1991 Lotus Elan SE on eBay

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1991 Lotus Elan SE on eBay

Postby sideways » Fri 23.08.2019, 02:05

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Re: 1991 Lotus Elan SE on eBay

Postby Giniw » Fri 23.08.2019, 09:14

The FED boot opening really is cleaner, it really shows on white cars!
I am jealous!! :-D (but on the other hand I don't like the FED front bumper :d)
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Re: 1991 Lotus Elan SE on eBay

Postby Rambo » Fri 23.08.2019, 18:38

I don't like the bumper either. Or those ghastly orange side lights. I know it was a legal requirement but how ugly are they :shock: Totally spoils the lines imo.
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Re: 1991 Lotus Elan SE on eBay

Postby Giniw » Fri 23.08.2019, 21:21

:agree:
That is so obvious to me I didn't even bother mentioning it :-D
(very sad it's a legal requirement indeed!)
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Re: 1991 Lotus Elan SE on eBay

Postby GeoffSmith » Fri 23.08.2019, 21:51

They don't look too bad on my red one (on top of Pikes Peak 4 years ago to the day).

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Re: 1991 Lotus Elan SE on eBay

Postby Giniw » Fri 23.08.2019, 22:27

Do you own a FED too?! :-)
On a red background it probably helps indeed!

Lovely photo by the way!
(What was your time? Under 8 min 13? :-D )
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Re: 1991 Lotus Elan SE on eBay

Postby sideways » Sat 24.08.2019, 00:17

Interesting.

I previously opined that the ONLY thing I did not like about the M100 was the side view - I saw it as 'less than, shrunken, visually and mechanically truncated and lacking length" and was essentially excoriated for saying so.

Apparently the FED front bumper is more of an issue? :D

PS, I have spent zero time gazing at either my front or rear bumper so...
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Re: 1991 Lotus Elan SE on eBay

Postby Giniw » Sat 24.08.2019, 00:45

To my (our?) eyes, the issue with the front FED bumper is that it doesn't follow the hood line.

FED
https://images.cdn.circlesix.co/image/1 ... 4a4dc1.jpg

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http://www.lotusespritworld.com/images/ ... d_side.jpg
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Re: 1991 Lotus Elan SE on eBay

Postby Rambo » Sat 24.08.2019, 09:37

GeoffSmith wrote:They don't look too bad on my red one (on top of Pikes Peak 4 years ago to the day).

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That's because you've taken the photo from over 100m away. You need a telescope to see those sidelights :lol: But I must admit they're better camouflaged in Collapso red rather than white
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Re: 1991 Lotus Elan SE on eBay

Postby sideways » Sat 24.08.2019, 17:28

Hmm, can't say I was aware of these distressing shortcomings - I should sell mine. :D
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