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Elan Hard Top wanted

Postby MilesH » Fri 15.09.2017, 18:41

Hi,

Sorry that this is my first post but I have only just found the forum. So hello to all!

I am looking for an Elan hard top if anyone has or knows of one for sale?

Many thanks
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Re: Elan Hard Top wanted

Postby theelanman » Sun 17.09.2017, 14:48

You have PM......
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Re: Elan Hard Top wanted

Postby MilesH » Sat 28.10.2017, 21:11

Still looking :)
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Re: Elan Hard Top wanted

Postby theelanman » Sat 28.10.2017, 22:59

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Re: Elan Hard Top wanted

Postby MilesH » Fri 17.11.2017, 18:23

Still looking :)
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Re: Elan Hard Top wanted

Postby lotusflasherman » Fri 17.11.2017, 19:11

Good Luck. Rare as Hen's teeth. Most were made by SPC and they totally transform the car for winter use, making it much quieter and so much warmer. Very unlikely that anybody will sell theirs, other than when they are giving up on Elan ownership and maybe offer for sale as a separate item. When new they cost a couple of grand after spraying etc so won't be cheap... and it's definitely a 'sellers market' because of scarcity.

Here's mine with SPC hardtop at 'a Lotus gathering' at Duxford ...

duxford44.jpg
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Re: Elan Hard Top wanted

Postby MilesH » Tue 03.04.2018, 19:26

Still looking incase anybody has one :)
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Re: Elan Hard Top wanted

Postby lotusles » Wed 04.04.2018, 20:39

Having been a previous spares officer for the Rochdale Owners Club where we had to find a resource for body parts for the the Olympic's which are far more rarer than M100's (probably 100 Phase 1's and 200 Phase 2's built) and of course has a direct link with Lotus via Richard (the designer of the GT and Olympics and the Ski Jet) and Ron ( The designer of the original Elan and of course the Workmate) both sadly no longer with us.
We would not see scarcity as an obstacle. We would find a solution.... Even down to unique windscreens that we had manufactured at 5 a time.
So my questions:
Do the molds exist
Is there copy-write
Would somebody allow a mold to be taken of their roof

Is it time the Forum became an owners club for projects such as these?
From what I am experiencing there is a vast amount of genuine mechanical knowledge within the M100 ownership, plus a structure through regular meets etc.

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