of the V5 then, to get the correct VIN.
Thanks for your answer, it really helped a lot.

I know most of the Europa after a 8 years restoration, now it is time to get to know the Elan :lol:
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PostPost by: schroeder » Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:48 pm

Inner wheel arch in the engine bay should have the VIN plate rivetted to it. If it is still there it will have the complete VIN number.
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PostPost by: b-havers » Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:01 am

Hi again,
reason for asking was I had not received the car yet, and for insurance purpose I needed the car's type number, not just the chassisnumber.

Everything is OK; I mailed the seller and he sent me the correct VIN.

Hope to receive the car in 5 days; next tuesday ;-)
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