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Postby Stef » Wed 15.02.2006, 14:02

OK I m back on track with this, I think!

I need a few bits of info, as accurate as possible please, to support my applications.

How many M100 Lotus Elans were made?

What was the last year of production?

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When were pop up lights banned from featuring on new cars?

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Postby ailwyn » Wed 15.02.2006, 14:26

Stef wrote:What was the last year of production?


1996 I think, although that might be the last year registered.

Stef wrote:When were pop up lights banned from featuring on new cars?


Are they banned, I just though it was manufacturers choice to move away from them.

A quick search on google didn't provide any info on a ban.

Hope they are not banned, I am waiting for the resurgence... probably a hangover of being a child of the 70s and 80s :D

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Postby theelanman » Wed 15.02.2006, 14:27

Stef wrote:When were pop up lights banned from featuring on new cars?


well I never knew that!!!!.....I thought manufacturers had stopped doing em coz it was just another thing to go wrong.....and weight saving!!!

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Postby Stef » Wed 15.02.2006, 14:41

I'm sure they were deemed dangerous to those who wish to walk out infront of cars, bit like bonnet ornaments.

Hence the MX5 changed and as far as I'm aware no-one has produced a car with pop ups for at least 6 or so years.

Google, surely you can solve the mystery!
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Postby Breed » Wed 15.02.2006, 22:27

Hi Stef

Far as I know the pop up headlights were legislated out of existence.
The snippet below from a MX5 road test gives a clue as to the year.


"Although it was facelifted in 1998 when the pop-up headlights fell victim to stringent pedestrian safety legislation.


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Postby Stef » Wed 15.02.2006, 23:41

Thought there was some reason!

OK I'll use the term 'legislated out of use in 1998'.

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Postby Gazza » Thu 16.02.2006, 12:44

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I think 3855 + 800 S2's were made.

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Postby Stef » Fri 17.02.2006, 10:22

Cheers!

I'll say under 5000 then!
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Postby Specky » Sat 18.02.2006, 20:09

Gazza wrote:Stef

I think 3855 + 800 S2's were made.

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Postby Dovey » Thu 23.02.2006, 04:56

Around 4600 seems right in total. 1000 were fed spec and shipped straight out so thats 3600 tops in this country. 800 s2's and 4 n/a's leaves 2796 uk spec se's. Say 50 written off a year for 15 years leaves, er, 2046 uk se's. Probably.
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Postby Sy V » Thu 23.02.2006, 06:29

For the N/As I've seen numbers built quoted up to 120.
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Postby Nige » Thu 23.02.2006, 09:22

Build of Elans at Hethel definitely stopped before Nov '95 (it had stopped when I picked up my S2) very few (if any) Elans are '96 registered the '95 registered cars being the last.
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Postby Breed » Thu 23.02.2006, 22:20

very few (if any) Elans are '96 registered the '95 registered cars being the last.


Mine was registered in Jan 96 but its original plate is a B reg. So would think that there could be a few
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Postby Nige » Thu 02.03.2006, 10:53

I don't rule out '96 registration but it is rare. Production ceased in Aug 95.
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Postby theelanman » Thu 02.03.2006, 10:56

Breed wrote:Mine was registered in Jan 96 but its original plate is a B reg. So would think that there could be a few


confused here......I know you can have construction dates before registration dates but Ive never heard of a car registered before it was built?????

can you explain?????....typo???.....well B is next to N on the keyboard!!!!
if its a B then you must have the oldest m100 in the world!!! lol

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Postby Breed » Thu 02.03.2006, 16:44

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confused here......I know you can have construction dates before registration dates but Ive never heard of a car registered before it was built????? "


I own it and I am confused. It was registered in Jan 96 but its VRN from day 1 was and still is B13 VCS. It is the number on the original registration documents and according to HPI this was its original VRN and has has never had a VRN change.
The initials of the company that first bought it were VCS.
So thats how it was registered before it was built. No idea how it all works. :smt102

By the way how do you put the box around something you cut and paste

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Postby ailwyn » Thu 02.03.2006, 17:05

Breed wrote:"Quote "
I own it and I am confused. It was registered in Jan 96 but its VRN from day 1 was and still is B13 VCS.


It had a private plate assigned when new, hence the 'B' reg.

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Postby ailwyn » Thu 02.03.2006, 17:06

Breed wrote:By the way how do you put the box around something you cut and paste


Press the "Quote" button on the post you are quoting.

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Postby theelanman » Thu 02.03.2006, 17:11

breed
dont cut and paste if you want the box....
click quote on the message youre replying to and then outside the [quote and quote/] brackets you just type!!!
does that make sense???
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Postby Low Profile » Fri 03.03.2006, 23:43

Are they banned, I just though it was manufacturers choice to move away from them.

A quick search on google didn't provide any info on a ban.

Hope they are not banned, I am waiting for the resurgence... probably a hangover of being a child of the 70s and 80s :D

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