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PostPost by: ukinne66 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:57 pm

When I moved to the USA, I made the error in judgment of selling my 69 Elan +2.
My Dad had purchased an original 69 +2 when they came out, and I purchased mine around 85. So we had some fun with comparisons.

I was doing some research during my search for a replacement and noticed that "my" car was still taxed and registered for the road and in the hands of the same owner since 2002 (I sold it around 1988, when I left).

Any chance that the current owner is on this board? or interested in selling?

I apologize if using the forum like a dating service is innapropriate, but since I don't know anybody at the DVLA, my options for finding the car seemed limited! I won't do it again (:

Thanks

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PostPost by: Sea Ranch » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:20 pm

Welcome, Nick, and I for one think this forum is an excellent place to start your inquiry. I would love to find a Plus 2 which once belonged to my now-deceased cousin. :mrgreen:

Can you not use state information to track the owner more carefully?

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PostPost by: ukinne66 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:54 pm

The car is still in the UK and apparently the DVLA has a process by which one can find the owner, but my reason apparently doesn't fit into the categories... and I don't feel like "misleading" the DVLA without exhausting all the other avenues.
There was once a registry of still running +2s, but I can't find it anymore.
I hope someone might see it here and know the car.
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PostPost by: Sea Ranch » Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:40 pm

I see. The car is in the UK.

Have you looked at the Plus 2 registries?
http://elanregistry.org/

http://lotuselan-plus2.be/register.htm
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PostPost by: ukinne66 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:45 pm

those were the ones I was looking for.... thanks very much

no luck - I wish I had the chassis number !
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PostPost by: Jason1 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:20 pm

Road tax till 01 Sep 2015
MOT till 18 Aug 2015
Currently Insured

Maroon in colour

Any pics of when you owned it?
50/0951 1968 Wedgewood blue +2, 1990 Mini Cooper RSP
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PostPost by: ukinne66 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:38 pm

yes, but I dont have access to them from my computer over here!
When I get back to the US I will post them.
I bought it (and sold it back) to a gentleman called Guy Griffiths of Classic Transport Company here in Staffordshire, Cannock or Coven I seem to remember. Classic was one of the companies making a +2 convertible, one of the better conversions, I recall.

Jason - yep that is the info that I found.
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PostPost by: LJF17 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:18 am

Hello Nick
This might be very random and has come out of the blue but I am the owner of your old Lotus - I can give more details one I know you received this message :)

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PostPost by: nwbaxter66 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:25 pm

A very welcome and splendid message out of the blue on a Friday morning.
I will pm you.
Thanks very much for reaching out.
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:05 pm

Now this is what a froum is all about... brilliant!!
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PostPost by: SENC » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:25 pm

indeed!
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PostPost by: nwbaxter66 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:40 pm

Splendid news to realize where it is and that it has been well looked after - probably far better looked after than when it was in my hands.
Apparently, it will be soon coming up for sale and it sounds like it will show exceptionally well.
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