Lotus Elan

1968 Lotus Elan Plus2

PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:20 am

Just spotted this,plenty of talking points....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1968-Lotus-El ... SwK21ZeG4U

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:20 am

My reg is VWW965F
Registered 1 July 1968 in Leeds ( 50/0813 )
Just 41 cars behind this one off the production line. ( No 50/0776 , reg 19 June 1968 )

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PostPost by: martinbrowning » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:13 am

Bl***y Hell! That's awful....is nothing sacred?

Well, my thought anyway

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PostPost by: theelanman » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:21 am

chassis No LR1194
at least its had a replacement Lotus chassis
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:22 am

Am in two minds about the rear wing...

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:30 am

To say it's being held at 2500rpm ( without a driver? ) the ammeter is showing a discharge and a 60 psi oil gauge would make it look healthier...and is that an 8-track in the centre console ?

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PostPost by: Fred Talmadge » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:55 pm

Considering the price I don't think it's that bad. Yea the spoiler has to come off and I'd expect some problems along the way. But if it was on this side of the Atlantic I'd check it out.
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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:28 pm

It is amazing when you look at some cars now and think they are awful. But 35/40 years ago you would have though it was very cool.
Sorta like mullets, platform shoes, tie dyed tee shirts, loons (strides) hipsters etc.
this is the equivalent to all of those..... a Mullet of a plus 2

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PostPost by: denicholls2 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:18 pm

holywood3645 wrote:a Mullet of a plus 2


Perfect! Those fog lamps must be good for 10 mph and 10 mpg. And the spoiler for another 10.
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PostPost by: prezoom » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:48 pm

Interesting. Here is a car that has vinyl covering on the top quarters and what appears to be a stainless strip aligning with the top strip on the door. My car had the holes for this strip, though the strips were missing. Makes me wonder if this was a factory or dealer option, and who supplied the stainless trim?
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