Lotus Elan

Whom is the Youngest (measured in days) Lotusahollic

PostPost by: h20hamelan » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:27 pm

I was a mere baby. Can’t recall exactly what day. Maybe my first.
So I am presently at 16,142 days into my affliction.
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PostPost by: benymazz » Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:01 pm

I was 6 when my father mostly restored his (now my) Elan.

He passed when I was 14, but when I was 17 I found my passion with it and restored it again by myself (although that would not have been possible without the knowledge and wisdom of the people on this forum).

I just turned 18 a month ago, so I am probably the one of the youngest Lotusaholics... but perhaps not the most recently addicted :lol:
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I'm too young to be saying this... but my how the years go by...
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PostPost by: Slowtus » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:16 pm

Who is the youngest?

Who indeed?
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PostPost by: Bombay Racing Green » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:55 pm

Nice story Benny. Thanks for sharing it.
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PostPost by: Sploder90 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:09 am

Thanks for sharing Benny and the Elan looks great. Hope you enjoy a lot more good memories with it.
Just showed my better half, who has an uncle down in Sebastian so not a million miles from you, she particularly liked the "before & after" pics.
You should be proud of what you have achieved, it is too easy to knock the youth of today. Well done.

Me, I came late to the both Lotus & elan ownership and have been kicking myself that I never got round to it earlier...
being a fan for 40+ years doesn't count and I guess the Caterham was tenuous. :P the Westfield even more so...
Too many other automotive dalliances and working away got in the way..
So currently at: 164 days.. Out of 19900 on the planet. Not a very good %

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PostPost by: Jentwistle3 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:22 pm

I was ten - in the fifth grade - when my art teacher pulled up in an S1 Europa. BRG. I’ve been in love ever since. This caused a lot of family conflict because my pop was a Porsche guy through and through.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:23 am

I've only owned Lotuses for nine years, but I first fell in love with them in 1977 when I saw an Esprit outside a movie theater where The Spy Who Loved Me was playing. I was age 9 and had never heard of Lotus or James Bond, and wouldn't know what either was for a few more years- but that low, angular, sexy shape was the most amazing thing I'd ever seen on wheels and it left an impression that's only got deeper over time.
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:50 pm

I am 16 and am restoring a 26R replica and a plus 2 and also have an s3 DHC. Does that make me the winner? :lol:
The Elan is definitely a toy for any generation! I love them more than any other car, they are so cool. I can't wait to do some serious hill climbing in my 26R, I have been using a Dacia Duster this season :lol:
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