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Newbie from distance!! But the car ....

Postby davidsway » Fri 17 Jun, 2016 10:25 am

Hello everyone, I have just bought a 1974 Lotus Elan +2S 130/5 (carnival red). It is a Newcastle car, having spent its life from 1974 to 1989 (as a Lotus Owners North East member's car, it has the sticker to prove it, a Doctor's car), then when its tax expired in June 1989, it said 'goodbye' to real life and ended up with 2 separate owners in two separate garages for 26 years!! It is now mine, needs some gentle miles (on modern pot hole roads) and I am looking forward to it very very much, yippee.
As you can guess I will be boring you all with questions about its history. It has only done 14250 miles (it has the MOT's to prove it). I am David from Ledbury in Herefordshire, a previous from my youth owner of a 1969 Lotus Elan S4 SE yellow convertible (black badge model) and a 1973 Lotus Elan +2S 130/5 (Light green, then BMW Graphite black reg. RYN533L does it still exist!!). I much later owned a 1995 Lotus Elan M100 which came from Durham, it was nothing but trouble and dull too. I will be quiet.
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Re: Newbie from distance!! But the car ....

Postby SCTony » Fri 17 Jun, 2016 11:56 am

Sounds superb... We'll done on the purchase!
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Re: Newbie from distance!! But the car ....

Postby ad S » Fri 17 Jun, 2016 6:38 pm

Welcome along thats quite a history you have with Lotus would like to see some photos if you can
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Re: Newbie from distance!! But the car ....

Postby SCReg » Sat 18 Jun, 2016 8:20 pm

Welcome
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Re: Newbie from distance!! But the car ....

Postby hauxleablaze » Sun 19 Jun, 2016 8:38 am

Hi...
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Re: Newbie from distance!! But the car ....

Postby davidsway » Sun 19 Jun, 2016 3:25 pm

Thank you very much for your welcome. Your pics make my car look very old and small!! (A bit like me). I will try and post a photo when I learn how.
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Re: Newbie from distance!! But the car ....

Postby the ref » Sun 19 Jun, 2016 4:08 pm

welcome alone to the ride
How much
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Re: Newbie from distance!! But the car ....

Postby Stonefly » Sun 19 Jun, 2016 4:46 pm

Hello and welcome
Looking forward to the pictures
How to post pictures
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